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Dog Events in Matthews, NC

There are 13 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 Yappy Hour at Frothy Beard Charlotte
Yappy Hour at Frothy Beard Charlotte Come out to this weekly event at the brewery with Fido! Enjoy discounted drinks in the spacious beer garden while your pup receives special goodies. They'll provide pup cups, toys, and dog treats to keep Fido happy, all while you relax and enjoy a $5 pint of beer. See Details
Pet Friendly Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Fit with Fido Bring your furry friend to join you in a workout in the taproom of this local brewery. Fit With Fido CLT will be leading an all-level class to get you and your pup energized. Two and four-legged guests are welcome to hang out after class to enjoy a drink with new and old friends. See Details
Nov 17, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

Speedway Christmas

Speedway Christmas This drive-through light show features more than 4 million lights over a 4-mile course, with hundreds of creative displays and lights synchronized to Christmas-themed music. Heavier traffic is expected on Friday and Saturday nights. If your schedule allows, consider finding an alternate night to attend. For the best experience, plan to arrive early. Closed Christmas Eve. Event is held rain or shine. Please ensure Fido remains in your vehicle at all times. Pets aren't permitted in Christmas Village. See Details
Doggie & Me Yoga at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew Rediscover balance with your pup at this pop-up event led by Natalie Fath. Enjoy a 30-minute vinyasa class with pup-friendly poses and a 15-minute acupressure session. Stick around for a beverage at the pet-friendly bar afterward, included in your registration. Sessions are held on November 19 and December 10. See Details
Christmas Market Weekends (Weihnachtsmarkt) Come and experience the magic of the season each weekend with Fido! Dogs are welcome outside where they turn the Biergarten into a German-style Christmas Village with over 140 traditional huts with shopping, tons of lights, Gluhwein, holiday music, hot cocoa, festive food, warm fire pits, and of course, plenty of beer. Photos with Santa are available each Saturday. See Details
Jingle Bell Run The Arthritis Foundation’s race is the original festive race for charity with your pup. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume. Bring a team of friends, family, and co-workers to run or walk. Please ensure your dog is kept on a leash. See Details
We Believe - Santa 5K and Dog Jog Dress up and bring Fido for a little pre-holiday fun! You'll run through the Whitewater Center trail system with your pup while bundled up in your best Santa attire. A contest will follow with a prize given to the best Santa Claus look-a-like. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa Get ready to capture paw-some memories this holiday season! Bring your furry friends, big or small, and watch him strike adorable poses with Santa. This heartwarming event is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and share the holiday spirit with your four-legged family members. The event is located in center court. See Details
Dog Days of Winter at the U.S. National Whitewater Center Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends during a day of fun-filled activities! The events kick off with a Dog Jog 5K Trail Race & 1 Mile Walk, and the opening of Vendor Village. Afterwards, watch an Agility Demo with Happy Dogs Training, or drop in on the adoption event. Leashed, well-behaved pups are welcome to participate. See Details
Green River Revival at U.S. National Whitewater Center Celebrate the arrival of spring with Fido at the Whitewater Center! Witness the resident leprechaun's magical transformation of the river into a vibrant green. Begin with a color run, followed by thrilling rafting on the themed river accompanied by live music. Enjoy yoga sessions, engaging activities, and a wide array of food and beverages for a perfect day outdoors. See Details
Paws in the Park Bring Fido and dress him up for a fun-filled day. The event will have food trucks, vendors, activities, dog contests and pet adoptions. This day is dedicated to the Fabulous McGrady and Friends Foundation. See Details