American Kennel Club and Eukanuba Present Celebrate Dogs! at Orange County Convention Center on December 15 and 16

If you love canines, then you’ll definitely want to check out the upcoming Celebrate Dogs! event at the Orange County Convention Center on December 15 and 16.


Presented by The American Kennel Club and Eukanuba, the event is the largest celebration of dogs in the Unied States.

Among the competitions set for the weekend is the 12th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, where the world’s top canines vie for Best in Show honors, the title of National Champion, and a total of $225, 000 in prize money. Dogs will also compete in the AKC Agility Invitational, AKC National Obedience Invitational, and the Eukanuba World Challenge.

Dog lovers can participate in AKC Meet the Breeds, where more than 140 different breeds and their experts will be on hand to meet the public and answer questions. There will also be several shows featuring the athleticism of dogs, like Dock Dogs, Eukanuba Extreme Soccer Dogs, and Eukanuba Super Dogs.

There will even be a Canine Celebration vendor mall area with over 140 doggie boutiques to shop for Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Day tickets for Saturday or Sunday (from 8am to 5pm) are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors ($15) and kids 2-12 ($5). Children under 2 and active military are free. Tickets for the evening events are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors.

For more information on the show, you can follow them on Facebook or @celebratedogs on Twitter.

Orlando This Weekend: June 24-26, 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

Friday, June 24:

  • The Alex Hayes Band with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – Free
  • Broadway Across America presents Hair at Bob Carr P.A.C. – $35.75-$67.75
  • Chino Y Nacho with guests at House of Blues – $36.75
  • Deadliest Catch – An Evening with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne – $29-$75
  • Dish with guests at The Social – $3
  • Evil Dead: The Musical at Theatre Downtown – $22
  • ..|: Chris Titus

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Mad Cow Theatre – $29/$27 seniors & students

  • LARF with guests at Will’s Pub – $5
  • Live Wire local band showcase: Orange Ave with guests at Hard Rock Live – $5 / Free for 21+ (say you’re an HRL fan on Facebook at box office)
  • Andy Matchett & the Minks with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Milk Carton Superstars at Dandelion Communitea Cafe – Free
  • Orlando Cluster Dog Show at Central Florida Fairgrounds – Free
  • Rashomon at Mad Cow Theatre – $24/$22 seniors & students
  • Rockit Fly at The Garage Bar in Sanford – Free
  • Sanford Art Walk in downtown Sanford – Free
  • Taming of the Shrew at Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee – $10
  • Christopher Titus at the Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $28
  • Titusville Sea Turtle Festival in downtown historic Titusville – Free

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