Krew of Barkus

2015 Barkus Theme:

"Tour de France - A Salute to All Things French"


2015 Krewe of Barkus Parade is Coming!

From Baguettes to beignets.... from the fun and food of the French Quarter in New Orleans to pooches in Paris - Barkus salutes all things French!

  • When: Sunday, February 15, 2014, parade at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Mitchell Park located one block west of Downtown McKinney 
  • Check in 12:30 in Mitchell Park, Pre-registration for the parade is required
  • Registration: $5 per dog and/or float
  • Deadline: Sunday, February 8

The McKinney Artistic Krewe of Barkus 2015  is calling on all four-legged canine friends and their best buddies to share in the excitement for this year's event. The theme this year is A Salute to All Things French, so pack up your berets and bon bons and celebrate the fashion, the food, and the fun. Embarking on its 13th annual successful year, Krewe of Barkus promises to be a howling hoot. In past years, more than 200 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and prizes for costumes.

The costume parade is limited to 250 dogs and there is a registration fee for the parade, but the event is free and open to the public at no charge.  This is one of the most popular family friendly community events in Texas and worth attending, even if you don't have a dog.  To register for the parade, contact Blynda Christian at

Please be sure to include the dog's name, color, and breed, along with the owner's name, address, and phone number in your email.  Prizes will be awarded in each size category (small, medium, large, and huge) for Best Costume, Best Dog & Owner Combo and overall Best Of Show.

Enrollment For The 2015 Artistic Krewe of Barkus Is Closed

Please fill out the enrollment form or email the information requested above to:
and mail a check to:
Art Institute of McKinney
c/o Blynda Christian
214 Sparrow Hawk Drive McKinney, TX 75070

Cost is $5 per dog and/or float.

Remember: You MUST be pre-registered and confirmed to be in the parade.

For additional information call McKinney Main Street at 972-547-2660.