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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

  • Encinitas Community Park (map)




The Event


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. Last year’s event drew over 5,000 attendees throughout the day.  This 2018, we expect an estimated 8,000 to attend.

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! The City of Encinitas “Pet Health Expo”  the area to visit for on-site pet services.

When & Where

Sunday, August 12, 2018, Festival 11 AM - 4 PM, Beer & Wine Garden Oasis 11 AM - 6 PM

Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr. Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

The Encinitas Community Park is located less than a mile East from beautiful Swami's State Beach.

Driving Directions

From HWY 5: EXIT Santa Fe Dr - head WEST – turn LEFT just past “Plant Power Fast Food” and drive south along the road to PARK ENTRANCE at the back of shopping center.

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.

For more info visit their website

Later Event: August 26
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