A free event is taking place next Thursday 26th August, bringing together Manchester’s dog lovers to celebrate Pride.
The Pooches of Pride Dog Show will be hosted in Angel Meadow Park from 4pm – 8pm, and is part of the newly formed Ex-Paw community.
Dog owners can dress up their pooches in their best Pride outfits and get ready to browse accessories, treats and more from some of Manchester’s best dog businesses.
There’s also the chance to grab dinner from one of their street food traders, enter the Pride themed dog show, and test your pup’s obedience in a dogstacle course.
Proud dog parents can enter their pooches into a Pride themed show, with four fun categories to compete in including, ‘Loveliest Lady’, ‘Fabulous Fella’, ‘Most Alike Pair’ (dog and owner) and ‘Best Dressed’.
Visitors can take snaps of themselves in a Pride photobooth, put their pets to the test with a ‘dogstacle course’, and browse pop-up stalls from some of Manchester’s best dog businesses, including KUB Dogwear, Hugo & Co and Sidney and Sapphire.
The event is sponsored by Far East Consortium, the developers behind MeadowSide – a housing development of more than 750 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses overlooking the park.
“Events like Ex-Paw are important to continue to bring the local community back together as we all return to normality,” said Andrew Bradley-Nixon, sales and marketing director at FEC.
“It gives people a chance to bond over something we all love – dogs – while kicking off the all-important Pride celebrations.
“Angel Meadow Park is Manchester city centre’s largest green space and our Pooches of Pride event is one of many we’ve got planned over summer.”
The Pooches of Pride Dog Show will be hosted in Angel Meadow Park on Thursday 26th August from 4pm – 8pm. Anyone wanting to compete will need to enter via the registration section on the event page here.