Since 2010, BISSELL Blocktail Party has been held on the beautiful lawn at Paddock Place (formally Mangiamo!) Located at 1033 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Click here for directions.


Parking is available across from Paddock Place on the corner of Lake Drive and Carroll Avenue and at LaFontse Gallery (located at 833 Lake Drive SE). Our guests can again take advantage of the free services provided by Grand Rapids trolley to transport you and your pooch to and from the party. Guests with a Sponsor Parking Pass and those requiring handicapped parking will be admitted into the Paddock Place parking lot with valet services provided by At Your Service Valet.

Food & fun

We will be featuring an amazing selection of local restaurants again this year! Special thanks to the following folks for providing treats including vegetarian and vegan options:




Helpful tips for a 
pawsitive party! 

Fun and games for you and your pooch include a photo booth, Pet Caricatures by 2014 ArtPrize winner Chris LaPort, Wine Pull, and as always, the best dog-gone silent auction in town!

  • The BISSELL Blocktail Party is wheelchair accessible.
  • The party takes place on grass. There will be areas for dogs to relieve themselves, along with bags for clean up.
  • Please, no flexi-leashes!
  • Dogs are NOT allowed inside Paddock Place! A volunteer would be happy to watch your dog if you need to enter the building.
  • All participating pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations.

This is the BEST DOG-GONE Party of the Year and there will be a lot of people and pets. Your four-legged friends will need to be dog and stranger-friendly.

Blocktail Party Photo/Video Release

The event organizers and other participants may take photographs and videos of you and/or your pets during the event. By attending the event, you and your guests give consent to the organizers, sponsors and other participants to publish these photos and videos of you and your pets in promotional pieces and/or on the internet without additional notice or compensation. You and/or your pets will never be identified or named in any photo unless BISSELL obtains your prior consent. If you or your guests do not wish to appear in any photos or videos, please inform the event staff by visiting the registration table.