Krewe of Barkus

Krewe of Barkus Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary - "A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE!"


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Krewe of Barkus - Mardi Gras Dog Parade

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022

Historic Downtown McKinney

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Check-in at 12:30 p.m.
Parade at 2 p.m.

Register your Pups:
Dog Registration Form


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Join the Mardi Gras Dog Parade and
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

2022 is our 20th Krewe of Barkus parade in historic downtown McKinney. After introducing the idea of annual themes in 2007, we have had a howling good time each year, celebrating pups in creative ways. This year, you can choose any of our prior themes and revisit your favorite! Movies, Music, History, Cultures, Cartoons - there's a theme for everyone who wants to have fun and impress the judges.

Choose one of our previous themes and let us know on your entry form which you will be dressing as.

Questions about themes or costumes? Email Blynda at: kreweofbarkustx@gmail.com


Dog costume awards will be chosen for:

  • Best in Show
  • Most Creative
  • Best Dog-Owner Combo
  • Best Group
  • Best Use of Theme

Previous Krewe of Barkus Themes

  • 2021 | Valentines from Barkus - All we need is love
  • 2020 | Puppies go Pop-star
  • 2019 | A Barkus Salute to Reality TV
  • 2018 | The Bark-a-Palooza Tour Around The World
  • 2017 | Barkus Gone Bad – A Salute to Our Favorite Villains
  • 2016 | Barkus Does Books – A Salute To Our Favorite Characters in Literature
  • 2015 | Pooches & Paris – Barkus Salutes All Things French
  • 2014 | Barkus Goes Back in Time – Decked Out By Decade
  • 2013 | Barkus Gets Animated – From Comic to Cartoons, A Salute to the Characters that Tickle our Funnybones
  • 2012 | All American Barkus – A Salute To Presidents, Pioneers, & Pawtriots
  • 2011 | Happy Tails To You – Barkus Salutes Texas & The Wild, Wild West
  • 2010 | Fairy Tails & Love Stories – Barkus Does Romance (this one fell on Valentine’s Day)
  • 2009 | Tailevision – Classic TV Gone To The Dogs
  • 2008 | Rock & Roll Pawl of Fame
  • 2007 | Hounds Go To Hollywood