Dog Events in Texas

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Texas 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 Texas 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 Historic Downtown Bryan
First Friday Historic Downtown Bryan The Downtown Bryan Association invites you to come out to First Friday! Enjoy live music, art and an array of shopping and dining options. This is a free, family friendly event and a great way to enjoy the evening! Dogs must be kept on a leash. In compliance with Gov. Abbott’s face covering order, everyone over the age of 10 shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. See Details
Pet Friendly Eat Up Houston
Eat Up Houston BringFido the first and third Sunday of each month and explore Houston one vendor at a time. Shop food, vendor, and artisan booths and experience all of the cultures of Houston at each market. This will be a growing market with plenty of parking, so please come be part of the community to help support small, local businesses. This market is family and dog-friendly. Car picnicking is encouraged if you buy food at the market and want to eat it immediately or come pick up food and drinks to go. The market will be completely outdoors and CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing will be adhered to. All attendees must wear masks at vendor booths. One household at each vendor booth at a time. Hand sanitizer will be available at all vendor booths, and you will be asked to use sanitizer before handling any products. No cash will be accepted. All vendors will accept credit card, Venmo and other forms of cashless payment. See Details
HTX Market at NettBar BringFido the second Saturday of each month to this market held in the parking lot of NettBar! Vendors will include artisans and small businesses. The market will be completely outdoors and CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing will be followed. All attendees, except kids under 10, are required to wear masks at each vendor booth for everyone’s safety. One household at each vendor booth at a time. Hand sanitizer will be available at all vendor booths. You will be asked to use sanitizer before handling any products. No cash will be accepted. All vendors will accept credit card, Venmo and other forms of cashless payment. See Details
Fredericksburg Trade Days BringFido the third weekend of each month (except May which will be held the second weekend) and experience the excitement of Fredericksburg Trade Days! Shop with over 350 vendors. You will find seven barns filled with antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more. Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Dogs must be leashed and under your supervision at all times. Please pick up after your dog. See Details
HTX Market at Urban South HTX Brewery BringFido the last Saturday of each month to check out local artisans and small businesses and their cool products. Dogs are allowed outside on the patio and grass at Urban South HTX. You'll find artisanal eats, jewelry, apparel, accessories, soaps, scrubs, candles or maybe even some fresh produce - discover something new at every market! CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed so please mask-up while you shop at the vendor booths and as you walk to the Art Show. Each vendor will have sanitizer available at their stations/tables. See Details
Earth Day Celebration at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center BringFido and celebrate our awesome planet at this FREE Earth Day Celebration! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays, and Earth-friendly take-home activities. See Details
Love & Paws Rescue 1st Annual Bark in the Park Join Love & Paws Rescue at this first annual event that will include a 5K and 1-mile dog friendly fun run. Vendors, games, face painting, food, music, adoptable dogs, and more will be available after the run to spend a day with your family and friends! Click 'Visit Website' to stay up to date on event details, or you can check on our the event on Facebook. See Details
Woofstock - A PawzUp Festival BringFido to this summer celebration of community and dogs of all shapes and sizes! Vendors, Food, Drinks, and a mix of music from that special summer of 1969 and beyond, are all in store for you and your dogs. All dogs in attendance must be up to date on all vaccinations, including Rabies, Da2PP, Bordatella, and Lepto. All dogs must be leashed. See Details
Sip & Stroll at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Enjoy a quiet evening out on the Arboretum trails and get a behind-the-scenes look at the newly constructed Nature Playscape and Courtyard. Your sunset walk will include two glasses of wine or Saint Arnold beer, delicious cheese offerings from GRAZE HTX, and a limited-edition Echinacea etched wine glass to take home. All pairs and pods of people must maintain a distance of at least six feet on the trails, and masks must be worn while inside the Nature Center. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. Ages 21 and up. Registration is required and all guests in your party must be present before entering the trail. See Details
Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match Polo. Hot Air Balloons. Helicopters. Vendors. Kid’s Areas. Seafood Tents. Fashion. Live Music. Fun. This event isn’t just a polo match and hot air balloon festival, it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Beyond horses, the helicopter rides and Hot Air Balloon rides are one of the Victory Cup’s top attractions and should be purchased in advance. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family. The Victory Cup has something for everyone and at most price points. From all inclusive VIP areas to affordable general admission passes that allow nearly full access to the property, there is a package to fit nearly every budget. Friday: 4 PM - 8 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM See Details
Bingo on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Enjoy a fun evening of bingo on the new Nature Center Lawn! Blankets, daubers, and lawn chairs are encouraged. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. All parties must be spaced out to provide proper distance between all guests. Fido needs to remain leashed at all times. Your ticket includes six squares of bingo for six rounds, and two complimentary drink tickets. Guests can bring their own food and beverages, but individually wrapped snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Small prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round. Additional squares can be purchased at the event. Registrations at the event will be subject to availability. Daubers will be sold for $3 each. See Details
Fiesta® Pooch Parade The dates for Fiesta 2021 have been changed to June 17 through June 27, 2021. Unfortunately, the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool is not available during the “swimming season.” Therapy Animals of San Antonio is working hard to find another solution for a fun, pet friendly Fiesta event during this time. Follow them on social media @tharapy animals for the latest updates. Viva Fiesta! See Details
Puptopia Festival Houston Puptopia encompasses everything that makes your dog happy and everything that makes you happy to have a dog! Dog-focused, science-based, fun-filled activities make this a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll be sure to get all the tails wagging. See Details
Annual Fest of Tails - Kite Festival & Dog Fair Come out and celebrate the arrival of spring with family fun in the park! This event welcomes kite and dog enthusiasts from near and far. A sky full of kites, along with dogs of all sizes and breeds, fill this day of free community fun! All guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the spectacular sky views and meet new furry friends. See Details
Puptopia Festival Austin Puptopia encompasses everything that makes your dog happy and everything that makes you happy to have a dog! Dog-focused, science-based, fun-filled activations make this a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll be sure to get all the tails wagging. See Details
Puptopia Festival Dallas Puptopia encompasses everything that makes your dog happy and everything that makes you happy to have a dog! Dog-focused, science-based, fun-filled activations make this a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll be sure to get all the tails wagging. Memory-making experiences abound - Puptopia Festival has something for every pup and their doting parent. Whether it's enjoying a ball pit-jumping show at the main stage, relaxing for a bit with friends at the K9 lounge or pampering your pup at the SPAW, be sure to take in all the spectacular sensory experiences awaiting you at Puptopia Festival. See Details