Kids and Kritters Parade
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Pre-parade show at 1:30 p.m.
Parade at 2 p.m.
Casino Beach Parking Lot near the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center
No charge to attend for more.

The 14th annual Kids and Kritters Parade is set for Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. in the Casino Beach parking lot near the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center on Pensacola Beach. There is ample, free parking and spectators are encouraged to attend. Bring a bag to haul your beads and trinkets home.

The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. when the talented troupe from Dancingly Yours headlines in the pre-parade show. The Kids and Kritters Parade, a walking procession for people and pets, starts at 2 p.m. Grand Marshals are Burma Davis and her horse Jesse, followed by Pensacola Beach’s Krewe of Kids’ Royal Court and krewe members.

The parade is open to anyone who would like to participate.  Registration begins at 1 p.m. To participate, you must wear a costume, and bring your own Mardi Gras throws. No candy nor paper coupons, please.  Pets must be on a short, non-retractable leash and under the control of the handler. Everyone must be on their best behavior. There is no entry fee for kids and pets are just $10 each. This year’s parade theme is “Sea You at the Parade.”

There will be prizes for the best costumed pets and the best mini-floats.

Mini floats can be made on strollers or wagons. Anything that can be pushed or pulled is allowed. Motorized and pedaled vehicles are not allowed. No skateboards, bicycles, battery powered vehicles.

The parade is hosted by Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras, Inc. and sponsored by Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital with the help of Island Times Newspaper. A special thank you to the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Pensacola Beach Chamber for their support.

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