Anyone with a dog knows that 17th Street is a great place to walk your dog, especially at night when you want the added security of people around. Moreover, in an area where dogs and cats are pseudo children to many residents (you know it’s true), there had to be something for pets at Saturday’s 17th Street Festival: The Pet Zone, between R Street and Riggs Place NW.
The festival runs from 2 to 6 pm this Saturday, September 25, between P Street and Riggs Place NW on 17th Street. And for people, there will be live music and a beer garden at 17th and Church Streets.
Pet Zone Activities
The Pet Zone will offer up four activities from 2:30 to 5 pm. Sponsored by The Coldwell Banker Group and other local businesses, there will also be a doggy buffet all afternoon in front of the Coldwell office (west side between Q and Corcoran Streets).
Festival-goers can also find out about the pet services, supplies and care that are available from merchants and providers in the neighborhood.
- 2:30 pm: Dog Ice Cream Eating Contest by Doggie Style Bakery. The first dog to the bottom of the bowl wins a prize from Doggie Style Bakery.
- 3 pm: Discussion and tips about pets and kids’ safety by the Fur-Get-Me-Not trainer.
- 3:45 pm: Agility demonstration and a few basic tips for your dog with Anytime K9.
- 5 pm: Another Dog Ice Cream Eating Contest by Doggie Style Bakery. The first dog to the bottom of the bowl wins a prize from Doggie Style Bakery.
About the Festival
The 17th Street Festival (also on Facebook) is being organized by the Historic Dupont Main Streets project, Ross Elementary School PTA and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA). Festival organizers are selling sponsorships to individuals, businesses and organizations. Items are also being solicited for a raffle.
Proceeds from the sale of festival sponsorships will be used to purchase flowers and plants for 17th Street’s of tree boxes, as well as flags for the new light posts. The light post flags will promote local groups, organizations and upcoming events.
Additional funds from sponsorships will go toward a fund for future 17th Street projects and festivals, as well as to the Ross Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Anyone interested in making a raffle donation should contact Nina at [email protected]. Potential festival sponsors should contact Jennifer at [email protected]