Dog Events in Florida

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Florida 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 Florida 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 Yappy Hour at MacDinton's Irish Pub
Yappy Hour at MacDinton's Irish Pub Bring your furry friend, the third Saturday of each month, and meet adoptable pups, win raffle baskets, and get a $5 Tito's cocktail! A portion of the sales of Tito's cocktails will be donated to the Humane Society. See Details
Pet Friendly Yappy Hour at Motorworks Brewing
Yappy Hour at Motorworks Brewing BringFido the third Sunday of each month to the 16,000 sq. ft. artificially turfed beer garden! There will be raffle items and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting a featured rescue, plus you can enjoy drink specials and tasty eats from local food trucks, while browsing unique goods from local vendors. All dogs in attendance must be kept leashed and must be up-to-date with all of their shots for the safety of all animals involved. See Details
Sunshine Market at Midtown Tampa BringFido to the dog-friendly Sunshine Market at Midtown Tampa the fourth Saturday of each month. Shop with local makers including producers of local agriculture, listen to live music, and take home foods, baked goods, art, jewelry and more! See Details
Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center Located along the waterfront, BringFido each Friday and enjoy a casual, laid-back market with food, shopping, and entertainment. Browse through unique gifts from crafters and artists, and come hungry for the food vendors and food trucks. Stay for the gorgeous sunset! Fido must be leashed and picked up after. Please not that there is no market on November 26th. See Details
Hagerty Cars & Coffee at the Ace BringFido to check out the cars at this monthly event! Open to all years, makes and models. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to check their website for any changes of schedule or venue. See Details
Nov. 20, 2021 –
Feb. 19, 2022

Oceanfront "Bark"

Oceanfront "Bark" Well-behaved dogs are welcome to "paw-ty" on the beach the third Saturday of each month! The first 100 dogs will receive a dog toy. Dogs will be allowed off-leash on the beach and in the water. All pups will be required to stay within the temporary fencing installed at the south end of the beach, and just south of the middle beach access ramps. Dogs must be appropriately licensed and will be asked to leave the beach and Park if acting aggressively. See Details
St. Augustine Nights of Lights Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by "National Geographic." The event features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City, and it's free of charge. Dogs are welcome to tour the town with their owners. See Details
TPD Night Market Bring Fido and the family to World of Beer for over 20 local vendors, food and drink on Thursday and Friday evenings. See Details
Barks & Brews What could be better than a day in the park with wagging tails and wet noses? The Pinecrest Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a community event for dog lovers. This family-friendly event features an afternoon filled with fun, including music, games, vendors, food and beer available for purchase. Leashes are required except in designated off-leash areas.

Exit One Taproom will be selling local South Florida craft beer.

All ticket sales are final, no refunds. This is a rain or shine event. No outside alcohol or food is allowed.
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Opa Yappy Hour Meet adoptable dogs while you and your pooch pose on the green carpet and dig into food specials including a menu just for dogs. All canines will also enjoy doggy souvenirs including bowls, delicious treats and special discounts around town. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Tri-County Animal Rescue League, a 100% no-kill shelter. See Details
Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival BringFido to Food Truck Festivals of America's Panama City Beach event. The event features some of the area's most popular food trucks dishing out fan favorites such as fall-off-the-bone BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, zesty tacos, sweet treats, and more, as well as dozens of regional and national brews. Bring lawn chairs or blankets along for seating, and ensure Fido is leashed at all times. See Details
Puppy Love: The Pet Fashion Show Bring Fido to enjoy adopted animals escorted down the runway by fashion models wearing sustainable designs by Tailor Sallee. There will be live music, aerial performances to enjoy, food/drink, dessert, photo opportunities, art gallery, animal-themed market, raffle drawings, best-dressed dog contest, a runway show, and more.

Rescue dogs from Pet Pal Animal Shelter will be strutting their stuff on the runway and are sure to show off. They will be available to meet after the show. Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome.
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Paws in the Park Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency, is excited to announce the return of their popular pet festival “Paws in the Park” to Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. Pet parents and pet lovers are all invited to join together with their fur children and fur friends for the fun-filled, free event, which features a full day of both human and canine activities, food and fun, like lure courses for big and small dogs, photo stations, doggy fun zone, costume contest, vendor marketplace, food trucks, Pet Alliance swag, plus plenty of pet adoption opportunities. See Details
Bark in the Park Join the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for a family and dog-friendly festival featuring live music, food trucks, beer, adoptable pets, pet-related vendors, dog costume contests, and a 1-mile stroll along the river. See Details
Delray Poodle Valentine's Meetup Local lively bar and hangout, The OG, hosts this event uniting Poodles of all mixes for a Valentine’s Meetup. There will be local vendors in addition to the usual menu of drinks and good vibes. See Details
Fur The Love Pet Fest BringFido to this annual celebration of Fort Lauderdale’s love for their furry companions and a day of four-legged fun, hosted by Instagram Influencer, Tour with Teddy and Ana, his mom. The event will feature both a VIP brunch and picnic for an additional ticket price. Fido must be on max 6' leash at all times (strollers also welcome), and be current on vaccinations.
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Bark Brunch at S3 S3 Restaurant hosts a Bark Brunch on the pet-friendly patio with a special Bark Brunch menu with house-made treats and snacks for dogs. Purchase a dog toy or Tito's drink ticket and donate to Chasing Freedom, a non-profit charity.

Reservations are recommended.
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DeLand Mardi Gras Dog Parade & Festival The Krewe of Amalee’s Annual Community Event has over 10,000 people who come from near and far to enjoy the antics and costumes of the dogs and their humans in this annual parade. The morning will start with the costume contest at 8:00 AM, followed by the parade at 11:00 AM. Afterwards, enjoy the Festival on Georgia Avenue with music, food, and vendors. See Details
Windermere PetFest BringFido to this fun, annual event featuring food trucks, pet activities, a police K-9 demonstration, live music, paw-some vendors, and tons of fun for you and your furry friends! See Details
Annual VCA Walk for the Animals Bring your leashed dog and join the annual VCA Walk for the Animals benefitting the Humane Society of Broward County. The 1.25-mile walk is accompanied by vendor booths, entertainment, prizes and more. Participants can attend the walk in person, or raise money and participate virtually. It doesn’t matter how you choose to participate, raise $150 and get the official walk t-shirt. All funds raised go to help the homeless animals in the HSBC’s care, and support the shelter’s programs and services.

Walk participants who gather more donations will receive gifts for different fund-raising levels reached. For those who raise $1,000 or more, your dog will be entered into a contest for a chance to be the 2023 Walk Cover Dog. The 2022 Cover Dog is Moët who resides in Fort Lauderdale with her human parents Andrew and Tanya Heller.
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The Downtown Dunedin St. Patrick's Week 5K This annual celebratory 5K features fun for the entire family, Fido included, at the amazing HOB Brewing Company, with kids runs, special Saint Patrick's Day-themed finsher's metals, and free craft beer for all runners 21 and over.

Check-in is race day only beginning at 8 AM at the HOB Brewing Company on the large and open back deck. The 5K begins at 8:30 AM and takes place on the entirely paved Pinellas Trail.
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Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts BringFido and come enjoy this fantastic weekend of art, culture and entertainment! This event highlights some of America’s finest artisans and contemporary crafters. With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. The Festival also features entertainment from all of the arts. Music, dance, theatre and literary performances will take place on two stages making the Festival unique in the area. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. See Details
The Rustic Door Spring Vintage Market BringFido to this annual market featuring local artisans selling furniture, home decor, crafts, clothing, and more! Find food, desserts, plants, fresh produce, dog treats, and fun for the entire family. See Details
DogFest Jacksonville Whether you have a dog or simply love them, spend the day at DogFest and celebrate our canine friends and heroes that bring joy to our lives. Everyone is invited for this day of fun, festivities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations, live music, food and more! All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. Registration is free. Donations and fundraising are encouraged. Mask will be required to attend the in-person event. See Details