It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Pet Parade in Olympia!! This year’s parade is this Saturday, August 17 from 8am to 12:30 beginning at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. Lineup begins at 8, judging lasts until 9:45, and then the parade starts at 10. It all ends in Sylvester park where each child receives a free ice cream and goodie bag.

The pet parade has been around for over 80 years and is a wonderful time to come out and show off your pet, enjoy the summer weather, interact in the community and even win prizes. Many pets dress up in costumes and this year’s theme is “fairy tales’. It is free to participate and you don’t even have to register in advance. You also don’t need a pet to enjoy the festivities as this is one event where being a spectator can be just as fun!!


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