Dog Events in Matthews, NC

There are 9 upcoming pet friendly events within 20 miles of Matthews. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year’s event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Matthews.

Pet Friendly Taco Tuesday at Skiptown
Taco Tuesday at Skiptown Come chow down with your best pals and celebrate the start of a new week with beer or seltzer buckets! Skiptown will have $16 Bud Light, Yuengling, and Mich Ultra buckets, $17 Modelo buckets and $20 White Claw buckets available at the bar. See Details
Pet Friendly Muddy Monday at Skiptown
Muddy Monday at Skiptown Muddy Monday drink and bath includes a full bath and blow out for your pup and a drink for you for $18! While you hang out at the bar and park, the Skipper team bathes and dries your pup in their premium dog spa and you get the choice of any drink on draft or glass of wine. Reservations for ‘Muddy Monday’ drink & bath night are made in-person starting on Monday at 5 PM when the bar and park open. Check in at the front desk and ask to be added to the list. Reservations are taken in-person, on a first come, first serve basis with a limited number of spaces available. See Details
River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center Live music takes place throughout the year at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September and at each of the Whitewater Center’s festivals. Pets are always welcome at the USNWC and must remain on leash. Pet owners must exercise caution at all times; fireworks and loud music can scare dogs. See Details
4th of July Dog Parade Dust off your Red, White & Blue for this afternoon fundraising event to benefit Charlotte Black Dogs ( and Pineville Neighbor's Place. ( There will be a Patriotic Dog Costume Contest at 4 PM ($5 to enter), followed by the parade, which is FREE for everyone to participate in or just come and enjoy. Come early for microchip checks and to check out the local vendors. Photo booth with festive backdrop and props - free to use with any donation! Please bring a small bag of dog or cat food or treats to donate to Pineville Neighbor's Place. For your safety and the safety of others, face masks and social distancing will be required. See Details
Fourth of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center Celebrate the holiday outside at the Whitewater Center. Festivities stretching over two days include live music, multiple yoga practices, and fireworks displays. As with all of Whitewater’s festivals, the Fourth of July Celebration is free to attend, open to the public, and does not require tickets. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Please ensure your dog is not afraid of loud music or fireworks or please leave the grounds before fireworks begin. See Details
Labor Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center There is no shortage of ways to get outside and explore at the Whitewater Center’s Labor Day Celebration; activities, music, and races await all weekend long. As with all of Whitewater’s festivals, the Labor Day Celebration is free to attend, open to the public, and does not require tickets. Pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Flow Fest at U.S. National Whitewater Center Blending elements of wellness and mindfulness in a natural, outdoor setting, Whitewater’s Flow Fest features a variety of yoga practices and workshops to invigorate both the curious first timer and the seasoned yogi. Local community artisans, designers, and wellness professionals will be onsite. There will also be Kombucha sampling. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Registration for workshops is required. Not all workshops may be dog friendly so be sure to ask ahead of time. See Details
Pups 'N Pints BringFido to this fun event featuring beer, puppies, entertainment, food and more all to help raise money for South Charlotte Dog Rescue's Emergency Medical Fund. The event will be held in Downtown Waxhaw in the gravel lot and street near Mary O'Neill's. See Details
Tuck Fest BringFido to this multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music! Pets must be leashed at all times. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. Pets must be on a leash at all times. For guests who are interested in simply experiencing the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest, there is no ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply). Everyone is welcome to enjoy the live music, demos, and view all of the competitions free of charge. If you would like to participate in one race/competition or all 35+, Tuck Fest race registration is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the three day festival. Activity Passes to experience the Whitewater Center’s 30+ available outdoor activities, as well as food and beverage options, can be purchased online or on-site. See Details