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Mutti Gras Pet Parade and the Blue Cat Express

"Mutti Gras",  the exceptionally quirky pet parade and costume contest, opens the Farmer's Market 25th Annual Mardi Gras celebration. So, let's check out the fun parade, bring your woof along if you have one. Or do you want to get your dog costumed and join the parade and contest? Go members, you got the big supporters!! To register just email me, Yuka, via Meetup. We'll be joining my group, Wine and Dine With Doggies (WDWD). *Scroll down for more info about the parade/contest.

After the parade, we move to West Patio of the market to enjoy fabulous food and drinks and mingle with everyone! As it always has, Mardi Gras at Farmers Market will feature bead tossing from the Market Office balcony, plenty of great Cajun food, a ready supply of Dixie Beer and lots of festive decorations and great live music by the Blue Cat Express! Kids with a guardian are welcome at this kid-friendly event.


12 PM – Mutti Gras Pet Parade & Costume Contest at Plaza (POSTPONED!!!)

1 PM – Party time at West Patio


The parade winds its way along the trolley tracks on the Farmers Market Plaza, features dozens of costumed pets competing to be King & Queen of Mutti Gras in several categories. (While the contestants are mostly dogs, the parade has also featured a few cats, a rabbit and a turtle.) Led by a New Orleans style parade band and the Market’s official Mardi Gras jester, the parade precedes the contest in which the crowd selects winners categorized by size. Each winning King & Queen is crowned and awarded a gift basket.

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  • Yuka

    Tomorrow let’s meet at the covered West Patio at 1 since the pet parade/contest IS postponed. You can of course *bring your dog* to socialize with others.
    (The parade/contest has moved to Apr 12. If interested, stay tuned with WINE AND DINE WITH DOGGIES

    2 · February 28, 2014

  • Yolie

    Sorry I'm gonna miss it, going out of town! :(

    February 28, 2014

  • Yuka

    IF RAINS: We will meet at West Patio – covered – for food, drink and mingling at 1 PM (The pet parade/contest will be postponed)!

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • indira

    Cant wait. I'm bringing my boys Mo and Sam as long as it's a. not too hot (bad for bulldogs) b. not raining (mom is not a fan of muddy paws)

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Lionel

    LOVE the Jack Russel. I had one named Freddy. Just as cute as she wanted to be. Didn't just sleep in the bed... slept UNDER THE COVERS! LOL. My ex-gf got her when we broke up. A year later she got out and got hit by a car. Sad.

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Larry T

      Sad. So sorry.

      February 25, 2014

    • kim

      Ohhh darn... Sorry .

      February 25, 2014

  • Yuka

    And guys, if you have a dog(s), don’t forget to become a member of my party-with-dog group too:
    Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Lionel!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Lynn

    But I don't have a pet! Is that ok? I love to see the cuties all dressed up!!

    February 14, 2014

    • Yuka

      They will be happy to see you too, Linda!

      February 23, 2014

  • Kay S.

    What is the parking situation there because it would be so much fun to go.

    February 23, 2014

  • Bella Von S.

    Sounds amazing!!

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    oh boo, already committed to help friend move...

    February 13, 2014

    • Lionel

      Make that "oh woof" ;-)

      2 · February 13, 2014

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