The third-annual Woofstock Festival invites dogs and their owners for a good cause.

The third annual Woofstock Festival invites dogs and their owners for a good cause.

Canine Companions for Independence is holding its third annual fundraising event, Woofstock: A Festival for Dogs & People at Balboa Park in San Diego from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 14.

The festival is open to the public and well-behaved dogs on a leash. Admission is $5; parking is free.

The Woofstock festival for dogs will include:

  • The Peace, Love and Walk ‘n Roll Fun Dog Walk through Balboa Park; $35 registration includes tie-dye T-shirt, a gift bag and admission into the festival.
  • Canine agility and fly ball courses; best trick and grooviest costume canine contests.
  • Demonstrations by assistance and police dogs.
  • Community and disability information resource booths.
  • A children’s fun zone with games and activities.
  • Food, live music and opportunity drawing winners announced hourly.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Southwest Regional Center for Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.

For information about the event, call (800) 572-BARK or visit

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