Upcoming Events 16 Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-5 p.m. The 8th annual Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine event at Freshfields Village will feature 25 animal-related vendors, pet rescue organizations, the always sold-out wine tasting, along with beer and great food. The event will include an entertaining pet costume contest, blessing of the animals, live music and prizes. Proceeds benefit the participating pet rescue organizations, which are used to help provide food, shelter, medicine and ultimately forever homes for rescued dogs. Kiawah Island Art and Artisan Showcase Spring Showcase: Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 Fall Showcase: Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 Visit the Sandcastle’s spring and fall Art and Artisan Showcase, where talented local artists, crafters and photographers will display their unique and original works for viewing and purchasing. From gallery-ready watercolors, to festive scarves, to fine chocolates there’s something special for everyone. Other KICA Events KICA hosts a variety of social activities throughout the year. Details on the following will be provided as they become available: April - A Food Truck Rodeo at Freshfields Village to benefit the Kiawah Women’s Group’s Backpack Buddies project in partnership with the Kiawah Cares “Adopt and Owl” program. Summer - An Evening Poolside Party with live music and delicious food. December - Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration. Visit kica.us (Events/Calendar) to view a community calendar of events from around the island. To learn more about the Sandcastle Community Center or other KICA facilities, visit kica.us (Facilities).