Dog Events in New Jersey

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in New Jersey 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 Jersey 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 Friday Night Bites
Friday Night Bites Bring Fido to a party just for pups and pup-parents! Have a good time with your best furry one, and meet new friends both two- and four-legged. There will be free snacks, soft drinks, and treats from a sponsoring pet food manufacturer. Head to this double-gated dog park for relaxing music and plenty of fun! You're welcome to BYOB. See Details
Pet Friendly St. George's Pet Friendly Service
St. George's Pet Friendly Service BringFido (leashed, please), cats, fish, turtles, hamsters, or whichever pet you choose to church. All faiths, breeds and species are welcome at this pet-friendly service in honor of St. Francis! Service is held rain or shine. See Details
Bark in the Park with Somerset Patriots Bring Fido out to the ballgame! All pet owners attending the game with their dog are asked to bring paperwork displaying proof of vaccination and their dog ID tag to be checked before entry outside the main gate. There will be a pre-game Pooch Parade around the warning track of the field, water stations available on concourse, giveaways, dog-related vendors and more for your pup. Every fan that plans on bringing their dog is required to fill out an online waiver in advance. Dogs do not require a separate ticket. Games for 2023 are scheduled for April 16, May 14 and September 10. See Details
May Day Spring Festival & Pet Expo BringFido along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo. The event will also feature craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! See Details
Foodie at the Brewery The whole family, including your furry four-legged member, is invited to this evening of fun! Visitors can unwind with friends while sipping on delicious brews, enjoying tasty eats from food trucks, and listening to DJs. See Details
Barkfest Eleventh Hour Rescue invites you and Fido to join them for an afternoon of fun at this family-friendly event to raise money for their volunteer-based animal shelter. Visitors will be able to pursue vendors, groove to music, play with adoptable pets, enjoy delicious refreshments and much more. See Details
Asbury Park Spring Bazaar Bring Fido to shop at incredible local and regional vendors, enjoy food and libations, and more. Pets are allowed in the Grand Arcade, but not permitted at The Asbury. See Details
New Jersey Renaissance Faire Commemorating the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Celtic nations, the Highland Games is a fun-filled outdoor event with entertainment, Irish dancing, music, food, drink and sports competitions, known as the Highland Games. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you, but they must have a state-licensed ID tag, and you must purchase a separate dog ticket in advance. See Details
Doggie Derby & Family Fun Day Rain or shine, you and your furry friend are welcome to attend this fun day for the entire community, adults and children alike. Dog-themed and general interest vendors, food trucks, field exhibitions, and doggie contests with prize awards will all be on site. See Details
Caribbean Food Fest Leashed dogs are welcome along as you enjoy great Caribbean cuisine from various food vendors. There will be live reggae music, local craft vendors, beer and wine available, and more! See Details
Pet Palooza & Food Truck Festival The event will feature 12+ food vendors, live music, games and activities, a dog agility course, pet fashion show, and more! Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. See Details
Paw Prints PetFest & 5K Enroll your pup for a waggin' good time at this fundraising event! There will be a 5K run/walk, pet-friendly activities, vendors, raffle baskets, live music, food trucks, a pet costume contest and more! See Details
Trails4Tails Fest Trails4Tails consist of multiple races: 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K, 5K with Dog, 15K with or without a dog, plus a festival with food trucks, a beer and wine garden, dog agility course, vendors, adoptable dogs, and more. The event is open to the public and registration required for races. See Details
Duck Donut Holiday 5K and 1 Mile Pet Walk Bring Fido along to this fun-filled morning to walk or jog! Pups participating in the 1-mile pet walk will receive a special doggie donut at the finish line from Groomington Eats. There will be music, games, and activities. Please help us support the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter with a pet food or product donation at the event. See Details
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