Canine Festival Highlights
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 8, from 9:30am-5pm 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, Cardiff 101 Main Street and Cardiff’s favorite dog store, Dirty Dogs. “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.”
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 Second Cousins at 1 pm and Trouble in the Wind at 3 pm. Bring your pup and enjoy a beer while listening to these local legends!
NEW this year to celebrate the 10th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, Canidae and GoPro will be hosting a Diving Dog Competition! This competition is for dogs of all sizes, breeds and abilities. As long as your dog likes to fetch and enjoys the water, he or she can be the next great American Diving Dog!!
Downtown Cardiff is known for its “walkability” with restaurants, markets, post office, library, and other commercial services in easy walking distance to each other. Just a block away are Cardiff State Beach and San Elijo State Beach. Restaurant Row has several restaurants clustered along Coast Hwy 101 next to the beach. San Elijo State Beach Campground is a popular destination for beach camping.
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Contest is a family-friendly event, especially popular with children and their pets. It’s a great way to intermingle with other dog owners and a motley collection of dogs. Come out and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze in the warm summer month of August.