10:17 PM, Friday, April 08
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

WHO: Everyone (and their dog) is invited

WHAT: A groovy day for the family and Fido

WHERE: Balboa Park's Presidents Lawn in San Diego, California

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 10AM to 3PM

HOW MUCH: General admission is only $7 (children 5 and under are free) and parking is FREE. All paid admissions will receive a $5 off coupon for Henry's Markets ($5 off purchase of $30, while supplies last).

WHY: All proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a local nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities completely free of charge.


Formerly called Woofstock, the festival celebrates the human-canine bond. Be amazed by Disc Dogs in Southern California. Check out the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team and try your dog on the course. See Canine Companions assistance dog demonstrations. Let your pooch play in the K9 Agility Playground! There are lots of fun contests for dogs (all with free entry) and games and crafts for kids. Shop 'til you drop at dozens of unique vendor booths, and place your bids in the silent auction that takes place from 10:00AM to 1 PM!

Canine Companions has held annual dog and people festivals for the last six years. In 2010, the festival broke all previous records with an estimated 3,000 attendees, 80 vendor booths and $40,000 raised for Canine Companions! For information on sponsorship and vendor opportunities, click on the link to the left or call (760) 901-4328.


Register for the Peace, Love & Canine Companions dog walk (approx. 1.3 miles) to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. Walk registration fee ($35 adult, $15 child, $75 family) includes a cool BALBOA BARKS t-shirt, free festival admission and a sWAG bag filled with great surprises! The walk precedes the BALBOA BARKS Festival and begins at 9:00AM.

Walk registrants have the opportunity to raise funds for Canine Companions, and exciting gifts will be rewarded based on the donations collected. The Top Fundraiser will receive a 2 night stay at the beautiful La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, dinner for two at The Marine Room, and two nights lodging for your dog at Camp Bow Wow in El Cajon! The top fundraiser will be determined based on funds raised by April 7, 2011 at 5:00PM. All other fundraising prizes are based on funds raised by April 9, 2011.
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