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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

  • Encinitas Community Park 425 Santa Fe Drive Encinitas, CA, 92024 United States (map)

The Event

Cardiff 101 Main Street is proud to partner with the City of Encinitas to present the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer. This FREE event features over 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kids activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks and more!

New this year, the event will be held at the Encinitas Community Park next to the Maggie Houlihan Dog Park and will feature a carefully curated “Maker’s Market Row” where you can find quality handmade goods and connect with local artisans. The event will also feature a “Rescue Row”  and Pet Health Expo.

We’re excited to expand our dog contest categories again at this year’s event. Does your dog like to strut its stuff? Enter one of 6 categories: Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, Best Trick, Best Dressed and Dog/Owner Look-A-Like. Compete to take home a ribbon for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and a goodie bag of cool prizes. Registration is the day of the event from 11:45am-12:15pm $5 cash per entry.

When & Where

TBA, 2018, 12PM-6PM

Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr.

The Encinitas Community Park is located less than a mile East from beautiful Swami's State Beach.

Main Stage Event Schedule


12:10 PM Event Introduction

12:20 PM Blessing of the Dogs

1:00 PM Dog Contest Starts - Cutest Dog

1:20 PM Best Looking Big Dog

1:40 PM Best Looking Small Dog

2:00 PM Best Trick

2:30 PM Best Dressed

2:40 PM Dog/Owner Look-A-Like

3:00 PM Final contest awards

3:30 PM Performance TBA

4:15PM-5:00PM Special Guest Performance TBA

5:00 PM Opportunity Drawing

Earlier Event: December 4
Kringle Mingle
Later Event: November 25
Small Business Saturday