Sweet Pea Pet Parade returns for Palatine Street Fest

  • Register your pet now for the Aug. 28 parade to be considered for six different 'Best' categories -- or just show up and parade around downtown Palatine.

    Register your pet now for the Aug. 28 parade to be considered for six different 'Best' categories -- or just show up and parade around downtown Palatine. Courtesy of Foxglove Cottage

 
 
Updated 8/22/2022 10:54 AM

A sweet tradition is coming back to downtown Palatine.

The Sweet Pea Pet Parade will again take place during Palatine Street Fest, which runs Friday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 28.

 

Sponsored by Foxglove Cottage and the Downtown Palatine Business Association, the parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Slade and Greeley streets, right next to Towne Square in downtown Palatine.

Pet participants who are preregistered will be judged in the following categories:

• Best Owner/Pet Look Alike

• Best Costume (homemade)

• Best Costume (store bought)

• Best Costume (sports theme)

• Best Smile

• Most Energetic

Pet participants and their parents are asked to arrive by 10:30 a.m. to get ready to parade around Towne Square.

To be a part of the judging contests, registration is required. If you would simply like to march in the parade, just show up before the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and join the fun.

Register for the Sweet Pea Pet Parade by visiting the Downtown Palatine Business Association website at downtownpalatine.org.