Summer Splash and Other Upcoming August Events

Posted by Veronica Valladares

Fido will have a blast bidding farewell to summer and enjoying a day dedicated exclusively to him this August. Whether it's splashing in the pool, hanging out with friends at a lively festival, or catching some flicks, there's no shortage of activities to keep your furry companion entertained.

Summer Splash

Shoreline, WA
Is this how you doggy paddle? Photo by Unsplash/Cristina Glebova

Bring Fido to make the most of the last hot days of the season at Summer Splash in Shoreline, WA. This August, your furry friend will get the chance to cool off and play around in the water alongside his pet companions. Both humans and pups can explore the offerings of local vendors, savor tasty items from on-site food trucks, participate in dog-centric activities and take part in the thrill of the silent auction. Proceeds from the event help support over 300 formerly homeless senior dogs in Old Dog Haven’s network of Final Refuge homes.

Summer Splash will be held on August 5 and is free to attend. Hotel Sorrento is a short drive to the event and centrally located to many pet-friendly activities in Seattle.

Connecticut Potato and Corn Festival

Bozrah, CT
"I heard them say there’s corn and PAWtatoes here!" Photo by Unsplash/For Chen

Get ready for the annual Connecticut Potato and Corn Festival at Maples Farm Park in Bozrah, CT. Join the excitement as you and your furry friend explore the grounds, filled with an array of entertainment options. Shop from local vendors, groove to the infectious beats of live music, and engage in potato and corn-themed games, activities and captivating contests. Indulge in the delightful flavors all weekend long, courtesy of mouthwatering offerings from food trucks and vendors. Take advantage of this incredible weekend packed with endless fun for everyone, including Fido.

The Connecticut Potato and Corn Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 and admission is free. Keep the fun coming as you book a stay at Odetah Camping Resort, less than a mile from the festival grounds.

Nostalgia Movie Night

Brownsburg, IN
"Did someone say popcorn?" Photo by Pexels/Rotem Kuperman

“Hey, you guys!” spend an evening under the stars in Indiana watching The Goonies with Fido at Nostalgia Movie Night. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a cozy blanket or a lawn chair to settle in on the grass to watch this beloved 1985 film. Before the flick begins, put your knowledge of the late 90s to the test with pre-2000s trivia during the first hour of the event. Pack snacks for both you and your pup to chow down on or enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by the Brownsburg Movie Theater. Get ready for an unforgettable night of entertainment with your furry friend by your side.

Nostalgia Movie Night will be held on August 18. If you’re visiting from out of town, book an affordable stay at Quality Inn & Suites Indianapolis West Brownsburg or Super 8 Brownsburg, both of which are a ten-minute drive from Williams Park, where the movie will be featured.

National Dog Day

Littleton, CO
Dressed to impress on their special day! Photo by Unsplash/Jenny Marvin

Celebrate National Dog Day in Colorado with a lively outdoor event designed for the whole family. Enjoy the atmosphere of the BARBOX Garden in the pet-friendly Aspen Grove shopping center as you savor a seasonal tap by Breckenridge Brewery, and Fido indulges in delicious handmade dog treats. Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance, accompanied by live music, and explore the offerings of local vendors and artisans showcasing their one-of-a-kind products. Don't miss the chance to create a special painting with your furry friend, a memorable keepsake to take home to remind you of this day when you relished the bond between humans and man’s best friend.

National Dog Day will be held on August 26. Admission is free, but they do ask that attendees RSVP. Book Homewood Suites Denver Littleton to be a quick drive from the action.

Puptopia Festival San Diego

San Diego, CA
It’s PAWty time! Photo by

Mark your calendars for Puptopia Festival San Diego, the ultimate canine event in California, this August. Witness thrilling stunt dog performances, showcasing impressive feats like dock diving, flyball racing and high jumping, on the main stage throughout the day. Fido can also join the fun by exploring the agility course area, featuring exciting obstacles like tunnels and ramps. Capture picture-perfect moments at the PAWground, where a towering nine-foot hydrant and oversized tennis balls await. Take a break at the inviting K9 lounge, providing refreshments and nourishment for both humans and dogs, and finish up a long day of fun by letting Fido get a pedicure at the SPAW while you learn the art of canine massage.

Puptopia Festival San Diego will be held on August 26. Admission ranges between $30 - $40 per person. Book a stay at Wyndham San Diego Bayside across the street from the festival location, Waterfront Park, to enjoy the entire day of fun.

Plants & Pets

Seffner, FL
"These plants look as furry as me!" Photo by Pexels/Thu Dung Nguyen

Save the date for Plants & Pets, a fun and informative event taking place in Seffner, FL. This unique class is a treat for both you and Fido, providing valuable insights on pet-friendly plants. Explore a diverse range of vendors and businesses sharing their expertise on safe plants for your furry, scaly or feathered companions. Four-legged friends can enjoy the doggy obstacle course, pet photo booth and tasty pup cups. Humans will have just as much fun visiting local pet-related booths, attending the Pet-Friendly Plants and How to Keep Pets Away from Plants seminars, and savoring a refreshing treat from the ice cream truck.

Plants & Pets will be held on August 26. While admission is free, registration is strongly encouraged. La Quinta by Wyndham Tampa Brandon Regency Park is a great place to reserve a stay, just a short ten-minute ride to the event space.

Do you plan to attend a pet-friendly event with your dog this August? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by Unsplash/Jenny Marvin.