Dog Events in Maryland

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Freestyle Training Group (Advanced)
Freestyle Training Group (Advanced) Continue to unleash your creativity alongside your furry friend at weekly freestyle classes specifically designed for advanced participants. Here, you two will further your training, tricks, and dance skills while you strengthen your bond and expand your freestyle knowledge to new heights! See Details
Pet Friendly Freestyle Training Group (Beginner)
Freestyle Training Group (Beginner) Bring Fido with you to immerse yourselves in the fascinating world of freestyle training during these weekly classes designed specifically for beginners. Here, you'll discover the beauty of this contemporary sport, blending obedience training, tricks, and rhythmic dance, enabling creative and joyful interactions between dogs and their devoted owners. 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
Christmas Village in Baltimore Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you get into the Christmas spirit at this festive event, modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany. From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, vendors in wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. Enjoy browsing a large variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments and crafts. Please check the event website for weekend and holiday hours as well as special or weather-related closures before attending the event. Fido is allowed in the outdoor areas and large parts of the indoor tent area, except for the Käthe Wohlfahrt vending area. See Details
Nov 19, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024

Lights on the Bay

Lights on the Bay Bring Fido on this drive-through, 2-mile festive display of lights to get you into the holiday spirit. This event has become a tradition for many families for the past decade. The display is a scenic drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with more than 70 spectacular animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. See Details
Symphony of Lights at Merriweather This annual, drive-thru holiday light show is made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, including larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light displays. Fido must remain in the car with you at all times. Please note that the show will be closed December 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th and 31st. All events occur rain, shine or snow! On December 5th, dogs and their owners are permitted to walk through the light display. See Details
West Street Artisan Market Leashed dogs are welcome at this special evening market! The first block of West Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with festive decor, live entertainment, art vendors, a human hamster ball run, Santa's pony, popcorn and more. See Details
Santa Paws Meet and Greet Adoption Event Get ready to capture paw-some memories this holiday season! Dress up your furry friend and watch him strike adorable poses with Santa. This heartwarming event will also have adoptable pets on site. See Details
Dog Photos with Santa Bring Fido to get his picture taken with Santa! The whole family is invited! Reservations are required, make sure to call the center for more details. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa Paws Get ready to capture paw-some memories this holiday season! Bring your furry friend, big or small, and watch him strike adorable poses with Santa. This heartwarming event will also have free samples, coupons and a raffle by Baron's K-9 Market. See Details
Sleigh The House Down Boots Bring your pup out for a fun night of dogs and drag! This show will feature three drag queen phenoms from the area. The patio will be heated so you and your furry friend can stay warm during the show. The dog park fee will be waived for those with drag show tickets, but all dogs must still be registered online in advance. See Details
Polar Bear Plunge Bring Fido and create a fundraising page to encourage friends and family to donate toward your plunge in your craziest costume and brave the icy winter waters for the animals! Please note your pup isn't allowed in the water, and you must have a designated registrant to hold your dog while you plunge. See Details