Orange County's
Dog Friendly Events

Looking for something fun to do with your best pal? Check out these great Dog Friendly Events in Orange County, where you and your four-legged friends are welcome!


January 2020






February 2020


Friday, February 7th

Animal Assistance League of Orange County's 41st Annual Valentine's Day Luncheon & Boutique

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Hacienda Restaurant
1725 College Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92706

$20 per person

For more information visit www.aaloc.com




Saturday, February 15th

Brunch with Bassets

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Golden Road Brewery
2210 E Orangewood Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806

www.bassethoundrescue.org




Saturday, February 15th
(Rain date - Saturday, February 22nd)

San Juan Capistrano Kid's Pet Parade
Los Rios Park
31791 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

10:00am to 1:00pm

Kids (ages of 5 to 12) can show off their pets in various contests such as cutest, most unusual, best team costume, funniest and most obedient. $5 entry and registration form is required. Parade starts at noon with a rain date of February 22nd.

For complete information and entry form for this dog friendly event visit www.swallowsparade.com/portfolio/kids-pet-parade




Saturday, February 15th

Chinese 5 Phases Workshop
benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center

1:00pm to 2:30pm

1833 Coast Hwy, Unit 120
Laguna Beach

Would you like to learn how to use the Chinese Five Elements to:

• Balance your diet
• Increase your resilience
• Harmonize your relationships

For additional information visit www.lbacu.com
Space is limited
Register at www.pacificblueyoga.com

Suggested donation*: $25
*All proceeds benefit Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Please bring cash or a check payable to PMMC



Paws FUR Pink!

Sunday, February 22nd

Paws FUR Pink!
5K Dog Run/Walk For Breast Cancer

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Never underestimate the healing power of pets. Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer.

Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange County Affiliate©. Paws FUR Pink is an event where dedicated humans and canines come together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, enjoy a run or walk, compete in fun contests and witness some fun dog entertainment. FUN for the whole family!

Join the Orange County Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the Paws FUR Pink 5KDog Run/Walk at Irvine Regional Park located in Orange. The park is home to the Orange County Zoo, Irvine Park Trains and and over 470 acres of park and trails.

7:00 am – Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens
7:00 am – FURever Yours Expo Open
8:00 am - DogaFit
8:30 am – Hearty Hound 5K Fun Run/Walk Starts
9:00 am – Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk
9:50 am – PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest
10:00 am – Paws FUR Pink Awards

www.pawsfurpink.com



March 2020

March 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2020

34521 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
888-440-4309
www.dpfestivalofwhales.com

Whales, Tails & Ales - Festival of Whales Street Fair

March 7th
10am to 4pm

Calling all 2-legged and 4-legged fun-seekers to join PPF at our Whales, Tails & Ales Festival of Whales Street Fair.

This year, the Festival of Whales Parade has been moved from it's previous location on PCH to the Dana Point Harbor, and we will be moving our street fair to the Harbor as well. With so many other changes occurring, we thought this would be a great opportunity to evolve our street fair into Whales, Tails and Ales. The event will feature local artisan vendors, dog-friendly vendors, delicious eats, live music, a dog costume contest, and of course, craft beer.

As the community celebrates the return of the Gray Whales off the coast come sample the best of Dana Point through more than 100 booths, displays, and fun activities. A dog friendly event with fun for the entire family. Great food, great games, great entertainment, and best of all - the great people of Dana Point.




Sunday, March 22nd

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats
Cat's Meow Champagne Brunch

Tivoli Too Restaurant
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

CAT’S MEOW

Join us for a delicious champagne buffet brunch
and silent auction of beautiful gifts.

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Seven 7 Seven (formerly Tivoli Too!)
Event Center
777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA

$70 Adult , per person
$20 Children under 12, per child
Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door.

To reserve with payment online visit our website

www.bluebellcats.org




Irvine Animal Care Center
Foster Donation Drive

March 1–31, 2020

Help support young and recuperating animals in the center’s Foster Care Program by donating supplies such as formula, blankets, and toys.

www.cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center



April 2020

Saturday, April 4th

Easter Brunch with Bassets

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Huntington Beach Dog Park
Edwards St
Huntington Beach, CA

www.bassethoundrescue.org




Sunday, April 5th

Barks of Love Bark Bash of the Year!

12pm to 3pm, rain or shine

Join us to support Barks of Love Animal Rescue at the "Bark Bash" of the year!

Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Barks of Love’s 4th annual Bark Bash will be held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, on the corner of Harvard & Fairview. The event will be held 12-3pm, rain or shine, and is a family and dog-friendly event focused on raising money and awareness for Barks of Love, a 501c3 all-breed dog rescue. Elements of the Heritage Museum will be open and available to guests, including the Kellogg House and Gospel Swamp. This event is sure to delight the whole family with music, food, vendors, an opportunity drawing, kid’s activity area, and more!

www.barksoflove.org




Date TBA

RUFF Easter Champagne Brunch

This Easter, you can join RUFF, Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends for a spectacular brunch held at Tivoli Too Restaurant in Laguna Beach

11am and 2pm
$45 for adults and $15 for children. Sociable pets welcome!

Call 949-494-6044

www.ruffrescue.org



Orange County Pet Expo

Friday - Sunday, April 24th - 26th

Orange County Pet Expo

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The World's Largest Pet & Pet Product Expo - exhibitors include manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. Almost every kind of companion animal is on display and many are featured in educational demonstrations and seminars. Great shows of dogs, cats, birds, fish & reptiles.

Parking is $7

Hours: Friday, 10am-6pm ; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm

General Admission - $15.00
Seniors 60 & over - $13.00
Children 6-12 - $10.00
5 yrs and under free

Please note: Pets are not allowed at The Pet Expo

www.petexpooc.org



May 2020


Saturday, May 2nd

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California's 23rd Annual Spring Games

10:00am to 3:00pm

Mason Regional Park
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Spring games is the rescue's largest fundraiser of the year.  All of the proceeds from this event go to saving the Basset Hounds we rescue.  Nearly 1,700 hounds have been placed in their forever homes since our inception.  It’s amazing that three hound lovers built this organization just by saving one hound in 1997. 

This year’s ring events include the howling contest, treat toss, synchronized swim, timed agility, costume contest, musical hoops and more.   Attendees can peruse raffle prizes, visit the hound craft booth, shop at the Vendor Village, and have your hound’s caricature drawn. Pre-approved families will receive adoption discounts during the event.

Come enjoy the games, shopping, new crafts & activities with your hound(s), BBQ, and HUGE raffle.

Adoption discounts to pre-approved families for adoptions taking place at Spring Games.

www.bassethoundrescue.org



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

TBA

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton
The Ulti-Mutt Dog Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Dana Lawn
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines.

Proceeds from Yappy Hour will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, as well as offsetting some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



Saturday May 16th

Rasta Paw Music & Arts Festival

Time TBA

Legacy Brewing
363 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058

THE RASTA PAW FESTIVAL IS A NON PROFIT EVENT WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE COUNTY'S ANIMAL RESCUE AND S.N.A.P SPAY AND NEUTER project. THIS EVENT BRINGS POSITIVE VIBES SPREADING LOVE THROUGH REGGAE AND ART. THIS YEAR WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT LEGACY BREWING COMPANY  IN OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA WILL BE HOSTING THE FESTIVAL.

www.rastapaw.com




Saturday, May 30th

2020 Orange County Vision Walk
Angel Stadium
2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Walk Start: 9:00 a.m.

VISIONWALK is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraising program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Walk is a fun dog friendly event filled with entertainment, bounce houses, face painters and refreshments! So gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and join FFB and our mission to prevent, treat and cure retinal degenerative diseases. Together, a cure is in sight!

Dogs welcome!

www.fightblindness.org



June 2020


Date TBA

L'Hirondelle Patio Party 22nd Annual Chardonnay & Friends

11:30am to 2:00pm

Join us at the famous L'Hirondelle Restaurant in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. $60 per person.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to dine with you and your fellow PPF supporters while participating in amazing opportunity drawings and a Wine Auction. This is our annual event and a big favorite that sells out very fast! Be sure to get your ticket(s) early!

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
31631 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Contact Pamela at tommytrotter@att.net or Kathleen at shoregirl47@sbcglobal.net.

Proceeds to off set the medical costs for the abandoned and lost animals at the San Clemente Dana Point Shelter

www.petprojectfoundation.org




Sunday, June 7th

14th Annual Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon Road
Irvine, California 92618

10:00am - 3:00pm

Suggested entry fee $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family
600+ adoptable animals
100+ vendors & exhibitors
Food court & bake sale
Silent auctions & drawings
Low cost microchips

For more info visit: www.irvineshelter.org



The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff

Sunday, June 7th

The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff
El Camino Real & W Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780

The 36th Annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off  will be held in Old Town Tustin
from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The event will feature the world's largest one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family-friendly contests, wine and beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions.

11:00am to 6:00pm

www.tustinchilicookoff.com



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Date TBA

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton
The Ulti-Mutt Dog Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Dana Lawn
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy omplimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines.

Proceeds from Yappy Hour will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, as well as offsetting some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



2020 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2020 Dog Friendly Summer Concert page will be here soon...Orange County's best outdoor summer concert schedule. Don't forget to provide plenty of shade and water for your furry friends at these great dog friendly events! 

2020 Summer Concert Schedule 


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