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Pet Parade

The Nazareth Library Pet Parade is an annual fundraiser that takes place on a Saturday in May. Patrons can register to bring their pets to march in the parade and be judged to win awesome, pet-themed prizes! 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

 

Registration

Participants may register for the pet parade at a fee of $15 per pet/animal through parade day. 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 (available in 2025)

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

Credit Card:

Fill out a Google form (available 2025) and follow the instructions there to submit payment via our secure online checkout.

Event Details and Participant Perks

The Parade is held Saturday in May at 10:00 am. 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.

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 before the parade.

Call 610-759-4932 ext. 4 with registration and general pet parade 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.
• 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! Here are the sponsors for 2024!

Top Dog:

Cat’s Meow:

Pick of the Litter:

Friends of the Library

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

Volunteer!

Please consider volunteering the day of the Parade! We need help with set-up, take-down, and parade management! A volunteer form will be available in 2025.