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Woofstock draws 2-, 4-legged partygoers

Next weekend, Suwanee Town Center Park will be for the birds.

And dogs. And cats. And ferrets. And any other pet.

In cooperation with Atlanta radio station Star 94, the park will be hosting "Woofstock" Party in the Park, a free event with live music and other activities.

Partygoers are encouraged to bring their pets.

"It's partly weather-dependent, but I would say we easily have 3,000 people come throughout the day," said Suwanee spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde. "And most of them have a dog with them. Or two."

The event, formerly known as "Petapalooza," has been hosted at Suwanee Town Center Park for five years.

Beginning at noon and ending at 7 p.m. Saturday, it will feature pet demonstrations, clinics and even pet adoption opportunities.

Three local bands will perform: Black Shampu, The Commitaphobics and The Nacho Daddies.

The first band is scheduled to go on at 3:45 p.m.

There will be a pet parade at 4:15. Pet owners are encouraged to dress their pets in costumes.

Guests are also urged to remember that pets must be on a leash at all times. And then there's that other, dirtier issue.

"The biggest problem is people not cleaning up after their pets," DeWilde said. "We just ask people to be courteous. But we've never had any major incidents. Everyone's pretty well-behaved."

Extra clean-up bags will be available around the park, DeWilde said.

More event information can be found at www.Star94.com.