Dog daze

Dogs-in-Park.gifCelebrate summer with your furry pals at SLC’s “Yappy Hour”

Live music, cold local beer, and food trucks for you. Off-leash playtime for your dog. What could be finer on a warm summer night?

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands is starting year three of the wildly popular “Yappy Hour” series beginning on Monday, June 20th. It’s exactly what it sounds like – an evening of food, music, and drink for the humans, while their canine pals frolic off-leash in a safe, fenced space. All in a big public Salt Lake City park.

New this year is a pet adoption process, sponsored by local rescue organization Rescue Rovers.

“Yappy Hour offers something for everyone,” says Tara Olson, marketing manager for the Gallivan Center and Salt Lake City Parks. “Whether it’s bringing your dogs, friends, and family to play together in an off-leash area, enjoying a night out in the park with some of Salt Lake’s best local bands, looking for an adorable dog of your own to adopt from Rescue Rovers, visiting our local sponsor booths, and enjoying delicious food by The Food Truck League and beverages by Proper Brewing Company.”

Yappy Hour photo 1 Tribune
Photo taken by Salt Lake Tribune

There is one glitch in this year’s offerings. The June 20th Yappy Hour will not feature beer sales. Issues surrounding DABC permitting arose, Tara says. The issues have since been resolved and the following three events will feature beer sales.



Beer purchases require proof of I.D.

Yappy Hour will take place at these venues:

Jordan Park – Monday, June 20th, 6 to 9 p.m.

Pioneer Park – Thursday, July 14th, 6 to 9 p.m.

Liberty Park – Tuesday, August 16th, 6 to 9 p.m.

Pioneer Park – Wednesday, September 7th, 5 to 8 p.m.



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