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First Saturday - Dog Days of Summer
- Saturday, August 4, 2012 • 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Downtown Frederick goes to the dogs with "Dog Days of Summer," featuring a dog parade and costume contest, dog friendly stores, dog friendly dining, animal art & more. The festivities begin at 5pm with registration and conclude with a Yappy Hour doggie after-party. Also enjoy live entertainment, guest artists and extended shopping hours at 80+ downtown stores. A portion of Dog Days proceeds benefit the event's co-organizer, the Frederick County Humane Society.
Click here for a printable registration form! You can also register at Two Paws Up in Downtown Frederick and fill one out in person.
Click here for a printable brochure listing all the day's activities. More info to be added as it comes in.
Sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery, this year’s Yappy Hour includes two live bands, delicious Flying Dog beer, an extended schedule. Open from 4-8pm at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre.
Doggie Parade & Costume Contest:
Pick up a registration form at Two Paws Up or online at www.downtownfrederick.org. Pre-registration is strong-ly advised! The Frederick County Humane Society will receive 50% of all registration fees and will take additional donations throughout the day.
Judging Station Locations:
Frederick County Bank & Bark 22 S. Market Street
(in front of Federated Charities)
Bark to School 301 N. Market Street
(in front of Vibrant Artwear)
Honda Hounds 112 E. Patrick Street
(in front of Emporium Antiques)
Bone Beach Shab Row
(between The Loft at AI and Little Pottery Shop
Dog Agility Demonstration:
Breakaway Dogs will perform agility feats at
Carroll Creek Amphitheatre.
Wet’n’Woof Chill Zone:
Pools and a mister will be set up at the Carroll Creek
Amphitheatre so your dog can cool of and chill out!
DINING WITH DOGS
Dine on these patios with your pooch:
Brewer’s Alley: 124 N Market
Cacique 26:N Market
Frederick Coffee Company & Cafe: 100 N East
Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream Co.: 253 E Church
Hinode: 50 Carroll Creek Way
The Greene Turtle: 50 Citizen’s Way
Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar: 44 N Market
La Paz: 51 S Market
Moxie Bakery & Cafe: 629 N Market
Shab Row Bistro: 221B N East
The Wine Kitchen: 50 Carroll Creek Way
LOCATIONS & ARTISTS
30 N Market: LUCY
301 N Market:Norman & The Walters
203 N Market: The Poets of Unk Straight Up Tribal
13 E Patrick: Hard Swimmin’ Fish
107 E Patrick: Studio 6
100 N East: FM Sounds (DJ)
Carroll Creek Stage: The Speakeasy Boys
34 S Market: Muskrat Sally
Amber Coast | 3 E Patrick
Carl Woerner is a professional Maryland artist and owner of Pencilworks studios. Carl specializes in portraiture and is especially sought out for his canine and eq-uine portraits. Carl is accepting commissions for portraiture of both people and animals. Carl will have several examples of his work on display.
Candlelight Ghost Tours | 124 N Market
A nighttime excursion through “Maryland’s Most Haunted City!” Tours available this weekend! Visit www.marylandghosttours.com for more information.
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center | 40 S Carroll Building wide reception for the new exhibits. Meet the exhibiting artists and enjoy a bite to eat and a taste of wine. Also, the 3rd floor offers "Creative Outlet!" where kids, young and old, can put paint to paper and craft a work of art. This months theme is "Global Dogs - In celebration of Dog Days of Summer." Open from 9am to 6pm.
The Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East
Watch us make Dog Days dog bowls and other creations at our pottery wheel throwing demonstrations. Come and tour the studio and take a turn on the pot-ter’s wheel yourself!
The Muse | 19 N Market David Ohlerking, a Philadelphia artist paints on the spot! All day long he will be painting dogs, street scapes and more! He will paint your dog if you ask him to and if you like it you can buy it from him! Meet the artist and see his exhibit inside of the store!
Shab Row & Everedy Square
Celebrate Frederick’s German heritage during the fourth annual Vintage VW Meet. Volkswagen autos and buses from the late 1930’s the 70’s will be on dis-play. Open til 6pm.
Trail House | 17 S Market Join us as we host Hero Dog, a non profit organization that provides service dogs to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran! A great group and a very worth-while cause. Open 'till 9pm.
VISIONS | 16 N Market Especially for "Dog Days" VISIONS will have a limited selection of pre-made readers from "PAWS 'n' CLAWS" tm!... What better way to support our "four-eyed" friends and our "four-footed" friends than with these specially priced "visual aids" that also aid the ASPCA! "Unleash" the animal in you (or a loved one) and get 'em while they last! (P.S. For Rx'ers, we'll have our cool cat "cat-eye" frames on sale all day too!)