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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.

NEW in 2018: There is a $10 (tax-deductible) fee to participate in the Pet Parade. Proceeds from the parade equally benefit Heritage Sandy Springs and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, which are both 501(c)(3) organizations.

THANK YOU to the Atlanta Girlz Club – Lucy, Holly, and Kathi Welch – for once again serving as emcees!

2018 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 was again 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 was 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.