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Krewe des Chien parade steps off Saturday in Downtown Lafayette

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 08:04:15-05

The Krewe des Chien will take over downtown for their walking parade on Saturday, February 23.

Dogs from all over Lafayette and Acadiana will prove that canines can Carnival dressed in their seasonal best.

KATC’s Abby Breidenbach was LIVE in Downtown Lafayette with more on the parade and how to participate.

The parade will mark the return of the Krewe after their hiatus from Mardi Gras activities last year.

Registration for the parade begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday at Parc Putnam across from the Lafayette Courthouse. Registration will continue until 1:30 pm. The cost to register a dog for the parade is $25.

Pre-registration can be done online at

Shelters and rescues will be set up in Park Putnam for adoption events before and after the parade. The parade is a quarter mile in length and treks down Lafayette Street, making a left turn onto Vermilion Street and ending at Parc Sans Souci. The parade rolls at 2:00 pm.

For a look at the parade route, click here.