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 Beer Garden Brunch
Beer Garden Brunch Furry friends are invited to join their owners every weekend for a delicious brunch on the heated and shaded. Start your day off with classic options like breakfast burritos, chilaquiles, acai bowls and bottomless mimosas! See Details
Pet Friendly Boochcraft Happy Hour
Boochcraft Happy Hour Bring Fido out every Tuesday for an afternoon of fun at this local taproom. Visitors can sip on hard kombucha or non-alcoholic beverages while socializing with two and four-legged friends. Snacks are available for purchase, but guests can also order food from the restaurants on the second level. Check out the event page to see how you can get 10%-20% off your tab. See Details
Friday Night Street Market Bring Fido and the family out for a fun evening featuring local shops and delicious food! Explore a diverse selection of products from over 40 artists and vendors, featuring up-cycled goods, handmade jewelry, art pieces, home décor, soaps, accessories and more. a variety of food options including drinks, pizza, burgers, noodles and sweets will also be available. See Details
All-Breed (short) & Mixed Dog Races | WC Nationals Bring your furry friend to watch or compete in races featuring various breeds on a custom doggy drag strip. Win prizes, medals, and a chance at Nationals Championship Races. WC Nationals entertains thousands each year with Wiener Dogs, Corgis, Basset Hounds, and Mixed Mutt races. See Details
Wiener Dog Races West Coast Wiener Nationals Witness adorable dachshunds race for prizes and glory on a custom drag strip. Cheer them on for a chance at Wiener Nationals Championship Races this fall! Nationals entertains thousands each year with Wiener Dogs, Corgis, Basset Hounds, and Mixed Mutt races. See Details
Sunset Music Series Well-behaved, leashed dogs are invited to join their family during this monthly event in the park. Attendees can listen to live music, enjoy a bite to eat, sip on refreshing beverages, and take in the view of the beautiful sunset over the lake. See Details
Coffee & Pooches Two and four-legged friends are invited to socialize and enjoy a warm cup of coffee during this monthly event. Individuals in the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to attend this gathering to connect with those who have shared similar experiences and interests and build connections. Whether you're a coffee lover or dog owner, this inclusive event is for you! See Details
Puppy Social Pups four to eight months are invited to play and socialize with their fellow four-legged companions at this weekly event! Fitdog members can reserve a spot for their young furry family members to attend this safe and comfortable social. Owners will receive a detailed report card highlighting their puppy's activities as well as photos and videos capturing their playful moments. See Details
Dogs + DJs Bring your four-legged friend for a day of special treats, games and a live DJ. Family Dog Rescue will be there with adoptable pups, and they'll donate $10 from every collective signup. RSVPs are encouraged. See Details
Dog Days of Summer Stop by the Sun Gallery courtyard to enjoy an afternoon of fun during this recurring event with your four-legged friend. Attendees can snap photos, cool down with a snow cone, create a custom dog tag and event paint a pet portrait! Note that certain activities may only be available during certain time windows. See Details
Pet Expo & Makers Market - Summer This pet extravaganza features vendors, handmade goods, pet products, adoption opportunities, and more! Two-legged and four-legged guests alike are welcome to enjoy the fun and festivities. See Details
5 o'Clock Somewhere Yappy Hour Owners and their four-legged friends are invited to lounge on the rooftop patio at the Margaritaville Hotel during this weekly event! Fido can enjoy a bite from a special dog menu while humans take in the view, sip on delicious drinks and socialize with friends. See Details
Paws-itively Summer Leashed pets are welcome at this fun event featuring a pup park, pup cup bar, and puppy meet and greets to socialize with other dogs and their owners. Guests can decorate a pet bandana at a craft station, and get a picture at the photo booth! Registration is highly recommended and will receive priority access to the event. If the event is sold out, limited walkup registrations may be available on a first-come, first-served basis day of the event. Event scheduled for June 22nd, July 20th, and August 3rd and 10th. See Details
Wags & Wine Brunch Bring Fido for a monthly hangout alongside his fellow four-legged friends and their wine-loving owners! Unwind on the Roger Bar & Restaurant patio while socializing and enjoying a delicious meal. Dog toys, healthy treats and water bowls will be provided. See Details
Yappy Hour at Culture Brewing Bring your furry friend along to enjoy $7 pints and $7 Culture dog treats. Be sure to keep your favorite canine or feline on a leash during the event. See Details
PAWmicon Get your pups ready for the super fun cosplay contests at this exciting event! There will also be trivia contests with the chance to win awesome prizes, kid's crafts, artists, agility demonstrations, photo opportunities and more! Your leashed and well-mannered four-legged friends are highly encouraged to attend as the vendors will have treats and swag for your pets. See Details
Pedal Brew Fest Drake's Brewing Company & Bike East Bay invite the whole family, including four-legged members, to this event! Attendees can sip on beers from over 25 local breweries, grab a bite from visiting food trucks, listen to live music and unwind with friends. Dogs must be well-behaved and leashed. See Details
Sugar Town Festival Bring Fido to this fun outdoor festival event for families and dogs alike! There will be vendors, a beer and wine garden, and live music on two stages. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. See Details
Ice Cream Social Cool off with Fido with some ice cream and toppings (for both humans and pups). Your dog will also enjoy off-leash play, there will be a caricature artist on site, and you'll receive a goodie bag for attending! See Details
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer This event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups and pet adoption agencies. Activities include dog contests, blessing of the animals, a dog obstacle course, live music, a libation lounge, food trucks and more! See Details