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 First Friday Art Walk
Sep. 2, 2022 –
May 5, 2023

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Take a stroll with Fido in historic downtown Ocala to see over 30 art displays in front of businesses. Businesses will have extended shopping hours (be sure to ask first if Fido is permitted inside), and local art organizations provide activities for the family. See Details
Pet Friendly Yappy Hour Paw-ty at THRōW Social™
Yappy Hour Paw-ty at THRōW Social™ Every Monday you and Fido are invited to a pup-centric gathering on the the best patio in Delray Beach! Four-legged guests receive a free organic dog treat from DoodGirlCo, while humans enjoy Happy Hour prices, plenty of adorable pups, and music from a guest DJ! See Details
Feb. 3, 2023 –
Jan. 5, 2024

Lakeland First Fridays

Lakeland First Fridays The first Friday of every month, leashed pups are welcome at this special event where the city shuts down the streets for visitors to enjoy exhibitors, giveaways vendors and more. Some months offer special themes; be sure to check their website for a list of current activities. See Details
Dog Dates at the Garden Share the garden with your pups each Sunday morning! While the dog date stroll is primarily an opportunity for you and your pup to enjoy the fresh air and scenery, there are also special dog-friendly activities featured. Some dates you may find Doga, a bazaar, pet portraits and more. Keep an eye on their calendar for more information. 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's a time to enjoy music, food, shopping, drinks with your four legged pooch! See Details
Bay Area Renaissance Festival Leashed and registered dogs are welcome at this annual event. To be eligible to bring Fido, the online registration form must be filled out. Dog owners must bring proof of Rabies vaccination with dates. One pup per owner is allowed, and no dogs under six months old are permitted. Guests will enjoy 15 stages of entertainment including musicians, magicians, jugglers and jousting. There will also be vendors and food stands. See Details
Wickham Park's First Friday Leashed dogs are welcome the first Friday of each month from March through August at this fun event featuring live music and food trucks. The event is rain or shine. See Details
Pet Photo Sessions with Rescued Dolphins at CMA Have the moment captured as Fido meets rescued dolphins through underwater windows at the aquarium! Space is limited. You'll receive a digital gallery with five edited images. Two guests may accompany each pet but owners are not included in photos. One additional pet may be included for an additional fee. Price, dates and other details are subject to change. Well-behaved cats and dogs are welcome. See Details
Howl at the Moon You can bring your leashed pup along to see this celestial art installation! Enjoy treats, and get a photo of you and Fido under the moonlight. See Details
Dog Day at the Park RSVP yourself and your pup for this event in the park! There will be a photo booth, pet-friendly goodies, a raffle to win tickets to see the American Stage Theater Production of "Ragtime the Musical," and lunch from the Twisted Indian. See Details
Bradenton Spring Festival Come out to this family and pet-friendly event hosted by the Humane Society of Manatee County. The festival will include race courses for your pup, pet photos, face painting, games, raffles, food, and beverages. You can also decorate your own kite for the Cate Kite ceremony at 12:30pm. Most importantly, the humane society will have dogs available for adoption! See Details
Mutt March Bring Fido along to enjoy a day of fun! This event is for all pet passionate people and their dogs. There will be a morning walk, pet-centered vendor booths, a pet costume contest and a lure course. See Details
Tie Dye for Woofstock Get in the spirit for upcoming Woofstock by decorating your own tie dye shirt! The purchase of your ticket includes the t-shirt, a free beer, and entry to the Woofstock pre-party on April 14th. Advanced tickets will also be entered into a raffle for a VIP Woofstock ticket. The San Marco Chz Fry Co food truck will be on site. All dogs over six months of age must be spayed/neutered for entry into the off-leash dog park. See Details
Annual Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Festival Bring Fido to this annual festival in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford (in the 'Famous L' between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft). Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Fest is festival that you can bring your dog to! Sample craft beer from over 100 breweries and food trucks, interact with other pet lovers, and raise funds for local pet charities! Tickets must be purchased online. Visitors of all ages are welcome, but only those over the age of 21 can consume alcohol. See Details
Tampa Pride Bring Fido to this annual Pride celebration! Pets in attendance must be leashed and friendly. Join them for a day of family-friendly fun, unity, and celebration in Historic Ybor City, featuring three main events: The Vendor Festival & Health and Wellness Fair at HCC Ybor, a Diversity Parade along 7th Avenue, and a Pride at Night Party at The Cuban Club Courtyard. See Details
Caffeine and Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa Bring Fido to this family- and dog-friendly event at the showroom, held the last Saturday of each month from April through October! All makes and models are welcomed. There will be free coffee and donuts, while supplies last. See Details
Yappy Hour at Pierced Ciderworks Bring your leashed dog along when you visit Pierced Ciderworks and get ½ off cider pints! See Details
The Rustic Door Spring Vintage Market Bring Fido 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
Brooke’s Cars and Canines Bring your pups along for a day of fun, food, prizes, giveaways and more! This afternoon of fun will support local business and raise money for animals in need via animal clinics and shelters. Please keep your furry friend leashed and bring water for them, and ensure that all vaccinations are up to date. See Details
Pet Photos With Easter Bunny Get your pup dressed in their Easter best for a photo! To ensure everyone's safety, your dog must be well-behaved. Pictures will be taken in Center Court near Bath & Body Works. While walk-ups are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged. See Details
Gainesville Walkathon Bring Fido along to a walkathon! You and your pup can enjoy a 3K walk, followed by a festival with music, food, vendors and a raffle. See Details
Enterprise Dog Park Meet-up Bring Fido along to check out Enterprise Dog Park for a meet-up! Goodie bags will be given out as first come first serve. See Details
PAWS at The Underline There will be a variety of activities, from posing in a dog-themed photo booth, or having a poem written about them courtesy of O, Miami. Vendors like Friends of Miami Animals Foundation, Brickell Magazine, Friends of The Underline and The Bookleggers Library Bookbike will be on site. See Details
International Food Truck Festival Leashed dogs are welcome at this fun day full of food trucks featuring entrees, snacks and desserts from around the world! See Details