Looking for Something to Do This Weekend? Have a Dog?

We made it to Thursday and weekend plans are starting to be made. If you have a dog, or just really like dogs, then look no further than the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer event this Saturday, August 13th. This sounds like quite the street fair according to the Encinitas Advocate. This free event will be starting at 10am and going until 6pm taking up Newcastle street, Aberdeen street, and Liverpool street.

The funding for this event is coming from various sponsors including San Diego County and the city of Encinitas. There will be 200 dog-related vendors located up and down the streets even including a pet adoption section led by various rescue groups. Local music artists will be playing throughout the day on a live music stage at the Lost Abbey beer garden. Of course there will be a dog parade and a silent auction along with several dog contests that you could watch or enter. There will be four different dog contests including Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, and, of course, a Dog and Owner Look-Alike contest! How funny is that last one? Cardiff Animal Hospital will be the “paw protection sponsor” meaning that green turf will be laid out all around the event to ensure the comfort and protection of the doggy’s little feet.

This event definitely sounds like a blast!  I’m sure that it would be such a fun event for the kids. The organizers, Cardiff 101 Main Street, say that they expect the event to draw around 10,000 dogs, family members, and dog-lovers. Whoa, that is quite a crowd. If you don’t already have plans, make sure to check this out!

Also, if you need a ride, there will be a free shuttle leaving from Encinitas City Hall at 505 S. Vulcan!

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