PROUD POOCHES: The Pride Paw Parade at Eumundi is one of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival's most colourful events.
PROUD POOCHES: The Pride Paw Parade at Eumundi is one of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival's most colourful events. Contributed

Put your best foot forward for Pride Paws Parade

DOG owners, it's time to hit your dress-up box and get creative in preparation for the Pride Paws Parade on Saturday, February 25.

The event brings together beautiful best-dressed pooches from across the community for a day of laughs and belly scratches - with some great prizes up for grabs.

The Pride Fair Day is a flagship event of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival and celebrates our diversity by bringing together the LGBTIQ community, friends and family in a fun and supportive environment.

Event co-ordinator Marj Blowers says all dogs and their parents (owners) are invited to take part in the Pride Paws Parade and registration is free.

"Dressed-up dogs are invited to take part in a parade at 11am through the markets and during this time, we'll be judging winners in three categories: most glamorous pride pooch, best pride parent look-alike and best rainbow pride pooch," Marj says.

The winner of each prize category will receive a prize pack.

"And we have a little something for every dressed-up dog that takes part on the day, with all participants receiving a $10 voucher from Pet Stock Noosa," Marj says.

Visit www.eumundimarkets.com.au for all the details.

The underlying festival theme is "Under The Rainbow", acknowledging that we are all born under the same sky and we are all equal.

The festivities will be held across two stages: the Eumundi Amphitheatre Stage (hosted by renowned Sunshine Coast drag queen Melony Brests) and the Rainbow Stage (hosted by drag-queen diva Sal Monalla).

There will also be balloon artistry fun and face painting for families at the kids' zone (in the Amphitheatre area of the markets).


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