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 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
Pet Friendly Sugar Town Festival
Sugar Town Festival Bring Fido to this fun festival event that is fun for families and dogs alike! There will will be many arts and crafts vendors, Lagunitas will have a Beer and Wine Garden, and live music on two stages. Parking for cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will be made available. See Details
Yorkies at Dogdrop: Saturday Socials at Dogdrop Yorkie breeds unite! Yorkies at Dogdrop is a free event for dogs and their humans. This fun, social event welcomes yorkie pups and mixes to meet up with friends! Does your dog have a lot of extra energy? Your dog isn't alone! Come hang out for Yorkies at Dogdrop. See Details
Christmas in July Bring Fido to shop unique, hand picked artisans and crafter's as they showcase their latest designs, collections and one-of-a-kinds! Perusing through the vendors you will find up-cycled and recycled goods, soaps, scrubs and luxury grooming products, and holiday home decorations. 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
Norcal Golden Palooza Get together with over 300 Goldens and their families for a fun day of activities, education, a trick dog and a walk across the famous Sundial Bridge. Each year the event has continued to grow and is known as the “Annual GoldenPalooza.” The Redding group has teamed up with NorCal Golden Lovers Sac and has met in their geographic areas on a regular basis with weekly walks, hikes, parades, and various music venues. See Details
Bark for Life of San Diego The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to their goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring Fido for a fun-filled day with a walk, canine activities & demonstrations, contests and more. See Details