Pets Will Join Annual Children’s Parade on Oct. 21

A woman on stilts stands by the red arch sculpture as children in costumes with their parents are behind the arch during the Come as You Art event on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania.

For the first time, dogs will join the fun at the annual children’s costume parade on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail on Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m.

With the possible rain expected to end in the morning, KSAT is planning to go ahead with this event as scheduled. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 22.

Kids are invited to dress in an art-themed costume, such as a famous artist, work of art, or artistic style, at the third annual Come as You Art event. Proud pet owners are encouraged to dress their canines, cats, or other animals in an art-themed costume, too, for Come as You Arf. Both will start at the Richard McAteer Memorial Bridge (“blue bridge”). 

Prizes from local stores and vendors will be given in both the children and pets’ categories for the most artistic, creative and clever costumes. The grand prize will be a skateboard from the Five and Dime skate shop in Easton.

Leading the parade will be the Big Easy Easton Brass Band along with Jon the Juggler and stilt walker Erin Grins.

Parking is available at the lot next to 500 Bushkill Drive, at assorted spots along Bushkill Drive, and at the Silk complex near the pedestrian bridge. It’s a 15-20-minute walk from the pedestrian bridge to the Richard McAteer Bridge (“blue bridge”) on the southeast side of the trail.

The city trolley will shuttle participants between the Bushkill Commons parking lot (formerly Hummel Lumber lot, by Lafayette College Public Safety) at 901 Bushkill Drive and the McAteer Bridge from 1-3 p.m. Signs will be placed at both locations.

Event sponsors are St. Luke’s University Health Network, VM Development Group, Dogtopia, Bi-State Construction, and Timmerman Equipment.

Share your creations on Instagram (@ksartstrail) and Twitter (@KS_ArtsTrail) with #KSAT_CAYA.

St. Luke's University Health Network logo with those words and a star burst in place of the apostrophe before the last letter sThe logo for VM Development Group LLC, with those words and a basic drawing of three tall buildingsDogtopia logo with that name in orange and the letter D curved into the shape of a dog's headA yellow construction vehicle and above it the words Bi-State ConstructionThe blue, circular logo of Timmerman Equipment Company