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Fiesta's Pooch Parade: The only parade for our four-legged friends

There were more than 800 doggos dressed in costumes and on floats in the 2023 Fiesta Pooch Parade.

SAN ANTONIO — The only Fiesta parade that is all about man's best friend was a barking success!

The Fiesta Pooch Parade was held on Saturday, April 29, in Alamo Heights.


The 24th annual POOCH PARADE is hosted by Therapy Animals of San Antonio, and is the biggest dog-friendly Fiesta parade in San Antonio. 

The parade route began at Alamo Heights Swimming Pool located at 250 Viesca Street.

About 800 dogs paraded through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Alamo Heights, with folks cheering them on. 

Costumes included Wednesday from the Addams Family, Whataburger and Mario Brothers themed floats and lots of colorful Fiesta flowers. Maverick & Goose from Top Gun were even there, with their human Landing Signal officers.

North Park Subaru led the Pooch Parade float with pooch dignitary King Anbarkio along for the ride. 

2023 Costume Contest Categories

  • Best in Show
  • Top Dog
  • Most Creative
  • Most Patriotic
  • Best Fiesta Flair
  • Best Matched Human and Animal

Here's the schedule: 

  • 7:45 am - Registration & Activities 
  • 8:15 am - Costume Contest (FREE with parade registration) 
  • 9:15 am - Parade Begins

Where else can you and your pup have this much fun and support the healing that animals provide our community at the same time? If you missed it this year, there is always one next year! Start thinking up your costume ideas now.

Viva Fiesta!

Credit: 2023 Fiesta Pooch Parade
Pooch Parade route

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