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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is ready to celebrate man’s best friend! Set in this beautiful beach community, this annual one-day street fair for dogs and dog lovers is set for Saturday, August 13th, from 10:00am-6pm on Newcastle Ave, Aberdeen Drive and Liverpool Drive in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The event is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street and is expected to draw 10,000 four-legged friends, their fans and family members. This event is made possible though numerous sponsors, including funds from the County of San Diego and City of Encinitas. "This is a great event to benefit the Cardiff community," said County Supervisor Dave Roberts. "It is fun for the public and their pets, and is the largest of its kind in the region. The County of San Diego is proud to support this community event."

Thank you Cardiff Animal Hospital and Wellness Center for being our Paw Protector sponsor! Thanks to your generosity and sponsorship Cardiff 101 will be able to lay green turf throughout the event and help protect our pooches paws! 

Shuttles will be running from Encinitas City Hall every 15 minutes starting at 9am-5pm.

Dog Days of Summer is San Diego County's largest dog-centric event! Beginning at 10 am watch or enter in 4 different dog contests including Cutest Puppy, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, Best Looking Big Dog and Best Looking Small Dog. After the contest, local musical talents will be showcased in conjunction with the Lost Abbey beer garden with Wish and the Well at 1 pm, Second Cousins at 3pm and Zach David at 5pm. Bring your pup and enjoy a beer while listening to these local legends! 

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Big thank you to California Coast Credit Union, Cardiff 101's 2016 exclusive financial services sponsor!



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Later Event: November 12
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