Dogs and their owners will unleash their inner grooviness Saturday when the 7th Annual Balboa Barks: A Day of Peace, Love & Canine Companions kicks off in San Diego.
The '60s-themed festival, in Balboa Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include activities, contests and food. Proceeds will benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit Oceanside organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
The event, formerly called "Woofstock," will take place at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. The entrance fee is $7, with parking free. Last year’s festival, which had about 80 vendor booths, drew about 3,000 people and pets and raised $40,000 for Canine Companions.
"Balboa Barks is a celebration of the human-canine bond,” said Linda Valliant, executive director of the Southwest region of Canine Companions for Independence.