Raise a Glass (Or Pup Cup) in The Twin Cities This Weekend 

Forget the weekday grind, it’s time to unwind bc there’s things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities! Leash pup and sniff out these bark-worthy adventures in dog-friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Things to Do Near Minneapolis This Weekend

1. PetZone at Penn Fest

63rd and Penn Ave, Richfield
Sunday,  September 18, 1–5 p.m.

Dreams really doo come true—especially at this weekend’s PetZone at Penn Fest. Our frens at Woof Central have brought together all your faves including a goat petting zoo, pet vendors, doggie games, k9 demo, prizes, rescues, and more. You can even register your dog for the Muttloaf Eating Contest at 1:30, courtesy of Craft and Crew Restaurants. Sniff out the full line-up of events here

2. Drink for Dogs

Unleashed Hounds and Hops, Minneapolis
Thursday,  September 15, 4–8 p.m.

Bring your pupsqueak out on the town to eat and drink for all things good! Unleashed Hounds and Hops is donating 10% of all grub and bevy sales to Underdog Rescue. Come to support a dog rescue, stay for all the fun—pup’s gonna ruv this indoor dog park. Pre-register your dog before the event and guarantee your spot for the evening by making a reservation on their website.

3. Dating with Dogs & Beer

Venn Brewing Company, Minneapolis
Friday,  September 16, 4 p.m.

Is your lil floof tired of all the dating apps? Bottoms up because Venn Brewing Company gets it! Pounce off the couch for this low key Singles Happy Hour. Furry sidekicks are welcome inside and out on the patio. Enjoy a brewski or cold brew coffee while you mingle with other singles. The drool-worthy Parralily food truck will be serving up sammies and dill-seasoned french fries, too.

4. CSHS Pet Film Fest

Schram Haus Brewery, Chaska
Saturday,  September 17, 5–8 p.m.

Are you beer-motivated? (I mean, who isn’t?!) Head to this German-inspired brewery and taproom for Carver Scott Humane Society’s 2nd Annual Pet Film Fest to celebrate the furry frens who bring so much joy to our lives. This free community event and fundraiser features adoptable dogs, pet competitions, family-friendly activities, food, music, local pet vendors, and plenty of beer. Don’t furget the main attraction—the screening of the pet films!

Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend

1. Dog Days WBL

Indulge Salon and Spa, Downtown White Bear Lake
Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Your downtown dog heard White Bear Lake is the place to be this weekend. Take her to Dog Days WBL to experience the town’s love of canines. Cool pup’s paws in the doggy pools, warm your heart at the smooch-a-pooch booth, relax on a pet-friendly patio, enjoy free dog treats, and scoop up some swag. 

2. KS95 Pet Pawlooza

Keg and Case, St. Paul
Saturday, September 17, 2–5 p.m.

Another day, another reason to celebrate all things pet! From big droolers to mini fur balls, Keg and Case ruvs all furry frens. Come out to shake paws with some adorable dogs, enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio, talk pup shop with animal experts, and browse the pet vendors. 

Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?

Sniff out these local adoption events happening this weekend to meet your new slobbery soulpup.

Mission Animal Hospital 

  • Mission Animal Hospital is throwing their annual Raise the Woof Gala this weekend and you’re invited! Join the fundraising festivities on Thursday, September 15 from 5:30–9 p.m. There will be musical performances, a fashion show, a silent auction, and adoptable pups.

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!

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