Orange County's
Pet Friendly Events

More Pet Friendly Events in Orange County...summer concerts, yappy hour, mutt mingles...
Treat yourself and your pooch to a fabulous time!

2015 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2015 Dog Friendly Summer Concert page including Orange County's best outdoor summer concert schedule will be here soon! Don't forget to provide plenty of shade and water for your furry friends at these great pet friendly events!

2015 Summer Concert Schedule


July 2015

Saturday, July 4th

Lake Forest July 4th Parade

Bring your family, friends, and of course your pooch to one of Orange County's fabulous pet friendly events!

Parade starts at 10:00am at the corner of Toledo Way & Ridge Route (in front of El Toro High School) and ends at the corner of Lake Forest Drive & Serrano Way (Heritage Hill Historical Park).


Thursday, July 9th

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 held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. 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 the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.



August 2015

Saturday, August 1st

OC Small Paws Adoption Event

10:00am - 4:00pm

Petco Orange
1824 E Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92867

Come meet lots of cats from OC Small Paws, as well as kittens rescued by the Anaheim Fix Project at this large adoption event hosted by Petco Orange. For those of you hoping for wags as well as purrs, there will be five dog rescues in attendance with lots of dogs and puppies of all kinds! There will be fundraising sales, raffles, and fun for the whole family!

For information visit


Thursday, August 6th

Fullerton's Dog Days of Summer

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and talents are being sought for the museum's annual "Dog Days of Summer" talent show and competition set for Thursday, Aug. 8th.

Doggie competitions and entertainment will be held from 5-8 p.m.; the market runs from 4-8:30 p.m.

Prizes will go to the dog who:

is the best kisser;
has the loudest bark;
is the fastest eater;
does the best pet trick;
and most resembles its owner.

Owners may sign their dogs up for the competitions the day of the event. The competitions are limited to 10 dogs per event.

In addition to the competitions, a variety of dog- and pet-related vendors will be selling dog treats, apparel, toys and supplies. Other vendors will be offering dog-sitting services, pet adoption, and animal shelter information.

For information call (714) 738-6545 or visit


Saturday, August 15th

SCART 10th Annual Pet Fair in the Park

10:00am - 3:00pm

Edison High School Cafeteria
21400 Magnolia
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

SoCal Animal Rescue Team (SCART) presents their 10th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair in the Park

Free Disaster Preparedness for Pets and Their Families

Opportunity drawings, food trucks, free pet first aid demo

For more information visit


Thursday, Aug 13th

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 held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. 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 the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.


September 2015

Thursday, September 10th

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 held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. 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 the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.



Sunday, September 13th

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Del Mar Dog Beach Dog Surfing Competition & Beach Day!

8:00am - 2:00pm

Friends, family, and pooches come together for a day of fun, sun, and surf, all to benefit the animals we love! There's nothing wrong with having a blast while you are do-gooding, so play some games, get on a surf board, show off your dog, or act a little silly, it's all for a great cause!

All proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center


Date TBA

WAGS to Riche$ Casino Night
Benefiting Wags Pet Adoption of Westminster

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Food ~ Casino ~ Games ~ Prizes ~ DJ

$35 tickets - all proceeds help homeless animals of Wags Pet Adoption

Meadowlark Golf Club
16782 Graham Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92649


Date TBA

18th Annual "Walk for the Animals"
Western Waggin' Day

9:00am - noon

Huntington Beach Central Park
18000 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Lasso up all your kin and the little buckaroos and join us for our 18th Annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser in Huntington Beach Central Park from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year’s theme is pure country. We are putting on a boot scootin’ good time full of fun, prizes, and entertainment! Our silent pawction is the best in the west. We’ll be seeing lots of cowboys, cowgirls, bandits, and varmints in the best country western costume and best trick contests. Food trucks will be on hand to serve up some mighty fine vittles.

There will be a Grand Pledge Prize to the one who raises the most pledges and special prizes for everyone who raises $150 or more! Come on down to John’s Philly Grill on September 6th to pre-register and pick up your tee and goodie bag. You will be rewarded with a serving of John’s crazy delicious fries.

Round up all your friends, family, work associates, classmates, neighbors and join as a pack! Special discounts apply before September 6th for 5 or more entries. Your pack will be announced at the event. Pack members can raise pledges and be eligible for individual pledge prizes, too.

So get out your boots and 10 gallon hats and giddy on up to our Western Waggin’ Day jamboree. See y’all there!

Cost for Participation: $25 by September 7 and $30 thereafter. Children under 12 are FREE (does not include t-shirt). Packs (5 or more) pay $20 each if pre-registered by September 7. After September 7, the cost is $30.

Registration Details: Additional event details, online registration, online payment with PayPal, registration forms, or pre-registration information can be obtained from the Orange County SPCA at, or by calling (714) 964-4445 or emailing Also, find us on Facebook at Well-mannered dogs, on short leashes, are welcomed to attend. No dogs less than six months of age please. Females in heat are PROHIBITED. Limit 2 dogs per human.

OCSPCA Contact Information:
Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
PO Box 6507
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
(714) 964-4445

Our Mission: The mission of the Orange County SPCA is to promote the humane treatment of animals through responsible pet ownership, public education, cruelty intervention, assistance to low-income individuals, and promotion of the human/animal bond.

Don't miss one of Orange County's best pet friendly events!


Date TBA

Yappy Hour Mix & Mingle

Dachs 2 Danes Dog Daycare
227 N State College Blvd
Anaheim CA 92806

4 pm - 7 pm

Hosted by the OC Dogs Meetup, a meetup group for social pups and their parents to get out and experience what Southern California has to offer.

Everyone is welcome. Yappy hour will include pup-tinis for the dogs and treats for everyone. Dogs can also enjoy off-leash play as long as they mind their petiqutte.


Date TBA

Walk of Hope for Southern California

Registration 8:00 AM
Walk 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Claremont Boat Launch
Granada Beach
Long Beach, CA (54th St and Ocean Blvd)

RESOLVE The National Infertility Association's 2nd Annual WALK OF HOPE for Southern California will take place Sunday, September 21st. Registration begins at 8am and the program events will begin at 9am. This is a pet friendly event and we encourage all participants to bring the entire family, including four legged members. We do however ask that dog-owners come prepared to clean up after their pets.

RESOLVE’s Walk of Hope is a 1-mile walk that recognizes the many ways in which families are built, supports local support and programs for the 7.3 million women and men living with infertility and raises public understanding of how the disease of infertility impacts families nationwide.

Please visit for more information and to register!


Date TBA

Save our Strays 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Park

Lake Park
Lake Street
Between 11th & 12th Streets
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

8am to 12 noon

~Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for lots of amazing prizes!
~Bring family, friends & pets for a fun filled morning
~Vendors will be displaying the latest pet products

Only $7, tickets sold at the door

Questions? Call (714) 442-1446 or email


Friday September 25th - Sunday September 27th

Surf City Surf Dog

Huntington Dog Beach
Goldenwest & PCH
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

3-Days of Doggone Fun For All!

7th Annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog®

Yappy Hour & Opening Ceremonies, Costume Contest, Dog Adoptions International Surf Dog Walk of Fame and the World-Famous Surf City Surf Dog® Competition!

Surfing, doggie expo, contests, 40+ exhibitors...grab your surfboard, pup and join in the fun at this one of a kind pet friendly event!


Saturday, September 26th

Seal Beach’s 20th Annual 2015 Wag ‘N Walk

LOCATION: Eisenhower Park (adjacent to the Seal Beach Pier)

TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm

Seal Beach’s 2015 Wag 'n' Walk will begin at Eisenhower Park located at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier, and participants will receive prizes based upon the amount of pledges raised. The pet friendly event also includes entertainment, sponsor booths, opportunity drawings, food, beverages and prize presentations. We hope you will join us for a fun filled day with your four-legged friends at one of Orange County's Best Pet Friendly Events!

Wag ‘n’ Walk benefits The Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a non--profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986. The Center is supported solely by donations, grants and fundraisers. Proceeds raised from events such as Wag 'n' Walk allow the Center to provide a safe haven for the homeless animals that come through our door until a new forever home can be found.

Individual Registration: $25.00
Fee includes 1 Event T-shirt

Family Registration: $40.00
Fee includes 2 Event T-shirts

For information on Seal Beach's Wag 'n Walk visit


Date TBA

*San Juan Capistrano Pet Fair*

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group
31896 Plaza Drive
SJC, CA 92675

Tons of Raffle Prizes
Pet Adoptions
Food and beverages
Local Vendors
Hospital Tours
Face Painting for Kids

For more information visit


Date TBA

Laguna Beach's 19th Annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Where: Tivoli Too Grounds
Time: 11:30am to 3:00pm
Admission: Adults $10.00
Children 11 - 16 years $5.00
Children under 10 Free

Proceeds of this Pet Friendly Event to Benefit:

Friends of the Sea Lion
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
Blue Bell Cat Foundation

CHILI CONTEST: Enter your best chili recipe and bring your appetites. A panel of local judges will select the Best Chili of the year awards.

Most Handsome Male
Prettiest Female
Most Beautiful Rescue Pet
Best Costume
Most Gorgeous Senior Pet (10 years or older)

Food, Beverages, Music & Lots of Fun for All!

For Pet Registration and Chili Contest Registration contact Suzanne Taylor (949) 303-8346 or Nancy Pooley (949) 230-3353


Date TBA


Benefiting The San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter


207 Chophouse
207 El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672

Top Quality Beers
Authentic German Cuisine
Fun & Games
Costume Contest
Music by Martin Gerschwitz & Friends

$75 per person, purchase tickets at

October 2015

Date TBA

8th Annual Old Town Tustin Artwalk

10:00am to 4:00pm

The Tustin Preservation Conservancy, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts and the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor the Sixth Annual Art Walk in Old Town Tustin.

This pet friendly event will feature artists displaying and selling their work along El Camino Real and Main Streets. There will be live music along the route and a wine bar from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Date TBA

Fido Fun Fest 2015!
8th Annual Event for Pets & Their People!

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Walk from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Rain or shine

Mason Regional Park
18712 University Irvine, CA 92612

Bring your four-legged friend or come meet some of ours! Enjoy a group walk around the lake, entertainment, booths, food, opportunity drawings and more!

Date TBA

Halloweiner Festival & Dachshund Rescue Reunion
Sponsored by Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indian Village Park
6060 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683

Bring your dachsies, kids, chairs, and blankets! There are lots of trees for shade and a playground for the kids. Please note: All dachsies and other pets must be on a leash at all times., There will be a Costume Contest, Dachshund Races, Bobbing for Wieners Contests, Dachshund collectibles and accessories, as well as a raffle to benefit Southern California Dachshund Rescue. We would welcome your raffle prize donations by October 1st. We will again be offering hot-dogs, chili, chips, cookies, and sodas for a small donation. So bring your appetite.

If you need more information, please call Dawn at (714) 961-0114, e-mail:


Date TBA

National Pit Bull Awareness Day 2015...Picnic in the Park

Huntington Beach Central Park
18000 Goldenwest
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

9:00am - 1:00pm

Join local non-profit groups SoCal Pitbull TEAM and OC Pitbull Rescue for a fun-filled day in Huntington Beach’s Central Park for National Pit Bull Awareness Day 2014! This year’s event will include a costume contest and parade so your furry friends should come RED CARPET READY. We will have sponsor booths, professional photo fun-booth for you and your pooch, giveaways, raffle, prizes and MORE! Join us for a BASIC OBEDIENCE DEMO by pro trainers and a lunchtime picnic in the park with food available from Gourmet Lunch Trucks on-site just for us (or pack a picnic!) Your registration includes admission, event t-shirt, goodie bag, and all proceeds go to support bully breed dogs in need.


For more information visit

Haute Dogs Howloween Parade

Saturday, October 31st

2015 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade & Pet Adoption Fair (Long Beach)

This is the World's largest Halloween pet event!

The 15th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE and human/dog costume contest is Saturday Oct. 31st, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Marina Vista Park
5355 E. Eliot Street
Long Beach, 90803.


The parade is expected to include a few hundred kids and adults in costumes, followed by more than 500 costumed dogs with handlers. A few thousand human gawkers will line the parade route, including a panel of distinguished judges that will choose a few dozen human and canine costume winners. Haute Dogs will raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, adoption/rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws and other Long Beach service projects.


Date TBA

Woofstock 2015 ~ People & Paws for our State Parks

San Clemente State Beach Campground
225 Avenida Califia
San Clemente, CA 92672

12:00pm - 4:00pm

The San Onofre Foundation (SOF) and Pet Project Foundation (PPF) are sponsoring Woofstock 2015 - People and Paws for our State Parks from Noon-4 pm in partnership with California State Parks.

This 3rd annual event will be held at San Clemente State Beach Campground in the Campfire Center and Nature Area and includes entertainment, food, costume parade and contests, Halloween-themed photo booth, and more. Woofstock is a Fun, Family and Dog Friendly Extravaganza and Fundraising and Outreach Event Benefiting Pets and the Environment.

All proceeds go to PPF for the care and welfare of animals at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter and to SOF for annual pet waste station costs at the Parks.

Online Tickets: and event schedule info:


Thursday, October 29th

Yappy Howl-O-Ween

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine.

The Dana Lawn
The Ritz Carlton
One Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629


November 2015

Date TBA

Pet Days
During the Swapmeet at the OC Marketplace

9:00AM to 4:00PM

O.C. Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

♥ Pet Wellness Information
♥ Adoptions
♥ Specialty Rescue Groups
♥ Animal Welfare Education
♥ Spay & Neuter Information
♥ Pet Related Vendors
♥ Photo Opportunities
♥ Guest Speakers and Demonstrations
♥ Non-profit Pet Organizations

Save a pet…
Adopt, don't buy!

Please, no personal pets permitted

** Food Drive For Homeless Animals **
Bring two cans or any bag of unopened cat or dog food and you get into Pet Days FREE!


Saturday, November 7th

The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel's The Diamond Ball

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host The Diamond Ball, an evening of inspiration committed to saving lives on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. The mission of The Diamond Ball is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The evening includes a silent and live auction, and a four-course dinner presented by Executive Chef Pedro Contreras. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop Extravaganza, an opportunity where guests can donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit


Date TBA

The Pet Rescue Center's Providing Shelter Benefit

Rosa's Cantina at Olamendi's Laguna Beach
1100 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The PRC’s Providing Shelter Benefit is an exclusive event featuring fun, artists, businesses, dream trips and products specific to the Orange County culture.

{tapas • signature cocktails • music • entertainment • live & silent auction}

dress: cocktail attire
tickets: $75/person

Tickets available online at

K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

Date TBA

The K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

9:00 am registration
10:00 am start

Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula
320 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802

You and your furry best friend will love this pet friendly event. Come out to beautiful Long Beach (Shoreline Village and Catalina Landing Areas) for this unique event. This walk around the harbor will thrill both you and your pet. Participate in our 3K (1.8 miles) walk and your entire registration fee will be donated to the Animal Cancer Foundation to help fund cancer prevention and treatment research. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on, or participate in the walk themselves!

December 2015

Friday, December 4th

Laguna Beach's 58th Annual Hospitality Night

5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 57th annual “Hospitality Night,” when Forest Avenue is cordoned off and shops stay open until 9 p.m. to welcome holiday revelers. Don't miss one of Laguna Beach's best pet friendly events!

Santa Claus will light up the historic pepper tree in front of Laguna Beach City Hall at 6 p.m.


Sunday, December 6th

Yappy Howl-iday

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization.

The Dana Lawn
The Ritz Carlton
One Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629


Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk

Date TBA

Corona del Mar’s Annual Christmas Walk & Festival

The 37th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Festival is one of the oldest special events the Chamber is proud to present. It is absolutely a can't miss pet friendly event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends & associates. Each year the Walk brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit. Complete with High School bands, Fireman's BBQ, carolers, bouncy houses, Santa Visits restaurant tasting & a grand opportunity drawing full of local prizes. The merchants of Corona del Mar invite you and your pooch to visit the village and their individual businesses on this spectacular day!

FREE to the public
(949) 673-4050

Date TBA

A Home for the Holidays
Irvine Animal Care Center Adoption Event

10am to 3pm

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 724-7741

Give the greatest gift of all this Holiday Season...a home and a future to a homeless pet!

The Irvine Animal Care Center is excited to host its 8th annual Home for the Holidays adoption event. More than 40 rescue groups will feature over 500 homeless dogs, cats & rabbits. Santa Claus will also be available for photos with children and pets. There will be vendors, food, a raffle, bake sale & much more. It will be a fun and festive pet friendly event for the entire family! Parking is free and admission is only $1.


Date TBA

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

10:00am to 1:00pm

The theme for this years Laguna Niguel Parade is "Silver Bells ~ Golden Dreams". Please come and meet GSROC with all the beautiful dogs in this amazing holiday parade in Laguna Niguel. The parade is on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Community Park.

For more info please go to:


Date TBA

Santa Paws! Pet Photos
Presented by the Pet Project Foundation

10:00am to 3:00pm

El Torito Courtyard
Dana Point Harbor
34521 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

For more information visit

Newport Harbor Boat Parade

Dates TBA

107th Annual Newport Beach Boat Parade

California's largest and one of the nation's most well established Holiday boat parades...the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade sees over 100 illuminated vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA. Bring your pups to this beautiful pet friendly event and enjoy a walk around Balboa Island where you'll also enjoy the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition.

When: Nightly at 6:30pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Price: Free!

Check back often for more Pet Friendly Events!

Return from Pet Friendly Events to our Home Page