Attention dog lovers: San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is about to go crazy for Corgis

Nor Cal Corgi Con is scheduled for June 17 at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.
Nor Cal Corgi Con is scheduled for June 17 at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Courtesy of Nor Cal Corgi Con

Life can be ruff – so head to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach with your two- and four-legged friends for this year’s Nor Cal Corgi Con.

Started in summer 2014, the twice-yearly event brings together hundreds of corgis and corgi lovers from around the world for a day at the beach. Starting at 10 a.m. June 17, the corgi jamboree is complete with races, a costume contest and a “Corgi Ninja Warrior” event.

“We wanted to get everyone together so we could meet each other and let the dogs get frappy and derpy!” said Corgi Con founder Cynthia Lee in a Facebook message. We’re not exactly sure what those words mean, but we have to assume it’s corgi speak for “having fun.”

And yes – non-corgi owners are welcome, too. The event is free, and will take place at Ocean Beach between Stairwell 21 and Fulton Street. For more de-tails, visit

Nerf battle

What: Bring your Nerf blasters but no darts (they will be provided so you don’t lose them) to this event on Father’s Day, where you can face off against friends and family in an obstacle-filled “battle zone.” Ages 5 and over.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18 for ages 10 and under; 1-3 p.m. for family-and-friends teams; 3-4 p.m. for 11 and over

Where: Community Center Gym, 100 Benton Way, American Canyon

Cost: Free


Beer, wine and swine

What: Pig out at Lake County’s inaugural Baconfest, complete with local beer, wine, music and a pig calling contest. Chefs will compete for best bacon dish, while local businesses will offer other cured pork delights including bacon flavored ice cream.

When: Noon-5 p.m., June 18

Where: Downtown Kelseyville on Main Street

Cost: $25 for 10 bacon tastings


Bicycle race

What: The 57th annual Nevada City Classic is switching gears this year, expanding from one to two days. In addition to its traditional races, the event, which has hosted pro cyclists including Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, will include new competitions such as a Gravel Grinder (a mixed terrain race), straight-line sprints and a foot race.

When: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. June 17; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 18

Where: 124 Argall Way, Nevada City

Cost: $15-$50 for competitors, depending on race; spectating is free


Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks: 916-321-1418, @ayoonhendricks