Q. Where exactly will Goldie Palooza 2018 take place?
A. Goldie Palooza 2018 will be set up with a "Golden Village" in Huntington Beach Central Park, near the corner of Goldenwest Street and Slater Avenue.
Q. Where can I park?
A. Free parking will be available near the Huntington Beach Central Library. It will take about 10 minutes to walk from this parking area to Goldie Palooza's Golden Village. Metered parking will also be available at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex across Talbert Avenue from the Huntington Beach Central Library. If you have people in your party or have a pet unable to walk the distance to Golden Village, please contact SoCal Golden Retriever Buddies in advance so that we can assist you.
Q. Can I park at Park Bench Café?
A. No, please do not park in the restaurant's lot.
Q. If I've pre-registered, how will I get into Goldie Palooza?
A. Please sign-in and get your hand stamped at the registration tables for admittance to Goldie Palooza. There will be more registration tables this year, so your wait should be minimal.
Q. If I haven't paid in advance, what will I need to do at the event?
A. You will need to pay cash at the registration tables. But you are strongly encouraged to pre-register and pay online to reduce your wait time.
Q. If I don't have a golden, can I still attend?
A. Yes, we welcome all golden lovers. Please register to join us!
Q. Can I bring my dog who is not a golden?
A. Absolutely! All breeds are welcome, as long as the dog is not aggressive, not in heat or does not have a contagious illness, and their owner is registered to attend Goldie Palooza 2018. All dogs must be on leash, under control and supervised at all times.
Q. What should I bring to Goldie Palooza?
A. Pack sufficient poop bags for each of your dogs, and water for yourself and your dog(s). Also, you'll want to have cash for vendors (although most will take credit cards), raffle tickets and other goodies for your pups. If it's a sunny day, don't forget a hat and sunscreen. You may also wish to bring a blanket or chairs if you plan to stay for a few hours. And come camera-ready for photos with your golden!
Q. Will there be food at Goldie Palooza?
A. Yes, several food vendors are expected to be set up at Goldie Palooza. See the Vendor page for the most up-to-date list.
Q. Will there be water for the dogs?
A. Yes, there will be water bowls, but it is suggested that you bring some water as a backup for yourself and/or your pet(s).
Q. Will you have poop bags at Goldie Palooza?
A. Goldie Palooza will have bags at the information tables near the registration area, but please bring a few bags for your pet(s).
Q. Can my dog be off leash at Goldie Palooza?
A. No, all dogs must be on leash, under control and supervised.
Q. Where will the official Goldie Palooza 2018 group photos be?
A. The Goldie Palooza group photos will be in a field a couple minutes walking distance from Goldie Palooza's Golden Village. For golden retrievers with difficulties walking to the photo venue, volunteers will be there to assist with wagons near the registration tables to help transport your pet to the photo area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Q. Will I be able to get a copy of the photos?
A. Photos will be posted on social media - on SoCal Golden Retriever Buddies' Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Q. Can we fly a drone during the event?
A. Absolutely not or at your own risk! The fine in Huntington Beach is $27,500.
Q. Are there any pet-friendly hotels in the area?
A. Most definitely! Click below for a list of nearby pet-friendly hotels in the area.