The Animarvels Expo



Saturday May 22, 2021 12pm-6pm

Hessel Park, Champaign


Sponsored by:



What’s an animarvel?  

Their superpower is love!  An animarvel can be your pet, a therapy animal, a service animal, an emotional support animal, or even animals at the park or in videos.  Any animal that helps with your emotional wellness is an animarvel!

What’s The Animarvel Expo?

The Animarvels Expo is an event to encourage human-animal interaction for emotional wellness and suicide prevention.  Pet owners are invited to bring their animarvels to the park to play in our dog and cat play areas, enter the Best of Animarvels contests, and show off your pet in the Animarvels Parade.  People who have had an animarvel make an impact on their life are invited to share their story for display.  There will also be vendors/exhibitors and professionals to share information about animal care, animal therapy, pet ownership, and more.  There may even be some animarvels available to adopt!  And of course, there will be great food, music, and entertainment.  Check back for updates!

All animals must have proof of current rabies vaccination (tag or certificate).
All animals must be on a leash (6ft. maximum) or in an enclosed carrier.
Handlers must be at least 16 years old.
Handlers must clean up after their animal.
Any animals determined to be aggressive or dangerous by Rattle the Stars staff must be immediately removed.
Rattle the Stars is not responsible for accidents, injuries, or other damages to humans or animals.


Enter the Best of Animarvels contests here.

Enter the Animarvels Parade here.

Share your Animarvels Story here.

Apply to be a vendor/exhibitor here.

Apply to volunteer here.

Support this event with a sponsorship here.


All proceeds support Rattle the Stars suicide prevention services.