Dachshunds on Parade is always the 3rd Saturday in June. The event was originally created by a local family as a simple school project and has expanded into one of the largest attended events in downtown Ellensburg. The McKean's worked hard year after year to create a fun event for our furry friends to play, run, and be spoiled by dog lovers alike. The McKean's graciously passed the baton to the Ellensburg Downtown Association in 2018.
The Ellensburg Downtown Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enrich your downtown experience. The EDA has been a key player in the transformation of downtown Ellensburg and takes great pride in the unique events, such as DOP, that make our downtown one of a kind. The EDA was recently named a 2019 Semifinalist for the Great American Main Street Award, making us one of the top ten downtowns in the nation! Here you will enjoy shopping, dining, beer and wine tastings, coffee, galleries and museums, and more.
The EDA strives to bring the same, dog-loving atmosphere that attendees look forward to year after year. We also look forward to partnering with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce as they bring a new addition to the day, Germanfest. What's better than hundreds of wiener dogs all in the same place!? More wieners! Germanfest is in it's inaugural year and will bring a German style party to the Rotary Pavilion featuring German food tastings, beer, entertainment, and more!
Thank you to the McKean's for creating this incredible event. We are honored to keep it going.
-Ellensburg Downtown Association
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