The weather might be bleak, but Fido doesn’t have to hide inside this February. He can get ruff n’ tuff on the football field, spend a day on the farm, walk in a parade and clean up crumbs at a food truck festival at this month’s events.
Posted by Emma Moore
Puppy Bowl Party
Hustle on over to TailGate Outdoor Sports Bar for their Puppy Bowl Party, hosted by official Puppy Bowl referee, Dan Schachner. This full day of fun will include time on the turf, a pregame performance, watch party, after party and more. Fido must be registered in advance to participate in the actual Puppy Bowl competition, and table reservations are required to catch the airing of the Super Bowl. Adoptable dogs from Badass Animal Rescue will be in attendance.
Ground Dog Day
This pet-friendly event in New Orleans might be more than a thousand miles from Punxsutawney, PA, but no worries. Desmond of Algiers, the big dog over at The Crown & Anchor English Pub, will be taking over for Ground Dog Day. No matter what weather Desmond predicts, you and Fido are sure to have a blast at this dog-friendly event. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, giveaways and more.
Ground Dog Day will be held on February 4. Whether you’re fretting over winter or getting excited about spring, there’s a room for you and Fido at nearby St. Charles Inn, Hotel Superior.
Dog Dayze on the Farm
Fido doesn’t have to be a working breed to enjoy Dog Dayze on the Farm! Bring the whole family out to Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill to enjoy a one-mile trek through the orchards. After the walk, head to the Orchard Square Tent for drinks, food, music, a doggy kissing booth, prizes and more. Be sure you and your pup plan your outfits in advance and enter the dog and owner look-alike contest. Canine guests are not usually permitted at the orchard, but your ticket to the one-day event will include access to the walking trail, along with a pup cup and a raffle ticket.
Dog Dayze on the Farm will be held on February 5. You can keep the theme going with a stay at nearby Paradise at the Barn. This vacation rental features 15 acres of land filled with trails for you and Fido to explore.
Rescueber’s Annual Barkmitzvah
Join Rescueber, a pet-friendly transportation company in Chicago, for their annual Barkmitzvah. This year’s event will take place in the taproom of Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life. Entry will include three drinks, vegan and vegetarian appetizers, a merchandise item and a raffle ticket. While you enjoy one of the brewery’s craft beers, purchase a dog ticket for Fido, which will give him access to the treat bar. The event will also feature silent auctions, raffle baskets and a wine pull.
Rescueber’s Annual Barkmitzvah will take place on February 11. Take the after party back to a hotel room at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, located a few blocks from Milton Lee Olive Park where Fido can stretch his legs on a walk.
Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Fido won’t be the only one drooling at the Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Head down to the festival lawns at Aaron Bessant Park for your chance to chow down on some good grub. You’ll be able to choose from dishes like lobster rolls, birria tacos, southern barbecue and so much more. Wash down your feast with a craft brew from vendors like Funky Buddha Brewery and Goose Island Beer Co. The event will also feature a variety of artisan vendors and live music.
Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will be held on February 18 and 19. Complete your coastal trip with a stay at The Beach Hutch, a pet-friendly vacation rental equipped with a pool and a fenced yard.
Pets of Pima
Fido can strut his stuff through the streets of downtown Tucson with the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade. Canine companions can walk during the Raising Cane’s Procesión de los Perros, which will also feature the ride of the wheelie dogs from A Loyal Companion. Then, Feline friends will shine during the Cat Convoy when kitties on a leash, in a stroller or in a carrier parade their way through town. Finally, the Casino Del Sol Pet Pride will feature all other pets in attendance. Stick around after the parade for the 4 Legs on Fourth Festival featuring entertainment, arts & crafts, adoptable pets and more.
Pets of Pima will be held on February 19. After a day on your feet, kick back at Hotel McCoy, where you can enjoy a variety of art installations with your pup.