Forget the weekday grind, it’s time to unwind! Doggo’s itchin’ to get out so leash up and sniff out these bark-worthy adventures in dog-friendly Denver.
The Shed at Midtown, Denver
Saturday, August 27, 12–5 p.m.
Floof says you have a paycheck to burn, and she’s lookin’ for something as unique as she is. Head to the Denver Makers Market to browse beautiful creations from local artisans, crafters, and vendors. Sign up to attend (free!) and be eligible for a grand prize giveaway featuring items from the makers. Get there early—the first 50 pre-registered customers get a bag of goodies at check in.
Belmar District, Lakewood
Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Keep your wallet handy because the Downtown Lakewood Farmers Market has 50+ vendors, including some pawesome pet-focused ones! Enjoy a morning of outdoor shopping, music, and food truck scented heaven. Pups are welcome as long as they stay leashed.
Thompson River Ranch Park, Johnstown
Friday, August 26, 5:30–10 p.m.
Pack up the family (don’t forget Fido!) and head north to Thompson River Ranch Park for a showing of Clifford the Big Red Dog in the park. The movie begins at dusk, but arrive early at 5:30 p.m. for fun activities for all ages including dog agility, games for you and your pet, a hooman food truck and dog treato cart, and more. Admission is free but register in advance to be entered to win prizes during the event. Don’t furget a blanket or chairs!
4. Summer Concert Series
Have you been rockin’ with Bruz Beers all summer? There’s still more music to shake your paw-paws to, so bark your calendars for this Saturday. Scottie Bolin from the Denver based jamgrass band, Morsel, will be playing Bruz Beers Midtown, while Teague Starbuck will perform at Bruz Off Fax. Plus, it’s just a buck for a 4-ounce pour with purchase of a full draft.
Little White Schoolhouse, Conifer
Saturday, August 27, 3–7 p.m.; Registration required
Faithfully K9 Service Dogs is hosting their annual fundraising event featuring live music, a silent auction, and service dog demonstrations. Come support this organization that trains veterans and people with disabilities to train their dog to become their service dog. Puppin’ cool, right? Your own doggo is welcome to attend if they’re super well behaved—there’ll be service dogs workin’ so your pup’ll need to ignore them!
16th & Raleigh (One block from Sloan’s Lake), Denver
Saturday, August 27, 4–8 p.m.
Summer is for sipping and mingling—add in shopping and you’ve got yourself a pawty at Sloan’s Lake this Saturday. This free night bazaar features more than 40 local vendors, street food, bands, cocktails, and more. There’s something for everypuppy!
Denver Athletic Club, Denver
Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join Freedom Service Dog’s Young Professionals Council for a positively paw-some morning of Puppies, Poses, and Prosecco! Start the day right with a yoga session on the rooftop sundeck (bark about views!). Next, meet n’ greet with puppies in training to become life-changing service dogs as you sip and nibble. Tickets ($45) include two glasses of prosecco and small brunch bites. All proceeds go to Freedom Service Dogs.
Life’s Better With a Pup
No wet nose to boop? What a heckin’ tragedy. We want to help you fix that, so check out where you can adopt below. And who knows, you might just meet your new slobbery soulpup.
Puppy Social Hour
- This Saturday, August 27, from 1–2 p.m., Denver Yoga Social is offering an hour of puppy love and brews (no yoga this time!). Register for this adorable gathering at Bruz (Off Fax) and enjoy a beer while socializing with other animal lovers and shaking paws with cute adoptables. A portion of ticket sales goes directly to Lola’s Rescue.
Clear the Shelters
- Deal hounds, listen up! Denver Animal Shelter is offering half off its adoption fees through August as part of Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption and donation campaign. Check out the furry frens waiting for homes.
Featured photo: Nicolas Tessari
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