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7th Annual Dog Days of Summer Fest

The fastest-growing street fair for dogs and dog lovers in Southern California is set for Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The seventh annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, hosted by the Cardiff 101 Main Street, is expected to draw 10,000 four-legged friends, fans and family members.

Highlights include free samples; giveaways; in-store sales from Dirty Dogs as well as a Dirty Dogs fashion show; a blessing of the dogs; dog contests including Best Kisser and Best Dressed; live music by Bucket Ruckus; delicious food and free samples from Souplantation; an agility course sponsored by K-9 Connection; a doggie photo booth courtesy of Photography by Gabriela; doggie pedicures by 20 Lounge Nail Bar; a doggie beach for the pups to cool off; a kid’s zone; and a large silent auction.

Also new this year, DOGTV will set up a lounge area that will have multiple monitors playing DOGTV for the pooches and comfy chairs and couches for the pet parents to relax. Proceeds benefit local animal charities and Cardiff 101 Main Street, which sponsors other community events throughout the year.

Location: Aberdeen Drive & Newcastle Ave in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. For more information visit