Dog lovers will take over downtown Rochester on Saturday, September 18th for "Dogs Downtown" at the Peace Plaza presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance. This event will feature games, activities, music, food, and giveaways!

The weather should be perfect for the event on Saturday with a high expected to be around 72-degrees. Below you'll see a list of activities and vendors that will be at Dogs Downtown and read about the dog-friendly patios in downtown Rochester.

Dogs Downtown

When: September 18, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Peace Plaza

DOGS DOWNTOWN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR DOG AND YOU

Music by Chris Lawrence

Photo Booth Cuddle Huddle

The Garden Agility Course

Puppy Pools & Ball Pits

Neon Green Studio Art Cart

Bubbles

Poo Area

DOGS DOWNTOWN VENDORS

Pooches and Palomas

Central Bark Metronet

WSU - Rochester

Subaru of Rochester

Ann Wagaman Small Dog Rescue Rochester

Pet and Country Store

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Dog Portrait Art

Petco

Altra Federal Credit Union

BACB Unleashed Baskery

Leashes and Leads

Barky Bus

Little Thistle Brewing Co.

Cameo Restaurant

DOG-FRIENDLY PATIOS

Stick around after the event for lunch. These four downtown restaurants have a dog-friendly patio:

Chester’s Kitchen & Bar

Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen

The Tap House

Victoria's Ristorante

For more information on Dogs Downtown visit the Rochester Downtown Alliance's website. 

The RDA has another big event planned for next month when they'll transform the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester into a giant roller skating rink. Kanika Couchene, RDA's director of events & strategic partnerships, said, “Roller skating has made a comeback recently and we hope Rochester really embraces this new program. We envision an exuberant, welcoming event that appeals to all ages, including 12- to 18-year-olds, a demographic we haven’t always served in the past.”

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