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POP Cats 2022, presented by NULO, is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; cat adoptions; and more! A portion of profits benefits participant cat organizations.

Event Dates

Friday, August 12th, 2022
3pm to 7pm
Saturday, August 13th, 2022
10am Early access

11am to 5pm
Sunday, August 14th, 2022
10am Early access
11am to 5pm

Address

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Directions

Presented by
Gold Sponsor

FEATURES

We're heading to SAN DIEGO. Get ready!

The ultimate cat experience!

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An immersive world of cattitude

Step into the new world of POP Cats

Have you ever dreamed of being surrounded by everything cats? Us too! POP Cats has turned even more meow-some for it’s 5th edition. Enjoy over 9,000 sq ft of colorful feline-themed atmosphere which will bring out your inner child for a memorable celebration of cats and art!

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It's like being in a cat cafe!

Brand-New Playgrounds

Step into any of our new playgrounds designed with giant cat-food motifs made to dazzle you and your friends. Each one will be blessed with the presence of adoptable kittens brought by our local cat rescues

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Adopt rescued cats

Playtime with Cats!

If you have never played with a cat before, this is your opportunity to break the ice. Looking to speed-date your future BBF? This is also your chance to meet the cats of your dreams and adopt. You will LOVE IT!

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Cattitude is art

Cat-art Exhibit

Cat art is not only rad; it’s pawsome! Check out our exhibition of totally cool art featuring our feline friends. What could be more inspiring than seeing cats made larger than life in art?!

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Express Your Cattitude

Art Zone

Our festival has always celebrated felines and art, and this year’s we’re opening up a space where attendees can unleash their creativity. The Art Zone is where you can immerse yourself in coloring. Pick any of our delightful cat-themed drawings that you can take home as a fun souvenir.

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Experience the cattitude!

Meowsome Merch

You will love finding awesome merch from cat food to feline art, cat-centric services to human apparel. Save up, cuz it’s time to stock on cat merch!

Exhibitor list
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Experience the cattitude!

Other Activities

Nerd out, laugh, and dive into the cat universe. Learn about anything from raising cats to playing with felines. Topics vary in every edition. Activities will be held on-site at the POP Cats’ venue.

Note: Event activities are subject to change at any time.

Friday, August 12th

3 PM – 7:00 PM
Cattitude Video Rotation
Featuring videos by Nathan The Cat Lady and a preview of Cat Daddies by Mye Hoang.
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


Saturday, August 13th

12 PM – 1 PM (to be confirmed)
The Purrrcast episode recording
By The Purrrcast Podcast
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


1 PM – 2 PM
The Heart Band live music performance
By: The Heart Band
Location: Entrance Area


1 PM – 1:30 PM (to be confirmed)
Meet & Greet: Nathan, The Cat Lady
Featuring: Nathan The Cat Lady
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


2 PM – 2:45 PM
Panel: Cat Boot Camp, learn the basics
Moderated by Erica Danger
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


3:15 PM – 4 PM
Cat Photography 101
By Erica Danger
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room

Sunday, August 14th

12 PM – 1 PM (to be confirmed)
The Purrrcast episode recording
By The Purrrcast Podcast
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


1 PM – 2 PM
The Heart Band live music performance
By: The Heart Band
Location: Entrance Area


1 PM – 1:30 PM (to be confirmed)
Meet & Greet: Nathan, The Cat Lady
Featuring: Nathan, The Cat Lady
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


2 PM – 2:45 PM
Panel: Fix San Diego
Moderated by Erica Danger
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room


3 PM
Special Presentation: Cat Daddies
Q&A with director Mye Hoang and a preview of her documentary Cat Daddies, featuring Nathan, The Cat Lady.
Location: POP Cats’ Chat Room

 

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Get yourself cat-tails & snacks

Sip n’ Purr Bar & Doodles Market

It’s the weekend! Refreshments will be available for purchase all day long. Enjoy bubbly drinks and “cattails” at the Sip n’ Purr Bar or hit our healthy snack bar by Doodles Market.

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Cattitude is life

Entertainment

We will playing indie and pop tunes along to set the mood all weekend long.

With Safety In Mind

We have adjusted our event to prioritize safety during the pandemic while adhering to each city’s mandates. We are implementing sanitation stations, widening traffic flow patterns, dispersing booths, and increasing the number of playgrounds. We’re also encouraging attendees that desire a more intimate atmosphere to come at our opening time.

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POP Cats organizes events that bring the community and cat rescues together to celebrate cats. Our festivals serve as a platform for non-profits to conduct adoption drives, recruit volunteers, and educate. Additionally, we donate a portion of revenue. Your ticket purchases play a crucial role in supporting our community.

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Saturday or Sunday Tickets
Adult
$25Child $15

Weekend Tickets
Adult
$40Child $25

Event FAQ

We will adhere to the local government guidelines and requirements so no vaccines or masks are required at this time in Chicago, Austin, Houston or San Diego.

Yes, we partner with local cat rescues to bring adoptable cats to the event.

Yes, you can bring your cat to the event. A lot of people do. Make sure you review and follow our guidelines. Click here to read our guidelines.

If you purchased tickets for the 2020 or 2021 event postponed due to the pandemic, you can now use them for the 2022 event.

Make sure:

1) You have your email with ticket barcodes. You can print them or show them from your phone’s screen when coming to the event.

2) You come on the same day as per your ticket.

If can’t locate your ticket, click here, follow instructions and have them sent to you again.

This event is suitable for children 9 years and older.

Child tickets apply to children between ages 4 to 10.

Yes, for each event we make sure we have vendors that sell food, snacks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible, unless otherwise noted.

We will be happy to consider you join our squad of on-site and remote volunteers. To apply, visit our Volunteer page here.

Chicago

Train: the Artifact Events venue is just one block away from the Montrose, Brown Line, train station.

Parking: street parking available on Ravenswood Avenue.

Houston

Parking: parking is available at 2101 Winter Street, 77007 or street parking.

San Diego

Parking: street parking is available on along North Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South, the Crescent area, Spanish Landing and Shelter Island.

Covered parking is offered at Wyndham San Diego Bayside.

Austin

Parking: parking is available on-site. Entrances are on Riverside Dr. and another on Barton Springs Rd. Overflow parking is available at One Texas Center Parking Garage, at the southeast corner of Barton Springs Rd. and S. 1st St.

If you cannot locate your tickets in your Inbox, please check your Spam/Junk Mailbox.

If you can’t still find them, please click here to have them resent to you.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Event Management reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the admission of any attendee not in compliance with this policy.

Soliciting of any kind is prohibited.

No. Tickets are sold online only.

If you would like to contact us, please write to hello@popcats.org.

POP Cats is organized by Doodles Productions, LLC. 3292 SE QUAY ST, Port Saint Lucie 34984.

Want to be an Exhibitor? Apply here. Want to be an Sponsor? Write to hello@popcats.org.