AN EASTER PUP PARADE
Dallas dog lovers' favorite Easter event returns to Turtle Creek after 3-year pause
A beloved annual springtime event is back on the calendar this year: Easter in Turtle Creek Park is returning after three years on hiatus.
On Easter Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 4 pm, we can once again experience Easter in Turtle Creek Park with its festive decorations, pooch parade, food trucks, and more. One of several iconic events that herald the arrival of spring each year, this event is free and open to all.
“We are thrilled that the Turtle Creek Park Conservancy is able to bring back Easter in Turtle Creek Park,” says Tiffany Divis, president and CEO of Turtle Creek Conservancy. “The results of the recent pandemic left such a void, and we have had an overwhelming positive response from everyone who is anticipating its return.”
For first timers (or those who need a refresher since it's been a while), the highlight of the event is a pooch parade, where four-legged friends and their families don their best Easter finery and stroll down Turtle Creek Boulevard. A panel of local celebrity judges will choose the best dressed.
Families with pups can register to be in the parade and competition for $25 per entry; it starts at 2 pm that day.
Besides the parade, the event will also include a live concert, food trucks, games, music, and photos with the Easter Bunny. An Easter Egg Recognition Wall, new this year, will add another element of community to the event that’s regularly been attended by 5,000 or more in years past.
“The 50-plus-year tradition really brings the community together - children, families, seniors, residents, dog lovers, and anyone who wants to experience the beauty of this unique free resource in the heart of Dallas,” Divis says. “We have made every effort to appeal to a broad audience.”
Registration fees, donations, and other proceeds from the event benefit The Turtle Creek Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that cares for Turtle Creek Park, the second oldest park in Dallas.