This 16th Annual animal rescue festival and fundraiser, has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region. Activities include an adoptable pet parade, pet care education, pet services, pet food and supplies drive, free samples, training demos, a Bark-B-Que, food, DJ music & more. Don't forget to come and get your skunk hug. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own critter companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Admission is free.