Anyone else wondering how it’s November already? We had to blink twice as we added the first of the Christmas events to this month’s calendar, but like it or not (we totally like it), the holidays are approaching and we know that can mean time is scarce and stress is high. This month’s varied event list is the perfect antidote. With the temperature dropping just a tad, it’s a great time to get outside and unwind with this great mix of events for you AND events for your pup. Enjoy!
*We’re constantly adding events, so if you know of one that isn’t listed, please reach out and let us know!
🐶= Dog Focused
🐾= Dog Friendly
⭐️= Recently Added
🐾 11/3-4 – Saturday/Sunday– Fall Fiesta in the Park (10am-5pm)
The 48th annual Fall Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola is back the first weekend this month! This free, pet-friendly event includes artist and crafter booths, food vendors, live music, a huge children’s play area and more.
🐶 11/3- Saturday– DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Orlando (12-4pm)
Grab your friends, family and dogs and head to Lake Concord Park in Casselberry, FL on November 3 for the 5th Annual DogFest Orlando benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Furry friends and families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more! Registration is free.
🐾 11/3- Saturday-College Park Jazz Fest (5-11pm)
12 bands, 3 stages, all in the heart of one of Orlando’s best neighborhoods. Edgewater Drive, from Smith Street to Clayton Street will be shut down to host this event. All restaurants, boutiques, and businesses will be open for you to browse and shop. Food trucks and vendors will also be available. $10 minimum donation required for admittance.
🐾 11/10- Saturday- Orlando Beer Festival (2-5pm)
Now in it’s 4th year, the Orlando Beer Festival is back, pouring 200+ craft beers from over 50 local, regional and national breweries. This event will feature live music, interactive games, college football streaming, a wine tasting experience, food trucks, local vendors and more!
🐶 11/10- Saturday- Furball 2018 (6-11:30pm)
While this is NOT an event that pups can attend, this night is ALL about them. This Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando event is always a hot ticket. Get dressed up and spend the night dining, dancing, and helping support this great organization. There will also be an auction and a cuddle lounge, where you can snuggle with adoptable dogs. If you don’t have tickets already, click the link above asap to see if there are still some available.
⭐️🐶11/11- Sunday- Pet Photo & Adoption Day (12:30pm-3:30pm)
A Cause 4 Paws Rescue and A Style Photography are teaming up at Crooked Can Brewery to provide Fall and Christmas photo sessions for your pup! For $29 you get an 8×10, 5×7, and 8 wallet photos…and a percentage of their sales is donated to the rescue. Check out some of the shots from last year here.
🐶 11/12- Monday- College Park Yappy Hour (5-8pm)
K Restaurant & Woof! Orlando team up to host this monthly yappy hour. Grab a seat on the porch and enjoy the live music along with dog themed food and drinks.
🐾 11/16-18- Fri/Sat/Sun- Orlando Balloon Glow (5-9pm)
Taking place in beautiful Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park, this event features hot air balloons glowing at dusk. The event is free to attend, and will also feature tethered hot air balloon rides, some of Orlando’s best food trucks, a retail village and a Kids Zone with activities for the children.
⭐️🐶 11/18- Sunday- Doggie Paddle & Brunch (9:30am-11:30am)
Lake Life Paddles is hosting this meet-up for the pups and the people who love them! Learn how to make your dog feel comfortable on the water, safety with your dog, how to get them on board if they fall off. Lake Jennie Jewell is a very calm and safe lake to try out SUP or kayaking with your best friend. The Waterfront is a dog friendly restaurant, so stay and enjoy a delicious brunch afterward! If your dog doesn’t play well with others, they can schedule you a private session with your pup. Get your ticket (board included) in the link above.
🐶 11/18- Sunday- Barktoberfest 2018 (12-4pm)
Barktoberfest is the Orange County Animal Service’s rescue appreciation event that serves to celebrate the partnership between OCAS and the rescue community. Animal Services currently works with more than 100 rescue groups across the state that aid in the recovery and adoption of homeless animals. Many of these pets will be present at Barktoberfest and available for adoption through the individual rescue groups. Barktoberfest will also feature local pet-related businesses and groups!
🐾 11/18- Sunday- Orlando Flea- The Holiday Market (12-4pm)
45 local makers, a full bar, local eats, AND it’s dog friendly? Sign.Us.Up. The first iteration of this event was a smash hit, so you won’t want to miss this, and now your pup doesn’t have to either. Win/win.
🐾 11/30- Friday- Baldwin Park Tree Lighting Event (5:30-9:30pm)
Come celebrate with Baldwin Park for the FIRST Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the Baldwin Park First Friday Festival. The event is free to attend, and will be held in the Baldwin Park Village Center. Stroll the festival enjoying the music, artist and vendor booths, food trucks, Santa, and local businesses. At 7:30pm, the flagpole by the lake will be lit up to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season. Vendor booths and food trucks will be available to enjoy until 9:30pm.