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Dogs Downtown is Sunday, August 2

Release Date: July 20, 2015

Contact: Ender Göçmen
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9886


Dogs Downtown is Sunday, August 2
Downtown Rochester’s newest event is vibrant, fun, and…furry?

ROCHESTER, Minn.---July 20, 2015---Join us on the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester on August 2 from 1pm - 5pm for the first ever Dogs Downtown!

Dogs Downtown, presented by Clements Subaru, is a canine-centric event featuring dog-related activities, on-stage demonstrations, dog-focused vendors, live music, and giveaways for all of our favorite four-legged friends and their humans!

Funny Dog Photo Contest – Capture a photo of your dog making a funny face, funny pose, or interesting gesture for a chance to win a FREE deluxe dog grooming package from PetSmart (worth $75) and a Dogs Downtown Gift Basket. Contest runs July 20 – July 31. Enter your photo at

Activities and Vendors

Clements Subaru – Check out some of their newest – and dog friendly – cars!
Paws Abilities – Try out some of their dog training equipment and test out some doggy training tips
Good Dog Camp – Rochester-based training company demonstrating dog tricks and training on stage and at their booth
BACB Unleashed – Locally made dog treats, toys, clothing apparel for humans, and more
Colby Dog Duds – Gourmet gluten-free dog and cat treats and custom doggie couture
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue
Caring Canines – Therapy Dogs of Mayo Clinic

Food and Live Music

Hot Dog cart by Murph’s Hot Dogs
Dirty Laundry Duo (live music) 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Driven By Rhythm (live music) 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Other Activities

Pet friendly giveaways and free SWAG
Meet and Greet with R.D. the Dogs Downtown mascot
Balloon Artist
Dog Caricatures drawn by Tastes Like Paint – Rochester Art Center

Also, catch a special Dogs Downtown edition of Movies on the Plaza on Saturday, August 1 with “Homeward Bound.” Show starts at 9:00 pm (dusk).

Promotional Resources:

Poster 8 1/2" x 11"
Poster 11" x 17"
Logo Stacked
Logo Horizontal