Presented by Burnet Bulletin
Opening ceremonies for the Bluebonnet Festival are full of traditional activities including singing of the National Anthem and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Confederate Air Force Fly-Over, introducing Chamber Board members and thanking the many volunteers and supporters.
The most exciting event is the Pet Parade, sponsored by Burnet Bulletin. Any type of well-behaved pet is welcome to enter the parade. The parade has always included a variety of critters: dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes, birds, goats and even a pig. Some pets are wearing the latest fashions, some pets and their owners share a theme, but most come as they are, ready for lots of tail-wagging excitement. There is no age limit on pets or their owners and many entrants make it a family affair. There is no entry fee for the parade and prizes will be given away for a variety of categories.
Registration begins at on Friday in front of the Herman Brown Free Library. Pre-registration forms can be obtained at Burnet Bulletin, located on the square, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 101 N. Pierce St. or www.burnetchamber.org. The parade immediately follows opening ceremonies, and goes around the historic square. Pets must be on a leash, controlled, and have a current rabies vaccination. Pet owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pet, so be sure to bring proper supplies. Don’t forget treats and water for your parade strutting friend!
Come out to the first Bluebonnet Festival parade, as a participant or spectator. Cheer on your favorite pet, and you may just get a wet kiss or two! It’s “pawsitively” pure fun for the whole family!