All welcome to stop by the village for a
full day of family fun, entertainment


CAPAC — The dog days of summer are here, and businesses in the village are gearing up to celebrate and savor what’s left of the season at the ‘Dawg Days of Summer’ event this Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. downtown.

Last year’s inaugural ‘Dawg Days of Summer’ car show was a hit with visitors. This year’s event includes a full day of fun and entertainment downtown.

The mini-festival was created last year by Tammy Quenneville, owner of New Dawgs in Town, as a way to say ‘thank you’ to her customers for their support. This year, Quenneville decided to ask the village, the DDA and local businesses to get involved, and was met with a resounding “yes.”

“We have a number of businesses in town all working together to make this happen,” she says. “The cooperation has been great and the village has been wonderful as well.”

The Dawg Days of Summer event features a Dog Parade at noon—deadline to register is Fri., Aug. 25; sign up at New Dawgs in Town.

A Kids Car Show follows at 1 p.m. Youngsters are invited to bring their own small-scale car made of any material they wish. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. outside of Harvey Family Chiropractic.

A Cornhole Tournament is slated for 2 p.m. The entry fee is $20; register at Bangers Cornhole by 1 p.m.

Rising Stars Dance Studio students will perform at 3 p.m. in front of their studio on Main Street.

All day events include the 2nd Annual Car Show, which begins at noon. There is no fee to enter, and trophies will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Unique, and Judge’s Choice.

Entertainment by Nicole with Party Ready will take place from 2-6 p.m.

Main Street will be closed from the New Dawgs in Town location to Melody Park. Visitors can stroll through a flea market and vendor booths along Main Street. Registrations are welcome at The Vintage Rebelle prior to the event.

The Capac Wrestling Team is hosting a Dunk Tank fundraiser, and Karate demonstrations will be ongoing at Northstar Martial Arts.

A photo booth, bounce houses, food, and more are part of the event.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to pack up a cooler and stop by the eateries and grocery shops throughout the village to sample their offerings. A number of businesses will also be offering and/or hosting specials throughout the day.

“The main thing we’re hoping for as business owners is to get not just the residents in Capac, but people from around the area to come and see what the local businesses have to offer, and to see that the village is growing,” Quenneville says. “We’d like everyone to see how well our businesses and the village work together to make good things happen in a small town.”