Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

July 4, 2022

Litchfield Historical Society’s Annual 4th of July Pet Parade Returns!

Patriotic Pets and Pet-lovers Rejoice! The Litchfield’s Historical Society’s Annual 4th of July Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Fest returns on Monday, July 4th from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Tapping Reeve Meadow!

All pets—dogs, cats, snails, or stuffed animals—are invited to the Tapping Reeve Meadow for a free Independence Day Celebration. Bring your pet to the judge’s booth before joining the parade. After the award ceremony, everyone can enjoy old-fashioned amusements, including sack races, tug-of-war contests, photo booth, and an ice cream social!

Esteemed judges, Bette and Jerry Geci, will once again be picking the perfect award for each pet, from Best Bark to Terrific Tail, and everything in between. Ice cream donated by Arethusa Farm Dairy and refreshments donated by Litchfield Stop n’ Shop. 

This event is FREE. Pets must be on a leash or in a cage, and if applicable, must be up to date with immunizations. Parade registration begins at 2:15. For more information and to pre-register your pet online visit  

The Litchfield Historical Society receives no regular funding from the town of Litchfield. In an effort to better serve our community, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School offer free admission for all courtesy of Ericson Insurance Advisors, LLC. Participate in our shared history.

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