Kevin Bacon's Band to Play Beggin' Strip Pet Parade, Dogs Everywhere Confused

Categories: Fiesta!

What qualities do you value the most in a dog?

I value my dog's carefree excitement for life. I love watching a tennis ball (or a Beggin' Strip) transform her from a dignified English Bulldog into a hilariously crazed puppy.

What qualities do you value the most in the Bacon Brothers?

Both brothers have had successful careers, so I get the feeling that they absolutely love playing in this band together. It's refreshing to hear a band (or any musician) play for the love of music and not for fame. So I'd say I value the fact that they are humble and passionate.

What will happen if Kevin Bacon takes the joke too far and starts stripping during his set with the Bacon Brothers?

I'm sure there are some female Bacon Bros. fans that are secretly hoping this will happen. Although the 20th Annual Beggin' Pet Parade is a Mardi Gras event, it's family friendly, so I'm pretty sure that the only strips around will be the Beggin' kind.

How will you possibly top yourselves next year?

We're actually already talking about the '14 Pet Parade. Therefore, I'm sure we'll be able to come up with something and who knows, maybe we'll make The Bacon Bros. an annual thing. Each year it's bigger & better: Last year we had about 8,000 pets and 80,000 people and this year we're expecting both of those numbers to increase (especially because it's looking like it'll be sunny and in the mid 40's). Last year we also broke the Guinness World Record for "most dogs in costumed attire."

Full Event Details:

The theme for the party this year is "Tail-Gate" because it occurs on the same day as the Superbowl. The event will be finished in time for the big game, but pets and owners are encouraged to dress up in tailgate attire.

Registration for the parade is open through Friday at or participants can register the day of the event. Registration costs are $10 per pet (not per person) and 100% of the proceeds go to Open Door Animal Sanctuary, the local non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. and there will be a coronation of the winners of the costume contest (King, Queen and Most Loyal Subjects) immediately following at 1:30. The Bacon Brothers will be throwing out beads on the parade's Beggin' float and playing music at 2:30 p.m. at Coronation Plaza. (Roughly at 9th Street and Lafayette.)

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