The 25th annual Pet Parade kicked off the Sandy Springs Festival. Festival-goers crowded Heritage Green Park in downtown Sandy Springs on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 to listen to music, check out chalk drawings and see some of the area’s finest pets in their finest dress. Here are few entrants in the parade, photographed by Phil Mosier.

Rebecca Kunimoto, with her dog, Mars Attacks,  won first place for her costume.

Katie Love, 8, with her dog, Codie.

Lee Walker with Alexis, her Bearded Dragon. Walker won first place for “Most Unusual Pet” in the parade.

Lizbeth Harrison entered the parade with her dog Whymsie.