2023 Parade Information

2023 Parade

The 12th Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade

Saturday, February 25, 2023 11 am – 4 pm

Riverfront Park, Apalachicola, Florida

This year’s theme is: Grateful Dogs

Come and celebrate Mardi Gras Apalach style with a street festival and parade of costumed folks and their dogs. Break out the tie dye, love beads, and bring your Grateful Dogs. The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment, local food vendors and a variety of arts and craft vendors to enjoy while strolling through the park. The parade of costumed dogs and their people, decorated golf carts and boats, and walkers begins at 1:00 pm. The parade begins at Riverfront Park and winds through town, ending back at the park where the party will continue.

The King and Queen of Apalachicola’s Mardi Gras parade are always shelter animals who are ready for a forever home. As always, they will have a place of honor in the parade.

In the tradition of the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, profits from the parade will be donated to help care for the animals of the Forgotten Coast of Florida.

For additional information contact us at 850-624-8085 or apalachdogs@gmail.com or check us out on our website: saltybarkers.com or on our Facebook page: Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade.