Fest and Frolic With Your Floof

Your June Pug is ready to get his workout on this weekend, so you better work out what it is y’all are gonna do. From multiple doggo runs to playdates and more, we’ve got the pawfect thing to tire out ur wild woofer. Dig up a few things to do around Seattle this weekend with your pup. 

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1. Kirklandia Waterfront Festival

Marina Park, Kirkland    
Friday, June 10, 4 p.m.–Sunday, June 12, 6 p.m.; tickets for each experience required  

Kirkland is hosting the tastiest event of the season and Fido is invited. Enjoy 3 days of wine, cider, tacos, and more on the Lake Washington waterfront. Leash up the pup for Friday, the day of the Tiki Taco Throwdown, Cider Smash Northwest Cider Tasting, and live performances by The Hipsters and Herding Cats. Make sure the floof gets some rest before Saturday cuz there’s the Kirklandia Washington Wine Festival, more cider tasting, Eastside Salsa Marina Dance, and loads of noms. Round out the weekend with a day of more cider and wine tasting, food trucks, DJs, games, and lots of local vendors. You can buy tickets for one tasting or the whole weekend!

2. Saturday Morning Hike

Quiet Place Park, Kingston   
Saturday, June 11, 8:45–11:45 a.m.; request to join here 

If you’ve got a canine captain who ruvs the wind in her fur, she’ll be first in line for this hike cuz it begins and ends with a ferry ride (check out the ferry pet policy here). Walk on the ferry at Edmonds Ferry Terminal for $6-10 and disem-bark in Kingston for a 3.5- to 5-mile walk through Quiet Place Park. The whole pack will love the forest walk through the park, and if floof’s got more energy to burn, she can frolic on-leash on Saltair Beach Park about a half mile from the ferry terminal.    

3. All About Dogs 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk

Willis D. Tucker Community Park, Snohomish   
Sunday, June 12, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; registration required 

Ready, set, good boy! Take your pick between 5K or 1 mile and race towards the finish line at the All About Dogs race this Sunday. All event proceeds will help Project Freedom Ride, a nonprofit connecting unwanted dogs in Texas and Georgia with homes in the Northern U.S. and Canada. Early registration is closed, but you can still register on the day of the event. Stick around after the race for music, food trucks, and dog competitions. 

4. SASF Furry 5K Fun Run & Walk

Seward Park, Seattle   
Sunday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; registration required 

Get your run on this Sunday to support the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, a non-profit organization providing medical care for pets in need. Early registration closes June 8, but you can register on the day of the race. After waggin’ your tails along the race route, stick around to watch some pups show off their tricks, participate in the pet costume contest, and check out some on-site vendors selling tons of pet products, local goods, noms, and more. 

Life’s Better With a Pup

No woofs to wake you up in the morning? How heckin’ sad. Check out these Seattle adoption events to get your Fido fix.

Dog Gone Seattle 

  • Grab a pint with a yappy rescue dog! This Saturday, June 11, from 3:30–5:30 p.m., head to Cairn Brewing for Drink a Draft with a Rescue Dog. This low-key fundraiser, sponsored by Airbnb and Dog Gone Seattle, is about grabbin’ a cold one and hangin’ with hounds. Dog Gone Seattle doesn’t allow same-day adoptions, but you can make a reservation to meet available puppos on their website. Check out more event info and snag your ticket here!   

Cat & Dog Adoption Event 

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: Sunny Martini

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