Run Into Fun With Pup This Weekend 

We got a message from Sir Lots-O-Energy and he said he’s lookin’ for the pawfect event to unleash his zoomies. Lucky for you and your rambunctious rover, we’ve got ya covered. From a dog fest to a fun run and Christmas in July, it’s time to plan a grrreat weekend with your fave floof. Sniff out a few things to do around Seattle this weekend with your BFF. 

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1. Bark by the Bay  

Chambers Creek Regional Park, University Place
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

You’re not gonna believe the fun in store at Bark by the Bay. This dog fest features over 30 vendors to pawruse, food trucks to sample, dog activities and games, adoption opportunities, a doggy water zone, and the Parade of Breeds. Bow-WOW, that’s a lot of Fido fun! Who doesn’t love a lil’ philanthropy with their furry festivities? Join Bark at the Bay in supporting Puget Sound Pet Food Bank by donating unopened pet food and gently used pet items.  

2. SummerFEST 

Fort Steilacoom Park, Lakewood 
Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Celebrate pup’s fave time of year by heading to SummerFEST for entertainment and activities that can’t be beat. Your social Spaniel will ruv roaming the festival, on leash, to enjoy live music, local noms, a classic car show, and mutts more. Lakewood has packed all the fun into this fest with glass blowing demonstrations, hot air balloon rides, and Lakewood’s first drone light show. Bye bye, booms—doggos rejoice! 

3. Christmas in July 

Downtown Dog Lounge, Seattle 
Saturday, July 23, 6–9 p.m.; tickets required 

Christmas is only 6 months away, and pup is ready to deck the balls at Downtown Dog Lounge’s July winter wonderland. Strike a pose in the holiday photo booth, grab some holiday-themed treats, and meet Santa Claws himself. Pup’s gonna ask for more bones in her stocking. This 21+ event is the pawfect way to start the Christmas train before its final stop in December. Don’t furget to register pup before heading over for carol howling. 

4. Fur-Ever 5K & 1 Mile 

Langus Riverfront Park, Everett
Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.; registration required 

This is the moment pup has been training for! All those zoomies in the backyard have puppared him for the first annual Fur-Ever 5K and 1 mile. Furry and non-furry frens alike are welcome to move their bodies and support the Everett Animal Shelter. Race winners receive a medal, though we’d bet doggo would prefer a treat, so pack plenty for your furever winner. 

5. EarthWise Pet Ice Cream Social 

EarthWise Pet Marysville & EarthWise Pet Fremont
Saturday, July 23, 11a.m.–2 p.m.

Social doggo? Check. Loves ice cream? Check! You’re all set for the Earthwise Pet Ice Cream Social. You and pup can make an appearance at Earthwise’s Marysville or Fremont store (or both) to get some yappy yogurt and gelato and mingle with the other mutts in the sun. Don’t worry, there’s ice cream for the hoomans too. 

6. OWL Together Now Fun Run

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m.; registration required 

One run just wasn’t enough for your fluffy ball of energy. Head to Tacoma for the second annual American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) fun run fundraiser: Owl Together Now. Leash pup and run the 4.5- or 2.5-mile course, or take a nature walk. Exercise is heckin’ exercise! This evening run is a great way to see Point Defiance, meet other runners, and support the AAZK’s local conservation efforts. 

Life’s Better With a Pup

Pack feeling too small? We totally get that. Check out these Seattle adoption events for your Fido fix.

CHEW Dog Rescue 

  • Hop over to Gig Harbor and meet some floofs seeking furever homes. CHEW Dog Rescue is hosting an adoption event at Gig Harbor’s Wilco Coop on Saturday, July 23, from 12–3 p.m. Meet rescued rovers big and smol and if you doo fall in ruv, Wilco’s got everything you need for a new pup. View CHEW Dog Rescue’s current adoptable dogs and get excited to meet those canine cuties. 

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: Alvin Balemesa

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