We hope you enjoyed a low key January, because February is bursting with events to really get your 2020 in motion. Whether you’re upping your pet education, supporting local charities in pup walks/runs, lounging in the sun and listening to live music, or shopping with your pup for Valentine’s gifts, we’ve got you covered. And of course, don’t miss the biggest pup event of the year- Paws in the Park!
*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
❤️ 2/1- Saturday– Bow Wow Film Fest (10am)
Hosted by Greyhounds in Motion, enjoy a 90 minute film at the Enzian with your fellow dog lovin’ crew. Your ticket purchase will include a soft drink, popcorn & vegan snack box. VIP tickets available. Proceeds go to GIM to allow them to continue transporting dogs to their forever homes. Additional details in the link above.
❤️ 2/1- Saturday–Pet CPR & First Aid Certification (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Hosted by Rocky’s Retreat, this fundraiser benefits the Metta Rescue Family. Their program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the participant how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to an animal until veterinary care is ascertained.
More details in the link above.
🐶 2/3 – Monday–Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser (5-8pm)
Hosted by Orlando Brewing, with photography by A Gold Photo, book a photo shoot for your pet to support the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Learn more and sign up your pup in advance at the link above.
🐶 2/8 – Saturday– Paws in the Park 2020 (10am-4pm)
Grab your Leash and your Float: Orlando’s Largest Pet Parade is on its way! 🐶 🌈
Join Orlando pup lovers at Lake Eola in support of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency.
Paws in the Park festivities include:
✨Dog games including dock diving and lure courses
✨PAWrade Costume Contest
✨And much more
Your support will help Pet Alliance save over 6,000 dogs and cats this year by providing shelter, care and love until they find their forever home. Click the link above for full details.
🐶 2/8 – Saturday– Pints for Paws (6-9pm)
Join Franklin’s Friends for Pints for Paws – featuring the first annual Most Glamorous Pet Contest! Hosted by Castle Church Brewing, 15% of beer sale proceeds from this event benefit Franklin’s Friends. There will be adoptable dogs from Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida, fabulous raffles, professional photo ops with A Style Photography, Asian Fusion food from the Vinny & Kory truck, and delicious craft beer. They will also debut their first annual Most Glamorous Pet Contest – so get your dog dressed up and ready to compete!
🐾 2/9 – Sunday– Mellow Market- Sweethearts Edition (12-6pm)
Hosted by The Owl’s Attic, this vintage + handmade pop-up in Audubon Park is always a great way to spend the afternoon. Stop by for food, drinks, music, and great vendors.
🐾 2/9 – Sunday– Vintage Valentine Market (12-6pm)
After popping by Mellow Market, walk down to the Vintage Valentine Market! Celebrating it’s 8th year, this vintage market is back with 30+ Vintage Vendors selling clothing, vinyl records, furniture, jewelry, curiosities and knickknacks and so much more! The market is hosted in the parking lot in front of The Lovely Boutique Market, Dear Prudence & Park Ave CDs. Food trucks will be available for your noshing needs and Redlight Redlight will be open with craft beer.
🐾 2/15 – Saturday– 2020 Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello (12-5pm)
Back for it’s 6th year, this outdoor event is always a hit. Located in the museum’s sculpture garden, this is a family and pet-friendly festival that celebrates community, gathering for the arts, food, and local artists. Featuring local and regional art where live music is coupled with craft beer, cocktails, and hyper local vendors, this picnic results in a community-rich event that delivers positive cultural experiences to Central Florida residents and their families of all ages.
🐶 2/16- Sunday– Pet Rescue by Judy 5k & 1 mile Doggie Dash (7:30am-10:30am)
Join Pet Rescue by Judy for their annual 5k and 1 mile doggie dash! You can run 1 or both events, and there will be medals for first 300 runners, as well as top finishers. All proceeds will benefit Pet Rescue by Judy, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue of cats and dogs. Register at the link above.
🐾 2/21- Friday– Evening Exchange at East End Market (6pm-10pm)
This monthly event always draws a crowd, and while inside the market is for service dogs only, the courtyard and surrounding area is pet friendly! This month’s list of vendors isn’t released yet, but there’s always at least one pet-focused vendor in the courtyard.
❤️ 2/22 – Saturday– Free Puppy Raising Class (10am-11:30am)
Hosted by Happy Trails Animal Rescue, this free, educational class focuses on how to raise and socialize a puppy. If you’ve recently added a puppy to your household this is a great class that will cover so many important things about what it really takes to raise a balanced, well socialized, good-mannered, confident puppy. Please do not bring your puppies to this class – this is an owner/handler only class. There will also be opportunities to sign up for free puppy obedience classes at this educational event. More details in the link above.
🐶 2/25 – Tuesday– Free Spay & Neuter Day- Pet Alliance Alafaya (7am-4pm)
For 1 day each month (February, March, April), the Pet Alliance Alafaya clinic is offering free spay and neutering for city of Orlando residents only. Two pets per household allowed. Pet owner must provide state ID confirming that they are a resident of Orlando.
Free service includes surgery, E-Collar, pain medication, & rabies vaccine if needed. Click the link above for full rules and details.
❤️ 2/26-28 – Wednesday- Friday– Global Pet Expo 2020 (9am Daily)
Presented by the The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), this event is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. The 2019 Show featured 1,174 exhibitors, 3,604 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 7,029 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the Show, including an impressive number of international retailers. Click the link above for full details.
🐶 2/29 – Saturday– Pet Fair-apy for Childhood Cancer (10am-1pm)
Hosted by Talia’s Legacy Children’s Cancer Foundation, join them for a fun day with food, music, vendors, games, costume and trick contests, & more! This fun fair supports childhood cancer and the pet therapy program! Children and families effected by childhood cancer are free. Cash prizes for games and best costumes. Purchase tickets through the link above. Children under 12 are free.