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Yappy Hour

Columbia Parks and Recreation is planning the fourth annual Yappy Hour for dogs and their humans. The event will be held Saturday, April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 2500 Chapel Hill Road.

Yappy Hour will feature entertainment for dogs, including an obstacle course, event-only off-leash area, contests and an adoptable dog pageant. Fun for humans will feature the Big Cheeze food truck; photo booth; variety of beer, cider and seltzer; and dog-related businesses on-site to display their products and services.

Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Price is $5 per person and $5 per dog. Those who pre-register one dog and one person will be guaranteed a Yappy Hour “doggy bag” and a voucher for a complimentary drink. Walk-up registration is also available for $5 per person and $5 per dog. Each dog paid at the door will get a doggy bag while supplies last.

Yappy Hour is an adult event; only those 16 and over are allowed in the specified event area. Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and retractable leashes are not allowed. Maximum of one dog per person will be allowed. Those with additional dogs should bring additional people to maintain a 1:1 ratio. Participants must be 21 to drink.