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Pet Parade

The Nazareth Library Pet Parade will take place Saturday, May 18th, 2024 starting at 10:00am! Register now to secure you and your pet’s spot in the parade! See below for details on how to register, what to expect the day off, sponsorship options for businesses, and parade rules. Don’t have a pet? No problem! You can register with a stuffed animal to support the library, or come out and watch the parade the day of to show your support for some amazing animals!

All proceeds benefit the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity.

Parade Details



Participants may register for the pet parade at a fee of $15 per pet/animal through parade day, Saturday, May 18th, but register by Friday, April 26th and get a free T-shirt! Cash, check, and credit card are accepted. Simply fill out a form (one per pet/animal) and submit your payment via ONE of the two options below:

Cash & Check:

Download and fill out a form here: 2024 Pet Parade Registration Form

Then, mail or bring your completed form(s) to the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity along with your payment(s).

Credit Card:

Fill out the Google Form here and follow the instructions there to submit payment via our secure online checkout.

Event Details and Participant Perks

The Parade will be held Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 10:0oam. This event is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella! The parade will start at Veteran’s Memorial Square at Green St. and W. Center St.

All participants must arrive at the start point between 9:15am and 9:45am that day to be lined up.

The deadline to register AND GET A FREE T-SHIRT is April 26th, 2024. Participants may register for the pet parade through parade day. Registrants will receive other merchandise and information provided by sponsors. These items can be picked up at the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity on Thursday, May 16th from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm or Friday, May 17th from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Participants who receive a T-Shirt should wear it the day of the parade.

Through April 26th, additional pet parade apparel can be ordered directly HERE

Call 610-759-4932 ext. 4 with registration and general pet parade questions
Call 610-759-2378 with online ordering questions

Each registered pet will receive a number that should be worn the day of the parade. Numbers must be displayed prominently, as judges will award various prizes to pets during the parade.

The parade route will begin at the Borough Council Chambers, wrap around the Circle, and end at the Library.

See following section for specific rules and further details

Parade Rules

• All pets must be on a leash, or otherwise contained, at all times.
• Pet must have current vaccinations.
• No aggressive animals are permitted. Pets must be sociable with other animals, adults, and children.
• Pets must be comfortable in a loud and festive environment.
• Courtesy is appreciated. Be prepared to clean up after your pet.
• If you do not have a pet, you are welcome to register your favorite stuffed animal!
• Each pet must be accompanied by an owner/handler 16 years of age or older; the owner/handler is the main person responsible for controlling the pet in the parade. Other family members are welcome and encouraged to accompany the pet as well.
• ONE FREE T-SHIRT will be provided to each registration received by April 26.
• T-shirts and contest numbers may be picked up at the library: Thursday, May 16th, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm or Friday, May 17th, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Otherwise, items may be picked up at Veteran’s Field beginning at 9:00 am on Parade Day.
• If you want your pet to be judged for awards, you must prominently display the number given to you at t-shirt distribution.
• The pet parade contest categories include the following: Best fed, Largest pet, Smallest pet, Best owner/pet costume combo, Most unusual pet, Best pet float (Only non-motorized floats are permitted: decorated wagons, strollers kiddie cars, bicycles, etc.), and Star of the show (Judge’s choice).

Parade Sponsors!

Our parade is made possible by a number of great local sponsors!

Top Dog:

Cat’s Meow:

Pick of the Litter:

Attorney Harry DeWalt


Vaughn’s Talk of the Town Salon

Want to sponsor this great event to advertise your business and help support the library? See the attached sponsorship letter below! It has details on how to sponsor, how we’ll advertise, and other benefits!

2024 Pet Parade Sponsor Letter


Please consider volunteering the day of the Parade! We need help with set-up, take-down, and parade management! Fill out the form below if you’d like to volunteer.

Click Here!