The 13th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas. This free event features over 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and a carefully curated Maker's Market Row. Activities include dog contests, live music, kids activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more.
The event's special features are the Rescue Row, presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Pet Health Expo presented by the City of Encinitas.
At the event you will find the carefully curated Maker's Market Row with quality handmade goods and opportunities to connect with local artisans. A Rescue Row presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society will be the place to adopt a pet from numerous featured rescue groups. A record 21 dogs were adopted on site last year! Check out the City of Encinitas Pet Health Expo area to visit for on-site pet services including microchipping, licensing opportunities, rabies vaccination and pet care information provided by the San Diego Humane Society.
"While we celebrate the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer one day each year, every day is a great day to be a dog in Cardiff. Dogs are part of the family. We take them with us everywhere. They go with us in the car, at the park, or for a hike by the beach. In Cardiff, every day is a dog day" - Jim Silveira, President, Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
Does your dog like to strut its stuff? Due to popular demand we'll be extending the time allocated for each dog contest category to allow for more contestants to enter. Compete in a contest and you could take home a ribbon for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place along with a goodie bag filled with cool prizes. Registration is the day of the event from 10: 45am-11: 15am with a $5 cash per entry or $6 for credit/debit. Look out for a special appearance by City of Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear who will be announcing contest winners. Live music by local performers will be featured on the main stage till 6pm following the dog contests.
Enjoy refreshing blends and brews at the Lost Abbey Beer & Wine Oasis situated next to the main stage. Here you watch and listen to the fascinating dog contests and wide variety of music that will keep playing two hours after the festival closes. New this year we are excited to announce that award-winning country pop artist Steven Ybarra will be performing as well as local reggae band The Nightengayles. The food area will have tasty bites by local food truck purveyors. Mizu will be providing free hydration stations filled with fresh water from Palomar Water so make sure to bring your reusable bottle to stay cool and hydrated!
Make sure to stop by the Cardiff 101 Opportunity Drawing booth to purchase tickets to win a cruise bike from Electra Bicycle Company, a dog DNA kit from Embark Vet, cool gear from Pupologie, Nixon, Goldcoast Skateboard, Mizu, tickets to KAABOO Del Mar, Vertra Suncare, Belly Up Concert Tickets, gift cards from Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13,& Miltons, Sushi Lounge, a year's worth of grill cheese sandwiches from Bread & Cheese Catering and more!
All four-legged friends are welcome at this dog friendly event but be aware that all dogs must be on leash (6 feet) at all times at the park except within the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park area. We also ask that you be respectful of the park and clean up after pets.
A portion of the event proceeds are donated to Rancho Coastal Humane Society whose focus is to rescue, shelter, and find homes for companion animals while promoting humane ideals through education and community outreach.
The event is organized by Cardiff 101 Mainstreet, for event details and updates, visit www.cardiff101.com. To apply to be a vendor, click here.
Sunday, August 12, 2018, Festival 11 AM - 4 PM, Beer & Wine Garden Oasis 12 PM - 6 PM
Parking & Shuttle Information
Parking is available at San Dieguito Academy with a shuttle service to and from the park from 8:00 am - 6:30 pm. Please respect the residents and businesses in the area and DO NOT park in the following areas: Immediate Residential Neighborhoods or Shopping center