Dog Events in Virginia

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Virginia 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 Virginia 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 BringFido this holiday season for a free contactless Santa’s Wonderland experience. Advance digital reservations are required for all guests and can be made online. Spots are limited and go quickly! You'll receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media. Additional photo packages will be available for purchase and print instantly in the store. See Details
Pet Friendly Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland BringFido this holiday season for a free contactless Santa’s Wonderland experience. Advance digital reservations are required for all guests and can be made online. Spots are limited and go quickly! You'll receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media. Additional photo packages will be available for purchase and print instantly in the store. See Details
Bull Run Festival of Lights Experience 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn off your headlights and just follow the magical glow. Fido must remain in the car with you at all times. See Details
Annual Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park BringFido along to Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, featuring over 350 individual display pieces, 50+ arches, and over three miles of rope lighting enhance the natural beauty of the two-mile drive along Newport News Park’s main road. See Details
Dickens of a Christmas RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest Dress your pet(s) in holiday outfits and come join the fun and laughter at the Pet Costume Contest. The fun, free contest is at 6:30 PM at Wells Fargo Plaza. Contest check in is at 5:30 PM for participants and there will be great prizes for winners. See Details
2022 Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival BringFido along to Roanoke's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration! Please ensure Fido is leashed at all times and that you pick up after him/her. The parade begins at 11 AM on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd. See Details
Super Pet Expo Chantilly A fun-filled family event for discriminating pet guardians. Shop for all kinds of cool pet products and see amazing animal entertainment. Masks are required. Leashed pets are welcome to attend (no charge). Retractable or flexi leashes are not allowed.
Fri: 3-8pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
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Rail Yard Dawgs Wiener Dawg Races * Please note that this event is only open to wiener dogs participating in the race. *
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs take on the Macon Mayhem. Gates open at 6 PM. and puck drop is at 7:05 PM. You don't want to miss this game! Registration for participating Wiener Dawgs will open January 2022. Sorry to other furry pals, this race is for Wiener Dawgs only.
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