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"Yappy" for Dogs Downtown Saturday!

Release Date: July 29, 2019

Media Contact: Monika Kopet
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: (507) 216-9882



“Yappy” for Dogs Downtown Saturday in Downtown Rochester

Dogs Downtown, presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) and Subaru of Rochester will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 3 on the Peace Plaza (rain date August 4)

ROCHESTER, Minn.—The Rochester Downtown Alliance and its presenting partner Subaru of Rochester are “yappy” for Dogs Downtown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 3 in downtown Rochester!


Dress up your dog and snap a shot at the Dogs Downtown photo booth! Costumes of every shape, size, color, and theme will make your pooch an Instagram star! Put your pup to the obstacle course test; once they finish, a special treat awaits them for a "good boy" moment! Stop by the Doberman Rescue Minnesota booth to purchase dog collar bows, magnets, dog toys, mugs, and tumblers, meet a new Doberman friend, and learn about the organization. Chuck & Don's Rochester is pulling out all the stops for its furry companions and their human friends: they will have face painting, sample giveaways, and a Doggie Trail Mix Bar to create a special treat for the pups!


It's a "ruff" life being an Instagram sensation, but Sebastian "Bash" Godric makes it look easy! This happy-go-lucky pup will be part of the pack at Dogs Downtown, so follow Bash on Instagram (@the_bashful_aussie) for all his adventures!


Humans bringing their dogs to downtown Rochester don't have to leave with empty paws. Stop by the Rochester Downtown Alliance tent to grab some Dogs Downtown swag! We will have all sorts of giveaway prizes, and our “paw-some” Dogs Downtown t-shirts for sale.

Visit the Dogs Downtown event website at for vendors, activities, and giveaways and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.