Raise your paw if you’re excited about the long weekend ahead—we know pup is thrilled to have an extra day with you! Need help finding things you can do together? Sniff out these dog-friendly events happening around Seattle this Labor Day weekend.
Who’s a smart boy? Clearly your dog, but now it’s time to prove it. Get your crew together for Dog Yard Bar’s monthly trivia. Don’t furget to reserve your table beforehand, and dogs mutts either have a membership or purchase a day pass before the event.
Figurehead Brewing, Seattle
Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3, 12–10 p.m.
Your dog loves a birthday party, and Figurehead Brewing is turning 42 (in dog years). This dog-friendly brewery is pulling out all the stops for this one with live music, prizes, food trucks and of course, a special anniversary beer. It’s not drinking alone if you’ve got a pup!
Ballard Locks, Seattle
Saturday, September 3, 2 p.m.
Summer may nearly be over, but the Ballard Locks will still be bumpin’ with live music this weekend. You and pupper can picnic in the grass while enjoying the sounds of the Washington State Letter Carriers’ Band & Fraternal Order of Eagles.
When the live music winds down, stop by one of Ballard’s many dog-friendly breweries and cideries; may we suggest Bale Breaker and Yonder Cider, because your pup may just be featured on their Instagram, Dogs of BBYC!
4. Pier Sounds
Waterfront Park, Seattle
Saturday, September 3, 6–9 p.m.
We all know dogs have super hearing and she’s saying the waves are calling her. It’d be rude not to respond, so head over to Pier 62 at Waterfront Park for Pier Sounds on Saturday. Featuring seven musical artists, local food trucks, a beer garden and more, there’s something for everyone to get movin’ and groovin’.
5. Sunflower Patch
Thomasson Farm, Enumclaw
Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Doggo is a ray of sunshine, but Thomasson Farm’s sunflower patch may be some stiff competition! Just like Seattle’s sunny season, this is only gonna be in bloom for a short time so take a trip to Enumclaw for an Instagram worthy weekend. With plenty of space and picnic tables, bring your own lunch (or buy it there) and make a whole day with your best bud.
Cal Anderson Park, Seattle
Saturday, September 3, 12–6 p.m.
Calling all faeries, elves, sprites, and all other creatures of nature and magic! The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is hosting a Renaissance Nature Faerie Festival. Your fantasy pup can’t wait to get dressed up and enchant the judges of the pet costume contest. Don’t miss the faerie parade, live music, balloon labyrinth, and more!
Still on the hunt for a bestie?
It’s getting close to cuffing season and you may need a cold weather cuddle buddy!
Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary
- Check out Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary, an animal rescue that just made the Fremont neighborhood their home. The adoption center is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12–6 p.m. (and closed on Labor Day). Fill out an adoption application online and read more about their adoption process here.
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