Upcoming Dog Events in Florida

If you are going to be around Florida within the next few weeks with your dog, there are tons of fun things to do all over the state, ranging from dinners to wiener races to frisbee competitions to farmers markets!

Wine and Dine with Your K9

Ruby Tuesday

Boca Raton, Florida

March 25

From 6:00-9:00 PM, you’ll be able to eat and drink with your dog. This will be a benefit dinner night in order to help out Animal Aid. Make sure to indicate Animal Aid when you order food, because 10% of the cost of your meal will then go towards them. Ruby Tuesday has some vegan and vegetarian options.

Waterford Lakes Farmer’s Market

Waterford Lakes Town Center

Orlando, Florida

March 27

This awesome farmer’s market happens to be dog-friendly! It features breakfast, live music, corn hole games, farm food from around the world and a covered seating area. There are several vendors with pet products, such as homemade pet treats, clothing, travel supplies and other supplies. “Fringo’s Best Natural Pet Foods” will be there, and you can let your dog sample some foods!

Florida Wiener Dog Derby

The Shell Factory

North Fort Myers, Florida

March 28

Registration for this crazy wiener derby will begin at 11:00 AM and close at 12:30 PM. You can also register the day before (March 27) at the Shell Factory, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, or 5:00-8:00 PM.

There will then be a pre-race meeting at 12:30, a pre-race ceremony at 12:45 PM, before the race finally starts at 1:00 PM.

Dachshunds of all sizes, hair lengths, ages and colors are encouraged to come race. There will be race divisions based on age. Winners of each division will get a trophy and possibly more.

Dachshunds must be leashed when they are not racing!

Consider taking your dog to Fort Myers Beach where dogs are allowed on the main beach, and there is also a county off-leash dog beach.


Largo Central Park

Largo, Florida

April 3

From 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, there will be a free festival with tons of family and dog activities. It is meant to help support volunteer service projects for the Largo Community and the SPCA Tampa Bay. There will be games and contests for kids and dogs, food and drinks, as well as face painting by clowns!

SkyHoundz Southeast Regional Qualifier

Land O Lakes Recreation Complex

Lutz, Florida

April 10, 11

Registration for this competition will begin at 8:00 AM, and then start at 9:30 AM and go until 5:00 PM. Saturday will feature Time Trials and Freestyle Divisions, and Sunday will feature Pairs Freestyle and All Distance and Accuracy Divisions. Click here for pre-registration.

Even if you and your dog do not want to compete, you can come and watch the action!

Upcoming Dog Events in Florida

If you are in Florida the next two weekends, there are lots of fun dog events around the states! There is a low-cost vaccination clinic, along with an exercise event, adoption opportunities and other fund raising activities.


CPR’s 2nd Annual Pugs and Pooches WinterBark

South County Regional Park

Boca Raton, Florida

January 23

This event will occur from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It costs $5 to park, but the event itself is free. There will be many vendors around, so that you can shop for your pet, and also take advantage of some educational resources. There will also be children’s activities, like a bounce house and a slide.

If you are looking to adopt a dog, there will be many breeds there. There will also be K9 demos. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed to accompany you. All of the proceeds will benefit the Compassionate Pug Rescue, an organization to help pugs and other homeless pets.

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

Woof Gang Bakery

Sarasota, Florida

January 23

This session will take place from 2:30-3:30 PM at this great pet store. No appointment is necessary. Rabies vaccination costs $12, and there are other packages available from State Licensed Veterinarians.


2nd Annual Rescuefest

Pookie’s Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery

Winter Park, Florida

January 30

This is a party day for the animals in the back of this bakery, which will take place from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It will have music and food. If you are interested in adopting a dog, there are many opportunities available with the local rescue groups.

There will also be resources like pet sitters, vendors, photographers, pet communicators and trainers, as well as an abundance of grab bags and raffles. This event is free and open to the public.

Catch for the Cure” Fundraiser Dog Disc Event

Land O Lakes Recreation Complex

Lutz, Florida

January 30

This event’s registration opens at 8:30 AM, and awards are at 3:00 PM. Activities start at 10:00. You can pay a $10 donation to have 2 60-second Toss n Fetch Rounds, or just come watch the dogs catch frisbees. The proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, the Australian Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida, and the Southeast Border Collie Rescue League.