Wednesday, August 3, 2016

13 Weeks of Summer... An Adventure Every Week!

Summer is here, but it won't last long! Celebrate each week by going on a dog-friendly outing. 

Adventure #4 of Summer...

Doggie Date Night @ Fred's Mexican Cafe

"Its a Patio Party for your Pup"

Cool down, and cheer up after a long day at work, with a nice meal down in Huntington Beach. At Fred's Mexican Cafe, every Monday is Doggie Date Night; and your pups gets a free doggie dinner when you buy an entree. 

The chance for some doggone good eats begins at 6 p.m. and goes until Midnight. 
300 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, Ca

Doggie Date Night: 6:00p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Adventure #5 of Summer...

Visit L.A. for a day!

There is lots to see and do in Los Angeles. And despite the popular belief that 'No Body Walks in L.A.', there are plenty of pedestrian-friendly excursions for you and your dog. 
Be a Tourist - Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see if you can spot any stars belonging to famous dogs. Then, stop at the Chinese Theatre and see if your paws fit anyone famous (there are famous animal prints there too). 

Be Active - Hike to the Hollywood sign. There are a few trail options, ranging from easy to difficult, depending on your comfort level. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset, same hours as the Griffith Park (since they are all part of the park).

Be a Foodie - Find a food truck or an outdoor patio at a restaurant and grab some grub with your pup. You can enjoy some people watching and take in the sounds of L.A.

Adventure #6 of Summer...

Enjoy Some Sweet Sounds
With summer in full swing, it’s hard to keep cool during the day, which makes you want to stay inside. But there is an upside to these hot days, which are those perfect summer nights. 
If it’s too hot to enjoy the day with your pup, spend an evening with him or her instead.  Most cities have a free summer concert series in the park, during the week.

From classical to classic rock, country and more; you and your pup are bound to find music that you enjoy.

Some of the local parks and line ups include:
Ronald Reagan Park

945 S. Weir Canyon Rd. 

Concerts in the Canyon Held on Thursdays 6:30 p.m.
Band Line-up: 
July 14: 80z All Stars (Complete tribute act)
July 21: Born Jovi (Tribute to Bon Jovi)
July 28: The Petty Breakers (Tribute to Tom Petty)
August 4: DSB (Don't Stop Believin')(Tribute to Journey)


Fullerton Sports Complex

560 E. Silver Pine

Concerts are Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Band Line-up:

July 13: U2Experience (U2 Tribute)
July 20: Jann Browne Band (Country)
July 27: Skynyrd Reloaded (Leonard Skynyrd tribute)
August 3 : Stone Soul (Motown & Soul)
August 10: The Answer (Classic Rock)

Tri City Park
2301 N Kraemer BLvd.

Concerts are Thursdays at 6:30p 

Band Line-up:
July 7: Diamond is Forever (Neil Diamond Tribute)

July 14: Upstream (Steel Drum, Reggae, Calypso)
July 21: The Fenians (Traditional Irish Folk & Rock n Roll)
July 28: Darden Sisters (Variety - Country, Swing, Jazz, Western)
August 4: Smokin’ Cobras (Rocking Oldies)
August 11: Mariachi Divas (Award Winning All Female Mariachi)

Hart Park Bandshell
701 S Glassell St.

Concerts are Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Band Line-up:
July 6: Stone Soul (Motown & Soul)
July 13: The trip (Classic & Modern Rock)
July 20: Kelly Rae Band (Country)
July 27: Tom Nolan Band (R&B & Soul)
August 3: Wiseguys (Big Band)
August 10: Cold Duck (R&B & Dance Favorites)
When you go, don’t forget a blanket and or lawn chair for you and your pup to sit on.  And most importantly, don’t forget your petiquette while enjoying the concert.  Remind your pup to be on his best doggy behavior at all times.  Keep him on his leash, be sure to pick up any messes he leaves, and bring plenty of fresh water for him.  

Adventure #7 of Summer...
Dog Days at the Fullerton Market

The Fullerton Market is a favorite among locals, and rightly so.  Operating weekly, the market offers fresh produce, prepared foods, arts and crafts, jewelry, novelty and gift items, live entertainment, kid’s activities, and a beer garden.   

This Thursday, August 4th, you and your dog can experience the market for yourself as the Fullerton Museum Center Association hosts Dog Days at the Fullerton Market. 

Dog Days at the Fullerton Market is a great opportunity to not only get a taste of the Fullerton Market, but also to join in the camaraderie of the dog community; giving you the chance to interact with other dog lovers and dogs alike.  You and your dog can join in the fun of one of the dog contests, like loudest bark or fastest eater, or simply enjoy a short dog show.  Whatever you decide to do, this special dog market will feature many dog-related vendors and activities to make sure you and your dog have a good time.    

The fun takes place this Thursday, August 4th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza located at 125 E. Wilshire Ave., in Fullerton.   

And even if you can’t make it to the market for this special event, you can add it to your list of adventures to try on a different week.  The market is open every Thursday from April to October.

Adventure #8 of Summer...
Cool off at Huntington Dog Beach

One of the best places for a dog to be a dog is romping through the sand and splashing in the water at the Huntington Dog Beach.  Even if your dog doesn’t like the water, playing on the sand is a better workout for him them walking on concrete.  
The dog beach can be found at the very end of Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach (around lifeguard tower 24).  The dog beach stretches from Goldenwest Street to Seapoint Street (to the right of Goldenwest when facing the beach from PCH).  There is metered parking along PCH or free parking one to five blocks inland, among the homes.  Check out the Huntington Dog Beach website for a list of beach rules and other FAQs.  

Don’t forget to bring poop bags, a towel, fresh water for your dog, and sunblock if your dog requires it.  If it is your dog’s first time at the beach don’t be afraid to take it slow.  You want his first experience to be positive so you can come back again. 

Stop for a Bite at the Park Bench Café…
After a good run at the beach, your pup should be tired.  A tired dog is a good dog, so it’s the perfect time to stop in at the Park Bench Café for a bite to eat.  

Located at 17732 Goldenwest Street, in Huntington Beach, the Park Bench Café is a one of a kind stop for dog lovers who want to enjoy food and the beautiful outdoors with their four-legged friends.  

After you order one of their delicious menu items for yourself, be sure to get something for your dog off the dog menu.  Your pooch can get a hot dog (without the bun), chicken, ground beef, bacon, lean ground turkey, and even eggs.  Check out the Park Bench Café website for a complete menu and list of dog rules to make sure your first visit there goes smoothly.   And if you have the energy after eating, you and your pup can saunter around the beautiful surrounding park before heading home.

Adventure #9 of Summer... 
Watch a Movie under the Stars...
Enjoy the summer night air, under the stars, watching a movie in the park with your pup.   Find a nice spot on the grass, lay out a blanket and a lawn chair, and get cozy. A lot of different cities offer movies in the park from June through August.  In the 9th week of summer, you can catch one in Yorba Linda, or one in Tustin, or both!

The Good Dinosaur
Friday, August 19, 2016: 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, California, 92886

Kung Fu Panda 3
Thursday, August 18, 2016: 7:50 PM - 10:00 PM
Frontier Park
1400 Mitchell Avenue
Tustin, California, 92780

Don’t forget to bring snacks for the humans, and water for your dog.

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