By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Aug 04, 2022 at 5:01 PM Photography: Ryan Peschman

Make no bones about it: Doggy Day at Deer District was a doggone success – at least enough for the Downtown entertainment district to book the puppy-themed party not only for next year but for the following year already as well. 

The second annual Doggy Day will get its paws on Deer District on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the official date for the third Doggy Day has yet to be confirmed, but Deer District announced it will return for 2024. 

The inaugural Doggy Day, hosted in Deer District back in April, threw a free dog-focused gathering featuring vendors, food, beverage, canine agility games, live entertainment and more, all benefitting Winston's Wishes – an all-volunteer non-profit organization that works to support and tend to dogs in need of extra care. 

"We are so excited to be bringing Doggy Day back to Deer District for the next two years,” said Jake Schneider, founder and president of Winston’s Wishes, in a release. "We are extremely grateful for the amount of support the inaugural event received, helping our organization support more local pups in need while providing a wonderful experience for all of the dog lovers that attended. We cannot wait to see everyone and their pups for year two!" 

For more Doggy Day updates, check out Deer District's website or stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.