NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) and the City of Mandeville will host the third annual Krewe Du Pooch Parade & Costume Contest.

Krewe Du Pooch will wrap up the Mardi Gras season on the Northshore with a walking parade and costume contest on the Mandeville Lakefront! This year’s theme is “A Fairy Tail by Krewe Du Pooch.” Parade participants – dogs and their owners – are encouraged to dress according to their favorite classic fairy tale or Disney movie. Immediately after the parade and costume contest, the fun will continue on the Lakefront with a free public concert featuring Four Unplugged, pet adoptions with local rescue groups, food and drinks, and fun activities for the whole family!

Dog owners can register to participate in the parade and costume contest beginning on January 1, 2022. Registration is $35 per participating dog, which allows for up to five handlers. Costume contest participation is automatically included in the parade registration, as contestants will be judged from a viewing stand on the parade route. Vendor applications are also available for local businesses who provide pet-related products and would like to exhibit at the event. For more information on Krewe Du Pooch or to participate in this year’s event, visit


WHEN:   Saturday, March 5, 2022 (Rain Date: March 12)
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Parade begins promptly at 12PM.


WHERE:  The Mandeville Lakefront
Lakeshore Drive
Map/parade route to be posted at