Benicia Dog Festival
September 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eventgoers will enjoy the dog and me agility contest, a dog and me look-a-like contest, dog adoption event, vendor booths. Opening ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Closing ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include a blessing of the animals and a ladybug release ceremony for animals that are no longer with us. Participants can purchase ladybugs at the event. The Benicia Dog Festival is a fundraiser to raise money for the rescue and care of animals in the event of natural disasters in our region.
At the event, the City of Benicia will hold its first ever community education for their new Citizen’s Dog Walkers Watch Team- called the “Dog pack”. Members of the community will learn what to do when they see something that requires police assistance within the community while walking their dog. This new program raises awareness around safety and extends the eyes and ears of the City of Benicia’s Police Department. Participants who attend the education and would like to be initiated into the Benicia Dog Pack will receive a T-shirt.