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Dogs Downtown

Dogs Downtown

When: September 23, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Central Park

Every dog has his day, and this day is for all of them! There will be family fun "fur" everyone at Dogs Downtown! Your four-legged friends (and their humans) will have a blast with crafts, games, activities and giveaways! Take time to “paws” with your pups for this free canine-centric event.

  Read more about past activities and vendors at Dogs Downtown in these blogs.


  • Free dog caricature artists
  • Pop-up dog park
  • Agility course
  • Dog pools
  • Live DJ
  • Dogs Downtown photo booth
  • Free giveaways


  • Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Ann Wagaman Photography
  • BACB Unleashed
  • Barky Bus – Leashes and Leads
  • Barkuterie Box
  • Black Swan Living
  • Can Do Canines
  • Central Bark
  • Corona’s Tacos Truck
  • Fuzzy’s Italian Ice
  • Jon Kittleson Portrait Artist
  • Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete
  • KIMT
  • Mayo Clinic – Caring Canines
  • MN Basset Rescue
  • Olmsted-Rochester Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • Paws and Claws Humane Society
  • Petco
  • Pet Butler
  • Pooches & Palomas
  • Rochester Downtown Alliance
  • Small Dog Rescue
  • Subaru of Rochester
  • T-Mobile
  • Thai Garden
  • Tj’s DJ & Photography, LLC
  • Winona State University - Rochester

Su perro y todos están invitados a este evento gratuito sobre perros que incluye manualidades, juegos, actividades y artículos gratuitos. Los perros deben ser amigables con los humanos y otros perros; deberán usar correa para poder asistir.

Keen eygaaga iyo qof walba bannaanka ee dhacdadan bilaashka ah oo gebi ahaanba ku saabsan eeyaha oo ay ku jiraan farshaxanada, ciyaaraha, hawlaha, iyo alaabo bilaashka ah. Eeyadu waa inay saaxiib la noqdaan bini'aadamka iyo eeyaha kale oo ay xirnaadaan si ay uga qaybgalaan.

إحضر كلبك و كل من تريد الى هذه الفعالية المجانية المخصصة للكلاب و التي تشمل الحرف و الألعاب و الأنشطة و المواد المجانية. يجب أن تكون الكلاب ودودة مع البشر و مع الكلاب الأخرى و أن تكون موَّثقة بالأحزمة عند الحضور.

COVID-19 precautions: RDA follows all local, state and CDC guidelines pertaining to outdoor events.

Disclaimer: The Rochester Downtown Alliance does not permit the use of drones at any of its events.

(Video credit: Tyler Aug of The Rochester Posse)

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Dog Friendly Patios

Looking to grab a bite eat? These dog-friendly restaurant patios welcome you and your four-legged companion: