Dog Events in North Carolina

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 Taco Tuesday at Skiptown
Taco Tuesday at Skiptown Come chow down with your best pals and celebrate the start of a new week with beer or seltzer buckets! Skiptown will have $16 Bud Light, Yuengling, and Mich Ultra buckets, $17 Modelo buckets and $20 White Claw buckets available at the bar. See Details
Pet Friendly Muddy Monday at Skiptown
Muddy Monday at Skiptown Muddy Monday drink and bath includes a full bath and blow out for your pup and a drink for you for $18! While you hang out at the bar and park, the Skipper team bathes and dries your pup in their premium dog spa and you get the choice of any drink on draft or glass of wine. Reservations for ‘Muddy Monday’ drink & bath night are made in-person starting on Monday at 5 PM when the bar and park open. Check in at the front desk and ask to be added to the list. Reservations are taken in-person, on a first come, first serve basis with a limited number of spaces available. See Details
Furry First Fridays at Wagbar Wagbar has partnered with Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville to help find homes for some of the WNC area's best doggos! Every first Friday each month, you are welcome to come meet the adoptables. Wagbar is a hangout for dogs and beer drinkers with an off-leash dog park with a modern walk up bar. Humans must be 21 or older to enter. See Details
Live Music at Triskelion Brewing Company From December to March, keep the second Sunday of the month open to BringFido and listen to the Asheville hot jump blues and swing band, Virginia & the Slims. You don’t have to be a swing dancer to have fun listening to these guys and gal. They love playing for dancers as well as those with two left feet. See Details
Blue Ghost's 5th Anniversary Weekend BringFido to help Blue Ghost celebrate their anniversary weekend with special beer releases, swag giveaways and more. The Hungry Ghost food truck will be open Thursday-Saturday and will be offering special menu items such as BBQ nachos, BBQ plate and cheeseburger egg rolls. See Details
Free Pup Cups with Yappy Hour Bakery Treat Main Street Coffee is teaming up with Yappy Hour Bakery to provide FREE Pup Cups with special Yappy Hour treats. Bring your four-legged bestie and make a day of it! See Details
Must Love Dogs: Singles Mixer & Adoption Fair You might just meet your next special someone: 4 or 2 legged! This is a singles mixer and adoption fair rolled into one. A few local rescues will be onsite with adoptable and fosterable pups (and perhaps some other pets, too!) for you to meet. You are welcome as long as you're 21+. You don't need to bring a dog to hang out, but if you do make sure to register your pup for a day pass on their website beforehand and reply back to the confirmation email with your vaccination proof. Dogs over one year old must be fixed. All dogs must be up to date on rabies, distemper, and bordetella. Puppies need to have completed their puppy shots. See Details
Oak Island Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival Join Oak Island Parks and Recreation as they celebrate Mardi Gras the "island way." There will be a parade down Oak Island Drive, a festival in the park, kid’s activities, costume contest, pet costume contest, food, and live music! The celebration will feature a reverse parade where island residents and guests will slowly drive past a variety of Mardi Gras themed floats, stations, golf carts, and more (walking will not be permitted). Continue your celebration by the sea at Middleton Park with the Mardi Gras Market. The market will promote social distancing guidelines, the use of masks over both the nose and mouth, hand sanitizing stations, and more in an effort to adhere to best practices for COVID-19 precautions. See Details
Oyster Roast at Point Lookout Vineyards BringFido along to an oyster roast with live music from the Super 60s! Chef Tom from Echo Mountain Inn will be grilling the Oysters. Advance tickets are recommended. See Details
Yappy Hour at The Pet Place BringFido to this fun event for free snacks and drinks for the pups! There will be a raffle for and a 30% off a single non-food item for bringing your dog! The event will be set up outside for walk-up and drive-up. Masks are required. See Details
Brews & Barks Bootcamp: Dog-Friendly HIIT Workout (Outdoors) BringFido to this dog friendly workout with Orange Theory Trainers Carly & Val. Admission includes a 45 min HIIT working with your dog (he plays, you sweat), a post workout beverage (beer, wine, cider, or mimosa), and a free day pass for your dog so you can hang out once Doggos opens at 11 AM. Dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella and fixed if over one year old. Puppies must be at least 4 months old and up to date on puppy shots. Documentation is required for all vaccines and spay/neuter and should be emailed in advance if you're not already in their system.Tickets are non-refundable. If your dog is not well socialized, please leave him/her at home, otherwise you may be asked to leave before the class is over due to behavioral issues. Please wear a mask while checking in and when hanging out afterwards, except for while you're consuming any beverages. You will be asked to distance yourself from folks not in your party. See Details
Dog Day in the Garden Dog Day in the Garden is a special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden for a paw-sitivley paw-some day! You and your pup will have a belly scratchin’ good time while learning about all the wonderful work Fayetteville Animal Protection Society does. See Details
Biltmore Blooms - Tulips & Spring Flowers Celebrate Spring with Fido with a visit to the Biltmore Estate to view the spectacular display of colorful blooms. The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted inside any buildings, but are allowed on the outdoor patios of Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern for dining. See Details
Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Guidon Brewing Co. Bring your own basket for an adults-only Easter egg hunt. Everyone 21+ years old is invited. When you buy your first beer, wine or cider you will receive your ticket to participate. Every egg is a winner; many eggs are filled with a surprise from a local business. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Fly Into Spring and Easter Eggstravaganza Celebrate National Kite Month and the start of Spring with Kitty Hawk Kites! Experience the sights massive 30-to-100-foot kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Across the street from the dunes outside Kitty Hawk Kites, take your picture with the Easter Bunny. See Details
Oak Island Spring Fling BringFido and kick off your Easter weekend with Oak Island Recreation Department. Support local Brunswick County craft and food vendors while exploring a market brimming with one of a kind coastal crafts for the ideal seasonal souvenir. There will be live entertainment from 2-4 PM at the Middleton Amphitheater. For the perfect picnic lunch, sit in one of the parks designated socially distant picnic circles in the front of the amphitheater. Spectators are asked to only kickback inside the social distancing circles, and to not fill in the spaces in between. Should all circles be filled, please wait until one is available to set up chairs and picnic blankets. During the event, COVID protocols to be followed include but are not limited to: hand washing stations, one-way traffic at the parade and market, one shopper at a time in any vendor booth, social distancing picnic circles, social distancing signage, and the use of marks covering the nose & mouth by both staff, vendors, and participants. See Details
Bed & Biscuit Dog Weekend at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast Stay and play with your pup during Bed and Biscuit dog weekend at The Lion and the Rose. Pawrents will receive a complimentary pint of beer upon arrival and pups will receive homemade dog treats. Check their availability page on their website for details, rates and rooms. The inn dogs, Oreo and Ozzy, look forward to making sure you have a pawsome weekend! Please note that The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast is only dog-friendly during the Bed and Biscuit weekends. See Details
Unleashed's Annual Spring Fling BringFido to this family friendly celebration presented by Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store! Activities will include local vendors and rescue groups, a doggie Easter egg hunt, demos, raffle, food trucks, and more. See Details
Tails and Trails Gather your favorite hiking buddy, canine or human, and explore the amazing trails in the community and support two organizations at one time: Conserving Carolina and the Blue Ridge Humane Society. During the week of April 11-18th hit the trails that have been made possible by Conserving Carolina with your favorite two- or four-legged friend and complete additional challenges for prizes from BRHS and Conserving Carolina! Hike options will include Bearwallow Mountain, The Oklawaha Greenway, and The Park at Flat Rock. Complete one or all of the hikes and walks with your furry friend. Proceeds support Conserving Carolina and the programs of Blue Ridge Humane Society that provide new homes for pets in need, support services for local pets and their owners, and more! Register starting February 24 to receive your 2021 Tails and Trails t-shirt and access to the Tails and Trails Challenges that will result in fun prizes from BRHS and Conserving Carolina. See Details
Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend features Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to create a signature weekend surrounded by all things cider, wine and food! It is an action-packed weekend filled with artisan hard cider, award-winning wines, a variety of food, educational programs, live music, facility tours and more. The event will allow people to spread out and follow CDC and state-mandated guidelines for cleaning, social distancing and limiting crowd size. Please note that most of the participating venues are dog friendly but it's best to call ahead to confirm. Many events are free. Some events require tickets or reservations, which can be made by contacting the individual venue. See Details
Downtown Aberdeen Dog Fair BringFido to this annual event and experience vendors, food, raffles, games, contests, photo opportunities, freebies, and so much more! Proceeds from event benefit local shelters and rescues. Your furbabies are welcome if they are good with other dogs and humans. They must be on a leash to enjoy all of the fun. See Details
CANCELED - Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival **PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE PINTS FOR PAWS CRAFT BEVERAGE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 17, 2021, HAS BEEN CANCELED.** See Details
Oak Island's Movies at Middleton BringFido and the family, along with your outdoor lounging supplies, to watch a family friendly movie under the starts. Just steps from the beach; it’s the ideal ending to a day on the coast. Concessions will be available, however as a friendly reminder alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any Town of Oak Island parks or public spaces. COVID protocols to be followed include but are not limited to: hand washing stations, one-way traffic at the parade and market, one shopper at a time in any vendor booth, social distancing picnic circles, social distancing signage, and the use of marks covering the nose & mouth by both staff, vendors, and participant. See Details
Pups 'N Pints BringFido to this fun event featuring beer, puppies, entertainment, food and more all to help raise money for South Charlotte Dog Rescue's Emergency Medical Fund! The event will be held in Downtown Waxhaw in the gravel lot and street near Mary O'Neill's. See Details