Pet-Friendly Events

We search for events throughout the state where you and your pet can have fun and maybe help a hard-working animal rescue raise some funds to care for animals. We do not list any events where pets are not allowed.

* * 10/18/19

The 31st annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

10am - 5pm

Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

Event Details

* * 10/18/19

The 31st annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

** This event will be also be held October 17-18 and 25-26.


While this isn't a "pet" event specifically, well-behaved, leashed dogs and their well-behaved humans are welcome.  


This event will feature a craft show, live demonstrations, music, a kids’ fun zone with a zipline, pony rides, face painting, mini-train ride, carriage rides, pumpkin painting, hayrides, hug-a-goat, a unicorn encounter and a butterfly garden experience. There will be a food truck rally and festival food vendors.


The Torres Family One-Ring Circus with the Torres Extreme Riders in the Globe of Death will perform. The farm market and pumpkin patch are open from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Family friendly costumes welcomed. For more info, call 941-377- 0896 or visit here.

10am - 5pm

Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

10/19/19

Howl-O-Ween and an '80s Rock in the Park Fall Festival

3pm - 10pm

Carrollwood Village Park, 4680 W. Village Drive, Tampa

Event Details

10/19/19

Howl-O-Ween and an '80s Rock in the Park Fall Festival

Sponsored by  the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, this dog-friendly event will include dog and human costume contests with categories for best child and pet, best couple, most creative, and spookiest. 


There will also be a doggie parade, doggie jail, caricature artist, popcorn doggie bags, face paintings, food trucks, giveaways and a free concert in the new amphitheater by '80s cover band, Scream Machine. A special guest will be available for photos from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. 

For more information, call (813) 210-4382.


3pm - 10pm

Carrollwood Village Park, 4680 W. Village Drive, Tampa

10/20/19

Dachtoberfest and the annual Doxie Dash

9am - 1pm

Intersection of North Clematis Street and South Narcissus Avenue, West Palm Beach

Event Details

10/20/19

Dachtoberfest and the annual Doxie Dash

This is a great big fun event and includes Dachshund races, a costume contest, raffles and lots of fiesty wiener dogs.  A grassy race track will be set up near the West Palm Beach Waterfront.  Free. For more info, go here

9am - 1pm

Intersection of North Clematis Street and South Narcissus Avenue, West Palm Beach

10/26/19

6th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest

9am - Noon

Secret Lake Park in Casselberry, FL

Event Details

10/26/19

6th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest

Details: Zesty Paws® will partner with Franklin's Friends to present this family-friendly event which will include a dog walk, canine costume contest, adoptable dogs, pet-friendly vendors, music, and more.  


More Info: Go here  or contact  Wanda Chatman, 407-362-2143.



9am - Noon

Secret Lake Park in Casselberry, FL

10/26/19

Halloween Pet Parade

11am

St. Augustine, FL

Event Details

10/26/19

Halloween Pet Parade

Hosted by Ripley's St. Augustine. Categories for the pet parade judging will be:

  • Best group costume (With you in it)
  • Funniest costume
  • Best overall costume
  • Most St. Augustine-specific costume
  • Most creative costume


Go here for more info.

11am

St. Augustine, FL

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