WinterFest & Doggie Fashion Parade
Free Fun for Families, snow or shine!
PALMER PARK, Palmer Park, one of Detroit's most appealing and magical winter playgrounds, fills with cold-weather fun, nostalgic horse and carriage rides, and an array of fashionably-attired pooches Annual WinterFest and Doggie Fashion Parade.
It may be freezing, but the park will sizzle with cross country skiers, snowshoe travelers, hikers, and ice skaters. De-frosting areas are set up at bonfires and in the warm-up tent, local talent performs, and children can create dog masks, ears and tails to wear in the pet parade.
A well as horse and carriage rides through the woods, crowds gather for the afternoon's highlight when dogs, accompanied by children dressed in their doggie masks, strut their stuff around Lake Frances, wrapped in scarves, cloaks, hats, sunglasses and all manner of zany attire. There are prizes and treats for all pets.
"Bundle up and bring your ice skates, skis or snowshoes," says People for Palmer Park President Rochelle Lento. "We hope to create a winter wonderland for kids and adults to enjoy."
Palmer Park's WinterFest and Doggie Fashion Parade takes place in Palmer Park, on the south side of the park adjacent to Merrill Plaisance, which is located just north of McNichols (Six Mile Road) and just west of Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Follow the signs to free parking.
PEOPLE FOR PALMER PARK OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE: As with all our events, we will have plenty of official PFPP merchandise for sale! T-shirts, WINTER HATS! Doggie bandanas and more! Cash and credit accepted!
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Pre-registration for dogs and guidelines for safety and behavior:
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To volunteer at the event, contact Lee King at firstname.lastname@example.org
We especially need volunteers who can ice skate, cross-country ski, and hike with snowshoes.
People for Palmer Park's 2016 WinterFest was brought to you with the generous support of City of Detroit, Michigan Humane Society, and Razor K-9 Dog Training.