10th Annual Parade of Paws & Holiday Bazaar

When: December 9, 2023 10:00 AM

Where: Higgs Beach Dog Park, 100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040

The 10th Annual Parade of Paws

Saturday, December 9th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Higgs Beach Dog Park, located at the corner of Atlantic and White St., will be transformed into a haven for all things canine. The much-anticipated 10th Annual Parade of Paws is here to delight both locals and visitors alike, and it's a tail-wagging experience you wouldn't want to miss.

Canine companions and their doting owners will gather under the warm sun, welcoming Santa Claus himself for memorable photographs. Imagine capturing the essence of your beloved pup sharing a moment with the jolly old man, an image of pure joy and innocence. And don't forget to indulge in the sweetness of the Smooch-a-Pooch booth, an experience that will leave both you and your furry friend with smiles that last.

Local vendors will set up shop at the holiday bazaar, offering a myriad of unique and handcrafted treasures. Whether it's a special gift for your four-legged friend or a charming trinket to remember this wonderful day, there's something for everyone to discover. 

What would a celebration be without a little bit of competition? Introducing the Royal Coronation, a spectacle where local pets take center stage, crowned as King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke, or Duchess. These regal titles are earned through the noble cause of raising donations for the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA. It's a heartwarming event, where pets turn into heroes for their furry friends in need.

If you've ever dreamt of making a significant impact on the lives of homeless animals, now is your chance. Sign your pet up to run for the next Royal Court. Every dollar raised through your pet's page will directly benefit the needs of homeless animals in the lower Florida Keys, providing vaccinations, food, bedding, medical care, enrichment, and so much more. By rallying your friends, family, and coworkers, you can have them donate directly to your pet's campaign, making a profound difference in the world of these animals.

To create your own fundraising page, simply visit justgiving.com/campaign/paradeofpaws10 and click on 'Start Fundraising.' There's also the option to download the pledge form for cash and check donations here.

If you're interested in being a sponsor or vendor at this glorious event, the 10th Annual Parade of Paws welcomes your participation. Download the Sponsor form here for excellent exposure to the hundreds of local attendees this event draws annually. And if you wish to be a part of the Holiday Bazaar, check out the Vendor Application here and find your perfect spot on the Vendor Map here.

In the company of fellow dog lovers, we look forward to a heartwarming and memorable day for all of our pups. Should you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to contact Tiffany at 305-294-4857 or via email at Tiffany@fkspca.org. We can't wait to see you there!

Event Details:

Join us at the 10th Annual Parade of Paws, where we celebrate the furry companions that bring so much joy into our lives, all while making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. It's a day filled with love, laughter, and the boundless spirit of the canine world. Don't miss out on this heartwarming experience!