Downtown's Woodruff Park to host Dragon Con-inspired pet parade and costume contest

July 1,2019

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Paige Sullivan
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     Downtown’s Woodruff Park to host Dragon Con-inspired pet parade and costume contest

Doggy Con pays homage to Atlanta’s annual pop culture convention


ATLANTA (July 1, 2019) – Two weeks before Dragon Con enlivens Downtown Atlanta, Woodruff Park hosts an opportunity for metro-Atlantans and their four-legged friends to get in on the cosplay fun.

Presented by Georgia’s Own Credit Union, Doggy Con features a pet parade and costume contest, a vendor village of dog-centric goods and activities, a yappy hour social, and plenty of pup culture. Doggy Con will be held on Woodruff Park’s Main Lawn at 91 Peachtree St NW on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Atlantans are invited to pay homage to one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions while competing for drool-worthy prizes. From Harry Pawter to BatDog and Robin, there’s room for everyone at Doggy Con.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Best in Show, Best Doggie/Owner “Con-bo,” and Best Cosplay Costume.

Registration is required to participate in the Doggy Con costume contest. Register for $10 by August 15 or register onsite at the event for $15. All funds raised go directly back to supporting Woodruff Park’s free community programs. For those who wish to attend as a spectator, admission is free.

Doggy Con At-A-Glance Details and Schedule

Doggy Con is a rain or shine event

Where: Woodruff Park Main Lawn, 91 Peachtree St NW

When: Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Bib pick-up for costume parade (walk-up registration also available)
  • 11 a.m. Parade and prize ceremony
  • 12 p.m. Yappy hour social on the lawn

For complete event details and event registration, visit

Stay connected with Woodruff Park on Facebook and Instagram by following @WoodruffPark. 


About Woodruff Park: Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the geographic center of Atlanta. Located at the crossroads of commerce, government, and education, it is natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and visitors. Originally known as Central City Park in 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development.

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. is a Downtown business association with approximately 250 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. Stay connected with us at @DowntownAtlanta.