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 Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, and not be available for purchase at the gate. Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will drive through Jurassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. People and pups must remain in their cars at all times. Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased. See Details
Pet Friendly Doggy Date Night
Doggy Date Night Celebrate National Doggy Date Night with a special night out with your furry companion. Pick up your favorite carryout dinner order (at least $20 value) from any Village eatery and then stop by Healthy Spot for a free dessert for you and a puptail for your dog! Each Doggy Date Night guest will need to show a receipt with a same day carryout order of at least $20 value to receive a voucher for a cupcake valid from February 3-6, 2021. RSVP required to attend the event. All guests are required to abide by Health and Safety protocols: all dogs must be current on vaccines and on a leash during the event; a mask must be worn by all human attendees while in store; each event attendee will receive a health screening and temperature check upon arrival. Social distancing of 6 feet is required between guests. See Details
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, and not be available for purchase at the gate. Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will drive through Jurassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. People and pups must remain in their cars at all times. Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased. See Details
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, and not be available for purchase at the gate. Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will drive through Jurassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. People and pups must remain in their cars at all times. Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased. See Details
Paws FUR Pink This fun event offers a 5K run/walk,1 mile walk yoga/doga session in the park and a costume contest for you and your four-legged BFF. The course is mostly flat on paved park and DG trails. Never underestimate the healing power of pets. Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds to beat cancer! 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 - including the one that started this pawade #PatrickJameson. The mission of this event is to celebrate and support the lives of all dogs. The event will kick off with DOGA (yoga + dogs) led by Move with Mairin. Then have your moment with your mutt on the red carpet with the backdrop of saxophonist Justin Ward. Also, have the chance to see adoptable dogs dressed to impress with donated canine costumes from Pet Krewe. There will be a panel of thought leaders there from the canine community to award trophies to the best-dressed dogs. Throughout the event, there will be prizes and surprises including a DogTv streaming and a photobooth brought to you by Comcast, VIP bags with a variety of offerings including a toy from Barkbox and a product from EO, a rescue raffle to win products such as Cuddle Clones that could replicate your pet and a pair of Southwest flight vouchers. Click "Visit Website" to register, or you can stay up-to-date on event details on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/189565302263736/ See Details
Goldie Palooza BringFido to the biggest Golden Retriever event of the year & help break the unofficial world record of the most Golden Retrievers in a photo! Goldie Palooza is an event put on by SoCal Golden Retriever Buddies, a group of Golden Retriever owners that meet regularly for weekly walks, beach fun, weekend hikes, and occasional paddleboarding and sea kayaking. Once a year, they bring together Golden Retrievers and their owners for a day of play, socialization, photo opportunities, shopping at vendor booths, raffles, music, and a giant group photo. The full proceeds, after expenses, are donated to local Golden Retriever rescues, and select international Golden Retriever rescues. See Details
Annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. is proud to present this annual event! This fun family festival honors Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan by sharing Japanese arts, culture & food with the entire community. Outdoor entertainment is held at the Amphitheater and includes Taiko drum groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, and musical performances throughout the day. Throughout the lawn areas will be arts and crafts exhibits and special interest groups such as Japanese dog and koi fish clubs. Food and drink include sushi, spam musubi, gyoza, asian chicken salad, yakisoba, mochi, teriyaki chicken skewers, hot rice, shave ice, fruit bowls, kettle corn, cotton candy, coffee, smoothies, beer, sake, plum wine, sodas and lemonade. Dogs must be kept on a leash. See Details
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Grab your amigos and Fido and head over to the historic Old Town for San Diego's annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco De Mayo featuring: • Live Music & Entertainment • Lowrider Lane & Incredible Auto Showcase • Lucha Libre Matches & Lucha Libre Cantina • Children’s Activities & Kid’s Area • Exclusive Food & Drink Specials 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. 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
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