Barkus on Main is a Mardi Gras dog parade


Hounds Lounge Pet Resort & Spa is presenting the 2nd Annual Barkus on Main. This free and family-friendly event will take place Sunday, February 11 on Main Street, along the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

The fun kicks off at noon and will feature live music, a beer garden by Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. and hurricane station, gumbo, crawfish boil, plenty of beads, and of course the Mardi Gras dog parade. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of 6th and Main Streets and travel up Main to its intersection with 4th Street.

After the parade, there is a Mardi Gras Block Party, which will already be in progress in the 300 block of Main Street with other hosts Soul Fish Cafe - Little Rock, Brewski's Pub & Grub, and CJRW.

Registration for one dog is $30.00. The first 200 dogs to arrive will receive a complimentary Bark Bar Wag Bag, and all dogs will be eligible for prizes. Prizes will be awarded for Best Pet/Owner Look a-like Costumes, Best Dressed Pet, Best Small Dog Costume, Best Large Dog Costume, Most Original Costume, Best Float and Judge’s Choice. To register and for more details, go to

For more information about Barkus on Main, sponsorship or volunteering, check or call Downtown Little Rock Partnership at 501-375-0121.

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