ABOUT THE 4th ANNUAL TOUR DE CORGI EVENT

A carnival parade of corgis through Old Town Fort Collins.

To be held Saturday September 29th, 2018

Proceeds benefit 4 Paws Pet Pantry and Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue

The corgi meet-up, costume registration, and public vendor booths begin at 10:00 a.m. at Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, CO.

The costume contest begins at 10:30 a.m.

The parade of corgis leaves Civic Center Park at 12:00 noon and will visit Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza.

The corgi meet-up and public vendor booths will continue until 3:00 p.m.

The public is invited to visit Civic Center Park and the dog-related vendor booths.

This year, Tour de Corgi has an official hotel, which is the Clarion Inn  at 3836 East Mulberry, Fort Collins, 80524.  This comfortable hotel off I-25 is a straight shot to Old Town.  Make your reservations on-line, or call (520) 505-2284.  Your party will receive a 15% discount from the Clarion Inn, when you show your Tour de Corgi registration at checkout.

There will also be an informal Meet-and-Greet in the atrium of the Clarion Inn from 6–8 p.m. on Friday evening.  Wrist bands will be available for early pick-up. 

Parade Route

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Parade details: Patio restaurants en route are in parentheses.

  1. The parade will exit Civic Center Park from the north and cross College Ave. at LaPorte Ave.
  2. Proceed down the east side of College Ave. (Starbucks, Wags, Bean Cycle, Town Pump)
  3. Turn east and circle through Old Town Square. (The Kitchen, Lucky Joes, Yeti)
  4. Circle in front of the stage and back to the south. (Little Bird Café, Bondi Beach Bar, Coopersmith’s north patio, Ben & Jerry’s)
  5. At the south end of Old Town Square, go half a block east to the crosswalk. (Coopersmith’s south patio)
  6. Cross Mountain Ave. at the crosswalk.
  7. Head west back to College Ave. and turn south one more time. (Starry Night Cafe, Bisetti’s, The Crown Pub)
  8. Take the crosswalk that crosses directly to Oak Street Plaza.
  9. Circle Oak Street Plaza to the left. (Blue Agave Grill)
  10. Turn back north onto College Ave. and cross Mountain Ave. (The Drunken Monkey, Old Chicago’s, The MainLine, Sonny Lubick Steak House, Austin’s American Grill)
  11. Turn west onto Mountain Ave. and continue west to the south entrance to Civic Center Park. (Enzios, Big Als, Snooze, Trailhead Tavern, Steakout Saloon)

2018 Costume Contest Catergories

Bring your best costumes to strut your stumps and wag those tails at the Original Costume Contest. The contest begins at 10:30 a.m. at Civic Center Park. Registration is on a donation basis.