The fourth annual Barkus on Main hits the Main Street Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock on Sunday, March 29. A deluge of dogs will strut their stuff down the city streets with prizes for best dressed, owner/pet lookalikes and more.

But it doesn't end there. After the parade, the 300 block of Main Street will shut down for a Mardi Gras block party complete with gumbo, a crawfish boil, live music, a hurricane station and a beer garden.

“This is a popular event that has become a downtown tradition, and we’re thrilled to bring it back year after year,” said Gabe Holmstrom, Downtown Little Rock Partnership executive director. “People from all over central Arkansas love to dress up their pets, bring them downtown and laissez bon temps rouler.”

Barkus on Main is presented by Hounds Lounge Pet Resort & Spa, with more locals like Soul Fish Cafe, Brewski's Pub & Grub, Bark Bar and Bark Bar getting in on the fun as well.

The festivities begin at noon, while the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at 7th and Main. Registration is $20 per dog and every dog that is pre-registered for the parade will receive one free day of daycare at any of the Hound's Lounge locations. Plus, the first 200 dogs to arrive will receive a complimentary Bark Bar Wag Bag.

For more information and to register Fido, visit the Barkus on Main website. You can also follow the Facebook event page for updates.

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