Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest coming to CocoWalk

As summer comes to a close, CocoWalk celebrates Dog Days of Summer with the second annual Dog Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 until 7 p.m.

Hosted by CocoWalk, activities begin at 3 p.m. in the courtyard. Several canine-friendly vendors will offer pet friendly activities and giveaways such as the Pooch Perks station. Visitors and their pets can play with interactive toys, take a photo in the Instagram photo booth and sign up to be part of the Pooch Perks Box raffle.

Beat the heat with presenting sponsor Equipaws Pet Services’ hydration station. Inspired with your dog’s health in mind, each pet will cool down with water in their own disposable bowls to limit the spread of germs and maintain pet health on this sure-to-be-warm day.

After a refreshing drink, pets and their owners can create their personalized paw print masterpiece. Suggested donation of $5 will be given to a local pet rescue.

Guests also can learn about ways to get involved with Bark for Life, an event dedicated to helping pets with cancer, and enter for a chance to win prizes in the American Cancer Society-East Kendall Relay for Life Raffle. All items sold by CocoWalk and the East Kendall Relay for Life booth will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

If your pet is talented, sign up for the second annual My Pup’s Got Talent Competition beginning at 5 p.m. Owners and pets interested in competing can do so by signing up on CocoWalk’s Eventbrite page at

Don’t have a furry friend? No problem. Miami-Dade Animal Services will be on property with pups in need of a loving home.

Pass by the CocoWalk registration booth to learn how you can take home a goody bag and learn more information about the event.

CocoWalk is located at the heavily traveled intersection of Grand Avenue, McFarlane Road, and Main Highway — the epicenter of the Grove. The four-level facility is equipped with a beautiful, large, open courtyard. The attached, well-lit 840-space parking garage is utilized heavily by customers of CocoWalk, as well as visitors to Coconut Grove.

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