This all-day celebration includes live music, food, entertainment and education for the whole family.
The day begins at Bridge Park with a love-in for ARF featuring blues by the Rick Balliot Blues Experience and Blues Mountain, and a barbeque competition. There will be ice cream, booths for pet pictures, paw print art, dog training and other entertainment and education.
Advance tickets are $10 donation for adults and $5 for children; $12 for adults and $6 for children at the door.
Later in the day, the “ARFter” Party will happen at Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro. Guests can enjoy a wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Live music from the Sylva Jazz Band accompanies the tasting until 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door.
The final celebration will continue at Soul Infusion with music beginning at 7 p.m., featuring PMA, Local, and Porch 40. Soul Infusion will donate 10 percent of their day’s proceeds to ARF. A $5 cover charge that begins at 8 p.m. also goes to support the benefit.
The day is sponsored by Pinnacle Events on WNC.