Vendor & Non-Profit Resources

We’re excited to have you participating in the 2019 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party! In order to make the most of it, we ask for your help to get the word out about the event.  Following are some ideas and resources for how best to do this. We also encourage you to think of ways to make your booth interactive — click here for some ideas!

Event Flyer:

Click here for the event flyer (or here for a quarter page version) which can be printed and posted at your business, distributed in your lobby, or handed out at other community events.

Social Media

1)   Add the event to your organization’s Facebook page:  Go to the ALYPD Facebook event page, Click … in the top right corner and select Add to Page…, Select your organization’s page and click Add Event

2)   Invite people from your network to attend via the Facebook event page: Go to the ALYPD Facebook event page, Click  and select Invite Friends, Select Invite next to your friends who may be interested in attending

3)   Post updates about what your organization will be doing at the Block Party on social media: Tag the ALYPD Facebook event page, Use #AlexandriaLoveYourPetDay so organizers see these posts and can share them

4)   Use social media posts to countdown the number of days until the Block Party: Just x days until the Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party on Sunday, April 28 from 11am-3pm!  Join us there to celebrate your love of pets! Bring the whole family to enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, children's activities, demos & more, leashed pets welcomed!  More info: facebook.com/alexandrialoveyourpetday/

5)   Like/follow AlexandriaLoveYourPetDay on Facebook and Instagram and share our social media posts with your followers

6)   Post photos of people and their pets to Instagram with #AlexandriaLoveYourPetDay so organizers can use these to promote the event

7)   Update your social media pages with these graphics or place them on your website. There are 6 graphics all labeled by their respective platform/use on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

Email Invitation
Invite your network to attend the event with an email like…

 Subject: You’re Invited: 4/28 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party!

 We are excited to participate in the 3rd annual Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party and invite you to join us for this fun, FREE celebration!  Taking place Sunday, April 28th from 11am-3pm, it will feature food trucks, live entertainment, children's activities, demos and more – fun for the whole family, leashed pets welcomed. Last year over 600 people, 100+ dogs, and 60 vendors and non-profit partners attended; this year promises to be even bigger and better!

The event kick-off will be hosted by local celebrity vet, Dr. Katy Nelson, with the Mayor, City Council members and other elected representatives invited to attend. This will take place at 11am on the main stage (intersection of Colvin & Sweeley Streets); attendees will then head up and down the block party route along Colvin and Roth Streets to engage with 70+ local vendors and non-profits. Attendee parking is across Duke St at Bishop Ireton High School.

Interact with all sorts of local pet-centric vendors and non-profit organizations – plus you can enter the raffle at the info tables at each end of Colvin St to win all sorts of great prizes!  Proceeds go to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The main stage will feature kids’ favorite Rainbow Rock Band at 12noon, Highland Dancers at 1pm, and parades of adorable adoptable pets with the raffle prize drawing at 2:30pm.  

This promises to be a lively community event and we hope to see you there.  For more information, like the event page at: facebook.com/alexandrialoveyourpetday/

Newsletter Blurb

Include a blurb in your next customer newsletter, such as…

Subject: You’re Invited: 4/28 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party

 We are excited to participate in this fun community event and invite you to join us! Taking place Sunday, April 28th from 11am-3pm, it will feature food trucks, live entertainment, children’s activities, demos and more – fun for the whole family, leashed pets welcomed!

The event kick-off will be hosted by local celebrity vet, Dr. Katy Nelson, with the Mayor, City Council members and other elected representatives invited to attend. This will take place at 11am on the main stage (intersection of Colvin & Sweeley Streets); attendees will then head along the block party route (Colvin and Roth Streets) to interact with 70+ local vendors and non-profits.  Enter the raffle for a chance to win great prizes, and check out the main stage featuring kids’ favorite Rainbow Rock Band at 12noon, Highland Dancers at 1pm, and adoptable pet parades with the raffle prize drawing at 2:30pm. Attendee parking is across Duke St at Bishop Ireton HS.

We hope to see you there!  For more information, like the event page at:facebook.com/alexandrialoveyourpetday/