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!


2018 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2018 Dog Friendly Summer Concert page including Orange County's best outdoor summer concert schedule is here! Don't forget to provide plenty of shade and water for your furry friends at these great pet friendly events!

2018 Summer Concert Schedule



July 2018

American Flag

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).



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, July 12th

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

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Cocktails, beer and a selection of barbecue items are available for purchase. As part of the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour




Saturday, July 21st

23rd Annual Wienerschnitzel Weiner Nationals

Join us at the Los Alamitos Race Course for the 23rd Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals to benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center! Purchase tickets ($3 for adults, 17 & under free) at the Care Center, from a Care Center volunteer, or online and pick them up at the Care Center or at the SBACC EZ up in the front of the race course entrance.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate the day of the event, but these tickets do not benefit the Care Center!


For more information visit www.sbacc.org




Saturday, July 28th

Surfdog Competition Imperial Beach

Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the Unleashed by Imperial Beach Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20!

Warm-up for the Surf Dog Competition . . .Join us at the San Diego Unleashed SurFUR Swell Hours! Leading up to the event, Unleashed by Petco will be hosting two mini-events called the Unleashed SurFUR Swell Hours in select San Diego stores.  These mini events will feature SurFUR costume contests, SurFUR photo booth, dog adoptions, mocktails and puptails, raffles and more.

www.surfdogevents.com



August 2018

Saturday, August 25th

Barks & Brews Fundraiser at Outlets at San Clemente

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Outlets at San Clemente - Oak Tree Court
101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente

Bark your calendar to celebrate National Dog Day with Outlets at San Clemente and Pet Project Foundation! Date:  Saturday, August 25 from 4 - 7 p.m. Location:  Oak Tree Court - Outlets at San Clemente Sniff, shmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: Doggy Costume Contest with prizesCraft Beer & Cocktail tastings.Photo BoothsFood TruckLive EntertainmentFree TreatsDog-Friendly VendorsFace Painting & Balloon Animals The event is free to attend, but there is a charge for beer. All proceeds benefit Pet Project Foundation and the lost and abandoned pets at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.

For more information visit www.petprojectfoundation.org




Weekend Cat Adoptions

OC Small Paws Adoption Event

Petco Costa Mesa
Petco Huntington Beach
Petco Orange
Petco Lake Forest
Petco Mission Viejo
Petco Westminster

We have kennels at each of these Petco locations. Every weekend adoption events are held at each location. Foster cats and kittens are also brought to the adoption events to find their forever homes. Come visit any of these adoption events and meet your future kitty!

For adoption times & locations visit www.ocsmallpaws.org




Thursday, TBA

Fullerton's Dog Days of Summer

Tonight is a night just for the dogs! Bring your furry friend to the market for a night of dog contests, demonstrations, dog-related vendor booths and more. A DJ will be performing throughout the night.

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

For information call (714) 738-6545 or visit www.ci.fullerton.ca.us



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, Aug 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

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Cocktails, beer and a selection of barbecue items are available for purchase. As part of the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



September 2018


Sunday, September 8th

Race for the Rescues
5k & 1k Dog Walk & Adoption Day to Save Lives

Orange County Great Park in Irvine

6:30am - 10:00am

Finishers Medals
Dog Adoptions
Cool T-Shirts
DJ Dance
Face Painting
Pet Psychic
Unique Vendors & Giveaways
And Much More!

www.racefortherescues.org



Sunday, September 9th

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Del Mar Dog Beach Dog Surfing Competition & Beach Day!

8:00am - 2:00pm

Friends, families, and pups come together for a day of sun, surf, and fun, all to benefit the animals and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center! Hunker down on the beach for the day to watch more than 80 gromMUTTS and surFURS compete for the title of “Top Surf Dog.” 

The 13th annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon begins at 8:00am at Dog Beach in Del Mar. Spectators are welcome to come enjoy the dog surfing competition as well as interactive vendor booths, food, a doggy costume contest, dog agility course, live music, opportunity drawings, and summer fun!

All proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center

www.animalcenter.org/events/surfdog




Sunday, September 9th

Gala at Sea
benefiting The Pacific Marine Mammal Center

The Ranch Laguna Beach

4:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy an evening of music and dining while supporting the patients at PMMC! Early bird tickets are $275 and a table for 10 is $3,000 (After May 25th tickets are $300 & a table investment will be $3,500

For assistance with your ticket purchase, and to view available sponsorships, please contact Krysta Higuchi at Khiguchi@pacificmmc.org or 949-494-3050

Entertainment provided by Yachty by Nature

www.pacificmmc.org



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, September 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

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Cocktails, beer and a selection of barbecue items are available for purchase. As part of the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



Thursday, September 18th

Comedy Unleashed
Irvine Animal Care Center Adoption Event

                doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night of dinner and laughs at Irvine Improv with comedian Debi Gutierrez. Tickets are $35 and includes dinner (venue service fees may apply to ticket purchase). Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Ages 18 and older.

www.cityofirvine.org



Surf City Surf Dog

Saturday September 29th

Surf City Surf Dog

Huntington Dog Beach
Goldenwest & PCH
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bring your family, pups and friends to Hunting Dog Beach on Saturday, September 29, 2018!  The event is free to view and spectate!   Enjoy our surFUR expo starting at 8:00 am through 2:30 pm.

The McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog®, the world-famous premier event on the dog surfing circuit is held annually in late September in Surf City USA.  The event brings together the community, surfers, dog lovers, families & pets for a day of fun and "fund"raising at one of Southern California’s most pristine beaches - Huntington Dog Beach!

www.surcitysurfdog.com



Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 30th

Laguna Beach's 22nd Annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Where: Tivoli Too Grounds
Time: 11:30am to 3:00pm
Admission: Adults $10.00
Children $5.00
Children under 5 Free

Proceeds of this Pet Friendly Event to Benefit:

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
Laguna Board of Realtors & Charitable Assistance Fund
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pet Rescue Center

RUFF (Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends)

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.

PET PARADE AWARDS:
Most Handsome Male
Prettiest Female
Cutest Baby Pet (12 mos or younger)
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 call (949) 230-3353




Saturday, September 29th

Seal Beach’s 22nd Annual 2018 Wag ‘N Walk

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

TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm

Seal Beach’s 2018 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 www.sbacc.org



October 2018

Saturday, October 6th

2018 DAWG Walk, Pet Faire & Pancake Breakfast
The Village Green
7am to noon

The Village Green
(at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center)
24932 Veterans Way (off La Paz Rd.)
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Leash up your favorite dog to join the fun and festivities at the fields by the Potocki Conference Center, with a scenic walk on the beautiful Oso Creek Trail.

This annual dog friendly event benefits D.A.W.G., Dedicated Animal Welfare Group and the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

For more information visit www.dawg.org



Saturday, October 20th

11th 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 Eleventh 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.

www.tustinca.org




Sunday, October 21st

2018 Oktoberfest!

It's almost time for the 2018 Oktoberfest!  Join us for a fun day of food, beer, and of course, dachshunds.  

And the best part:

Wiener dog races!

Sunday, October 21st, 2018
11:00am  5:00pm
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Anaheim Hills, CA

www.scdr.org



People & Paws for our State Parks

Sunday, October 21st

Woofstock 2018 ~ People & Paws for our State Parks

Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

12:00pm - 4:00pm

The San Onofre Foundation (SOF) and Pet Project Foundation (PPF) are sponsoring Woofstock 2018 - People and Paws for our State Parks from Noon-4 pm in partnership with California State Parks.

This 6th annual event will be held at Doheny State Beach Campground in Dana Point (grassy 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.

Event schedule info:www.sanonofreparksfoundation.org



Canine Angels Service Team

Saturday, October 20th

Fido Fun Fest 2018!
8th Annual Dia de Los Perros

1:00pm to 5:00pm

www.canine-angels.org



Yappy Howl-O-Ween

Thursday, October 25th

Yappy Howl-O-Ween

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

Held from 4 to 7 p.m., Yappy Howl-O-Ween is the 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 Dynamic Duo, Most Creative, Cute and Cuddly 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. Donation to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine per category.

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

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



SoCal Animal Rescue Team

Sunday, October 21st

SCART 13th Annual Fundraiser

SoCal Animal Rescue Team (SCART) presents their 13th Annual Fundraiser

Sip and Support SCART

 For tickets and more information visit www.scart.us




Sunday, October 28th

Pet Project Foundation's Tale of Two Cities

5:30pm - 10:00pm

Bella Collina Town & Golf Club
200 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente, CA 92673

This year we're celebrating with a "Halloween Spooktacular", so if you like, dress in your favorite costume for a chance to win a prize.  Don't really care to wear a costume?  That's o.k. too - just put on your party clothes and join us for a delicious dinner, a frighteningly fun wine grab, fabulous live and silent auctions and a host of other fun activities.

Tickets to the event are $130/person. Tickets on sale July 1st, 2017

All event proceeds benefit the lost abandoned animals at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter

For more information visit www.petprojectfoundation.org



Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade

Sunday, October 28th

2018 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade & Pet Adoption Fair (Long Beach)

This is the World's largest Halloween pet event!

The 18th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE and human/dog costume contest!

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

REGISTRATION OPENS LATE SEPT.

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.

www.howloween.info



November 2018


December 2018


Friday, December 7th

Laguna Beach's 61st Annual Hospitality Night

5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 61st 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.



Yappy Howl-iday

Sunday, December 2nd

Yappy Howl-iday

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

Santa Claus makes a special appearance at the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this festive gathering 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 local animals in need.

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

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



Sunday, December 9th

2018 Wiener Winter Festival!

Just in time for the holidays, it's the 2018 Wiener Winter Festival!  Join us for Brawts and Beer and loads of fun as doxies and their people gather and enjoy a winter's day out!  And of course there are going to be...wiener dog races!


1PM until 5PM

Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

www.scdr.org



Sunday, December 2nd

Corona del Mar’s Annual Christmas Walk & Festival

The 40th 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



A Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 9th

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 12th 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 $2.

www.cityofirvine.org



Newport Beach Boat Parade

December 19th - December 23rd

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!


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