Thank You for making 2023 Krewe of Barkus Amazing!

See you in 2024

"Barkus Salutes the Lone Star State!"

Dog Costumes

Dr. Glen Mitchell Park
300 W. Louisiana St. | Historic Downtown McKinney

Check-in: 12:30 p.m.

Parade Start: 2 p.m.

Put on your boots and hold on to your cowboy hats - we are bringing Barkus back home to celebrate Texas.  What's so special about Texas? EVERYTHING!  So, on Sunday, February 11, 2024, we are going to celebrate that to the fullest because there is no place on earth quite like this state. 

Our theme will be Barkus Salutes The Lone Star State - celebrating the history, culture, cuisine, and crazy characters of TEXAS. And don't forget the Texas State Fair! Let's do Barkus big - the Texas way!


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Dog costume award categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Most Creative
  • Best Dog-Owner Combo
  • Best Group
  • Best Use of Theme

Previous Krewe of Barkus Themes

  • 2023 | Barkus Salutes the Good Dogs
  • 2022 | A Walk Down Memory Lane - 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • 2021 | Valentines from Barkus - All we need is love
  • 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

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