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Join us on Friday, August 6th from 6 pm – 9 pm for The Dog Days of Summer First Friday!

When? Friday, August 6th from 6pm-9pm
Where? The streets, shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Manassas
What? Dog Days of Summer is back! Bring your dog out to Historic Downtown Manassas for games, contests, live music and more! There will be treats, a doggie pool, a K9 Costume Contest, and tons of fun for family and friends to explore our vibrant Downtown scene.

The streets will be closed. Sip and Shop will be in effect.
This event is free for the public to attend!

K9 Costume Contest!
If you and your pup would like to participate in the K9 Costume Contest, please fill out this simple online form:

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Participating Downtown Merchants & Restaurants :
(♣ = Dogs may enter these businesses; All locations listed will remain open until 9 pm*)

Antiques & Collectibles Boutique♣ –

Treats and Water Provided

Calico Jack’s ♣ –

Treats and Water Provided

Crossroads Tabletop Tavern ♣ –

Treats and Water Provided; 10% Off for People with Pets on the Patio

“As a restaurant, Crossroads is not allowed by VA law to let animals inside for dining – but retail shoppers can bring in their dogs while they browse since that is temporary.

We also ALWAYS feature VA is Fur Lovers: a 10% discount for folks who bring their pets and eat outside.”

District Hemp Botanicals ♣ –

Treats and Water Provided

Doug’s Deli –

Treats and Water Provided; Stop by for their activities/specials!







Jitterbugs Ice Cream

Treats and Water Provided

Kerbobble Toys ♣ –

Treats and Water Provided; Kerbobble Toys will be having a sidewalk sale during the Dog Days of Summer- tons of toys at clearance prices. We’ll also have some fun outside activities for kids and dogs!

Knock on Wood

Treats and Water Provided

McCall Studio Gallery

Treats and Water Provided; #AugustArtShow, LIVE Music, Refreshments, and dog treats and water outside with existing street pole tie for dogs. 10% off gallery shop summer items for dog lovers! 

Old Towne Veterinary Clinic ♣* –

Treats and Water Provided; Visit them at Battle St & Center St, for Caricatures, Coloring pages for kids, Pet-themed Temporary Tattoos, Cornhole, and Giveaways!! 

Members of K9 Caring Angels Dog Training will also be setup in partnership with OTVC.

* OTVC office will be closed

Popcorn Monkey – 

Water Provided, Treats and Coupons from Pet Supplies Plus Provided; Activities including: face painting, henna, & balloon-dogs!  ACCEPTING DONATIONS ON BEHALF OF SEMPER K9!!

Rising Phoenix – 

Treats and Water Provided; Paws-N-Play on-site!

Scatter Seeds – 

Treats and Water Provided; Activities & Games

Shining Sol Candle Company – 

Treats and Water Provided; Activities including: Stuffed Puppy Adoptions and dog tag decorations for our younger shoppers!

Sinistral Brewing Company – 

Treats and Water Provided; Activities & Games; Dog/Pet Vendor(s) on-site; The Fringe Benefits Band from 7 pm – 10 pm

The Things I Love – 

Treats and Water Provided; “BEST” Dog Contest @ 7 pm!

Three Monkeys Pub– 

Treats and Water Provided; Will have Semper K9 partnering with us, having their dogs on-site and 15% of food sales will go to that charity

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