Dog Centered Events in Metro Detroit

Dog Centered Events Metro Detroit

Events around Metro Detroit for you and your pup to enjoy!

One of the events listed below is to support Leader Dogs (Barks & Brews). So no personal pets are allowed at that one!


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Utica Puppy Parade (Utica)

Saturday, 4/29; 2pm Start Time

This is an annual event!

Begins at Grant Park & ends at Pioneer Park Dog Park

Utica is celebrating with a PUPPY PARADE!
Pets of all ages are welcome!
These great organizations will be joining us!
● All in the Family Creations
● Angela’s Treat Stash
● Dachshund Haus and Corgi
● Detroit Dog Mom Company
● Detroit Pit Crew
● Dogtopia
● Great Lakes Boxer Rescue
● Humane Society of Macomb
● The Karens
● Laws for Paws
● Macomb Animal Control
● Making Miracles Animal Rescue
● Magoo’s Pet Outlet
● My Pet Leash Sleeve
● Peace Love and Paws Rescue
● Planet Paws Pet Care
● A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue
● Saving Destiny
● Sew Cute By Joyce
● Wolf Pack Dog Training
● Wrig & Bel Pup Designs


Dog Dayze on the Farm (Armada)

Sunday, 5/7; 12pm-5pm

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

You need a ticket (see below).

Join us with your furry friends on the farm for one day only!
Bring your dog and enjoy a 1 mile walking trail throughout the orchard.
After you walk, join us in Orchard Square Tent for food, drinks, music, a doggy kissing booth, prizes and more! Contests include a dog costume contest and a dog/owner look-a-like contest
Tickets are per person to access the walking trail. Each ticket includes 1 pup cup, access to the orchard walking trail, and random prizes & giveaways.
Early bird tickets are available for $5.95 through April 14th and for $7.95 after April 14th. Each person will need a ticket to access the walking trail.
All pets must have up to date vaccine records, be well-behaved and leashed at all times (6ft or shorter leash).
For more info & to get tickets, visit


Drinking w/Dogs (Detroit)

Wednesday, 5/17/23 @ The Skip

Join us for Canine To Five’s 15th year of Drinking with Dogs events!
Love dogs? Dig Detroit? Canine To Five hosts monthly Drinking with Dogs events throughout the summer. Bring your leash-friendly pup and grab a cocktail!
When: Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Skip
Why: Because dogs!!
*This event is 100% on leash. You do not have to be a Canine To Five client to join us!


Paws on the Patio (St. Clair Shores)

Saturday, 5/20 @ Dragon’s Landing

1 – 4pm

Grab your friendly four-legged friend and help us fill the patio at Dragon’s Landing on Saturday, June 11th from 1-4pm.
• Ruff Life Photography will be taking photos of your pup for a $10 donation to PLPR
• Dog Talent Contest w/prizes for Best Trick, Best Tail Wag & Best Dressed


Canine to Five Pack Walk (Detroit)

Happens once per month!

5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17

Valade Park (2670 Atwater)

Join us once a month for a guided walk with your pup along the Detroit Riverfront. Pack walks will start and end at Valade Park and include a ten minute break at the halfway point.
You do not have to be a Canine To Five client to join us, this event is free and open to all leash friendly pups! Remember to bring your dog’s leash, fresh water, and poop bags. Parking is free in the lot at the corner of Chene and Guion.


Frankenmuth Dog Bowl

Saturday, 5/27 – Sunday 5/28; 8am-10pm

River Place Shops

The world’s largest Olympic-style festival for dogs returns with dock and disc dog competitions, sheep herding demonstrations, balloon glows and flights, wiener dog races, a pet costume parade and so much more!
The FREE two-day family event takes place Memorial Day weekend – May 27 and 28, 2023 – and is the same weekend as Balloons over Bavarian Inn (Check Out My Hot Air Balloon Festivals Post), with daily competitions and nightly balloon glow events in the grassy field near River Place Shops. Dogs are welcome but please note – all dogs must be on leashes!
Shop our pet-themed vendor marketplace, sign your dog up for doggie races or lure coursing competitions and explore more than 40 shops and attractions located at River Place Shops.
Find more information and a full schedule, visit!
All events take place at River Place Shops, 925 S. Main St. Parking is free and located around the Bavarian-styled shopping complex and along Weiss Street. With activities spread out on over 25 acres of Bavarian Inn property, there will be plenty of space for guests and canines to enjoy themselves safely.


Bark on Biddle (Wyandotte)

Friday, 6/2 – Sunday, 6/4/23

Location: The parking lot on the riverfront (just off Oak Street, east of Biddle Ave.) and a grass section of Bishop Park

The Details:

Shop, Drink & Play with your dog at Bark on Biddle in Downtown Wyandotte, June 2-4, 2023. This three-day dog event will provide hours of entertainment for families and their dog!
 There will be a variety of pet related vendors, doggy fashions, homemade dog treats, unique dog toys and samples of dog food and treats.
Dogs can compete in the ULTIMATE AIR DOGS dock jumping competition. If you have a dog that loves to run, jump and swim this is definitely the right sport for you. Even if you don’t have a jumping dog, this is a show you are not going to want to miss! Pre-registration is recommended, not required, for the Ultimate Air Dog competition. Register at:
The Disc Dogs of Michigan show will feature an entourage of dogs that do high-flying, Frisbee snatching, record setting, amazing tricks and a whole lot of fun. They will offer three shows daily.
Many dogs love the thrill of the chase! Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing will be on-site all weekend. The object to the game is to catch the lure! Bring your pup to join in on the fun. Open during event hours. *additional fee
It’s not every day you can enjoy a great eats and listen to live music with hundreds of dogs! The Beer Garden will be open daily, where you’ll be able to listen to live music, grab a bite to eat from the Food Trucks or enjoy a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail.
All well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend the event, but must be on a 6’ leash. Please, no retractable leashes. If any dog shows signs of aggression, they will be asked to leave. Please remember to pick up after your pet. There will be dog drinking stations around the venue. No outside coolers or chairs will be permitted.
There is as $5 admission fee at the gate, kids 12 & under are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Dog Rescue.
Make sure you save the date and like Bark on Biddle Facebook page to get updates.
There are still spaces available for pet related vendors and non-profit organization. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor or participate as a non-profit, please email
Bark on Biddle could not be made possible without the support from our sponsors including Community Choice Credit Union, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Westside Distributing, 360 Event Productions and the Wyandotte DDA.


Puppy Yoga (Shelby Twp)

Riverbends Park

Join us for a relaxing yoga session guaranteed to relieve stress and generate lots of smiles! This class is suitable for all fitness levels and will be led by certified yoga instructor Courtney Miller from Ohana Fitness & Wellness.
The Humane Society of Macomb will supply the puppies so please leave yours at home. All proceeds from this event will benefit the HS of Macomb.
The pups will likely wander from one mat to the next, climb on you to assist in your form, and play with their puppy friends so come prepared to laugh and receive puppy kisses!


Barking Lot Party (Memphis)

Sage Creek; 12pm-5pm

Sage Creek has gone to the dogs!
Come meet your new best friend at our Adoption Fair, featuring Misfit Angels Animal Rescue.
Food & fun for the whole family! Live music, great vendors featuring merchandise from Country Smokehouse, sweet treats from Cakes by Cass & AMAZING BBQ from Outlaw Smoke BBQ.
If you need another reason to drink wine, a portion of our sales will be donated to Misfit Angels Animal Rescue during our YAPPY HOUR!
Drink wine. Save dogs. Repeat.


Drinking with Dogs (Grosse Pointe)

Wednesday, 6/7 @ Atwater at the Park

Love dogs? Dig Detroit? Canine to Five hosts monthly Drinking with Dogs events throughout the summer. Bring your leash-friendly pup and grab a cocktail!
When: Wednesday, June 7th from 6PM – 9PM
Where: Atwater Brewery
Why: Dogs!
*This event is 100% on leash


Bark & Brew + Bark & Brew 5K (Rochester)

Saturday, 6/10; 9am-7pm

Rochester Mills

*Personal Dogs Are Not Permitted* This is an event to support Leader Dogs.

Leader Dogs for the Blind invites you to our 7th annual Bark & Brew, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union!
We are excited to announce that Bark & Brew will once again be partnering with Rochester Mills Beer Company in Downtown Rochester!
Bark & Brew is an outdoor, family-friendly event! Support Leader Dog while you enjoy a famous Rochester Mills brew, live music, kids’ play area with inflatables, carnival games, rock wall. Meet & greet Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training and working Leader Dogs. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #BarkBrew23 during the race and event, you may even see your images on our social media!
To protect the health of our dogs, personal dogs will not be permitted at the event.
Pre-registration for tickets ends Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Date & Time:
Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Bark & Brew Event Ticket (Ages 21 & Older) – $10
Bark & Brew Event Ticket (Ages 20 & Under) – Free
Kid’s Play Area Wristband – $5
Dog VIP Package – $25
More information and purchase tickets here:
Start the morning with the Bark & Brew 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk
The 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk both include free entry to Bark & Brew after the run and one free beverage!
In-person participants also receive a race t-shirt, medal, race bib pint glass, and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.
Can’t make it to Rochester on race day? Participate virtually on June 10 from wherever you live and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #BarkBrew23! Note – virtual participants will not receive a Bark & Brew pint glass.
Start Times:
5K Run/Walk: 8:30 AM
1-Mile Run: 8:35 AM
Register for the 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk here:…/2023-bark-brew-5k…
*Important: No personal pets are allowed at the event. Only service animals are allowed on the 5K racecourse. Leader Dog puppy raisers can participate with their Future Leader Dog and breeding hosts can participate with their breeding stock dog in the 1-Mile Run only.


Drinking with Dogs (Commerce)

Tuesday, 6/13 @ CJ’s Brewing Company

Love dogs? Dig Detroit? Canine to Five hosts monthly Drinking with Dogs events throughout the summer. Bring your leash-friendly pup and grab a cocktail!
When: Tuesday, June 13th from 6PM – 9PM
Where: CJ’s Brewing Co.
Why: Dogs!
*This event is 100% on leash


Boxer Yoga & Wine (Ray)

Youngbloo Vineyard; 4:45pm-7pm

Tickets: $50

Great Lakes Boxer Rescue has partnered with Youngblood Vineyard to have the first ever BOXER YOGA! This awesome event will allow you to bring your boxer, meet other boxers and boxer lovers, AND get to taste some amazing wine! Come hang out with the Great Lakes Boxer Rescue peeps and enjoy a fun day of yoga, wine, raffles, and of course, BOXERS!
Each ticket includes a one-hour session of yoga + one glass of wine to be enjoyed after class. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to GLBR to help continue our efforts to save boxers in need. Anyone under the age of 21 will be able to choose a pop or juice. Additional wine may be purchased by the glass. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel (an old bath or beach towel work best since they can be washed).
This is an outdoor class taught by a certified Yoga Instructor. We are family friendly, but ask that all kids have their own tickets and be supervised by their own parent/guardian at all times. This is a farm and we have occasional bugs, unpredictable weather and animals that may accidentally scratch or nibble. All dogs attending must be vaccinated, healthy, and dog/people friendly. All ticket holders agree to release Youngblood Vineyard and Great Lakes Boxer Rescue of all liability in the event of accidental injury during Boxer Yoga. Must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcohol. Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, tickets will be transferred to a new date and time.


Drinking with Dogs (Ferndale)

Tuesday, 6/27 @ Ferndale Project

Love dogs? Dig Detroit? Canine to Five hosts monthly Drinking with Dogs events throughout the summer. Bring your leash-friendly pup and grab a cocktail!
When: Tuesday, June 27th from 6PM – 9PM
Where: Ferndale Project
Why: Dogs!
*This event is 100% on leash


Drinking with Dogs (Detroit)

Tuesday, 7/11 @ Old Miami


Farmington Fido Fest (Farmington)

Friday, 7/21 – Saturday, 7/22 @ Riley Park

10am – 7pm Both Days

Farmington Fido Fest brought to you by LaFontaine Subaru will be taking place July 21 & 22 in Riley Park during the Farmington Founders Festival! There will be hours of entertainment, including the Ultimate Air Dogs and K9 Star Productions Variety Show! There will be a vendor village showcasing dog wearables, homemade dog treats, unique dog toys, dog dishes and samples of dog food and treats and so much more.
Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dogs are also welcomed in the Beer Tent on Friday & Saturday from 12 noon & 6pm to listen to live music and lounge in one of the cooling pools. Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Canterbury Village Dog Fest (Lake Orion)

Saturday, 8/12 – Sunday 8/13; 10am-5pm

Bring your furry friend and head to Canterbury Village for a tail waggin good time! Kids can have fun looking for paw prints around the village, which they can turn in for candy and other small prizes!

We’ll also have multiple dog rescue organizations on site and they’ll be accepting donations for their great causes!


Drinking with Dogs (Detroit)

Tuesday, 8/22 @ Dequindre Cut – The Freight Yard


Drinking with Dogs (Detroit)

Tuesday, 9/12 @ The Congregation


Halloween Costume Contest (Detroit)

Tuesday, 10/24 @ Marble Bar


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