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Dogs Downtown Returns for the Third Year

Release Date: July 21, 2017


Dogs Downtown is back for the third year and better than ever!

ROCHESTER, Minn.---July 21, 2017---

Join us on the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester on Sunday, August 6 from 11 am – 3 pm for the third annual Dogs Downtown. Dogs Downtown, presented by Clements Subaru with support from the Rochester International Airport, is a canine-centric event encouraging dogs and their humans to enjoy a day of fun, activities, and giveaways in an open and family-friendly environment. Happening this year:

  • FREE doggy sWAG
  • FREE dog caricature drawings
  • FREE dog massages
  • Puppy pools
  • Dogs Downtown step and repeat photo opportunity with costumes
  • FREE polaroid prints
  • Limited Edition Dogs Downtown t-shirts for sale
  • Food and refreshments for humans
  • Plus much more!

Dogs Downtown Photo Contest – Going on now! Capture a photo of your furry friend for a chance to win a Dogs Downtown Gift Basket ($100 value!). Contest ends July 30th at 11:59PM. Enter your dog photo and/or vote for your favorite dog here!

Also, catch a special Dogs Downtown edition of Movies in the Park on Saturday, August 5 showing “Secret Life of Pets.” Show starts at 9:00 pm (dusk) at Central Park, 225 First Ave NW.

With over 9,000 in attendance last year at Dogs Downtown, we’re expecting a howlin’ good time.

About Rochester Downtown Alliance

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a Minnesota 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.

Media Contact: Samantha Rossi
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Mobile: (507) 216-9886