Vermilion, Ohio, August 10, 2022: Main Street Vermilion has something to bark about this summer. It’s the return of Hot Diggity Dog Day, sponsored by Harbor Town Animal Clinic, on Saturday, August 27, 11AM-2PM at Main Street Beach. The event brings friendly pooches, their owners as well as dog lovers in general together for a dog-centered event that delivers fun, pet-related vendors, games and competitions for dogs, and a rare opportunity for them to enjoy a special section of Main Street Beach for a dip in the lake.

“We know that people are looking for activities that include their pets,” said event lead. Kristine Duke “and Hot Diggity Dog Day is going to be a lot of fun for everyone.”

Most of the activity will be held on the portion of Main Street from Huron Street to the beach. “We’re lucky for the opportunity to show off our pet-friendly beach,” said Duke. “The City of Vermilion and the Parks and Recreation Department are working with us to dedicate and close off a section of the beach that day to allow dogs to swim off leash,” she added. “Our beaches always welcome dogs as long as they are on a leash so we know that the chance to enjoy the water in a different way will be a big attraction for the crowd.”

The event features fun games and social activities for dogs including Musical Sit and a DogStacle Course, music, dog ice cream for sale, a watering station, vendors and more. The day ends with the K9 Costume Contest. “Registrants are encouraged to be super creative in outfitting their dogs, and themselves, if so inclined,” said Duke, “and we’ll have prizes for different categories.”

Complete details are available at and on-line registration will be open through August 26, with the first dog at $10 and addition dogs at $5 each. Day of registration is $15. The first 125 registrants will receive a Wag Bags filled with cool dog swag.

More information is available by calling Main Street at 440.963.0772.

Photo credit Scott Dommin