Dog Nights of Summer—Cheekwood Goes to the Dogs in August

~ Dog Nights of Summer at Cheekwoodevery Thursday night in August ~

Dog Nights of Summer at Cheekwood

Continuing a long-running tradition, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens presented its Dog Nights of Summer every Thursday night in August again in 2022. Tonight was the last night this year for this dog-friendly event that allows man’s best friend to enjoy a stroll through the gardens.

Dogs and their guests were greeted after check in with a Dog Service Center, complete with treats and dog bowls for the water stations located several places around the estate for those with paws.

Jack the Pap awaits a treat at the Dog Service Station at Cheekwood’s Dog Nights of Summer

The main drive was lined with food trucks and a few booths with treats and apparel for the pooches from dog-friendly vendors. Big dogs, little dogs, long dogs, and everything in between strolled sedately while others ran in circles on their leashes on the lawn.

This is not the only time Cheekwood will go to the dogs in 2022. During Cheekwood Harvest in October, they will have a weekend long event called the Halloween Pooch Party, where guests are encouraged to bring out their best four-legged friends for a costume contest, dog-friendly vendors and more. Find out more at

Trivia: Friday, August 26, 2022 is National Dog Day.

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