Dogtown Brings New Orleans to RVA


Join Dogtown Dance Theatre for their annual Mardi Gras celebrations and parades! Open to the Richmond community, Dogtown will celebrate Mardi Gras this year on Saturday, February 14 and “Fat Tuesday”, February 17. Live performances at Dogtown Dance Theatre will follow the community parades.


Parade leaves 15th St. and Bainbridge headed west on 15th St. Turns right on Porter heading north. Turns right on 10th heading east. Turns right on Bainbridge heading south. Then returns to 15th St.

Entry fees for Saturday’s parade are as follows:

Enter a Float!

Decorate your own float for a $75 entry fee, or partner with your favorite non-profit for $200 (includes materials and entry fee). For more information, please contact Elli Morris at or 804-204-1364.

Entry prices include TWO tickets to that day’s performances!

Click here to download the 2015 Float Registration Form.  Email form to and bring payment to parade.

Saturday’s parade is a motorized parade; Tuesday’s is non-motorized. Parade walking participants are free.

SHOWS: 4-7pmPM- Saturday // 7-10PM- Tuesday

Admission: $15 for adults

$5 for children ages 5-12 (free for children under age 5)

There will be food trucks outside, hot food upstairs as well as beer and wine, and this year we will be selling Cafe du Monde beignets & chicory coffee!

Silent Auction during Performances!
Help support Dogtown during the shows by bidding in the silent auction! If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Ellie Morris, our Mardi Gras Coordinator at