Dog Events in New Hampshire

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 in Downtown Concord
First Friday in Downtown Concord Leashed dogs are welcome the first Friday of every month from March through November when businesses are encouraged to stay open late and the streets come alive with food trucks, live performances, art displays, and other activities. See Details
Pet Friendly Summer Doggy Olympics
Summer Doggy Olympics On Your BARK, Get Set, GO! Register with Fido to participate in various competitions celebrating the incredible bond between dogs and their guardians. Dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes and temperaments can demonstrate their skills. Competitions will be hosted by several participating partners in towns throughout New Hampshire, including Amherst, Barrington, Concord, Derry, Dover, Epping, Hooksett, Laconia, Lee, Londonderry, New Boston, Newington, Portsmouth, and Somersworth. Be sure to check their website for specific dates, locations and registration info. See Details
First Friday Dog Days of Summer Come out for this special dog-centric edition of First Friday! On the first Friday of every month, businesses are encouraged to stay open late and add some excitement to the night by offering sales, giveaways, workshops, and other activities that are sure to draw in customers. This Friday will go to the dogs, and leashed furry friends are welcome to join in on the fun. Stop by and support local businesses in the community. See Details
Strut your Mutt Bring Fido on this annual race that takes you through the beautiful forest before crossing our finish line. Raffle prizes are available. See Details
Portsmouth Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival Leashed dogs can join you at the family-friendly Portsmouth Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Over 23 of Portsmouth’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites while more than 25 national, regional and local craft beers will be available to wash it all down. You can also enjoy lawn games, music and an artisan market made up of local businesses and vendors. See Details
SUP with Your Pup at Rye Harbor Have you been trying to find a fun water activity to do with your dog? Bring Fido out for a special 90-minute event that will teach you and your pup how to SUP (standup paddleboard) in a welcoming and safe environment. Kristine Thurston of You and Your Dog Training and Services and SUP YO Adventures will be teaming up with Golden Dog Adventure Co. to help you navigate the board and your pup. They'll supply all the equipment as well! See Details
Smuttynose Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival Indulge in an event with popular food trucks serving mouthwatering treats like flavorful chicken sandwiches, delectable lobster rolls and irresistible sundaes. Bring your leashed furry friend to enjoy the delicious fan favorites while basking in the vibrant atmosphere. See Details
Special Adventure: Cruise on the Al Gauron Bring Fido as you set to sail on a two-hour private boat ride with your furry best friends. Relax as you cruise the harbor to the Merrimack River and back on their most spacious boat, the 90-foot-long Northern Star. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome (no glass), but they'll also have food for purchase and drinks from the cash bar. See Details
Be A Hero 5k Register your whole family, including leashed, four-legged friends, for this annual run/walk in support of homeless pets. The event will offer professional timing and scoring, superhero swag and event awards for all. The course includes portions of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust trails, paved roads and two scenic lookouts of the gorgeous Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Register early to guarantee an event t-shirt! See Details
Bark in the Park A day for the dogs! Join other pups and pet parents in beautiful downtown North Conway to celebrate four-legged friends. Enjoy live music, demonstrations, vendors, crafters, pet-friendly games and plenty of food trucks on site. Also, visit the adoption tent and perhaps you’ll find a new friend. See Details
5K Run to Rescue Run or walk this peaceful (but fun!) 5K through the beautiful Mine Falls for a good cause. Operation Delta Dog rescues dogs and trains them to be service dogs for veterans - all at no cost to our veterans! This is one of the few 5K events in the area that welcomes you to run with your four-legged leashed running partner. There will be prizes waiting for all dog finishers, as well as special awards for best dressed pups, matching outfits with their human runners, fastest human/dog team and more. See Details
Fall Festival at The Wholistic Pet Bring Fido to this fun event featuring vendors, a raffle table, a costume contest, adoptable dogs and a bobbing activity for hotdogs! 100% of the raffle table proceeds support the efforts of local rescue organizations. See Details
Howl-O-Ween 5K Grab your sneakers and Fido's leash, and head to the course to support a great cause. They encourage you to get in the spirit and wear your favorite Halloween costume. T-shirts are guaranteed if you register by August 19th. See Details
Annual Corn Maze & Halloween Pawty Golden Dog Adventure Co. has rented the farm for the first two hours before they open to the public. Attendees have access to all parts of the farm, including a 1-mile nature trail and two corn mazes. You and Fido can compete in the costume contest, try out agility, engage in arts & crafts, and more. In addition, you can visit with farm animals, shop for mums, pumpkins and other items, and visit the ice cream barn. See Details
Run for the Dogs 5k Run/2 Mile Walk Bring Fido to this annual fundraiser to benefit Mary's Dogs. You can go for a run, peruse some great dog loving vendors, and meet lots of dogs and their people, all while being the hero in a dog's life! See Details
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