Dog Day Festival Takes Over Centennial Park

Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 15, 2018

Centennial Park went to the dogs for the 29th annual Dog Day Festival.

Thousands of pups and their humans enjoyed the city's largest running dog festival.

There were training classes, a costume contest, a parade, and demonstrations. There were also dogs up for adoption.

Organizers said the event was all about honoring our four-legged friends, and crowds have continued to grow each year.

“I think they take away we are encouraging this to be a family event, and animals are part of that family,” said Laura Chavarria, Executive Director of the Nashville Humane Association. “I think that’s the biggest thing, that people are leaving knowing animals are valued in the Nashville community.”

Elvis in his Cadillac took the top spot in the costume contest, followed by a dog dressed as a tourist bachelorette. All proceeds from the event have been set to benefit the Nashville Humane Association.