Dog Events in Illinois

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Pet Friendly Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville Bring Fido to an authentic German-Style holiday market featuring vendors selling traditional German, local and international food and beverages as well as hand-crafted artisan merchandise. You are welcome to bring your dog to the outdoor areas of the market, as long as it is on the leash. Dogs are not permitted in the inside areas. See Details
Christkindlmarket Aurora Bring Fido to an authentic German-Style holiday market featuring vendors selling traditional German, local and international food and beverages as well as hand-crafted artisan merchandise. You are welcome to bring your dog to the outdoor areas of the market, as long as it is on the leash. Dogs are not permitted in the inside areas. See Details
Christkindlmarket Chicago Bring Fido to this outdoor holiday market featuring vendors from around the world who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German, local and international foods, sweets and beverages. The event includes special events, performers and activities. Dogs are allowed in the outside area of the market, as long as they are on a leash. Dogs are not permitted in the inside areas. See Details
Santa Paws at Hawthorn Mall Bring your furry friends to meet Santa on these two designated Monday evenings! All animals must be caged or leashed and enter through the SW entrance nearest Maggiano's. Animals must go straight to the Santa set located on the lower level in Macy's Court. See Details
Santa Paws Pictures To Benefit Young At Heart Get Fido's picture with Santa Paws! Photos are taken with guests' devices and donations are requested to support the senior pets of Young at Heart. No appointment needed. See Details
Santa Paws at Twin Lakes Recreation Area Clubhouse Bring your pup for a photo with Santa! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Price includes a picture frame and gift bag for your pet. See Details
Photos with Santa Come have a photo taken with Santa and your pet! Dogs, cats, iguana and other four-legged friends are invited to get a special holiday photo. There will be raffles, merchandise sales, drink specials and giveaways. Visit the event website to purchase tickets and secure a time slot for your photo session. See Details
Chicago Canine Rescue's FurLaLaLa Bring your furry friend for pictures with Santa! Photos will be emailed to you after the event. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be fabulous raffle items such as restaurant gift cards, event tickets and gift baskets. There will also be a contest to win a $100 Visa gift card for the pup who comes dressed with the most holiday cheer. See Details