November Events to Mark on Fido’s Calendar

Posted by Billy Francis

This November, give thanks to your best friend at a pet-friendly event. From street festivals full of color to bustling beach bashes, you and your pooch will find your vibe at one of these exciting gatherings around the country.

Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee

Jupiter, FL
Shades of Golden. Photo by

Dog lovers in the Sunshine State can see familiar furry faces at the Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee. The event raises awareness for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which aims to identify risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Many of the dogs taking part in the study will be in attendance, but all pooches are welcome. Soak up the sun and surf off-leash on Jupiter Beach in the morning, then head to Subculture Coffee for a raffle to benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida. From here, you'll enjoy front-row seats for the Golden Retriever parade.

The Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee will be held on November 6. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. Register and donate here.

Tails in Town

Hendersonville, NC
BringFido reporter Charlie reports from Tails in Town. Photo by BringFido/Jessica Chipriano

Tails in Town is the “ultimutt” day for dog lovers in downtown Hendersonville. The event features over 50 vendors, pet rescues with animals available for adoption, a pet boutique, live music, the Be “Pawvilous” fashion show presented by Barkers Anonymous, fun activities, and a pet food drive to benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society for a chance to win gift certificates for Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique.

Tails in Town will be held on November 13. Admission is free.

WuffStock Festival "A Celebration of Dogs"

Lake City, FL
“Does he have a license?” Photo by

WuffStock Festival "A Celebration of Dogs" in Lake City pays fitting tribute to our four-legged friends and the joy they bring to our lives. Run together in a 5k, visit rescue organizations to meet adoptable pets, sniff out the best vendors, and enter one of the many exciting events for all sizes and breeds. Categories include agility, best costume, oldest dog in the crowd, smooching pooches and best nose.

WuffStock Festival "A Celebration of Dogs'' will be held on November 13. Admission is free.

Santa Paws at Saint Paul Brewing

St. Paul, MN
Santa's little yelpers. Photo by

Beat the crowds in December and be sure to have Fido’s pictures ready in time for his Christmas card at Santa Paws at Saint Paul Brewing. Families and dogs of all breeds are welcome to enjoy food and beverages while they wait to see Father Christmas himself for the all-important holiday snap. All photo and raffle proceeds go to the Minnesota Boxer Rescue.

Santa Paws at Saint Paul Brewing will be held on November 14. Admission is free and a suggested donation for pictures with Santa is $10.

Annual Doggie Street Festival

San Diego, CA
“I’ll smooch for waffles.” Photo by

San Diego’s Annual Doggie Street Festival is the largest adopt-a-thon and pet celebration in the west coast. The event aims to bring together the rescue community, showcase adoptable animals, and share expert advice from veterinarians, nutrition experts and trainers with would-be adopters and pet owners. Take a stroll with your best friend from vendor to vendor, while sampling yummy treats, meeting special guests, hearing from knowledgeable speakers, and entering contests for big prizes.

The Annual Doggie Street Festival will be held on November 20. Admission is free.

Pet-a-Palooza - The Day Of The Dog Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ
It's a mad dash to Pet-a-Palooza! Photo by @barking_mad_photography

Described as “the social event of the year for dogs and their people,” every doggy who’s any doggy will be attending Pet-a-Palooza - The Day Of The Dog Scottsdale. Take part in yoga with adoptable puppies, let loose on the Ninja Dog course, cheer on the Puppy Stampede, place a wager on the Wiener Dog and Corgi Races, take a selfie next to the 70-ft street art installation, and explore more than 90 pet exhibitors.

Pet-a-Palooza - The Day Of The Dog Scottsdale will be held November on 20-21. Admission is free.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend at 4 Paws Kingdom

Rutherfordton, NC
Give thanks for 4 Paws Kingdom. Photo by

Four Paws Kingdom Campground in Rutherfordton, NC, is the first and only campground dedicated solely to canines and their adult humans (two-legged guests must be 18 years or older). Dogs will love splashing in the fully fenced pond, meeting new friends in the off-leash dog parks, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, racing on the agility course, or having a spa day in the self-service grooming salon. And there’s no better time to visit than during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend at 4 Paws Kingdom. Four-legged guests at the kingdom on Thanksgiving weekend can take part in dog training, games, lure coursing, a trail run, and more. Bring your own RV or stay in one of Four Paws’ rental RVs, cabins or yurts by reserving here.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend at 4 Paws Kingdom will be held fromNovember 24 to 28. Only guests of the park can attend the festivities.

Are you attending a dog-friendly event with Fido this month? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by