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 Dog Admission Day at Morton Arboretum
Dog Admission Day at Morton Arboretum Pups are welcome to enjoy roaming the 16 miles of hiking trails around the Arboretum several times a year on select days! Dogs must be leashed at all times and have updated vaccinations and registrations. For the safety of both your pet and the natural environment, do not let dogs go off the marked trails. Please clean up after your pet; bags are available at the Visitor Center. See Details
Pet Friendly Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Pictures with the Easter Bunny Get ready to capture paw-some memories this holiday season! Bring your furry friend and watch him strike adorable poses with the Easter Bunny. This heartwarming event is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and share the holiday spirit with your four-legged family members. See Details
Doggy Egg Hunt Bring Fido to sniff out Easter eggs filled with dog treats at this Easter event for pups! All dogs must be current on vaccinations and leashed throughout the event. Please register in advance online, and register yourself for your dog. See Details
Pictures With The Easter Bunny A photographer will be at the pet store waiting to take photos of your furry friends! Registration is unnecessary; pictures will be taken in order of arrival; you will receive a ticket when entering and can wait in the store, outside, or in your vehicle to pass the time. See Details
Dog Egg Hunt Bring your leashed furry friend to sniff treat-filled eggs and a chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket, and note that the first half hour is reserved for small dogs. See Details
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade One of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country, the annual downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus Drive and proceeds north on Columbus to Monroe Street. See Details
Lucky Dog 5K - Schaumburg Put on your running shoes and bring your leashed pup to join in on the fun of this community race through the forest preserve. Fido is welcome to participate in the 5K and is not required to sign up, but canines that register will receive race swag, including a doggie hoodie, finisher medal and finish line treats! See Details
Northwest Side Irish Parade The NorthWest Irish Parade is a celebration of faith, family, and heritage on the Northwest side of Chicago. The parade will start at Neola and Raven. See Details
South Side Irish Parade Bring Fido and join your friends, family and neighbors for the annual parade! The parade will step off at noon from 103rd & Western and proceed south down Western Avenue to 115th Street. See Details
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny If you bring Fido down for a photo he may get a goodie bag with treats, a toy, and a bandana with the purchase of their photo package. This offer is while supplies last and on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations aren't required but are encouraged. For everyone's safety please ensure your pup is leashed or in a crate when entering the mall. See Details
Wildwood Park District's Dog Egg Hunt Fido is invited to a "paw"some Easter egg hunt which is exclusively for dogs! Special 'hunt areas' will be allocated according to Fido's size and each pet is welcome to collect up to 5 treat-filled eggs! Dogs must be leashed and with their owner at all times. Please bring a basket or bag to collect every egg your pup sniffs out. No pre-registration required. See Details
Dog Egg Hunt Invite your four-legged companion to hunt for eggs filled with treats. The initial 30 minutes are designated for dogs weighing under 25 lbs, with larger dogs welcome afterward. While pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins are also accepted. See Details
Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt Plenty of plastic eggs will be stuffed with dog treats that your canine can chow down on. All dogs must be leashed at all times, and remember to pick up after your dog. Owners must be present to help guide and gather eggs for their canine! See Details
Doggie Egg Hunt Secure your dog with a leash and join the excitement at their event, where your furry friend can hunt for eggs. Please be aware that treats will be concealed inside plastic eggs, so supervision is essential. Spots are limited, and the registration deadline is Saturday, March 9th. See Details
Pooched Egg Hunt Leashed pups are invited to the dog park for Easter egg hunts based on dog size. The hunts will occur in the different sections of the dog park. Depending on the weather the Easter Bunny may be in attendance for photos. See Details
Doggie Egg Hunt Fido is invited to sniff out treat-filled Easter eggs and get a photo taken with the Easter Bunny! All dogs must be on a non-retractable leash and wearing a current rabies tag throught the event. There will be two egg hunts depending on the size of your dog. The small dog hunt (dogs under 35 lbs) will start at 10:30 AM and the egg hunt for large dogs (over 35 lbs) will be at 11:15 AM. See Details
Hound Egg Hunt Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you hop on over for a good old-fashioned egg hunt for your pup. Dogs will hunt for eggs filled with treats and have the chance to take their picture with the bunny. Please note no retractable leashes are permitted at the event. See Details
Dog Egg Hunt and Photos with Bob the Bunny Bring Fido for an opportunity to find five eggs with prizes. There'll also be a photo opportunity for your four-legged family member. Doodlekins Barkery will be available to sell treats. See Details
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Join Normal Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees for their annual event. A recommended $5 donation will allow Fido to visit the Easter bunny and hunt for treat-filled eggs. See Details
Houndstooth Ball Bring Fido to One Tail at a Time's premier dog-friendly gala! Tickets include a seated vegan dinner, vegan desserts, and open bar. The VIP tickets include an extra hour of cocktails and vegan appetizers and a VIP bag full of goodies. See Details