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 First Friday Art Walk
Sep. 2, 2022 –
May 5, 2023

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Take a stroll with Fido in historic downtown Ocala to see over 30 art displays in front of businesses. Businesses will have extended shopping hours (be sure to ask first if Fido is permitted inside), and local art organizations provide activities for the family. See Details
Pet Friendly St. Augustine Nights of Lights
St. Augustine Nights of Lights Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by "National Geographic." The event 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
First Fridays Weekend Night Market Leashed dogs are welcome to this fun night event featuring over 70 vendors with local products, food and produce. There's also live music, food trucks and yard games! The market is held the first Friday of each month. See Details
Small Dog Play Date Small dogs are welcome to come meet other small dogs at Gilbert Creek Park! The play date will occur in the enclosed dog park area. See Details
Yappy Hour at Mother Earth Brew Co. Fido gets playtime, and guests receive $1 off their beer when you bring your pup! Dogs are welcome inside and outside. See Details
Dog Day Afternoon at Sidetrack The Video Bar Bring Fido along to this fun event for delicious cocktails and treats! Super dog-friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to canine customers and their parents. People must be 21 with ID. No dog required. See Details
Concerts in the Park Leashed dogs are welcome for a nice evening outside at this monthly event. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the concert in the park. See Details
Workshop Evaluation for Therapy Dog Teams Dog B.O.N.E.S. of Massachusetts is offering three Sunday workshops in Somerville, MA to evaluate new dog teams. Come see if you and your dog would be a good fit for therapy team visits for a school, hospital, veterans' facility, rehab center or other. Workshop fee is $50 per dog team. Fee reimbursed for qualified registrants able to provide four visits to Somerville schools/facilities. Registration through Dog BONES of Massachusetts. See Details
Wellness Clinic for Veterans’ Pets Free veterinary wellness care is available on Wednesdays, by appointment only. Clinics are open to dogs and cats belonging to Veterans of any era (up to two pets per visit). No non-military civilians will be accepted. Clients must furnish valid military identification at the time of check-in. See Details
Bold Rock's Winter Concert Series Bring Fido to the pet-friendly taproom each Friday and Saturday for live music. Food is available from the food truck, and dogs are welcome inside and outside. See Details
Sip and Paint a Pet Portrait at Barking Dog Bring Fido to various nights throughout the month! Artist Michele Cahill will be helping each pet parent paint their best canine friend masterfully. Please note that you must register in advance, and a picture of your dog must be emailed to Michele prior to attending. Check website for specific dates. See Details
Pet Photo Sessions with Rescued Dolphins at CMA Have the moment captured as Fido meets rescued dolphins through underwater windows at the aquarium! Space is limited. You'll receive a digital gallery with five edited images. Two guests may accompany each pet but owners are not included in photos. One additional pet may be included for an additional fee. Event will take place the weekends of January 14-15, 28-29, and February 4-5. Price, dates and other details subject to change. Well-behaved cats and dogs are welcome. See Details
Doggie Days @ Hopland Tap House Join the Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County and Ukiah's Mendocino Barkery at the tap house for a fun afternoon! Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Pups and Pints Pet Portrait Fun at d.b.a. Bring Fido to various nights throughout the month! Artist Michele Cahill will be helping each pet parent paint their best canine friend masterfully. Please note that you must register in advance, and a picture of your dog must be emailed to Michele prior to attending. Check website for specific dates. 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 when the event will be held on the 25th). See Details
Blowing Rock WinterFest BringFido to the Village of Blowing Rock to celebrate the fun side of winter at this annual event! Events include the icy Polar Bear Plunge in Chetola Lake, Ice Carving in Memorial Park, a winter beer garden, annual K-9 Pull, a Winter Paws Dog Show and more! See Details
Yappy Hour & Bingo Don't miss out on a chance to win some fabulous prizes and drink up the finest local brews in town with your dog! Bring your canine companion to this one-of-a-kind event which will be held inside Mash Mechanix! Hosted by National Mill Dog Rescue, 100% of all proceeds from bingo and drawings will benefit their mission. Food will be available for purchase from Firebird Chicken Sandwiches. See Details
Yappy Hour Join HSLC for Yappy Hour at October One Vineyard! HSLC will have its table up on the last Friday of every month from 4-7 p.m. Stop by with your pet for a glass of wine or a tasting of our single varietal or local/state wines. This event benefits Loudoun County Humane Society. Pet food donations will be accepted anytime. These donations help with running Loudoun Pet Pantry. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about HSLC, see dogs that are available for adoption, and meet your neighbors and fellow pet lovers! See Details
MD World of Pets Expo This event will feature a wide variety of popular pet-themed entertainment including AKC Dog Agility, Chesapeake DockDogs, educational workshops and seminars, a shopping paradise for pet lovers and more! Socialized pets, providing they are kept on a maximum 6’ leash, are permitted at the World of Pets Expo. Dogs will not be allowed in the Cat Event Area. Pet owners are responsible for any property damage or personal injury caused by their pets. See Details
Stand Up For Pups Comedy Show Bring Fido along for laughs with Can't Even Comedy's first stop on their tour! Tickets include two drinks, and a food truck will be on site. Treats will be provided for your pup from Just Food For Dogs and puptails from Brutus Broth. The show is recommended for audience members 18 years of age and older. See Details
Grand Opening Pawty You're invited to the opening of Grand Rapid's newest pet store! The event will have giveaways, refreshments, a Valentine's photo booth, treat tasting, vendor demos, and special offers on pet products! Bring your furry friends and be the first to check out everything in store! See Details
Valentine's Paw Paintings Stop in with Fido for a Valentine's paw painting! Choose from: Love Bugs, Cupid Bow or I Ruff You Very Much! Paintings are 5.5” x 8.5” and $10 each See Details
IHS Valentine Photo Session Bring up to 3 of your well-behaved pups for a special Valentine's photo shoot by Nette Shaff of Unleashed Fur pet photography. One digital photo of your beloved Fido will be emailed after the event. Be sure to sign up for your 5-minute appointment time in advance. See Details
Annual Doggie Street Festival Phoenix Bring Fido to this exciting event dedicated to increasing pet adoption and celebrating our canine companions! This free event will have live music, delicious food, auction prizes and a whole host of awesome pet products. Meet adoptable pets, listen to guest speakers, and find information regarding K9 health, nutrition and overall wellbeing for your furry family members. Pet rescues in attendance include AZ Husky Rescue, Saving Paws Rescue, and Arizona Weimaraner Rescue. See Details