Saturday, July 6th – 50th Annual Coon Dog Day Festival in downtown Saluda. Book your room early in order to be able to participate in this fun filled celebration for dogs and their people. Great food, live music a parade down main street, crafts, a street dance and more. What began as a chicken supper fund raiser for the local Coon Club (named for the dogs that hunt raccoons) has grown into an event that attracts 10,000 people each year. Live stage music begins at 9 am and continues all day until the end of the street dance at 10 pm.