A costume contest & carnival parade of corgis through Old Town Fort Collins.

2019 Schedule

Friday September 27, 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m.         Corgi Meet-Up and early wrist band and merchandise purchase at the Clarion Inn

Saturday September 28, 2019

9:00 a.m.         Vendor set up

10:00 a.m.      The corgi meet-up, costume registration, and public vendor booths begin

10:30 a.m.       The corgi costume contest begins. (Please see details in the Contest tab)

12:00 p.m.       The parade of corgis leaves Civic Center Park.

3:00 p.m.         Event ends

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

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2019 Registration & Merchandise

Please note, that from now on, all adults must have a wrist band to participate in either the parade or costume contest.

This year we will ship out the pre-ordered wrist bands before the event to ensure a shorter line.

We will only print once and ship two weeks prior to the event. So, the ordering deadline will be September 11, 2019, with a shipping date of Monday September 13, 2019.

We will offer wrist bands and limited merchandise at the Clarion Inn Friday night and the event on Saturday. But, supplies will be limited, so we encourage you to order in advance to guarantee your preferred t-shirt, size and color. (And, to avoid the line!)

2019 Parade Route


Parade details: Patio restaurants en route are in parenthesis

  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. Cross diagonally through Oak St. Plaza to the north side of Oak St. (Agave Grill)
  10. Follow Oak St. west, along the Farmer’s Market to Howes St. (Tasty Harmony)
  11. Turn back north on Howes St., along the Farmer’s Market and return to Civic Center Park.

For the 2nd year, the Clarion Inn has agreed to be our official hotel. Just make your reservation as you normally do. Then, at check-out present your Tour de Corgi registration receipt for a 15% discount.

Clarion Inn
3836 East Mulberry
Fort Collins CO 80524  

This full service, pet friendly hotel is off I-25 is a straight shot to Old Town.

Make your reservations online, or call (520) 505-2284.

There will be a Corgi Meet-Up in the Atrium of the Clarion Inn from 6–8 p.m. on Friday evening.  Wrist bands will be available for early purchase or pick-up.

2019 Costume Contest Categories

The Tour de Corgi Costume Contest is held on a donation basis. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.

This year we are holding time slots for each category. We think will decrease the time spent waiting in line.

Please be registered and on time for your category’s line-up. Prizes will be awarded immediately after each category.

The 2019 Tour de Corgi costume categories and line-up times are:

10:00   Registration begins
10:15   Line-up Completely creative
10:25   Line up Cutest Couple
10:35   Line up Purdiest
10:45   Line up Baddest to the bone
11:00   Line up Funniest Furry
11:15   Line up Greatest group
11:30   Line up for Best Biker Corgi or Corgi Biker Gang

The 2019 Tour de Corgi costume judges are:

  • Gregg Adams with KRFC 88.9
  • Erin Udell with The Coloradoan
  • Senator Joann Ginal
  • Matthew Fritz with FoCoMA – Fort Collins Musicians Association
  • Gregory Bentley, age 7