The 7lst annual Kiwanis Pet Parade is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday, starting at First and Main streets in downtown Los Altos.
The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos launched the parade in 1948, and it’s been a community tradition ever since.
The free event draws thousands of people each year.
Hundreds of local kids and their pets – from dogs and cats to birds and turtles – are slated to march up and down Main and State streets.
Local youth groups, marching bands and dignitaries riding in vintage cars will take part in the festivities as well.
Los Altos High School Principal Wynn Satterwhite will serve as grand marshal of this year’s parade. Julie McPherson is chairwoman of the event.
Although online registration closed last week, organizers said they would not turn away anyone who wants to march in the parade; seek out Kiwanis volunteers in yellow T-shirts before the parade for directions to the staging area.
All marchers will receive participation ribbons.