San Diego's own Doggie Street Festival throws a Los Angeles party on Sunday, June 24 at the Westfield Century City Mall.
Funny thing about franchises. They tend to be actual physical places, for the most part, right? Businesses inside buildings. Not always -- clubs can franchise and teams -- but one if far more likely to see the name of an ice cream company in a new city than the name of a festival from your hometown.
But perhaps this is a happy harbinger of things to come. San Diego's own Doggie Street Festival, which has celebrated barkers and supported dog adoptions for nearly a half decade, is headed for Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24.
This isn't merely putting it all on the road, though; the festival, which will unfurl at Westfield Century City, will round up local LA rescue groups and organizations. Also, cat lovers? Felines'll be a part, too, for the first time, so don't let the festival title send you meowing away.
So, to answer what are probably the first two questions: Is it free? Yep. Can you show with your own Fido? Yep again, provided he can make nice with other animals.
Thanks for sharing, San Diego. We have some mighty fine annual to-dos up here, too. Maybe you want to try a few out?
The hours of the Doggie Street Festival are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(photos by Kristin Westermeyer)