Anyone with seasonal allergies is probably feeling pretty over the spring season by now, but it’s still going strong and there’s a full lineup of events to prove it, including 4 spring festivals! So pop a Zicam, leash up your best bud, and get out there (before it gets too hot and we all want to stay indoors).
*We’re constantly adding events, so if you know of one that isn’t listed, please reach out and let us know!
🐶= Dog Focused (Event is focused on dogs, and they are encourage to attend)
🐾= Dog Friendly (Event is not focused on dogs, but dogs are welcome)
❤️= Dog Lovers (Event is focused on dog lovers, but you can’t bring your pup)
⭐️= Recently Added
❤️🐶4/4- Thursday– Leather Dog Collar Workshop (7-10 pm)
The fellas over at Freehand Goods have teamed up with the ladies at Enlighten Us, to deliver this workshop where you get to make your pup an awesome collar. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to cut leather (to fit your dog just right), dye, rivet, and finish the collar with a monogram. Hosted at Orlando Brewing, they’ll be offering $1 off drafts for the night. *Please note, while your dog can attend, please make sure there is someone else to hold him/her, since your hands will be busy! Click the link above for details and registration.
🐾4/6- Saturday – Spring Market at Audubon (12pm-5pm)
Join the Audubon Park Garden District for their 2nd annual Spring Market event. They’ll be hosting some of Central Florida’s best artists, as well as vintage, native and Florida friendly plants, locally produced artisanal foods, handmade crafts, music, food trucks and more. Relax, shop, listen to music, eat and enjoy the afternoon in the award winning Audubon Park Garden District.
🐾4/6-4/7 Saturday & Sunday – Spring Fever in the Garden (9am-5pm)
The award winning Bloom & Grow Garden Society, in conjunction with the City of Winter Garden, bring to downtown, one of Florida’s best two day plant, flower and garden festivals! There will be live entertainment, food vendors and thousands of plants and flowers for sale. While you’re strolling up and down Plant Street with your pup, be sure to stop by the Chalkin’ It Up sidewalk art contest or the Ask the Expert booth among the many other activities that there are to offer in this
🐾4/6-4/7 Saturday & Sunday –Spring Fiesta in the Garden (10am-5pm)
Head to Lake Eola for the 30th Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park. There will be over 200 artist, crafter and foodie booths along with a large kids area, plenty of picnic space and live music to enjoy throughout the event. For full details, click the link above.
🐶4/7- Sunday- Downward dog w/your dog (8:30am-10am)
Do you ever feel guilty for leaving your pup at home on the weekend when you’re out running around or practicing some self care? Join Rocky’s Retreat and Kelly Wiseman for Downward dog with your dog! Bring your pup with you for some play time while you take care of your body, mind & spirit. Advanced registration required.
🐾4/7 Sunday –Girl Power Pop-Up (9am-2:30pm)
Stop by Se7en Bites to celebrate and shop local artisans and makers on the back patio! Another great opportunity to support women owned and operated small businesses. Social pups on a leash are welcome! Click the link above for full list of vendors.
🐾4/7 Sunday – Ice Cream Social (1pm-5pm)
Hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, this 9th annual community event is fun for the whole family. This year’s event will take place in pup-friendly Blue Jacket Park. Guests will enjoy an assortment of ice cream served by celebrity servers and provided by Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. Other treats include: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Peak Season Pops, The Father’s Table Cheesecake, popcorn, and Publix cake. Activities will include a Silent Auction, face painting, games, a photo booth, and character appearances.
❤️4/11 Thursday – Doggo Inspired DIY Home Decor (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Join Rocky’s Retreat for a fun evening where local crafter and dog mama Heather Gomes will be leading everyone through this DIY workshop to make a fun, doggo inspired craft that you get to take home. Click the link above for more details around the 3 project options.
⭐️🐶4/14 Sunday– Yappy Hour Charity Event (1pm-5pm)
Kacey Kares and Thirsty Topher are partnering up to have a Sunday FUN-day for Pet Rescue by Judy! Their goal is to help raise money to help with vet bills, donate items the shelter needs, and of course get some pups adopted. There will be a silent auction with some awesome prizes, and the money raised will go the rescue! Great drink specials, a food vendor, a dog caricature artist and more! The first 50 people to arrive will receive a personal goody bag from Kacey Kares. Click the link above for full details.
⭐️❤️4/16 Tuesday – Training Tuesday @ Eola Pets (7pm-8pm)
Is your dog a leash puller? An anxious wreck when you leave? Are you able to comfortably take your dog anywhere you want? Eola Pets is hosting Meg from The Everyday Trainer and Bethany from Walking Dog Training at their shop to talk training. Get together with other Orlando dog parents to talk dogs, drink wine, and learn! Limited spots- visit link about for details & how to reserve your spot.
🐶4/20 Saturday – 9th Annual Paws for Peace Walk (8am-11am)
Tails are wagging in anticipation of the 9th Annual Paws for Peace Walk – a fun and leisurely stroll for pets, their families and friends to raise awareness about domestic abuse and its effect on pets and their owners. The walk benefits the Paws for Peace Kennel at Harbor House of Central Florida. For more details and to register, please visit the link above.
We walk because:
*48% of survivors delay leaving an abusive situation for fear their pets will be harmed.
*88% of pets living in domestic violence homes are abused.
*100% of the proceeds of the walk funds will service survivors and their pets staying at Harbor House.
🐾4/20 Saturday– 2019 Dr Phillips SPRING Festival (12pm-6pm)
Dr. Phillips Family Festivals brings you a day of food, art, music and crafts. This event includes live band performances, food trucks, international artist exhibits, a wine & beer garden, arts & crafts vendors, and kids activities. This event is pet-friendly!
⭐️🐶4/28 Sunday – The Best Doggone Downtown Orlando Meetup (11am-2pm)
Join Techpawlogy Animal Training at Lake Eola for a relaxed, fun and efficient way to socialize your pups and meet other pet parents in your area! They’ll be giving tips/tricks and guidance and of course be stopping for photo opps. Get details on the walk and what to expect, through the link above.
Photo: Walking Dog Training