Big Dog Parade in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara--Grab your dog and head to the annual Big Dog Parade and Canine Festival! Dog lovers and families from across the US travel to the beautiful coastal town of Santa Barbara, CA to compete in the largest dog Parade in the country!

Over 16,000 spectators line State St. in downtown Santa Barbara eagerly anticipating thousands of dogs in hilarious costumes…dogs as ballerinas, devils, clowns, kings, cowboys, biker dudes and more, all competing for the highest honor of Best in Parade!

Following the Parade, join the fun at the Canine Festival in its beautiful beach location at Old Chase Palm Park. Thousands enjoy rows of vendor booths, kid’s activities, live music, yummy food, and celebrity guests …its fun for the entire family!


Not only is it the best dog parade in the country, but it’s also for a wonderful cause!! All proceeds from the event go directly to the Big Dog Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of dogs, children and dogs that help people. Through its existence, the Big Dog Foundation has donated millions of dollars to charities dedicated its cause.


Don’t miss the fun at this year’s Big Dog Parade and Canine Festival!  Parade begins at 9:30am and the Canine Festival at 10:30am. For more information, please visit or call (805)9638727 x1398.

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