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 First Fridays Weekend Night Market
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
Pet Friendly Doggie Days @ Hopland Tap House
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
SeaLegs Doggy Dog Brunch Treat you and your pup to brunch at the beach! Your furry friend will receive a specialty menu, including options such as a pulled pork dog dish, doggie waffle or pup cakes. While eating, live entertainment will be on site hosted by DJ Zole, and Fido can play with his new tennis ball for attending. See Details
Pet Expo & Makers Market On select Sundays, explore tons of new pet products, handmade crafts, jewelry, goods and accessories! There will be a beer garden, live entertainment and delicious food available for purchase. You can also meet, learn about and adopt pets! Make sure to stop by the Weiner Dog Races at 2:00 PM. If you want to participate in the races, registration and a fee are required (see the website for more details). See Details
Wiener Dog Races Dachshund parents, register your pup to race or buy tickets to enjoy this fun event! There will be food, drinks, an arts & crafts show and more! Please refer to their website for exact dates and times. See Details
People & Pets Reiki Clinic Leashed pups may join their owners for a 15-minute reiki session with trained and attuned practitioners. Note that only one dog is allowed per person, and guests must call to reserve their time slot after purchasing tickets. See Details
Dogs Eat Free Spend a weekend afternoon treating Fido to a free doggie bowl outside on the patio. Pups eat free when you purchase any regular-priced burger, sandwich, wrap, signature dish or full-portion salad. Note that discounts do not apply during special events or holidays. See Details
Spring Lake Water Bark Dog Swim Bring Fido for an end of season swim in the lagoon! This annual event invites dogs for off-leash fun in the water to help raise funds for more than 50 dog-friendly parks and trails in the Sonoma County Regional Parks system. The lagoon water is safe for dogs, filtered, chlorinated and closely monitored by Regional Parks staff. Event dates include: September 9, 10, 17, 13, 24, 30 and October 1. See Details
La Mesa Oktoberfest Bring Fido to the largest Oktoberfest celebration in San Diego County! Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the weekend. There will be a Dackeldorf Dachshund Village with a variety of activities and prizes. Dogs are not allowed in the biergartens. Please pick up after your pup. See Details
Barktoberfest Bring Fido to Placer SPCA's annual dog-friendly event, Barktoberfest! The event will feature a fun run/walk, a biergarten, dog-friendly activities and contests, entertainment, and more. See Details
Pet Adoption and Fundraiser Raffle Bring Fido out to this fun event that benefits local pets in need! Explore a variety of vendors, including local pet-related businesses like dog walkers and pet photographers. There will be adoptable dogs on site, as well as a silent auction-style raffle and giveaways. Prizes are from Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniel’s, Islands Burgers, First Mate Pet Food and more! See Details
Pumpkin Express Take a trip with Fido into the heart of the Redwoods to a magical pumpkin patch wonderland. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for this memorable autumn ride. Be sure to purchase your pup his own dog ticket. You'll enjoy seasonal treats on board and have the opportunity to walk the pumpkin patch, explore the nearby redwoods, take photos, and choose a pumpkin to bring back with you. See Details
Furbaby Lovefest Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this festival, featuring vendors, music, raffles, a silent auction and more. During the event, pet-related activities like nail trimming, ear cleaning, games, a costume contest and adoptions will also occur. See Details
Walk Against Abuse Join an unforgettable event featuring a scenic dog walk through the stunning park grounds. Engage in fun-filled activities, savor delicious food and groove to great music with your furry friend beside you. Proceeds from the event benefit Safe Haven, a non-profit that supports domestic violence survivors and their companion pets. See Details
Annual Blessing of the Animals ake part in this fun-filled afternoon to help raise much-needed funds for the Humane Society. The day’s festivities include the popular “Winery Dog of the Year” dog show and contest, St. Francis wines and local fare, a silent auction, raffle prizes and of course a blessing for every animal that attends. See Details
Poodle Day Pizza Party Check out this fun poodle-themed event! This is a casual evening at The Barnyard where adults, children and pets can relax in the new garden seating. The dinner menu features two large pieces of pizza, Caesar or green salad, one glass of local beer on tap, wine or soft drink, and a cannoli for dessert. Advanced registration is required. See Details
Doga at Pup Plaza Explore the natural bond that exists between you and your canine best friend at this outdoor event! Doga gives you the opportunity to learn from your dog how to be in the present and have fun, while they pick up the calm and focus of your energy. Be sure to pre-register and don't forget to pack water for you and your pup! See Details
Emma Zen Foundation Annual Pet Fair Bring Fido to this fun event that will include a pet costume and talent contests, group pet walk, raffles, adoptions, microchipping and lots of pet health and safety information and demos. There will also be plenty of vendors for pets and the people that love them! Please be sure to keep your pets leashed during the event. See Details
Fur Ball Gala Well-mannered, leashed dogs are invited to this fundraising event to celebrate helping animals in need. This event will include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, a chef-prepared vegetarian meal and an after-party with live music. See Details
Poodle Day Poodle Day is an exciting 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 off-leash beach play and evening cocktails. See Details