Hot Diggity Dog Day was held at Main Street Beach, Vermilion's most scenic park and beach area, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm. Hot Diggity Dog Day was an event filled with games and activities for dogs and their guardians; agility and training demonstrations; animal-related products and services; and chances to win prizes.
This new Main Street Vermilion event also featured:
Off-leash swimming at the beach
Smooch a Pooch
Dogs Got Talent
American Ninja Dog
Agility Demos & Participation
WAG BAGs filled with "swag" for dogs and a bandana
Prizes, music and giveaways!
A Strut Your Mutt parade stepped off at 12:30 pm where dogs (and their humans) dressed in nautical, summer or beach-themed costumes promenaded up Main Street to Victory Park where awards were given: Most Seaworthy, Most Beachworthy and Judges Choice.
This event was a fundraiser for Main Street Vermilion, a 501c(3) organization dedicated to the revitalization, beautification and reinvestment into historic Vermilion.
Following the event a Weenie Walk took place. Participating restaurants offered special menu items in addition to their regular menus, while merchants offered discounts, specials and dog-related merchandise.