The 5th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas event at The Wharf was postponed from last Saturday to May 7 from 1-4pm due to inclement weather. The event will be located at 600 Water Street and include food from Sol Mexican, Red Hook, and Captain Cookie food trucks, as well as live music from Phil Kominski. The deadline to register dogs is Friday, May 6, but walk-ins will be accepted until all spots are full. Chihuahuas will only be permitted to run in the races, but other dog breeds can be entered for other contests including “Best Dressed Dog” and “Best Trick.” Admission to the event is free, but the entry fee for dogs to race is $25 per dog. All race proceeds will benefit Rural Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization which rescues dogs from high-kill rural shelters.
So far this spring, the weather hasn’t been cooperative with events at The Wharf. Back in April, the SW Waterfront Fireworks Festival was cancelled due to high winds and chilly weather. Luckily, the current weather forecast for Saturday’s Running of the Chihuahuas looks promising.