Dog Events in Pennsylvania

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Elmwood Park Zoo Dog Days
Elmwood Park Zoo Dog Days *Tickets must be purchased in advance.* Elmwood Park Zoo is throwing dog lovers a bone with the inclusion of special days and events where owners can bring their pooches on their very own zoo excursion! Presented by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates. Dog admission is limited and rules are in place to help ensure the comfort and safety of you, your dog, other guests, and the zoo’s animals. All guests visiting the zoo with a dog must complete an online application and submit required documents before purchasing their tickets. Along with the application, you must upload a copy/record of your most recent veterinary visit, as well as proof of vaccinations and heartworm test. All items will be required in order for you to attend. Please note, dogs will not be permitted to enter the barn or our animal feeding decks. Dog Days are hosted on select Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in March (last admission at 3:00 PM) and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM in April (last admission at 4:00 PM). Check their website for select dog admission dates. See Details
Pet Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Doggie Beer Fest
St. Patrick’s Day Doggie Beer Fest BringFido to the BARkery this year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! They can belly up to the bar for free tastings of the two most popular doggie beers. And what would a doggie Beer Fest be without Green Beer & Pots of Gold Cookies?! See Details
Soups On For the Dogs Stop in with Fido for Homemade Doggy Chicken Soup. Paws event is FREE, they just ask for donations for the local animal shelter. See Details
Elmwood Park Zoo Yappy Hour *Tickets must be purchased in advance.* Elmwood Park Zoo is throwing dog lovers a bone with the inclusion of special days and events where owners can bring their pooches on their very own zoo excursion! Presented by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates. Dog admission is limited and rules are in place to help ensure the comfort and safety of you, your dog, other guests, and the zoo’s animals. All guests visiting the zoo with a dog must complete an online application and submit required documents before purchasing their tickets. Along with the application, you must upload a copy/record of your most recent veterinary visit, as well as proof of vaccinations and heartworm test. All items will be required in order for you to attend. Please note, dogs will not be permitted to enter the barn or our animal feeding decks. Yappy Hours are like Happy Hours except they cater to canines as well as their owners! You and your pooch can visit after regular zoo hours on select Thursday nights, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (last admission at 6:30 PM). Guests and their furry friends will enjoy drink and food specials at the Zoo Brew Beer Garden. Check their website for select dog admission dates. See Details
Fairie Festival at Spyglass Winery BringFido to this fun event benefiting 4 Paws Sake PA! Get your bells ready, merriment and shenanigans are just around the corner! This event will feature handcrafted vendors, delicious eateries, & amazing magical musicians and artists. See Details
Petapalooza This event features lovable, adoptable homeless animals from shelters and rescues in the Central PA area. Your Fido is welcome to come! In addition to helping animal rescues, this event will also feature vendors, raffles, live music, Barkby Plunger's Dog Course Luring, food trucks and The Pet Parade to raise additional money for the animal shelters and rescues. See Details
Bark Around The Park BringFido to the ultimate spring festival for dogs! This event will feature: • Workshop and Demonstrations by Chrissy Joy & Beasley • KC Match Show • Junior Showmanship & Pee Wee Workshops • Puppy Kindergarten Workshop • Costume Contest • Canine Olympics - details to come • K9 Police Demonstrations • Berks County 4H Obedience Demostrations • Blessing of the Dogs- Rev. Laura Stoneback • Canine Good Citizen Tests • PA Dog Law Enforcement • Rabies & Microchip Clinic • Nail Trimming by Doggie Do's Grooming • Canine Photography Tips with Lisa Boehm • Meet The Breeds • Vendors • Parade Around The Park • And more! https://www.facebook.com/events/2217106555042643/ See Details
Camp Unleashed Sea & Shore Camp Camp Unleashed believes that living in your dog’s natural world for a weekend will rejuvenate your bond and give you new ways of interacting. Get ready to improve skills and reduce stress for both you and your dog. See Details
Canine Camp Getaway June Camp Created for dogs and dog lovers, Canine Camp Getaway is the ultimate dog-friendly vacation, filled with wonderful activities you can share with your four-legged best friend. From agility, nose work, flyball, hiking and swimming in the lake to lure coursing, barn hunt, “Barks & Crafts,” canine freestyle dance and classes in Canine CPR, dog nutrition and so much more, this resort vacation offers something for everyone, with six to eight activities to choose from every hour throughout the day! Dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities are welcome, as long as they are social with dogs and humans. No formal training or experience is needed – trainers, dog sport instructors and staff veterinarians will show you and your dog the ropes, whether your pup is looking to brush up on some old skills or learn a few new tricks. Dogs can try their paw at a wide variety of dog sports, or, if you prefer, you can just take it easy and enjoy “Yappy Hour,” watch a dog-friendly movie under the stars or go for a hike with your best buddy to take in all the new sights and smells. Best of all, our dog camp vacations are also “human friendly”, so you don’t have to give up the vacation amenities you cherish, like private baths, air conditioning, cable TV, wi-fi, great food and dog-friendly nighttime entertainment! If you’d like to explore further afield, Gettysburg offers everything from ghost tours and golfing to museums and historic sites, plus charming shops and (dog-friendly) battlefields to hike. See Details
Pickle Me Poconos Festival Leashed dogs are welcome at this fun event hosted by the Pocono Chamber of Commerce. This festival will feature and highlight ALL things pickle! Vendors will feature a variety of pickle dishes, crafts and activities. Pickle menu items being sold throughout the festival will include, pickle soda, fried pickles, pickle cotton candy, pickle ice cream, pickle muffins, pickle soup, pickle hotdogs, pickle mac and cheese, pickle Oreos, pickle burgers, pickle sunflower seeds, and pickle snacks! There will be a variety of pickle crafts from local craft vendors and fun activities for all throughout the day. Activities include contests, a pickle toss, pickle eating contest, door prizes, and more! This event will include a Beer Garden featuring local craft brews and wine! There will be official Pickle Me Poconos Merchandise for sale throughout the day including t-shirts and shot glasses. https://www.facebook.com/events/1064231433923249/ See Details
Barktoberfest Pet Fair BringFido to this fun event in the heart of the quaint town of Macungie! The original Barktoberfest Pet Fair in the Lehigh Valley is held annually on the first Saturday in October. You will get to know what some of the local rescues are doing and how you can help them in their shared mission to find forever homes for the animals in their care. Many of the rescues bring dogs and cats available for adoption, so you may even find a new furry companion! Check out new fashions and goodies for your pet. Find a new groomer or a pet sitter. And there are vendors who sell items for you, usually with a pet theme. When you come to the pet fair, you can enter Macungie Memorial Park from either the main entrance on North Walnut Street or from Main Street (turn onto Poplar Street). In the beautifully-maintained park, the pet fair is located in the expansive tree-lined area next to the large main parking lot. Public and vendor parking is also permitted on the grassy areas surrounding the event area. A food stand and clean public restrooms are conveniently located in the basement of the large park building adjacent to the main parking lot. See Details
Benny’s PawtoberFest - Pet Appreciation Day BringFido to this community event that will feature local rescues and pet related vendors! There will be a food table featuring homemade soups and a Bake Sale, a Pumpkin Carving Contest, blood drive with the PA Blood Bank, DJ, a raffle table, 50/50 drawing and much more! Fido can participate in the Pet Costume Contest & Pet Parade. All pets must be leashed; no retractable leashes. This event is rain or shine. See Details
LucyFest - Animal Rescue Festival LucyFest is a celebration of rescue dogs! The event will feature rescues, adoptables, vendors, food trucks, raffles, pet costume contest, giveaways, and more! See Details
Morgantown Pet Expo BringFido and enjoy dozens of different pet vendors and shows! See Details
Pittsburgh Pet Expo An unbeatable, locally produced, one-stop venue for pet products and other services! The Pittsburgh Pet Expo is The Largest Consumer Pet Trade Show on the East Coast! In addition to the more than 300 exhibits of pet-related products & services, there will be fun entertainment and hands-on attractions for the whole family, covering over 4 acres of indoor space. Hours for this event are: Friday - 5 PM - 9 PM Saturday - 10 AM - 8 PM Sunday - 10 AM - 5 PM See Details