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 2019

Saturday, January 19th

Pet Days at The OC Marketplace

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive- Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

www.ocmarketplace.com




February 2019

Saturday, February 2nd

Valentine Brunch with Bassets

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Victorian Mansion
7758 College Ave
Whittier, CA 90602

www.bassethoundrescue.org




Saturday, February 16th
(Rain date - Saturday, February 23rd)

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 24th.

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




Sunday, February 17th

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.
This year we will be giving a prize for best "Cat Themed Attire"!

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

$55 Adult , per person
$15 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



Paws FUR Pink!

Sunday, February 17th

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
8:05 am - Yoga/Doga Warm Up
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 2019

March 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2019
Mardi Paws Street Fair (March 2nd)

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
888-440-4309
www.dpfestivalofwhales.com 

Join the Pet Project Foundation for a day of outdoor fun for the entire family, both 2-legged and 4-legged!

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. Follow the Parade which starts at 10am and support the Dana Point/San Clemente Animal Shelter! 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 24th

Barks of Love Bark Bash of the Year!

12pm to 4pm, 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 3rd annual Bark Bash will be held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, on the corner of Harvard & Fairview. The event will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 12-4pm, 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



Irvine Animal Care Center
Foster Donation Drive

March 1–31, 2019

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

www.cityofirvine




Monday, March 25th

3rd Annual Swing for the Sea Lions
Golf Tournament benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Aliso Viejo Country Club
33 Santa Barbara Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

www.pmmcgolf.com

Entry includes admission into golf tournament, golf cart rental, food truck lunch, dinner, and more!



April 2019

Saturday, April 6th

Easter Brunch with Bassets

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Central Park
Edwards St
Huntington Beach, CA

www.bassethoundrescue.org




Sunday, April 14th

Animal Assistance League of Orange County's 40th Annual Luncheon & Boutique

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Hacienda Restaurant
1725 College Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92706

$30 per person

For more information visit www.aaloc.com




Sunday, April 21st

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 26th - 28th

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 2019


Saturday, May 4th

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California's 22nd 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

Thursday, May 16th

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



Friday - Sunday, May 17th-19th

Rasta Paw Music & Arts Festival

7:00pm Friday - 7:00pm Sunday

Legacy Brewing
363 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 9

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 and we welcome "I STAND WITH MY PACK" this year! 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



June 2019


Saturday, June 1st

2019 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




Saturday, June 1st

L'Hirondelle Patio Party 21st 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 2nd

13th 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 2nd

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

The 35th Annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off  will be held in Old Town Tustin on Sunday, June 2, 2019, 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




Date TBA

Old Town Doggy Showdown
Dog Adoption & Fundraising Event benefiting Fur-Ever-Home Animal Rescue

Historic Park
31852 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

10:00am to 1:00pm

Carnival games for Fido the Whole Family
Agility Course & Demonstration

Adoptable Dogs Looking for Their fur-Ever Homes

www.fur-ever-home.org



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, June 20th

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



2019 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2019 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! 

2018 Summer Concert Schedule 


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