Olympia Pet Parade

August 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Heritage Park
330 5th Avenue Southwest
Olympia, WA 98501

For a complete story about the Pet Parade, click here.

“The pet parade is a tradition for downtown Olympia. The Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) and merchants have participated for decades, providing prizes and ice cream for parade participants,” states ODA Executive Director, Connie Lorenz.

Title sponsor, Olympia Federal Savings, has been a supporter for the past twelve years. “Olympia Federal Savings employees love animals so we enjoy sponsoring the pet parade,” says Marketing Director Sandy DiBernardo.

“This event is a great opportunity for kids and their families to celebrate and show off their best friends to our community,” adds DiBernardo.


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4 Responses to Olympia Pet Parade

  1. Jennifer Leach

    We are updating our event calendar and need information for the 2014 Pet Parade. Thank you for your time. Jennifer Leach

  2. Thank you ThurstonTalk for reporting on The Olympian’s 84th Annual Pet Parade. This year’s theme is Fairy Tails. The Olympian hosts this annual event and welcomes community support and sponsors. This year, joining our returning major sponsors The Olympia Downtown Association and Olympia Federal Savings is Hanson Motors.

    We have five Grand Prize categories children can enter. Entry By Child, Entry By Boy, Entry By Girl, Entry By Family and Entry By Group. We also have six additional categories, Big Dogs, Floats, Small Dogs, Impersonations, Wheels, and Pets. Several local area businesses contributed to the prizes, a complete list may be found in the program.

    Lineup begins at Heritage Park at 8:00. Judging is from 8:30 to 9:45 and the parade begins at 10. Following the parade The Olympia Downtown Association is giving out Ice Cream and The Olympian will be distributing 1,000 goody bags at Sylvester Park. For more Pet Parade information please call Amanda Brown at The Olympian 360.754.5458 or me at 360.357.0745.

    Thank you,

    Karen McClennen
    Pet Parade
    Project Coordinator
    The Olympian

  3. Amanda Berg

    This is a GREAT EVENT that The Olympian has hosted since 1939! Some fun information Pet Parade began in 1929 by a local 4 H group and proceeded Lakefair. In 1939 The Olympian took over in hosting this event!

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