Burning Dog Festival
- When: Monday, May 31, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Big Sur, Big Sur
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Picture the Burning Man Festival but take away the desert and the rave kids and replace them with lush forests, beaches and your dog. That's Burning Dog. They will construct a large wooden canine effigy to set ablaze, in the same style as the Burning Man Fest. The four-day Big Sur camping festival for dog owners begins June 11 and includes hikes through Sand Dollar Beach and Salmon Creek Falls. There are many art projects including T-shirt and bandana making and ceramics. Side trips include Hearst Castle (for $24 extra), Esalen Hot Springs (for $20 extra) and the Whale Watcher Cafe. People and their dogs will also gather for BBQs, a luau and live music by Jim Conroy. Space is limited so reservations must be made by June 7. For more information visit www.burningdogfestival.com. [LC]
4pm Fri Opening dinner; 2-5pm Sun Building the Dog. Big Sur, Big Sur, $80/ general admission (dogs are free). http://burnngdogfestival.com.