Dat Dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day at its Freret Steet location (5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www.datdog.com) on Saturday, July 22 with a fundraiser for Son of a Saint (www.sonofasaint.org).

  The event is 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and includes $5 hot dog specials, Urban South Brewery beers, ice cream from New Orleans Ice Cream Co., raffles, an art market, a photo booth, face painting and more. There's a hot dog dressing contest at 4 p.m. The winning version will be included on Dat Dog menus as the Son of a Saint dog, and $1 of each Son of a Saint dog purchased will be donated to the nonprofit. Son of a Saint offers mentoring to local young men without fathers.