The city’s family dog party scheduled for Saturday is canceled

Update: The city announced this morning that this event would be canceled because of Saturday’s rainy forecast.

Woofstock isn’t the only doggy party happening on Saturday in Wichita.

The Wichita Park & Recreation department also is putting on a free dog event, scheduled to start an hour before Woofstock ends at Sedgwick County Park.

They’re calling it “Dog and Family Day,” and it happens at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Dogs will be able to run, jump and play with their families until 5 p.m. Water bowls will be on site, but dog parents are encouraged to bring doggy waste bags, dog toys and treats.

At 5:15, a double-feature showing of “The Sandlot” followed by “Love of the Game” will be shown on the field. Popcorn will be available for $1 a bag, and food trucks also will be there selling food. People are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and snacks.

Entry will be on the south side of the stadium, and coolers and backpacks will be checked at the entrance.

This is one of two events the city has planned to help bid farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, which will be razed to make way for a new $81 million ballpark on the site. A final farewell party will happen from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.

In case of rain, the dog party and movie screening will be canceled.

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