The Sweet pea Parade is Saturday, August 3! We are very excited to have a Corgi Club marching group and float this year. We would like as many Corgis and their families as possible!
Anyone who has a Corgi can march in the parade with us, and if you are not able to march a mile, please check in with us about riding on the float (in costume as a witch or wizard).
Our Corgi Club float will be a “Hairy Pawter” themed “Dogwarts Express” since the theme for the parade is “It’s Magical!”
We will begin float decoration at the old Safeway parking lot on 9th and Main at 8am. The parade starts at 10.
Come help decorate! Or just show up before 9:30 to march with us in the parade!
We will have simple costumes on hand for your corgi to wear (ties, glasses, scarves, capes), but please feel free to dress up your corgi in one of the 4 Harry Potter house colors (Green, Maroon, Blue or Black) if you’d like to exercise your own creativity. You can find ideas here.
To give us an organized look, we ask that humans wear white tops (or the white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club gear if you already own some). There will be white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club hats available for sale for $12 each, or Corgi Club buttons for $2 each that you can purchase during float staging, while they last.
Please remember your leashes, poo bags, and water!
Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward. There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.
Bring your corgi! We hope to see you there!
The Sweet Pea Parade is upon us!
WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd at 9 am (Parade starts at 10am)
WHERE: Meet between 8th & 11th on Main St. (Look for the corgis!)
THEME: It’s Magical! (The majority chimed in on a Hogwart’s Academy theme for our corgi float)
BRING: Water, leash, poop bags, sun protection (costuming etc. TBA)
POST-PARADE: Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward! There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.
ALL CORGIS and their owners are welcome to walk with us as part of the Gallatin Corgi Club contingent, regardless of whether or not they are “club members” (Actually, there is no official club membership – just an email list!)
Corgi Parade Creative team and helpers: Meet and execute parade theme for our corgi group and round up volunteers to carry it out. (Last year we had a banner that said “The queen loves her corgis and so do we” and a mini queen of England was our leader. We also gave out dog biscuits to dogs along the parade route which was a big hit. Some ideas for this year have already been gathered on the Facebook page, so it’s just a matter of coming to a consensus on design and getting ‘er done!) If you have any time or energy to devote getting this float put together, please contact us RIGHT AWAY!
PLEASE JUMP IN IF YOU LIKE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
To get involved, email (remove hyphens) g-v-c-o-r-g-i-c-l-u-b-@-gmail.com
We’ll meet early in the week of July 29 to pinpoint specifics, so please let us know ASAP if you can help!
(For additional general info about the Sweet Pea Parade, go to http://sweetpeafestival.org/sweet-pea-parade/ and download the entry PDF form: Page 2 has parade details and rules.)
Thanks, and hope to see you volunteer or participate in the parade!