Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to help us celebrate the 14th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival presented by Merchants of Beer. Join more than 15,000 participants and their pets as we march through the streets of downtown Knoxville to raise awareness for the life-saving efforts of Young-Williams Animal Center and support for Knoxville’s pet-friendly communities.
The pet parade steps off at 11 a.m. from downtown Knoxville, winds through the Old City and ends on Market Square and Krutch Park. During the festival, guests can visit with more than 60 vendors, enjoy a bite from local food trucks, and win prizes by entering our best dressed pet contests.
Our vision is to find a home for every pet, and whether you’re a sponsor, vendor, or participant of Mardi Growl, you will help continue much-needed services for nearly 10,000 animals.