Your Dog-Friendly Denver Weekend: November 12-14, 2022

You know pup’s only working for the weekend, so make sure this one doesn’t disappoint. We’ve sniffed out a list of ways to stretch your legs, fill your belly, and empty your wallet (sorry, floof’s broke). Read on for your dog-friendly Denver weekend to-dos.

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1. Turkey Trot 5k

Upswell Dynamic Wellness, Glendale
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Shake your tail feathers with your favorite furry butterball at the Turkey Trot 5k family fun run. Want less of a trot and more of a stroll? Choose the 2 mile walk option instead. If pup’s wishing for more of that Halloween costume action he got last month, you’re in luck! Turkey feathers and fall costumes are encouraged.

2. Dim Sum Weekend

Colorado Sake Co., Denver
Saturday, November 12 or Sunday, November 13, 12–5 p.m.

Take your lil’ dumpling to the state’s only craft sake brewery, located in the heart of the RiNo Arts District, and enjoy a smorgasbord of dumpling styles. Reserve a table ahead of time for Saturday or Sunday and start dreaming about all the possibilities. Shrimp Wonton, Pork Shumai, Potato Danshaku Croquettes, Spicy Tuna Meatball, Pork Soup Dumplings? Ah, pup yeah!

3. Denver Makers Market

The Shed at Midtown, Denver
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Doggo says you’ve got a paycheck to burn. How ’bout you earmark some of that dough for new fall decor and food truck snackies! 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.

4. Shop the Block

Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lone Tree
Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

This annual holiday shopping and food drive event is back for its 14th year, and pup’s got a whole list of prezzies to buy! Spend the day supporting local makers and small businesses when you shop more than 20 vendors to find the most unique holiday gifts. Plan to stay for lunch bc there’s dericious food trucks, too. Most importantly, this day is all about helping others—bring 2 or more non-perishable food items and you’ll be entered to win prizes. 

5. Pet Night with Santa

FlatIron Crossing, Broomfield
Monday, November 14, 4–7 p.m.

It’s time to find out if floof’s been naughty or nice this year. Take her to see the big guy in the red suit with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland at FlatIron Crossing. Pets are allowed on special evenings only, so pre-book your visit and don’t miss your chance to have your pooch pose for the perfect Christmas photo.

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.

L.O.L.A.’s Rescue

  • Give a rescue pup something to really be thankful for this season—you! The adorable doggies of L.O.L.A.’s Rescue will be at PetSmart in Littleton this weekend, hoping to wag their way into a new home. Meet adoptables on both Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!

Featured photo: Kim Hester

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