Twin Cities: 4 Things to Do With Your Dog This Weekend

Better days are coming. They’re called Saturday and Sunday, and your pup can smell ‘em from here. Give your BFFF (best furry friend forever, obviously) something to look forward to this weekend, and the rest of his workweek will zoomie by. 

Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair @ Riverview Park (10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 21) Your bond with your pupper is so strong, sometimes you just want to howl about it from the rooftops! We get it, and so does the Coon Rapids community. This year, the city’s annual pet-centric celebration includes a doggy parade, costume contest, sidewalk chalk art contest, and even an affordable vaccination clinic. Whoops… don’t let your doggo read that last part!

City Pages Hounds and Hops @ 901 N 2nd St, Minneapolis (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 21) Your four-legged fren is constantly yapping about how you haven’t made him Insta-famous yet despite his adorable phodography, so here’s your chance to learn from the real deal. Mingle with local Instagram infurencers while sampling mouth-watering treats, cocktails, and food trucks at City Pages’ outdoor end-of-summer pawty. Hopefully all those likes don’t go to his head.

Oktoberfest @ Utepils (12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22) End of September means Oktoberfest at nearly every taproom, and your thirsty pooch ain’t complainin’. This one’s an all-weekend event with live bands, contests, snacks galore, and a mass vow renewal ceremony. Bring the ruv of your life (oh, and your spouse), and ask them to marry you all over again between sips of Receptional Festbier. (Flash your Brewery Pass fur a free one!)

Carlson’s Orchard Bakery & Restaurant (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays) With the transition from summer bark to school, it seems like everypawdy is a bit stressed. When your pup’s had a week, there’s nothing like some pure country air and a slice of fresh-baked apple pie to remind her that everything’s gonna be alright. A chill afternoon at this homey, small-town orchard is just what the vet ordered.

What else should be on our agendog this weekend? We go mutts for reader suggestions, so drop ‘em in the comments and submit your events to our calendar. Pittie please and thanks!

(“Wiener Dog” by Thales is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

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3 thoughts on “Twin Cities: 4 Things to Do With Your Dog This Weekend

    1. Andrea Lahouze

      Hi Roger! Pets are welcome on buses and trains as long as they are kept in animal carriers. Service animals are exempt.

  1. Pam F

    Has Sidewalk Dog actually confirmed that @Omni brewing will be honoring the Sidewalk Dog Summer Brewery Pass this weekend? We went there during what they called a special event in July and they refused to honor it.


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