Shirlington’s annual pet-friendly street festival “Wags n’ Whiskers” is returning next week.
The 12th annual pet expo is popping back up on Campbell Avenue next Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside the Village at Shirlington, and usually draws hundreds of attendees. This year’s festival will feature adoptable pets, live music, and activities like face-painting and balloon art.
About 65 local businesses and organizations will host booths along the street advertising pet wares and offering “treats and gift bags,” according to a recent press release. Veterinarians and dog trainers will also be attending to answer practice advice questions.
Singer songwriter Taylor Carson and pop rock cover band Dan Haas Trio will both perform during the weekend event.
Scenes from Wags n' Whiskers! Come join us!
Posted by The Village at Shirlington on Saturday, August 24, 2013
During the event, attendees can get pictures taken of their pets (for $5) or get a caricature drawn of them and their pet. Attendees will also have a chance to enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the nearby Dogma Bakery.
Event organizers noted in the press release that water stations will be stationed throughout the street to keep pets hydrated and cool.
The Village at Shirlington lists several dozen organizations on its website expected to have booths or staff at the festival:
- American Maltese Association Rescue
- Arlington Animal Hospital
- Artful Paws Photography
- Bark + Boarding
- Caring Hands Animal Hospital
- Columbia Pike Animal Hospital and Emergency Center
- Dogma Bakery
- Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team
- Fur-Get Me Not
- J Curry Group
- Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
- Kay Houghton and Associates
- NeVetica, Premium Pet Products
- NOVADog Magazine
- Olde Towne Pet Resort
- Shirlington Animal Hospital
- The Muddy Mutt
- John Eric | Trevor Moore & Associates | Compass
- VCA SouthPaws
- Whole Dogz
- WOOFS! Dog Training Center
- 395 Express Lanes
- A Little Unique
- Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance
- Animal Welfare League of Arlington
- Arlington County Fire Department
- Arlington County Stormwater
- Becky’s Pet Care
- Bow Wow Designs
- Capital Pet Movers
- Chico’s Natural Pet Market
- Citizen K9
- Colonial Animal Hospital
- DC Shiba Inu Rescue
- Dingus Designs Company
Image courtesy of Debbi Mayster
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Sale will be along the John Marshall Drive/Ohio Street greenway on
Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The community will be out in
force to exchange information and greetings, sell unneeded household
items, and pick up a few bargains.
About 100 families set up tables for the festivities, which take
place along the six-block stretch of the greenway from near Langston
Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Attendance is free, but
a $10 fee will be collected from individuals and families selling
household items during the event. Ensure that all goods and rubbish are
removed from the greenway by 1 p.m. Leave dogs at home.
For more info, call 703-532-6101. If planning to sell, start labeling
your items for sale NOW! Event will take place as long as there is not
active rain. Rain date is June 10.
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