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We are extremely excited to be back this year, and we are glad you are excited too! First and foremost, we want everyone to know that you and your pet’s safety are always our top priority. After a lot of thought and consideration, we have found a way to put on a safe, socially-distant event that everyone can enjoy, while also raising funds for our charities. Please read our FAQs below to find out more details about this year’s event.
How are you handling COVID-19 protocols?
Cahaba Brewing Company is located in the city of Birmingham and will be following the masking ordinance set by the city. We ask that everyone be respectful of the masking policy while at Cahaba. If you don’t follow the policy, you’ll be asked to leave. Do Dah Day will be utilizing as much outdoor space as possible on the Cahaba property to allow for adequate social distancing. Please be considerate of other people’s space while at the venue. Hand sanitizer will also be set up and available for use throughout the venue.
Do Dah Day is not in Highland Park this year? Why have you changed venues?
Yes. We have moved out of Highland Park and partnered with Cahaba Brewing Company this year. The city of Birmingham is currently not issuing event permits yet, and Cahaba offered its space at no cost to our event. Since we were unable to hold Do Dah Day last year, this is a HUGE benefit to Do Dah Day and our beneficiaries. It will allow us to save the money typically spent on city permits and fees and donate it to our charities instead. We will be using a large portion of the outdoor space at Cahaba for the event. Check out our map to see the layout (coming soon)!
What are you going to do about crowd control, and do I need to purchase tickets?
We are so thankful for the crowds that attend Do Dah Day every year. YOU are what makes Do Dah Day a success. We have never charged an entry fee, but this year we do have to maintain some form of crowd control for everyone’s safety. We will have three ticketed entrances to the event. Tickets will be $8 at the gate on event day. Pre-sale tickets were available for $5 in advance until 6:01PM on Wednesday, May 12. Wristbands will be provided for return entry should you leave and come back. This will allow us to monitor the number of people coming through the gates and maintain a safe capacity. We will accept cash, credit, debit, PayPal and Venmo. Whatever your preferred payment method, we’ve got you covered! More information on our Tickets page.
Why PayPal & Venmo for tickets? Don't have an account?
We chose to use Venmo and PayPal this year for tickets as these are already ways that we accept money. If we used a "ticketing site," we would have to pay such high fees. We don't want to charge more for the tickets and we want to make sure we can donate as much money as possible to our beneficiaries. Don't have a Venmo or PayPal account? You can pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal as a guest, without creating an account. Be sure that you include your name in the "for" section for your donation (yes, it lists it as a donation as we are a 501c3) so that we know your name to put on the pre-paid ticket list.
I pre-paid for tickets, now what?
On event day, please bring a copy of your Venmo or PayPal receipt (on your phone is fine) with you. Your name will be on the pre-paid list at the gate. You'll just need to show us your receipt.
Where can I park?
Parking is first come, first serve and will be available in Cahaba Brewing Company’s adjacent parking lots, as well as in the shopping center parking lot next to Cahaba.
Am I allowed to bring my pet(s)?
Pets of all kind are welcome at Do Dah Day! However, please no aggressive animals. If your animal becomes aggressive toward another animal or human, you will be asked to leave. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Can I bring a chair sit?
You may bring a chair to sit in at Do Dah Day this year. Please, NO tents or tables.
Is Do Dah Day still having a parade?
Yes! Since we cannot hold a traditional parade due to permitting, we will be holding a “reverse parade” on 3rd Avenue South, beside Cahaba Brewing Company. Similar to how Mardis Gras parades were held this year, floats will be stationary and the people will walk through! We encourage anyone who would like to participate to check out our parade page for more information.
What is Do Dah Day, anyway?
Do Dah Day is a volunteer-led, 501(c)3 non-profit that helps provide funding to local animal charities. The money raised at Do Dah Day from our patrons, sponsors and partners directly benefits our charities each year.
Still have questions?