WAG! and Outdoor Inclusive Adventure are headline events at Prairie Oaks

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WAG! – Doggie on ice (photo Mike Poleway) / WAG! 2022 logo / A Flying K9 chases an aerial frisbee (photo John Nixon)

WAG! Festival is on August 27 from 10am to 4pm at the Darby Bend Lakes area of Prairie Oaks. It’s the nation’s largest single-day dog festival and is free to attend. Visitors will find trails to wander and a dog beach to splash around in. The WAG! Marketplace will include exhibits of products, samples and services from pet retailers, clubs and organizations to spoil your BFF (best furry friend). Visitors will also be able to meet experts from various area rescue groups to learn about different breeds and how to know which type of dog is best for their homes and lifestyles. Disc demonstrations, agility performances and dock diving will also be going on throughout the day by Ohio’s most talented canines.



Fishing at Outdoor Inclusive Adventure (photo Lisa Williams) / Save the Date banner for Outdoor Inclusive Adventure 2022

Outdoor Inclusive Adventure will be held September 11, from 11am to 3pm at the Darby Bend Lakes area of Prairie Oaks. The event, co-hosted by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and the YMCA of Central Ohio, is a day of fun and inclusive activities for visitors of all abilities! Visitors will be able to kayak and canoe, fish, hike, and enjoy lawn games and sensory play. Activity supplies, lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Parents must stay with their children.