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Pet Parade

A tradition since 1987, the Pet Parade provides limitless entertainment as animals of all shapes and sizes parade through the Sandy Springs Festival, sporting creative and crazy costumes. Join us for the 31st annual event on Saturday, September 22!

NEW THIS YEAR: There is now a $10 (tax-deductible) fee to participate in the Pet Parade. Proceeds from the parade will equally benefit Heritage Sandy Springs and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, which are both 501(c)(3) organizations.

Don’t forget – if you’re one of the first 50 online registrants, you’ll receive a gift bag with items and coupons worth more than $200! (The 2018 Sandy Springs Festival will again be presented FREE of charge to the community so there is no admission fee for the festival itself.) Day-of Registration is available Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Festival Main Stage. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. with awards and prizes following at 10:45 a.m.  

Our emcees will once again by the Atlanta Girlz Club! Please join us in welcoming Lucy, Holly, and Kathi Welch back this year.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Most Unusual Pet
  • Owner/Pet Lookalike
  • Best Group Costume
  • Cutest Critter
  • Best of Show

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9:00-10:00 AM – Day Of Registration

10:00-10:45AM – Parade

10:45-11:15 AM  – Awards


The 2018 Pet Parade at the Sandy Springs Festival is presented by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs.

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. They operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the metro Atlanta area. Their efforts are funded by contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference… one pet at a time. Learn more at angelsrescue.org, and be sure to check out all the dogs and cats available for adoption!

The 2018 Grand Marshal is none other than Crash Clark, the Traffic Tracker from Morning Rush on 11Alive. Crash is a dog dad and a big supporter of Angels Among Us Pet Rescue!

Click here for more information on free parking at the Sandy Springs Festival.