Kids and Kritters Parade Adds Pre-Parade Dance Show

Krewe of Wrecks, Pensacola Beach’s original Mardi Gras krewe, will host the Kids and Kritters Parade February 23 in the Casino Beach parking lot, across from Sidelines on Pensacola Beach. The theme is “Paws, Love and Rock-n-Roll.” Prizes will be awarded for best-costumed pets and best mini-float made from a stroller or wagon.

Participants should arrive for registration at 1 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee for pets; kids are free. Participants must be costumed and provide their own throws (no candy). Pets must be on a short, non-retractable leash.

This year there will be a pre-parade show starting at 1:40 p.m., when the Dancingly Yours dance troupe performs The Rhinestones and Rockstars Review. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. with the Krewe of Kids royal court and krewe members, followed by all other registered entries. The event is free to attend, but spectators are encouraged to arrive early.

Parade sponsors are Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital, Boogie Inc. and Island Times newspaper. 

For information and registration, visit

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