Dog Events in Connecticut

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Alpha Dog Lure Coursing FunRuns
Alpha Dog Lure Coursing FunRuns Bring Fido out for Lure Coursing FunRuns exercise program for dogs! Dogs chase the lure in a safe, enclosed corral, one at a time. There are plenty of water bowls and trails for cooldown walks between runs. The cost is $10 per run. See Details
Pet Friendly Yappy Hour at Harbor Point Dog Park
Yappy Hour at Harbor Point Dog Park Bring Fido to this fun event featuring dog nutrition experts from Harbor Pets and wine samples from Harbor Point Wines & Spirits. RSVPs for you and your furry BFF are requested. In the event of inclement weather, the gathering will be canceled. See Details
Snoring and Exploring Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for this weekend-long adventure. The event will feature overland-style camping, guided trail rides, a raffle and more on a private 350-acre campground. See Details
Craft & Vendor FUR-Raiser Bring Fido out for a fun afternoon with crafters, vendors and raffles. The Boy Scouts will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, so come hungry! Animal rescues will be on site as well, with some adoptable pets looking for forever homes. Your pup is welcome on a leash. See Details
Pups and Pride Parade + Art Show Canton Arts Council, The Friends of Canton Dog Park & New England Puppy Rescue invite you to join them at this annual event! Owners and their costume-wearing pups must register for the walk, which starts at the Canton Dog Park and makes its way along the Farmington Rail Trail to a celebration at the shops featuring activities, snacks and more. The first fifty registered participants get a complimentary "Have you seen my dog" tote. See Details
Pets in the Park Fido is invited to join you for a full day of shopping, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, rescues, adoptions, blessings and more. Jesse’s Ice Cream and Streetside Hot Dogs will also be there serving up food! All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. See Details
Bark in the Park Friendly and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to join this special day. Activities include a photo booth, free microchip clinic, splash zone, adoption area and vendors. The first 200 attendees will receive a doggy bag sponsored by Earth Animal filled with samples, coupons and more! See Details
Pup-A-Palooza Bring Fido out for a puppy pawty! There will be raffle prizes, vendors and games for pup owners to enjoy. Fido will have a blast in the pup playground, dog parade and at the dog treat bar! See Details
Little Poland Festival Your pup is welcome to join you, just make sure to keep him on a leash! With leaping folk dancers, live music, arts and crafts, unique shopping, amazing food, costumed characters, carnival rides and activities for the young and young at heart, this festival is one of the fastest-growing family-friendly festivals of its kind in Connecticut. The festival is held right in the heart of New Britain's historic Little Poland neighborhood where you can find over 100 businesses! See Details
Father’s Day Mini Golf Celebration Bring Fido and Dad for a round of golf and fun to celebrate Father's Day! Mini golf is free to play. There will be live music, plus specialty cocktails and food available for purchase. See Details
Alpha Dog Fair & Madison Lions Day Bring Fido out to the first annual Alpha Dog Fair that is joining the 50th annual Madison Lions Day to make an extra fun, dog and family-friendly event! There will be lure coursing at the Alpha Dog Fun Run Corral, dog-centric vendors, a flea market, music, food for purchase and more. All dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Pet Fair & Dog Adoption The whole family, including your leashed pup, is welcome to attend this event. Owners and their dogs can peruse the range of products from local vendors and visit with adoptable pets to find Fido his new furry sibling! After you've made the rounds, hang out to enjoy a refreshing brew alongside friends. See Details
Fairfield Dog Days hosted by Pet Pantry Warehouse Get ready for an entertaining event that your pup and the whole family will enjoy. The day will be filled with pet-centric activities, competitions and vendors. The event proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters and rescues. See Details
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire Open up a whole new world for your pet when you attend the Renaissance Faire! With 10 stages, you can watch performances like jousting knights, live-flight birds of prey, armored combat, circus-style performances, comedy, music, magic, and more. There will also be local craft beer and wines as well as turkey legs, bread bowl stews, desserts, and other Renaissance-themed food. Also, don't forget to check out some of the outdoor artisan shops! Note that dogs attending must have rabies vaccine and be leashed at all times (retractable leashes are not permitted). See Details
Pets in the Park Dress Fido up in his best costume and head over to this annual event, which offers loads of fun for the whole family. Your leashed pup may join you for a day of activities, including demonstrations, face painting, vendors, rescue adoptions and more. Participate in the Parade of Pets Costume Contest at 3:00 PM for your chance to win a prize! See Details
The Great Pupkin Howl-O-Ween Festival Leashed dogs are invited to stop by this event with their owners for an afternoon filled with activities and socializing. A costume contest, doggy games, snacks and a haunted dog house are just some of the options available for visitors to participate in. Don't forget to dress Fido up to partake in the costume contest with a chance to win a gift card! See Details