Krewe of Barkus

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When: Sunday, Feb 23

  • Participants check in at 12:30 p.m.
  • Parade begins promptly at 2 p.m.


Historic Downtown McKinney Parade Route

111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Festival: Mitchell Park


2020 will be our 18th annual successful run and Krewe of Barkus promises to be a howling hoot. In past years, more than 250 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. 

Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and more.

2020 Theme

The theme for 2020 is a tribute to icons we all love like Elvis, Beyonce, The Back Street Boys, Cher, Buddy Holly, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, & Madonna ….A Barkus Salute to Popular Music: Puppies Go Pop Star.


Find out where to park in downtown McKinney.

Previous Krewe of Barkus Themes

  • 2019 - A Barkus Salute to Reality TV
  • 2018 - The Bark-a-Palooza Tour Around The World
  • 2017 - Barkus Gone Bad – A Salute to Our Favorite Villains
  • 2016 – Barkus Does Books – A Salute To Our Favorite Characters in Literature
  • 2015 – Pooches & Paris – Barkus Salutes All Things French
  • 2014 – Barkus Goes Back in Time – Decked Out By Decade
  • 2013 – Barkus Gets Animated – From Comic to Cartoons, A Salute to the Characters that Tickle our Funnybones
  • 2012 – All American Barkus – A Salute To Presidents, Pioneers, & Pawtriots
  • 2011 – Happy Tails To You – Barkus Salutes Texas & The Wild, Wild West
  • 2010 – Fairy Tails & Love Stories – Barkus Does Romance (this one fell on Valentine’s Day)
  • 2009 – Tailevision – Classic TV Gone To The Dogs
  • 2008 – Rock & Roll Pawl of Fame
  • 2007 – Hounds Go To Hollywood