Krewe of Barkus

2021 Krewe of Barkus Virtual Costume Contestdogparade21

When: Sunday, Feb 14 at 2 p.m.

Where: Virtual Event on Downtown McKinney's Facebook page

Register to see your pup participate!

2021 Theme: “VALENTINES FROM BARKUS” All We Need is Love

It’s time to celebrate puppy love in literature, art, history, television, movies, cartoons and life. From Lady & The Tramp to Marge & Homer, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Romeo & Juliet, Aladdin & Jasmine, Beyoncé & Jay Z, to Woody & Bo Peep. Let your imagination run wild.

The 2021 Barkus Parade Will Be an Online Virtual Event Only. No In-Person Parade Will Take Place.


Virtual Costume Contest: Submit a photo of you and your doggie via the online submission form.

Entry Fee: No FEE 

  1. Take pictures of you and/or your dogs in costume. Go online and complete the 2021 Krewe of Barkus Registration form. This will allow you to submit your pictures to the judges with personal comments about your costume(s). The deadline for virtual entries is Saturday, Feb 13 at noon.
  2. Pictures will be submitted to our panel of judges and virtual prizes will be awarded to the winners. Use creative backgrounds this year instead of floats! Categories will include:
    • Best in Show
    • Most Creative
    • Best Dog-Owner Combo
    • Best Group
    • Best Use of Theme.
  3. On Sunday, Feb 14 at 2 p.m. we will host a virtual awards ceremony on Facebook presented by Blynda Christian and McKinney Mainstreet.

Previous Krewe of Barkus Themes

  • 2020 - Puppies go Pop-star
  • 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