Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: 2018 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival August 12th

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2018 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival August 12th

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival

will be August 12, 2018


Cardiff (a.k.a. Cardiff by the Sea) has a perfect solution for you and your weary owner if the summer doldrums hit you in August.


Dog Days of Summer dog cartoonThe very popular Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival is coming in a little over 2 weeks.


Every pooche’s favorite summer event, this year the 13th annual, will take place at the Encinitas Community Park adjacent to the Maggie Houlihan Dog Park, Sunday August 12th from 11 am until 6:00 pm.


Encinitas Community Park is located at 425 Santa Fe Drive, a mile east of Swami’s Beach.


The Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival has become the largest and most popular canine-focused event in the San Diego area.


The City expects the Dog Days of Summer Festival in Cardiff could attract as many as 8,000 2 and 4-legged festival-goers (5,000 attended last year at the new venue). As in the past, the festival is sponsored by the Cardiff 101 Main Street Association with a host of other sponsors, too!


The Cardiff Dog Days of Summer canine festival and contest includes over 100 vendors (you’re sure to find plentiful custom dog products and services), a “Maker’s Market Row (artisan-crafted products),” live music, activities for kids, food trucks, beer and wine garden, dog contests, “Rescue Row” presented by the Rancho California Human Society (21 dogs were adopted last year!!), and the Encinitas Pet Health Expo (on-site pet services including micro-chipping, pet licensing, rabies vaccinations and health screenings).


Encinitas Community Park

Encinitas Community Park


Just imagine hours of fun for you and your pooch, or come enjoy the festivities even if you are dog-less; this could be a great opportunity to adopt one!!


There are six categories for the dog contests; which one fits your fur friend? Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, Best Trick, Best Dressed, or Dog/Owner Look-A-Like?


The entry fee is $5 (cash) or $6 for credit/debit; register at the event from 10:45 until 11:15. Contests are each 30 minutes long, beginning at 11:30.


So stop on by, with your fur baby or not, and enjoy the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Festival August 12th in Encinitas, a short distance north of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.


Dog Days of Summer 2018

Encinitas Community Park

425 Santa Fe Drive

Encinitas, CA



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Comment balloon 5 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • July 25 2018 06:59PM


I love seeing these dog events and people (and their dogs) look forward to the socializing and fun.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Morning Jeff.

I'll bet that dog/owner look-a-like could be a hoot.  Be sure and post some photos

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, we need more canine events, I know they will all be well attended. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds 

I won't be going but have friends who have been multiple times and love it. 8,000 people and dogs is a lot!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 year ago

Jeff it seems only fair to a doggie festival.  I bet the pet owners get a bigger kick out of it than their four legged buddies.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago