Come to the Burlingame Pet Parade
You never know what kind of animals will show up for the Burlingame Pet Parade. We've had alpacas, miniature horses, a blue skink, a teacup piglet, a snail on a leaf, chickens accompanied by green eggs and ham, and a Dalmatian with black, pink, blue and green spots. What will we see this year? Come to the parade next Saturday, Sept. 27, and find out!
The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Broadway, led by tots from Palcare and our Grand Marshal group: detector dog "Skipper" and the Beagle Brigade from the U.S. Customs Border Protection Unit. If you want to march with your pet, you need to report to the parking lot at Chula Vista and Broadway by 9:30. That's where the judges scope out the talent - so don't be late!
Everything is free, including art projects for kids provided by Art Attack and the Burlingame Mothers' Club. Everyone who marches will receive a souvenir ribbons and fancy ribbons will be awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon. The Grand Prize winner receives a special prize. Judging takes place immediately after the parade at Broadway and Capuchino Avenue.
A "float" can be a decorated bicycle, wagon or kiddie car. No political entries are permitted, but all types of pets are welcome. Children without pets are encouraged to bring stuffed animals. Entries must be operated by foot power only, unless special arrangements are made. Groups are encouraged to identify themselves with a banner or sign.
This year's parade is sponsored by the City of Burlingame, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, the Broadway Merchants Association, Pet Food Express, the Daily Journal, the Alan Canas Team of Realtors, Korody Business Services and Forte Press.
For more information, visit burlingamepetparade.com.