CARDIFF BY THE SEA — Cardiff 101 Main Street presents the ninth annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, a free event with more than 200 dog related vendors, live music stage, beer garden, a dog contest, agility course, kid’s zone, silent auction and more.
Dog owners and do lovers are invited out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 along Newcastle Avenue between Chesterfield and Birmingham Drives, and at Aberdeen Drive (at Newcastle Avenue) and Liverpool Drive (from Newcastle Avenue to San Elijo Avenue) in the heart of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
The event is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street. Beginning at 10 a.m. watch or enter in 10 different dog contests including Best Kisser, Best Smile and Best Dressed. New this year, musical talents will be showcased in the afternoon with Tolan Shaw at 1 p.m. and Trouble in the Wind at 3 p.m.
Highlights of this year include a blessing of the dogs by the monks from the Tibetan Meditation Center, booths including pet adoptions from local shelters and rescue organizations and the Lost Abbey beer garden, pet products and services, food vendors, an agility course sponsored by Zoom Room, a doggie photo booth courtesy of Photography by Gabriela, doggie cool zones, an expanded kid’s zone and a silent auction.
Catch the free shuttle from Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Proceeds benefit local animal charities and Cardiff 101 Main Street, which sponsors other community events throughout the year. Visit cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com for more information.