Calling all furry pets and chubby cheeks! Avalon’s annual Pets on Parade and Baby Parade dates are quickly approaching. In conjunction with Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune, Pets on Parade is set for Thursday, July 2 and the annual Baby Parade scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2. Registration for both parades will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 21st Street and Ocean Drive, in the parking lot of Shamrock Deli. Both parades will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Pets on Parade, Thursday, July 26
Participants and pets should head to the parking lot of the Shamrock Deli at approximately 5:30 p.m. Competition categories include:
- Best Costume
- Two of a Kind (Matching Outfits)
- Biggest Dog
- Dressed to the Nines (Best Dressed)
- Dog Days of Summer (Avalon Theme)
- Smallest Dog
Children will be able to enjoy crafts and a special stuffed animal adoption center, plus a meet and greet with a special member from Paw Patrol. Judging will take place prior to the parade, and the parade will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. down 21st Street to Veterans Plaza. Winners will be announced immediately following the parade, and a live band, Eleven Eleven, will start following the awards ceremony.
Avalon Baby Parade, Thursday, Aug, 2
Mermaids, pirates, princesses and more! Participants and minis should head to the parking lot of the Shamrock Deli at approximately 5:30 p.m. Competition categories include:
- Most Unique Costume
- Best Riding Theme
- Happiest Baby Award
- Two of a Kind (Best Matching Costumes)
- Best Beach Baby
- Dressed to the Nines
Participants will enjoy a special meet and greet with Sofia and Elena of Avalor. Judging will occur prior to the parade which is scheduled for promptly at 6:30 p.m. The parade will travel down 21st Street to Veterans Plaza. Awards will be announced following the parade and live band Boy in Black (a Johnny Cash Tribute) will take the stage following the awards ceremony.
Registration forms for both parades are available online at www.visitivalonnj.com under the Featured Event, Thursdays on Dune. For questions and more information, call the Avalon Chamber of Commerce at (609) 967-3936.