14th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer to be held Aug. 11

A previous Cardiff Dog Days of Summer contestant.

The 14th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas, this free one-day event for dogs and dog lovers features numerous pet-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, agility course by Kamp Kanine and more. There will be dog contests, live music, a variety of food trucks, photo booth with Aw Snap and Racepacepups and a libation lounge.

Does your pup like to strut its fluff? Compete in a contest for a chance to take home a ribbon for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Registration is day of the event from 10:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m. with a $5 cash per entry or $6 for credit/debit.

Stay cool by hanging out at the shaded libation lounge situated next to the food vendors from noon-5 p.m. This year enjoy refreshing brews from The Lost Abbey and Frosé from June Shine. Fifty percent of the proceeds from drink sales will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society that rescues, shelters, and adopts more than a thousand companion animals annually. Dance or relax with live music by Chris James, Pool Cats and Suspicious Package at the Libation Lounge this year. For a full event schedule, check out