While many outdoor happenings this season are pet-friendly, Paws on Grand is one of the only festivals that is actually geared toward pups and their owners. Throughout the day, guests will leash up their four-legged loved ones and stroll up and down the avenue. Edible treats for pooches will abound, and include Frosty Paws Ice Cream outside of the Grand Ole Creamery, Bowzer Beer at Bonfire Grill, and more. Salut will open up its patio to patrons and their dogs who donate $2 to the Pet Project, or who flash a PawsPort at them (pick one up at the group's booth for a $10 donation to the organization). Guests can get pampered at Aspire Chiropractic, where professionals will be offering massages for both people and canines. Those looking for a little spectacle should head to the Wedding Shop, where animals will be walking down the aisle in what should be hilariously cute ceremonies (or truly bizarre, depending on how far participants take things). Frattallone's will be offering dog washes for pets that need some sprucing up. Many locations will be taking donations for the Pet Project and other local animal organizations. There will also be info available to those looking to adopt a new friend. For more info, visit www.grandave.com.
Sun., Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012