Dog Events in California

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in California 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 California 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 Barkfest
Barkfest BringFido to this fun event featuring activities like a dog walk, scavenger hunt, Frisbee Dog Skills Exhibition, plus food trucks, microchipping, doggie tattoos, doggie yoga, an agility course, contests and more. Receive a discount on admission when you RSVP. See Details
Pet Friendly 4th of July Family & Dog Parade
4th of July Family & Dog Parade Decorate your wagons, bikes, and yourself with your best stars, stripes, and red, white, and blue for the annual 4th of July Parade. Family and Dog Parade registration is from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM at the Recreation Center, Main Parking Lot entrance. The parade starts at 11:05 AM from The VIBE Teen Center and heads down Shell Blvd before making a turn into Leo Ryan Park. The parade ends at the Amphitheater where the opening ceremonies begin at 11:15 AM. Family Parade prizes will be given for Most Patriotic, Most Unique, Best Group, and Best Overall, so come dressed to impress. Dog Parade participants can choose to enter their dog into one contest category: Most Patriotic, Most Handsome (male dogs),or Most Beautiful (female dogs).Each category will be limited to the first 35 entries. Additionally, participants can enter into the Fastest Eater contest, which will be limited to the first 12 dogs to sign up. Anyone not participating in the parade should line Shell Boulevard to view the parade, and then go to the amphitheater at 11:15 AM for the opening ceremonies. See Details
World Dog Surfing Championships It's time to get all four paws wet and wild! Dog surfers and their human pals are invited to join the fun and bring home the gold. A portion of the proceeds of this event go to dog related non-profits. See Details
Poodle Day and Parade Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel, California, that unites poodle owners and lovers — and their furry companions — for a fun-filled day. This event kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities. Afternoon events include off-leash beach play — organized by the Poodle Day Team — a scenic stroll, a hike, or other dog-friendly activities around Carmel. Later that evening, cocktail parties allow the dogs to lounge in style as their human companions gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation. See Details
Woofstock Dog Show BringFido, tap into your inner hippie and make plans to jump into the 60s! Share the love and bring the pooch for 4 days of Peace, Love, Far Out Music and DOGS! Hosted by Contra Costa Kennel Club. Please note that only registered dogs are permitted at this event. See Details
Annual Doggie Street Festival BringFido to this not-to-be missed companion animal adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of furry best friends! This event will feature fantastic pet products & services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids area, auction prizes and much more! See Details
Patrick's Pawade BringFido to the largest annual event at Patrick's Park! Picnic at the park and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these party animals. This event gives 100% of the proceeds to Rocket Dog Rescue, an all volunteer-run organization based in SF that saves dogs. The event will kick off with DOGA (yoga + dogs) led by Move with Mairin. Then you can walk down the red carpet to the music of saxophonist Justin Ward. Also, have the chance to see adoptable dogs dressed to impress with donated canine costumes from Pet Krewe. Click "Visit Website" to register, or you can stay up-to-date on event details on Facebook. See Details