Jo's opened on South Congress Ave. in 1999 and has been serving coffee, tacos, sandwiches and prime people watching ever since. A hub of community activity, Jo's regularly hosts fundraisers, concerts and other reasons to gather. Dogs are always welcome.
This is the place for dogs in drag. Our annual Pet Parade is beloved by all who have come across it - it's hard not to love animals in outfits. Liz Lambert created the annual Pet Parade to honor the life of her late brother and best friend Lyndon, who was a pet lover and the founder of the San Francisco pet store "George."
We parade down South Congress with a marching band and outfitted pets in tow, and arrive in the parking lot for a pet costume competition. Then we hang out for a few hours to eat, drink, and ogle a lot of great looking animals while a band or two plays. All proceeds from the entry fees benefit Austin Pets Alive!
Pet Parade is open to all. Registration is only necessary to participate in the contest. To march without competing, just show up at the starting location (Hudson's Meat Market at 1800 South Congress) at noon sharp.
Come out and listen to the sweet sounds of the Jo's House Band with special guests each week. Grab a cup of coffee or a beer and enjoy the view. Grab a seat or scoot your feet. Either way, we guarantee you'll have a blast. Always Free!
Every Sunday 12:30 to 3:00 pm
March 25: Warren Hood & the Jo's House Band
April 1: Tina Rose & the Jo's House Band
April 8: Greg Izor & the Jo's House Band
April 15: Greg Izor & the Jo's House Band
April 22: Warren Hood & the Jo's House Band
April 29: Emily Gimble & the Jo's House Band
2017 Pet Parade Photo Gallery
Thank you for joining us at the 18th Annual Lyndon Lambert Memorial Easter Pet Parade.