The Downtown Memphis Commission is hosting the first Downtown “Howliday” Pet and Family Parade this Saturday, December 10. The parade begins at the corner of Main Street and Monroe (in front of One Commerce Square) at 3 pm and marches to Court Square for an afternoon of games, caroling, pet photos and other activities. Pets and people in the parade are encouraged to dress in festive, holiday attire. Anyone can participate and there is no registration fee.
Also this Saturday, Downtown’s first off-leash dog park, The Barking Lot, will open on the corner of Jefferson and Main Street. Property owners Pinkney & Janice Herbert partnered with the Downtown Memphis Commission to transform what was a vacant, blighted lot into a multi-use space that includes the dog park and a landing space for food trucks. ServiceMaster by Stratos has donated maintenance of the park for one year.