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 Sarasota Polo Club Sunday Polo Matches
Sarasota Polo Club Sunday Polo Matches Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1 PM; Gates open at 10 AM. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved tailgating, reserved midfield seating or VIP boxes are available. Children 12 & under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on grass. Well-socialized dogs are welcome on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Key West Truman Waterfront Farmers Market
Key West Truman Waterfront Farmers Market Leashed pups are welcome at the Truman Waterfront for fresh produce grown in Homestead, gorgeous orchids and native plants, artisan selection of meats and cheeses, pickles, honey, nuts and dried fruits, natural soaps and so much more. You’ll find Key West crafts, gifts and art. There’s lots of parking (free with your resident sticker), bike racks or take the Duval Loop which conveniently stops close to the market. PLEASE NOTE: New safety measures and precautions are in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required when in a booth, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean and hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers reminded patrons to not congregate in groups larger than 10 and to wear masks when interacting with vendors. See Details
Yappy Hour at World of Beer (SoHo Tampa) World of Beer SoHo will be hosting a Yappy Hour with live music. Proceeds will benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay. See Details
Yappy Hour at World of Beer (Fowler) BringFido to this monthly yappy hour, held the third Saturday of each month! Proceeds of the event go directly to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. See Details
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
Yappy Hour at Doghouse Bar & Grill Yappy Hour for all the doggy moms, dads, and their pups featuring food and drink specials and even a menu for your 4-legged friends, ice cream included. This event will be the last Thursday of every month. See Details
Bell Tower Yappy Hour Bell Tower hosts a monthly Yappy Hour, that is held every second Friday of the month in center court. It is a time to enjoy music, food, shopping, drinks with your four legged pooch, all to help the Gulf Coast Humane Society. See Details
Bark on the Ark Bring your dog for a sightseeing eco cruise along Naples Bay to Keewaydin Island. At Keewaydin Island, passengers will enjoy time to play with their happy hounds. During the excursion, pet parents and their dogs can run, swim and play catch while enjoying the sunshine, water, sand and fresh air. Water, tennis balls, waste bags and healthy dog treats are included for the canines. Dogs must be kept on a leash at Keewaydin Island. Guests may bring their own small cooler bag with drinks and snacks along with towels for themselves and their puppy pals.Reservations are required as space is limited. Well trained, friendly dogs that can follow basic commands are welcome. The M/V Edison Explorer is an open-air vessel, cleaned and sanitized for your safety. Cruise begins at 8:00 AM through summer, and 8:30 AM beginning in October. See Details
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 – thank you for your understanding. See Details
Earthfest: Celebrate Arbor Day BringFido and explore the great outdoors! Fun for the whole family, kids can try out tree climbing, participate in the youth fishing derby, feed live butterflies and climb the rock wall! Gain a hands-on learning experience meeting local and regional organizations that promote conservation and sustainability. Enjoy live music, food trucks and craft vendors lakeside in beautiful Tuscawilla Park! Dogs must be leashed at all times and please remember to pick up after Fido. See Details
Central Florida Earth Day BringFido to this exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! Earth Day is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free event. Attendees must wear a mask at Lake Eola Park. See Details
Viera's Pet Fest Derby Day BringFido out to celebrate the official race of the world famous Kentucky Derby! Dress your pup to impress! Derby Day Hat Contest scheduled to coincide with the 147th Kentucky Derby. See Details
Florida Wiener Dog Derby BringFido to this fun event featuring food trucks, vendors and wiener dog (and wiener wannabe) races! Everyone is welcome. Free parking and free admission to watch, shop, eat and enjoy. All dachshunds, and wannabe dachshunds, of all ages and abilities can register to race. No experience necessary. See Details
Ocala Cars & Coffee At War Horse Harley-Davidson This FREE event is open to all forms of automotive enthusiasts! BringFido and the entire family and enjoy live music, great vendors, and over 300 of Central Florida's most unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles! Enjoy Hot, Iced, & Espresso beverages from Oasis Tropical. Live music by Jeff Jarrett. Presented by: Modern Muscle Cars, iCandy Designz, and War Horse Harley-Davidson. See Details
Cajun Fest with Flow Tribe BringFido to this fun event featuring the best in New Orleans style food and music. Food trucks such as The Gumbo Man and more will feature Cajun and Creole dishes such as shrimp and grits, crab boil and beignets. Music will include Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton, who cooks gumbo while he plays blues slide guitar, local band Let’s Ride Brass Band featuring their Duval Sound and New Orleans Funk & Soul outfit Flow Tribe. The concert presented with partner Yaya Productions will feature socially distant pods, with VIP pods available for purchase. Masks will be required of all guests entering and exiting their pods. See Details
81Bay Brewing Yappy Hour Humane Society of Tampa Bay will be bringing adoptable dogs and there will be raffle giveaways throughout the day! Bring in a pet donation and get your first beer on 81BayBrewing!! See Details
National Dog Moms Day Extravaganza BringFido to celebrate National Dog Mom's Day! This event is loaded with fun including a food truck rally, vendor market, live music, and more. Their back turf with be set with splash day fun for some added fun for four-legged friends! See Details
Annual Taco & Beer Fiesta BringFido along to this fun event featuring gourmet food trucks, adult beverages, live music, and more. Picnic chairs and blankets welcome and encouraged. First 300 guests will receive a free sombrero! See Details
Art and Seafood on the Waterfront Art & Seafood on the Waterfront Festival is one of Safety Harbor Chamber’s signature events. Featuring the area’s best seafood, over 50 national artists, entertainment, music, and art activities there is something for everyone. Amazing seafood from local restaurants, interactive art activities for all ages and local favorite The Black Honkeys headline the stage Saturday night bringing even more fun to this event. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
St Pete Tacos+Tequila Festival Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this fun event featuring tons of tacos and Mexican dishes from over a dozen of the best local food trucks, chefs and restaurants. Plus 20+ craft beers from local breweries and premium frozen margarita and other cocktails. There will also be music, games and prizes. See Details
Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Carnival Parade Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Carnival Parade is annually the largest and most extravagant parade in Pensacola. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade features most of the Krewes from the area, local organizations and companies and everything from marching bands to Scout groups. The parade takes place on Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola. Join the Krewe of Paws to walk with your dog! Contact them to join: See Details
SUP for Pups Intracoastal Challenge 2 SUP for Pups will be a paddling event like no other. A mix of paddle racing, fundraising, and just flat-out fun, this annual challenge brings together the whole SUP community to encourage healthy lifestyles and raise money for injured rescue dogs and marinelife. From pros and amateurs to local ocean athletes, SUP for Pups unites paddlers and fitness enthusiasts with animals in an effort to save lives and clean the ocean. Among a competitive 5K race, attendees can expect SUP lessons with certified instructors and free SUP rentals to help clean-up the intracoastal waters after the race. Attendance is free and entry to compete in the 5K challenge is $20. First 50 paddlers to sign up will receive a free Salty Dog Paddle Swag Item. See Details
Mediterranean Food and Wine Festival BringFido along to this fun event featuring gourmet food trucks, adult beverages, live music, and more. Picnic chairs and blankets welcome and encouraged. See Details
Summer Indie Markets at University Town Center BringFido to check out 80+ local crafters and vendors to The Mall at University Town Center. You will find rare and handmade items, delicious snacks and more. Dogs are welcome in the market, but not in the mall. See Details