Krewe of Barkus

2017 Krewe of Barkus


Sunday, February 26
  • Participants check-in at Mitchell Park at 12.30. 
  • Parade begins promptly at 2 p.m.


Historic Downtown McKinney 
111 N. Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069


2017 will be our 15th annual successful run, 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. Realizing that every good story has a bad guy, we are going to have a little fun with the theme – "Barkus Gone Bad – A Salute to Our Favorite Villains." 


2017 Krewe of Barkus Sponsors:

2015 CBW Stacked Logo
CDS Logo png
Qcare On Demand House Calls  Logo

Previous Krewe of Barkus themes:

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

  • Vendor opportunities are available until Feb. 10, 2017. Apply Today! 
  • If you are a business and interested in sponsorship opportunities please email Geoff Fairchild, or call at 972-547-2661.

For more event information please call the McKinney Main Street Office at 972-547-2660