Mardi Gras

Wiener Dog Derby

When: Sun., Feb. 19, 2 p.m. 2017

If your dog is more of a speedster than a stroller, the Wiener Dog Derby starts at 2 p.m. at Wiener Stadium (Lafayette Avenue and South Ninth Street). There are four divisions based on age, with the Wiener Wannabe class open to non-dachshunds small enough to fit in the starting box. Both events are free for spectators, though its $10 to enter your mutt in either the parade or the races.

Price: free for spectators