5.23.2011

Upcoming Events in Somerville

I have a heads up on a few dog friendly events as we leave this rainy weather behind and head into Summer (which, in my opinion, can't come soon enough!)

Sunday, May 29th:
The Memorial Day Parade/March with Som|Dog
If you're interested in walking in the parade with (or without) your pup, here are some details from the Som|Dog website:
 
Leashed and licensed dogs that are up-to-date on their vaccinations and enjoy the company of other dogs are welcome! If you have more than one dog, bring a friend! One dog per person, please!
We also need people who are walking without dogs to help carry our banner and to help pull the waggin' wagon with extra water for the dogs. The parade route is 2.25 miles. It starts at City Hall on Highland Avenue and proceeds through Davis Square, along Holland Street, through Teele Square and along Broadway to Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Clarendon Hill.
It's a leisurely walk: We pause frequently along the way as the marching bands ahead of us perform songs for the spectators. If your dog knows any tricks this can be a good opportunity for him or her to work the crowd!

If you want more information, please visit the Som|Dog Page!


Saturday, June 11:
SomerFUN!
SomerFUN is going to take place on Saturday, June 11th - it's a city wide, family friendly event. There will be a SomerMUTT event, where local mutts get to strut their stuff across the main stage. Prizes will be given to the dogs that impress the judges in a variety of categories. There will also be a "Guess the Breed" event, a dog show, local pet adoption agencies, tables for shopping, and lots of other family/pet friendly events through the day. 

For More Info on SomerFUN, please check out The Somerville Local First Website.

Sunday, September 18th:
2nd Annual Somerville Dog Festival
I'm so happy that this is happening again this year. I know this will be a mark that the end of summer is near, but it's definitely the best way I can think of to say fare-thee-well to great weather, and prep for winter. We'll have Agility, Nosework, and Frisbee try-its, the best trick showcase, and demos of all sorts of sports. It's  a great day for seeing what dogs are capable of doing (just ask Max, Somerville's only K9). There will also be vendors, best trick showcases, and lots of things to keep people & dogs busy! It's such a big deal, it was one of 5 Dog Fests nationwide to be highlighted in Dog Fancy Magazine. 

For more info, check out the Somerville Dog Festival Website.


If you know of any other events that are dog friendly, please let me know! I want to make sure we can all go out with our dogs in the 6 months that we can actually enjoy being outside!