Ah, Florida. You’re quite lovely this time of year, and it’s no coincidence that there are several great outdoor events this month that are taking advantage of this great weather. We hope you can get out there and enjoy it!
*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
🐶 3/7- Saturday– Windermere PetFest (10am – 3pm)
Hosted by Windermere Parks & Recreation, this annual event always draws a great crowd. Enjoy food trucks, pet activities, a police K-9 demonstration, live music, awesome vendors, and tons of fun for you and your pup. This is a free event.
🐶 3/8- Sunday– Conway Community Market Pet Fair (11am-3pm)
Bring your four legged friend, family, and neighbors for a great local event, grab some lunch, and enjoy the live music. Free admission, free (ample!) parking, playground access, and the (new!) splash pad is now open! Orange County Animal Services will be back with their mobile chip/vaccine van offering FREE services to Orange County residents! Over two dozen pet-specific vendors will join our 45+ cadre of offerings of food, sweets, and services.
🐶 3/8- Sunday– Dog Day Afternoon at IPBCo (2-7pm)
Join Ivanhoe Brewing Co. for Dog Day Afternoon at the Brewery. They will have some amazing vendors with fun custom bandanas/accessories, and various pampering options to treat your dog to a relaxing Sunday Funday event. There will be live music inside, but dogs are only allowed on the patio due to state health department with city ordinances.
🐶 3/8- Sunday– Paws & Pints In The Park (2-6pm)
Back in it’s 2nd year, Fun Spot America is devoting an afternoon to you and your pup! Admission to the event is free, just bring your leashed pup and enjoy dog-focused vendors, a doggie obstacle course, a pup costume contest, a beer garden great food, and more! Click the link above for more details.
❤️ 3/8- Sunday–Paint Your Dog Night (6-9pm)
Hosted by Just 4 Dogs Pet Salon in Downtown Orlando, here’s your chance to get your pup’s cute face on canvas! Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Additional details in the link above.
🐾 3/13-15- Friday to Sunday– 5th Annual Crooked Can Celtic Festival (Times vary by day)
One of Central Florida’s largest Celtic Festivals is back for for its 5th year. Join Crooked Can Brewery for 3 days of live Celtic music, Irish dancers, local vendors, delicious, and more. This is a free event.
🐶 3/13- Friday– Barkfest 2020 (5-8pm)
Longwood’s annual Barkfest will bring together animal lovers for an evening of fun activities, raffles & demonstrations for all ages! Bring your dogs out for a great time and check out their beautiful shaded dog park! There will be free pet portraits, a cutest dog contest, great vendors, and food/beer/wine to kick off your weekend right.
🐶 3/14- Saturday– 3rd Annual Run to the Rescue 5k (9:30am -11am)
Hosted by Happy Trails Animal Rescue, this 5k walk/run raises money and awareness for their cause. This year, they will be meeting at the St. Cloud Lakefront. This 5K is dog-friendly so bring your pup to run with yuo! Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt and participation medal. Click the link above for more details and registration.
🐶 3/14- Saturday– Canine Enrichment Field Day (3-6pm)
Hosted by Expanding Intelligence Dog Training, this free event is focused on teaching you different ways to mentally stimulate your dogs.
Participation in activities at the event is not required- you’re welcome to attend from a distance or simply sit to the side if you’re uncomfortable or attending for socialization.
🐶 3/15- Sunday– Brunch with Your Pup! (11am-1pm)
Bring your friends, pups and picnic blankets to the Mennello Museum’s Sculpture Garden for a delightful Sunday Brunch With Your Pup! Your ticket ncludes delicious brunch for the pet parents by The Sanctum Cafe, with mimosas and more, plus brunch for the pups by Rick’s Dog Deli. There will also be awesome pet vendors. Click the link above for the brunch menus and to purchase tickets.
🐾 3/20- 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.
⭐️🐶 3/21 – Saturday– 9th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival (11am-3pm)
Back in it’s 9th year, Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Fest is a craft beer festival that you bring your pup to! Enjoy a multitude of beer, interact with other pet lovers, and most importantly help raise funds for local pet do-gooders Dolly’s Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy!
🐶 3/22 – Sunday– ODMC Easter Photos & Pup Egg Hunt (11am-3pm)
Join the Orlando Dog Mom club for professional Easter photos- a family photo, and one with the Easter bunny! You’ll also get access to the pup egg hunt, which is full of prizes, like merchandise codes, treats, and other freebies, Purchase tickets in the link above.
🐶 3/25 – Wednesday– Free Spay & Neuter Day- Pet Alliance Alafaya (7am-4pm)
Update: This event is full! Please visit the link above for details on the April event.
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.