Animal Shelter Appreciation Day Parade and Street Festival  

Beacon Barks! is a Beacon community event co-sponsored by the Friends Beacon Dog Park and The Beacon Barkery to benefit the many dog and animal organizations within the local community. It will take place this Saturday, April 28.

Beacon is an incredibly dog-friendly city filled with wonderful eclectic stores and restaurants and many stores invite in well behaved leashed dogs. It’s a day of celebration, a day to be outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of Beacon.

Parade Details:
Meet at the west end of Main Street in Peace Park at 10:30am for Parade line up.

  •     Pet Parade with Prizes (11 a.m.  till 12 p.m.)
  •     Street Festival, Music and Food (10:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.)
  •     Dog trainers, vets, and demonstrations (12 p.m. through 2:30 p.m.)
  •     Pet Adoptions (10:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.)

After the Beacon Barks! parade, look for the “Your Dog Welcome Here” signs in the store windows and know that your best friend will be treated as a welcome guest – many stores will be offering specials this day so don’t forget to get your Beacon Barks Bucks.

Sit at a cafe table and order lunch for you and your best friend and enjoy live music. Stroll the street looking at all the other dogs and visit the booths with special dog-related items. Maybe you’ll even find a new best friend. Beacon Barks! is one of the largest venues for dogs (and yes, even some cats!) available for adoption in the Hudson Valley. It’s all for a good cause too, as this event supports the efforts of many animal rescue groups who will be collecting donations and perhaps provides the ultimate gift: a new home for a homeless dog.

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