Dog Day

Become a Dog Day volunteer to help plan this wonderful event!

Bring furry friends together as a Dog Day volunteer, where you’ll help organize activities such as the annual costume contest! Lots of people have dogs, and those people might be quite different than you. So each summer we bring neighbors together from across city to share our love of canines. Past events have included dog trainer performances, a K-9 police dog demonstration, a dog agility course, dog supply vendors, veterinarian clinics, food trucks, a costume contest, dog portraits, and more!

Dog Day Volunteering


Typically, Dog Day is held in August or September. Coordinating all of the pieces takes time, so planning begins around May.

Dog and owner in a costume contest both dressed a pirates.
Winner of the 2018 costume contest!


Kordiak Park
Kordiak Park

Event is held at:

Kordiak Park
1845 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Planning usually takes place at public meeting spaces such as the library, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.


  • Attend planning meetings
  • Load-in event gear
  • Staff the event
  • Load-out event gear

Become a Dog Day volunteer today!

How to Get Involved

Contact the event coordinator:

Amáda Márquez Simula
Amáda Márquez Simula

Email Amáda

Not your thing?

If dogs don’t interest you, feel free to check our our many other volunteer opportunities.