Tails are meant for wagging, ears are meant for scratching, soft fur is meant for petting, and you and your dog are meant to go to Pints & Pups at Addison Circle Park this weekend! The latest edition of Addison After Dark is happening this Saturday, from 7-11 p.m., featuring your two favorite things: beer and your dog!
Pints & Pups is a free event with beer sampling from North Texas breweries, tasty treats for humans and dogs, Arfs & Crafts, live music, and more!
Every guest aged 21 and up can enjoy free samples from your favorite local breweries, while supplies last. These include Three Nations Brewing Co., Bishop Cider, Bitter Sisters Brewing Company, Breaking Brew Meadery, Franconia Brewing Co., Odd Muse Brewing Company, Tupps Brewery, and Windmills Brewery.
Although your pup can’t have any beer, there is still plenty of things for them to do. The first 80 dogs to arrive between 7 and 9 p.m. will receive a complimentary pet illustration from Totally Gonzo! Other guests can get a discounted rate of $20 for one dog drawing with custom requests. The Arfs & Crafts section will include bandana decorating and paw-print art that you can do with your furry friend. You can also encourage them to let out some energy in the Pop-Up Dog Park, where they can run around off leash with similarly sized friends. Be sure to take a family photo inside the photo booth too!
Don’t have a dog yet? That’s OK! Stop by the Addison Animal Control booth, where they are promoting Clear the Shelters. You can take advantage of onsite pet adoptions (with cats too!), with adoption fees waived during this event.
Afterward, stroll through the various vendors promoting products and services at the event. Featured businesses include Bag to the Bone, Deojie, Fur Babies Bakery, Fur Vanity, the Dapper Dog Shop, Pappy’s Pet Lodge, and Yard Dog.
Looking to teach your dog new tricks? Be sure to check out the What a Great Dog! Training Center at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., where you can practice tricks with your pup. Then at 7:30 and 9 p.m., Burning Hour will take the stage. Burning Hour consists of Dave Sharrock on electric guitar, Eddie Allen on acoustic, Joe Dyer on bass, and Jeremy Ball on drums. Their combined 20+ years’ experience playing pop, soul, classic, and modern rock make them talented, energetic, and professional musicians that know how to breathe life into any crowd!
You can bring a picnic dinner from home or grab a bite from one of the many on-site food trucks. These include Cristi & Ali Cuisine, known for their gyros, garlic fries, and fresh lemonade; Frios Gourmet Pops, selling fresh ingredient pineapples; Crown Catering Texas, offering street tacos, nachos, and quesadillas; and The Hot Potato, featuring loaded potatoes, flatbreads, and sandwiches. America’s Finest Beverage Catering will be selling beer, wine, and the event’s signature drink.
Addison After Dark is held on the Third Saturday of the month from April-November. These free, themed events are open to the public. The remaining events of 2021 include Addison Oktoberfest on September 18 (paid admission), Halloween Horror on October 16, and Harvest Hootenanny on November 20.
Switch up your regular Saturday night dog-walking routine and take your four-legged best friend to Addison Circle Park instead. You will be amazed at how many fun things there is to do with your dog, how many other community members have cute dogs too, and how many pet products and services are available in the Corridor. Or, maybe you don’t have a pet yet but are desperate to bring one home. This gives you a casual chance to meet all the pets available at Addison Animal Control, so you can decide if adopting is the right decision for you. This event is going to be a great time for humans and pets, so don’t miss out. And be sure to invite your other pet parent friends, too!