For the first time since 2019, the annual Barkus on Main celebration hits the Main Street Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock once again this Sunday, April 10. A deluge of dogs will strut their stuff down the city streets with prizes for best dressed, owner/pet lookalikes, most impressive trick and more.
But it doesn't end there. After the parade, the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street will shut down for a family-friendly Mardi Gras block party complete with gumbo, a crawfish boil, food trucks, local vendors, a hurricane station and a beer garden.
The festivities begin at noon, while the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at Seventh and Main streets. Registration is still open for pups wanting to compete, and the first 150 dogs to check in will receive a complimentary "wag bag."
Barkus on Main is presented by Hounds Lounge Pet Resort & Spa, with more locals like Soul Fish Cafe, Brewski's Pub & Grub and Bark Bar getting in on the fun as well.
For more information and to register Fido, visit the Barkus on Main website. You can also follow the Facebook page for updates and get a taste of the cuteness to come from the 2019 recap video below.