It’s not even Mardi Gras yet, but already, Dallas gays are looking ahead to Easter.

Easter in Lee Park (including the Pooch Parade) is back again, and after last year’s successful turnout, they have doubled the number of vendor spaces — from 35 to 70. Half of those will be dedicated to pet rescue/adoption, according to the Petropolitan’s Chris Watts, who once again is helping to organize the event. The other half will be for artisans, jewelers, etc.

Because Easter is early this year (March 31) the deadlines have also been moved up. Applications must be in by March 22 — or earlier, if spaces go quickly. The rental prices are the same as last year. Sponsorships are also being sought.

Anyone interested in inquiring about a booth, or a sponsorship, should contact Watts at