The Old Dog Whisker Club, a non-profit organization in Kalamazoo that is dedicated to the owners and enthusiasts of facial hair, invites you to the first ever Kalamazoo Parade of Whiskers, Saturday, June 8th, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Old Dog Tavern. The Kalamazoo Parade of Whiskers is a beard and mustache competition open to everyone with all the proceeds benefiting the club's charities, The Grey Muzzle Organization and The First Day Shoe Fund. According to club President, Andy Miller, the Kalamazoo Parade of Whiskers will be a "fun, family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can join in the admiration of facial fuzz – even kids.”

Registration for contestants will begin at 1:00pm with the competition starting at 2:00pm in the beer garden of Old Dog Tavern. The categories up for judging are:

  • Natural Beards
  • Partial Beards
  • Mustache
  • Freestyle Beards
  • Creative Beards

The club will also provide materials for kids to use to fashion their own fantastically creative beards. Trophies will be awarded to all category winners and the “best in show”.

It's a great day out for two great causes. Here's what you need to know:

  • Where: Old Dog Tavern
  • When: Saturday, June 8th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Registration at 1:00pm
    • Competitions begin at 2:00pm
  • Cost: $10-$20
  • For more information on the Old Whisker Dog Club, click here
  • For more information on The Grey Muzzle Organization, click here
  • For more information on The First Day Shoe Fund, click here