“Paws Around the World” is the theme for the 19th annual Capital Area Animal Welfare Society Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade and Bark in the Park.

Events kick off with Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 along North Boulevard at Town Square. The square will showcase vendors with information, shopping, contests, activities, food and demonstrations, a news release said. Contests will be judged on the Main Stage at noon.

The parade rolls at 2 p.m., featuring a celebration of cultures, traditions and costumes from around the world.