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 Tricks & Treats Training Night
Tricks & Treats Training Night Grab the treats, give your pet a pep talk, and get ready for this Tricks & Treats Training Class, presented by Zuke’s Mini Naturals! Make a $10 donation and join the fun as PAWS trainers virtually teach your dog and cat some new skills. Hosted by WKQX’s Ali Matta and her pup, Reggie, Tricks & Treats is the best way to hang out with your furry friend while saving the lives of homeless animals. See Details
Pet Friendly Mother's Day Mini Photoshoot
Mother's Day Mini Photoshoot BringFido for Mother's Day photos! Select your time slot and how many photos you want. Two digital downloads are included with your purchase. Up to 4 total photos are available (must be purchased in advance). Masks will be worn at all times by RDMOC volunteers, photographers, and attendees while within the shelter. Social distancing will be practiced with markers on the floor in places that are at least 6 feet apart. Only 3 reservations will be allowed in the building at a time (one being photographed and two in the waiting area spaced 6 feet apart, outside is available to wait, pending weather and personal preference). RDMOC volunteers will be cleaning and disinfecting after every photoshoot, as well as opening and closing the doors to avoid additional contact with surfaces. See Details
Dog Mom’s Day at O'Donovan's Celebrate Dog Mom's Day at O'Donovan's! Artist Chris Gallevo will be on site doing illustrations of your dog. Special raffle prizes for dog moms and special treats for the dogs. Masks are required. Dogs are allowed on the sidewalk patio on a first-come, first-served basis. See Details
Dog Mom's Day Brunch Celebrate National Dog Mom's day at River Bend Community Park - Dog Park with the St. Charles Park District and Tiny N Tall Rescue! Tickets are $20 for Mom and Pup! Activities include doggie crafts, photos with your fur-baby and free time to mingle with other mutts and moms. Lite refreshments served. Chance to win door prizes, too. Register in advance. See Details
PetCon Chicago Insightful panels, fun activations and can't miss meet and greets with your favorite celebrity pets. Plus, Fido is invited to join you! Discover new brands and shop the highly curated selection of innovative and favorite products. Cuddle with cute adoptable pets in the dog adoption garden. Click Visit Website to register or see more information HERE. See Details
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, and not be available for purchase at the gate. Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will drive through Jurassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. People and pups must remain in their cars at all times. Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased. See Details
Dog Days of Summer BringFido to this community event for all pet owners and pet lovers! Help raise donation money for local pet shelters as well as other organizations who help those in need. Dock Dogs and dog activities throughout the day. See Details
Cruise with Roo BringFido on this annual boat cruise with AMAZING views of the city via the lake and the river! Just three blocks North of Millennium Park, the tour departs from the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look for the blue awning at the top of the stairway. FREE ROO swag item and dog treats will be provided. Get your tickets early; this event always sells out! See Details
PAWS Chicago’s PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run BringFido to Chicago's largest dog-friendly charity event - a fun (and safe) 5K walk/run to save the lives of homeless pets. PAWS 5K raises funds to support the life-saving work of PAWS Chicago, the Midwest's largest No Kill animal shelter. All event participants will receive an event t-shirt. See Details