Where: Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-5 p.m. $25; $20 in advance. Info: avl.mx/01m
Why: Asheville loves its dogs almost as much as it loves craft beer. The two will converge at Bark for Life, a fundraising walk for dogs and their owners hosted by Highland Brewing Company. A parade of enthusiastic pups will gather at the brewery to march in support of the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Many charity walks don't allow dogs, so Jill Lydic, co-owner of You Work, I'll Play Dog Daycare, helped spearhead this annual dog-centric fundraising effort. Carol Marks, publisher of the Pet Gazette, will be the grand marshal this year, leading the way with a pack of well-mannered dogs behind her.
The dogs will receive their own goodie bag — complete with a snappy bandana — at registration, which begins at 1:30 p.m. After the lively parade of dogs, a party will feature music by Alarm Clock Conspiracy, as well as food vendors. Lest the humans feel left out, each non-canine will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Just don't let your dog hog all the beer.
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