The 2021 Rhody Parade

Held at the last minute, in August instead of May, Port Townsend’s Rhody Parade was a big hit. After all our struggles during the pandemic, it was a fun day for the community.

The corgis love marching along and greeting people… and we get to hear from each block ahead, “Look the corgis are coming!”

From left: Billie Jean, Gus, Toad, Allie (in front), Darby Jean (in back), Chloe Anne, Radar, and Jack.

Corgis in the Rhody Grand Parade

We’re entry number 25, out of nearly 50.

We won’t know where they will be staging us until Saturday morning. When we find out, we’ll post it here.

We suggest meeting us at the corner of Lawrence and Harrison Streets in Uptown Port Townsend. You may just jump in and walk with us.

You won’t be able to miss us as we pass.

Corgis in the Rhody Parade

The Rhody Festival is Back!
Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 12 p.m.
After a pandemic year without a Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend—it’s back. You’re invited to bring your Pembrokes and Cardigans and march with us in the Grand Parade as the “Quimper Corgi Clan”.
The parade starts at noon in “Uptown” Port Townsend at the intersection of Lawrence and Harrison. We are “staged” about an hour before. That location, and our parade place, will be given to us a couple of days ahead. We’ll post that on the Smiling Corgi website. You may also just wait near the start corner and jump in with us as we pass.
The route is about a mile long, it’s mainly flat with a slight downhill near the end. It’s easy, about a mile, and you get to hear from each intersection ahead, 
“Look! The corgis are coming!” 
And… there’s a Cake Picnic as we finish.

New Forever Homes

Jack gets to stay close by with Nancy and Michael here in Western Washington.

Katsu gets to go home with Thomas and Caroline to Chicago.
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The 2019 Rhody Parade

You’re Welcome to Join Us!

Our participants and their humans pose with Her Majesty from our 2018 parade.

We always have a great time, and the parade ends in a cake picnic.

We are number 61 in a parade of 98 entries. Our staging location is on the east (water) side of 1700s block of Lawrence, between Calhoun and Cass. This is 4 blocks from the start line at Lawrence and Harrison.

Map Here

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m., we are typically 30 to 45 minutes down the line. If you want, it’s easy to meet us as we walk up Lawrence to the intersection of Harrison where the parade officially starts.

The parade is a little over a mile in length and two-thirds is a gradual downhill walk.

Rhody Festival Information