As the number of residents in downtown increases, so does the number of dogs without a backyard. This is where Balls Around the Block steps in. For the past 10 years, Cincy dog lovers have come together via canines and booze to raise an incredible amount of money for downtown’s Fido Field. The concept started in 2006 with a pubcrawl of just eight, and now the event sees more than 300 participants every year. In the last three years alone, Balls Around the Block has raised $75,000 to maintain the fenced, off-leash, completely volunteer-managed and -maintained Fido Field, a nonprofit dog play area. For the crawl, check in at the 21c Museum Hotel at 6 p.m., find your team of 25 and start bar hopping around downtown. Prepare your livers and drink for the pooches of Cincinnati.