Dogs Take Center Stage: Pooch Parade Hits Downtown Laurens

May 2, 2024

Get ready for a paw-some event coming to downtown Laurens! The newly announced Pooch Parade is set to take place on Friday, May 17th, at 6:00 PM, and it promises to be a spectacle of furry fashion and fun. Organized by Main Street Laurens in collaboration with the Laurens County Humane Society, this event celebrates our four-legged friends in style.

Picture this: dogs of all breeds and sizes strutting their stuff around the Square in Laurens, adorned in their finest, silliest, or most outlandish attire. From dapper bowties to whimsical costumes, these canine companions will surely be stealing the show.

The Pooch Parade is not just about showcasing fashion-forward pups—it’s also the kickoff event for Finally Friday, an evening filled with entertainment. Groove to the nostalgic tunes of Stone Groove, a rocking 70s tribute band that will transport you back in time with classic hits.

But that’s not all! This parade isn’t just for show; there are valuable prizes up for grabs. Judges will be on the lookout for the best-dressed dog, the most dynamic dog/owner duo, the canine with the most irresistible personality, the most patriotic pup, and, of course, the absolute cutest dog in the procession.

Think your dog has what it takes to win over the crowd? Registering your furry friend is simple. Just visit to secure your spot. The entry fee is $20 for your first dog and only $10 for each additional pooch.

Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, mark your calendars for this adorable event. The Pooch Parade promises an evening of laughter, tail wags, and just a fun time. Join us on the Square in Laurens on May 17th to witness the most elegant (and perhaps goofiest) dogs in town strut their stuff. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!