Shop (And Play) ‘Til You Drop With Your Doggo 

Fido has been sniffin’ around fur the pawfect way to unwind this weekend with his fave hooman, which is obvi you. From multiple local markets to a yappy hour, we’re helping you plan how to spend more time with your furry BFFs. Sniff out a few things to do around Seattle this weekend with your pup and howl “TDIF” (thank dog it’s Friday)!

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1. Benebone x Dogwood Play Park Happy Hour

Dogwood Play Park, Seattle 
Friday, June 17, 6–8 p.m.; registration required

Benebone and Dogwood have teamed up to throw a Mastiff-sized yappy hour, and this 21+ event is sure to get tails waggin’ with games, drinks, and all. the. doggos. The first 100 attendees get a Benebone tote and a free dog caricature. Even if y’all are a lil’ late, play Benebone bingo for a chance to win more fun treats. Don’t furget to register pup with Dogwood before headin’ to the pawty. 

2. POSTPONED: Summer Solstice Night Market 

South Lake Union, Seattle 
Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.; tickets required 

The Seattle Street Food Festival, hosts of this event, have made the tough decision to postpone this weekend’s event to a later date of Saturday, July 16th in South Lake Union—where it has been held in year’s past. Click here for more information!

3. Fremont Fair 

Fremont Neighborhood, Seattle
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.–Sunday, June 19, 6 p.m.

It’s here—Seattle’s largest outdoor Summer market—the Fremont Fair! Taking up over 6 city blocks and offering over 300 craft vendors, the Fremont Fair is the Solstice tradition not to be missed. Ur well-behaved woofer will ruv watching the Solstice Parade, roaming the booths, grooving to the live music, tryin’ lots of noms, and even walking in the Dog Parade on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

4. Earth, Art, and Soul, a Local Marketplace

Heron’s Nest, Seattle 
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Heron’s Nest is hosting their own “Pike Place” market where everyone is welcome, especially your pooch. Check out goodies and crafts from local small businesses like crystal and pottery, and sniff out the animal communicators. Finally, pup can tell you how many treats you should be giving him (we’re gonna guess it’s MORE). Warm up those paws with some live music or unwind with group sound healing and meditation. 

Life’s Better With a Pup

No woofs to greet you when you get home? How heckin’ sad. Check out these Seattle adoption events for your rover remedy.

Ginger’s Pet Rescue 

  • Head to Ginger’s Pet Rescue this Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. to meet some adoptable critters. You’ll be able to say henlo to woofers and meowers big and smol who are lookin’ for their furever homes. If you see a dog on Ginger’s website that you want to meet, contact them before the event to see if he or she will be there! 

Forgotten Dogs Rescue

  • You’ve got the 30-min. drive to Sammamish to dream up names for the rescue doggos you’ll meet this Saturday, June 18, from 12–3 p.m. The Pup Meet & Greet, hosted by Pure Wag and Forgotten Dogs Rescue, will have canine cuties young and old, all sure to inspire you to picture ur life with a pup. Sniff out Forgotten Dogs Rescue’s website to view their current adoptable puppos. 

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 heckin’ good weekend!

Featured photo: Adam Griffith

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