August 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Village of Waterford
There will be no cost to walk in the Pooch Parade, or to enter the “Strut You Mutt” competition. Check-in and line-up for the Parade will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Municipal Parking Lot on 2nd Street, one block north of Main Street.
Dogs just wanna have fun! That's why Absolutely Waterford is gearing up to bring you and your best friend a brand new summer event - our first ever Pooch Parade, on August 20, 2016, from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Village of Waterford. This event is sponsored by Fox Valley Veterinary Services.
Part parade, part canine carnival, the day promises to make your pooch's dreams come true. The "Strut Your Mutt" parade competition features monetary prizes (from $25 to $100) across four categories: Best Dog/Owner Look-alike, Best Dog Outfit, Friendliest Dog and Overall Favorite – Judge’s Choice. In addition to monetary awards, winners will receive flower neck wreaths from Flowers by Nancy, and a free photo by KK Photography.
All dogs will be allowed to march in the parade, including those who do not wish to participate in the "Strut Your Mutt" competition. The parade will step-off at 9:15 sharp.
Parade participants will assemble in the Municipal Parking Lot on north 2nd street and proceed to Main and 1st Streets. The parade start on 1st Street, turn left on 3rd Street, head north to Division Street, turn left on 2nd Street, and end at the Municipal Lot. Judges will be stationed along the parade route.
More Than Just a Parade
Local and area businesses will be front and center throughout the event. Need a bedazzled collar for your pup? Rendezvous Jewelers has you covered. Loose Ends Sewing Group out of the Waterford Public Library will be selling their fabulous handmade dog beds, and KK Photography will be on hand to take a snap portrait of you and your dog. Those are just three of the many pooch-pleasing offerings you'll find on Main Street that day. Also on hand will be Fox Valley Veterinary Services, the Humane Society, Companion Cuisine, Lucky Dog Daycare and Lakeland Animal Rescue with some lovable dogs ready to pet and be adopted! Check back often as more businesses and vendors are being added. Businesses, Vendors and Organizations Participating in the Pooch Parade.
Have FiFi and Fido been waiting for the perfect day to Tie the Knot? Then let us know! Main Street Boutique will lend the bow tie and veil. KK photography will commemorate the special event with a free photo!
For more information about the parade, or to become a vendor (free), call Cynthia at 262-534-9000, or email: email@example.com
Friday, October 7, 2016
Main Street & Milwaukee Street
Waterford's River's Edge Art Walk (REAW) will again transform the streets of its downtown Heritage District into a festival of fine arts created by local and regional artists. Now in its fifth year, the Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Local businesses and community organizations will host 25+ artists who will display and sell their latest creations. The event is hosted by Waterford's Main Street program, Absolutely Waterford.