Around Town: Wiener 500 Oktoberfest @ Yards Park, 9/24/16

RT7_8107Wiener dogs racing (Photo Credit: NoZen)

On Tap brings us the 5th annual wiener dog race (Wiener 500) down at Yards Park on September 24th!

Enter your long, little dog in the race or just come down to watch all the action.

The event is free to attend. It’s $25 to enter your pup in the race and the food and drink from local vendors and food trucks will cost. Enter your wiener dog here.

Last year almost 100 dogs raced. This year $500 in cash and prizes can be had for the fastest wieners! All race proceeds go to the Washington Humane Society.

Add in the Oktoberfest celebration, with contests (dress up you dog – even if it’s not a wiener dog) and live music (Lloyd Dobler Effect and DJ Chris Styles), and your Saturday dance card is full.

5th Annual Wiener 500 Oktoberfest Celebration
Yards Park (355 Water St SE)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages (21+ to drink)

Around Town: Woofstock @ DC Pavilion, 8/6/16

FalaDC likes dogs (Fala @ FDR Memorial)

Woofstock, presented by Barkly (a dog-walking service app) and The Big Bad Wolf (a pet retail store based in the DC area), comes to the DC Pavilion on Saturday, August 6th.

Music, food trucks, beer from RavenBeer in Baltimore, giveaways and a pet adoption event!

If you love dogs, you better head over there. Bring the pup!

You can also buy the event t-shirt here.

Music will include Party Like It’s…. and DJ Deviir. Food trucks include Smoking Kow BBW and Captain Cookie among others.

May the woof be with you.

Woofstock 2016
DC (Gallaudet) Pavilion near Union Market (1399 5th St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002)
Saturday, August 6, 2016
$5 (Dogs free)
All ages

Around Town: Day of the Dog @ Congressional Cemetery, 5/7/16


This Saturday is the 4th Annual Day of the Dog at the Congressional Cemetery.

There is a 5K Race and Fun Run available in the morning. Register here.

Then there will be activities for people and their pups, along with food trucks and beer. Towards the end of the celebration, there will be a raffle with plenty of prizes.

There will also be a tour of the Congressional Cemetery, a place I’ve always meant to visit but haven’t made it yet.

Atlas Brew Works
Port City

Food trucks!
Big Cheese
Doug the Food Dude
Dangerously Delicious Pies

Lots and lots. And many are available to adopt!


Day of the Dog
Congressional Cemetery
Saturday, May 7
Free Admission (pay for food, beverages and the 5K)
All ages + dogs

Around Town: Your Weekend Plans, 5/2/15

Day of the Dog by Congressional Cemetery

This Saturday, May 2nd, no boredom allowed.

There are more than enough things happening to keep us all fully entertained.

Here are some recommendations:


For food lovers, try the Taste of 8th (Barracks Row).

You can try many of the restaurants on Barracks Row (8th St SE), with $5 appetizer sized samples. You can also buy 5 tickets for $20.

Participating restaurants include; Banana Cafe, Belga, Cafe Kimchi, District Doughnut, Lavagna, Lola’s, Matchbox, Medium Rare, Molly Malone’s, Spring Mill Bread Company, Trattoria Alberto, Ugly Mug and more.

Taste of 8th
Barracks Row (8th St SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$5 per ticket ($20 for 5 tickets)


For dog lovers, try the Day of the Dog.

Bring your pup out for a festival and 5K run at the Congressional Cemetery.

Food trucks, activities and plenty of wonderful, adoptable dogs will be waiting.

Day of the Dog Festival and 5K Run
Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street, SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission (Raffle and activity/food tickets will also be available for purchase)
$40 for 5K Run
All ages


For globetrotters, try the Around the World Embassy Tour.
More than 40 embassies will open their doors this Saturday to the public. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In previous years, guests were able to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, try new cuisines, and more. Come see the world through the embassies of our global neighbors.

See tips on getting around.

Around the World Embassy Tour
42 Embassies in Washington, DC
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission
All ages

List of participating embassies:

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