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This may be the most perfect first sentence of a press release I've ever seen.

Making a comeback to downtown after a “ruff” year is Dogs Downtown presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Subaru of Rochester September 18.

Bo (James Rabe)

Do you have a dog? Then you need to be in Rochester Minnesota's Peace Plaza on the 18th from 11 AM to 3 PM for vendors, a dog AND human beer garden, a photo booth and more fun than you can shake (but not throw) a stick at.

Isn't Dogs Downtown Rochester Usually In August?

Good catch, it is usually in August, but it's been so hot, the dogs dogs would really have been barking, so it's been moved to cooler September.

If you just got a dog in the last year, then it'll be your first chance to show off your pooch to the people in an event that started in 2015.

HI! I want to go downtown to see the other dogs, mom. PLEASEEE?


  • When: Saturday, September 18 
  • Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Peace Plaza (1st Avenue Downtown Rochester)
  • Cost: FREE

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Listen to James Rabe and Jessica Williams 6a to 10a on Y-105 FM's Early Morning Show.

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