Dog Events in the United States

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in the United States who are as crazy about their pets as you, there’s no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. Attend any of the dog shows, agility competitions, costume parades, festivals or fundraisers in the United States on our Dog Events Calendar and you’ll meet hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dog lovers. And since 70% of the events listed benefit humane societies, attending one is a great way to help homeless pets too.

Pet Friendly North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges
North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Leashed dogs are welcome along as you enjoy an enchanted nighttime walk through the woods featuring dynamic, nature-inspired lighting elements, and immersive soundscapes. Five distinct installations will bring the soul of the forest to life with light, sound, and sensory effects in a captivating, family-friendly experience. North Forest Lights will be open in the evening hours after sunset. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. See Details
Pet Friendly Dog Play Wednesday
Sep. 9, 2020 –
Dec. 30, 2021

Dog Play Wednesday

Dog Play Wednesday All day, every Wednesday! Check their events schedule to see pup-coming activities you won’t want to miss. All dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings or on the play equipment. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. See Details
Holiday Lights on the River Walk You are invited to experience the spectacular display of over 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk. Visiting the River Walk to enjoy the spectacular holiday lights is free. The River Walk is a public park and is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. The lights are a gift to the public from the San Antonio River Walk Association and the City of San Antonio. Holiday lights are on the downtown portion of the River Walk. See Details
St. Augustine Nights of Lights Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City, and it's free of charge. Dogs are welcome to tour the town with their owners. See Details
Nov. 21, 2020 –
Apr. 17, 2021

Bark on the Ark

Bark on the Ark Bring your dog for a sightseeing eco cruise along Naples Bay to Keewaydin Island. At Keewaydin Island, enjoy time to play with your happy hounds. During the excursion, pet parents and their dogs can run, swim and play catch while enjoying the sunshine, water, sand and fresh air. Water, tennis balls, eco waste bags and healthy dog treats are included for the canines. Dogs must be kept on a leash at Keewaydin Island. Guests may bring their own small cooler bag with drinks and snacks along with towels for themselves and their puppy pals. Reservations are required as space is limited to 24 passengers and their pets to allow for social distancing on board. Well trained, friendly dogs that can follow basic commands are welcome. The M/V Edison Explorer is an open-air vessel, cleaned and sanitized for your safety. Cruise will take place every third Saturday of the month, November 2020 through April 2021. See Details
Dec. 3, 2020 –
Jan. 31, 2021


#DogBowlChallenge A fun way for people and pet dogs to #LickCancer that both people (especially kids) and pups develop by raising awareness and funds for comparative research. The #DogBowlChallenge is similar to others that have gone viral on social media, but this involves people and pet dogs pledging support by participating and donating. Canines-N-Kids is asking for people to compete with their furry friend by simultaneously slurping whipped cream out of a bowl (preferably a dog bowl). To make it fair, the human must do it with either hands behind their back or with all four on the floor side by side with their pup. Participants can either start the challenge in their social media circle or accept the challenge from others. Participants then need to post the video to Facebook, Instagram (tag @CaninesnKids) and Twitter (@CNKFoundation) and challenge three friends. See Details
The Toasty Farmer - Winter Farmers Market at Brewery 85 The Toasty Farmer is Greenville's Winter Farmers Market providing a safe and friendly space to support your local growers and makers, held at dog friendly Brewery 85. Shop freshly harvested greens and root veggies, cheeses, mushrooms, smoked trout, kombucha, pastries, art, craft, jewelry, soaps, lotions and craft beer. Each Saturday, 11-2 from December-March20, come order delicious plates from our food truck or mac & cheese bar, listen to tunes and be a part of our food community that thrives with your participation See Details
Purina Pet Parade (VIRTUAL) To ensure everyone's safety, the Purina Pet Parade will be a virtual event this year. You're invited to the first ever virtual Purina Pet Parade Costume Contest! Register your pet through January 20, 2021 to be entered in the contest. Then head over to the St. Louis Post Dispatch and vote for your favorite pet costumes. On February 16, tune in to Facebook live to watch celebrity judges select the champ from among the finalists you voted for. See Details
Shop with Your Pet at Scottsdale Quarter Get your furbabies ready for a day out at The Quarter! You and your pup can shop at plenty of their pet-friendly retailers as well as enjoy some doggone fun. Guests must practice social distancing and wear a mask when they are within 6' of strangers. Click 'Visit Website' for a list of their pet-friendly retailers and restaurants. See Details
Wags to Wellness Photo Contest Wags to Wellness celebrates how dogs help keep us healthy! Send in a photo of you (or you and your family) out walking your dog(s) and a $10 donation, then let your friends know when to start voting for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs! Submissions Accepted: Jan 1 - Feb 13, 2021, at 8:00 pm EST. Voting Opens: Feb 14, 2021, at approximately 12:00 noon EST. Voting Closes: Midnight, Feb 28, 2021 Winners Announced: March 1, 2021 See Details
HSGS Pack Walk Walk your own pup or a pooch from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at their monthly pup walk. October-March they walk from 2-4 PM and from April-September they walk from 5-7 PM. The walk typically lasts for one hour with some additional time set aside for a quick briefing prior to walk, some photos, etc. You must sign up if you would like to walk one of their dogs, but if you're just walking your Fido, meet them at the cemetery. See Details
Yappy Hour Pooch Patio Party at PLT in WBV Park Lane Tavern has partnered up with The Woofy Wellness Ranch, The Woofy Bus, Intermission Beer Co., and Tito's Vodka to bring you and your fur-babies a weekly Pooch Patio Party! Every Thursday will feature a doggy inspired Tito's Cocktails and a very special beer, brewed specifically for the tavern, by Intermission Beer Co. There will be a special doggy menu for your pooches, giveaways and other surprises. Each week, a portion of the sales will be donated to an animal charity. See Details
Key West Truman Waterfront Farmers Market Leashed pups are welcome at the Truman Waterfront for fresh produce grown in Homestead, gorgeous orchids and native plants, artisan selection of meats and cheeses, pickles, honey, nuts and dried fruits, natural soaps and so much more. You’ll find Key West crafts, gifts and art. There’s lots of parking (free with your resident sticker), bike racks or take the Duval Loop which conveniently stops close to the market. PLEASE NOTE: New safety measures and precautions are in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required when in a booth, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean and hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers reminded patrons to not congregate in groups larger than 10 and to wear masks when interacting with vendors. See Details
Golden Happy Hour - Every Friday in January BringFido and celebrate Barx Parx winning GOLD for Best Pet Daycare/Boarding in Las Vegas! There will be free golden snacks for humans, golden goodie bags for dogs, cold beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for the pups. Masks are required when not drinking. See Details
Dog Days at the Garden Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden. You and your pup will have a tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails. Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at water refill stations. The Patio Café will open at 8 a.m. offering a light menu to enjoy. The Garden Shop welcomes dogs during your visit. Dogs must be on leash, licensed, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Dog Days will be held each Saturday through January. See Details
Doodle Romp at Metazoa Brewing Company Doodle dogs of all kinds can come together the second Sunday of each month with their owners to Metazoa Brewing Company's dog friendly taproom and dog park for a day of craft beer and tail-wagging fun! All doodle dogs and their furry friends of any breed are welcome. Humans must be 21+ to attend. See Details
Yappy Hour - BYOD BYOD (Bring your own dog) each Sunday and hang out with other dog lovers and mans best friends during Yappy Hour at the Hop Yard. The hop yard will donate 10% of Yappy Hour profits raised to Perfectly Imperfect Pups (PIPs) rescue, a non-profit whose primary focus is medical and special needs dogs that are often overlooked, but just as lovable and in need of a good home as any rescue pup. See Details
Skijoring Clinics at Devil's Thumb Ranch Learn the sport of cross-country skiing with your dog! Head out on the award-winning Nordic ski trails at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and learn to work as a team with your four-legged friend. Easy to learn, an incredible workout, and fun activity for both of you to enjoy during the winter. Meet outside at the ice rink. Cost for Lodging Guest: $40 for clinic only, $85 package that includes harness, trail pass, ski rental, and clinic. Cost for Non-Lodging Guest: $50 for clinic only, $95 package that includes harness, trail pass, ski rental, and clinic. Dates: January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21. If you want to spend a few days, book a pet friendly room at Devil's Thumb Ranch. See Details
Dog Days of Winter at Tulsa Botanic Garden Do you and your pup have "cabin fever?" BringFido for a walk (and sniff!) in the Garden. Dogs must be controlled by a non-retractable leash at all times and be current on all vaccinations and registrations. For the enjoyment of all, you must clean up after your pet. ** NOTE** Advance, timed entry tickets are required. Admission is FREE for Garden members and member dogs. Regular admission $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12; children 2 and under are free. $4 per dog for non-members. See Details
Doggie Brunch at Terrestrial Brewing Company First-come, first-served basis every Sunday. Brunch selections change frequently, and there will be treats for your pups, too. Terrestrial Brewing Company will donate a portion of all beer sales to Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland. In addition to delicious beers, they will have Bloody Marys, mimosas, cold brew and hot coffee. Social distancing will be enforced the entire time so please make sure to bring a mask. See Details
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
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, and not be available for purchase at the gate. Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will drive through Jurassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. People and pups must remain in their cars at all times. Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased. See Details
Dog Days at Lynden Sculpture Garden Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, picnicking is encouraged! Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden. Dog Days are held the third Saturday of each month (except November). See Details
Yappy Hour at World of Beer (Fowler) BringFido to this monthly yappy hour, held the third Saturday of each month! Proceeds of the event go directly to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. See Details