Dog Events in South Carolina

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in South 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 South 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 Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland
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
Pet Friendly Holiday Festival of Lights
Holiday Festival of Lights Bring Fido to this fun Lowcountry holiday tradition from the comfort of your own vehicle. During your driving tour through millions of twinkling lights, there will be magical surprises along the way. See Details
Magic of Lights Fido is invited along on this drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite scenes and characters, and using the latest LED technology and digital animations. You'll get to see everything from the comfort of your car as you wind along the path. Fido must remain in the car at all times and isn't permitted in Santa's Village (and guests cannot leave their pup unattended). See Details
The Great Christmas Light Show This drive-through light show will feature over two million lights displayed along a 2-mile drive throughout the park. Guests will see 500 custom-made, magical light displays with enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes. Please note that pets are only allowed at the drive-through portion of the event, and are not permitted in Santa's Village. See Details
Santa's Wonderland at Cabela's Experience the magic of the holidays with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Holiday Lights on the River This exciting holiday event is a drive-thru experience, and Fido must remain in the car with you at all times. You'll see more than a million sparkling lights and journey through more than two miles of over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! See Details
Anderson Christmas Lights Anderson Lights of Hope is proud to present their annual light show that illuminates the Upstate during the holidays with a 2.5-mile long drive through displays. Over 3.5 million lights cover 292 displays, trees, bushes, buildings and line the roadway. This family tradition has become a true holiday event for many families. Many visitors repeat visits weekly. Each year new displays are added and moved around the park to make it different. You are welcome to go around as much as you would like. See Details
Upstate Holiday Light Show at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Bring Fido and drive through a nighttime Christmas wonderland as 32 million colors set the sky ablaze, synchronized to the music of your favorite holiday classic music on 104.3 (Traditional) or 92.1 (Kids) on your car radio. The show lasts 30 minutes, but drive around the track as many times as you’d like! Fido must remain inside your car with you at all times. The event is rain or shine. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa at Northwoods Mall Bring your furry friends for photos with Santa during these special Monday time slots! Photo packages will be available for purchase. See Details
Waggin' Wednesdays with Greenville Swamp Rabbits Bring Fido to each Wednesday home game of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits! Please ensure your pup is leashed at all times. Check their website for the current schedule and game time. See Details
The Dapper Dog Holiday Bash Bring Fido to this all-day winter event! Santa and Taylor Renee Photography will be there with photo ops, there will be a dog treat decorating workshop with Sweet Treats for Wet Noses, and ornament decorating stations. You can also take part in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange, enjoy holiday-themed drinks, and show off your voice in karaoke. See Details
Lowcountry Dogapalooza This is the largest adoption event of its kind, where you and Fido can enjoy a music festival while visiting adoptable dogs from more than 20 local rescues and shelters. See Details
Yappy Hour at James Island County Park Bring Fido to a music and fun-filled night out! The event will also feature beer, wine, and water for purchase (valid ID needed for alcohol). Attendance is limited. No outside food, drinks or coolers. See Details