MARDI PAWS ROLLS THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH at 2PM !!
The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws celebrates 20 years of parading when they roll to the 2014 theme, LIVE FROM THE RED CarPET! Guaranteed to be THE Red Carpet Event of the season, please join us and support three of the Northshore’s non-profits aimed at helping kids and K-9’s alike!
It’s easy to explore this year’s theme, just channel your favorite award show’s best, worst, or just plain tragic red carpet moments! The Oscars, The Emmys, The MTV Awards, The Grammy Awards, The ESPY’S, The BET Awards, People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice - you get the idea. No matter the celebrity, everyone has a moment or two that’s made them the talk of the Catwalk Queen - unforgettable quotes or looks that stole the show!
Have a favorite awards show winner? Celebrate your favorite movie and cast, or awards show performer! We’re looking for glitz and glamour, hits and misses, and not quite ready for primetime performances - at our 20th year celebration. Remember, it’s Mardi Gras – Anything Goes!
Visit our Costume Contest page for all the great prizes you can win in addition to the coveted "poop" trophy by local artist Ted Pullig of Zorro's FUNzone in Mandeville. In honor of our 20th year celebration, Ted will be unleashing “Solid Gold” Poop Trophies - guaranteed to be the envy of your neighbors. Will you be one of the lucky few to bring home the coveted trophy this year?
Just Planning to come out and watch ?
Mardi Paws is a fun-filled family event that serves as a fundraiser for three Northshore non-profits which are comprised of all volunteers trying to make a difference in their community:
Scott’s Wish aids people suffering from leukemia and other devastating illnesses; Have a Heart thru Art is made up of community leaders who provide access to the arts for underprivileged and disabled children; and The St. Tammany Spay & Neuter Program provides low cost spay/neutering services for rescues and low-income households.
$15 - Registration Fee per dog
$45 - Family Discount (3+ dogs from same house)
© Mardi Paws is a registered trademark and may not be used without permission.
Ian Somerhalder reigns as Celebrity Monarch
of the Mardi Gras Super Krewe for Canines!
Recently seen on the red carpet as a People's Choice winner,
Ian Somerhalder is a champion for all things furry! Originally from Covington Louisiana, Ian has gained fame through his movies and ongoing hit television series, The Vampire Diaries.
Not one to sit idly by, Ian decided to form a non-profit foundation in 2010 which aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and all of its creatures! The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), recently launched the ISF Emergency Medical Grant for Animals, a program that is near and dear to Ian’s heart and which helps both creatures in need and the rescuers who save their lives. ISF is a sponsor of this year's event on the Mandeville Lakefront. Captain Denise Gutnisky said " Ian's generosity lending a hand in his hometown should not be overlooked, it's very unusual for someone with his popularity and fame to give his time so freely to so many organizations."
To learn more about Ian's non-profit or to donate,
please visit www.ISFoundation.org
On-line Registration is closed.
If you missed the on-line deadline,
Just show up on Sunday between 12:30 and 2pm and you can register on-site for the same amount!
Pay with PayPal on-site!
WONDERING ABOUT A RAIN OUT?
First of all, keep your fingers crossed!
Secondly, if the event has to be called off and rescheduled because of bad weather, it will be posted by 10:30 am on Sunday.
Best way to check for rain update is to visit this website, www.MardiPaws.com and click on Facebook tab at top left of this page. We will provide last minute updates on it.
If there is no Facebook post calling a rain out by 10:45am - assume the parade is rolling!
And we hope to see you there!