Hundreds of Dogs in Colorful Costumes Are About to Take Over San Antonio — Here’s How to Join Them
From: Travel + Leisure
By: Sucheta Rawal
April 26, 2019
In San Antonio, you can parade through the 2.6 miles of tree-lined streets in Alamo Heights with more than 800 of your four-legged friends, both of you dressed in colorful costumes, to raise money for charity.
The 21st Annual Fiesta Pooch Parade is a fur-friendly 4K walk that takes place during Fiesta San Antonio, a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures.
The parade begins at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Alamo Heights Pool House and showcases a Pooch Parade float with pooch dignitary King Anbarkio, a Canine Costume Contest, retriever agility demonstrations, interactive training course, and vendors offering various animal-related goodies.
All Fiesta Pooch Parade contributions are used to provide the financial support needed for Therapy Animals of San Antonio (TASA) team therapy visits, training, evaluation, and work, as well as community education programs. Registration is $30-35 online or on-site.
Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. The 10-day-long celebration now includes over 100 events including Battle of Flowers Parade, King William Fair, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, Fiesta Pops, and street parties.
The historic boutique Crockett Hotel offers direct access to the Fiesta events. The Furry Friend Package warmly welcomes four-legged family members to the hotel with treats, water, and a souvenir Crockett bandana.