two golden retrievers standing with owners at event wearing red bandanas

If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your dog in 2018 I’ve compiled this list of events that you can enjoy together. Feel free to share it around!

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Events that you can’t, or that aren’t specifically designed for you to, bring your dog to haven’t been included.

sydney (plus some regional nsw events)


26.01.18 Every Man and His Dog SUP event
Watsons Bay, NSW


14.02.18 Valentine’s Day Doggy Trivia
The Carrington, Surry Hills

17.02.18 Street Paws Festival

17.02.18 Lunar New Year with your pooch on Kensington Street

18.02.18 Doggywood at Fair Day
Victoria Park, Camperdown

24.02.18 Year of the Dog Fair Day
Joynton Park, Zetland


04.03.18 Paws and Claws (part of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival)
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

04.03.18 The Newport Dog Show
The Newport, Newport

04.03.18 Mardi Gras Recovery Party
The Carrington, Surry Hills

11.03.18 Puppy Love Gay & Lesbian Speed Dating
Newtown Hotel, 174 King Street, Newtown

17.03.18 Kings Cross Dog Show
Lawrence Hargrave Reserve, Elizabeth Bay

17.03.18 Dilly Doggy Day Out
Picton Sportsground off-leash park, Picton

17.03.18 Mad Paws Easter Fair
Sydney Park Kiosk, Newtown

24.03.18 Super Furry Easter Party
Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills


01.04.18 Moonlight Cinema Dogs’ Night Out
Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, Sydney

07.04.18 DogCheck™ Day
Federation Valley Dog Park, Centennial Park, Sydney

07.04.18 Double Bay Dog Day
Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay

15.04.18 Dog Day Afternoon
Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

22.04.18 Pups and Pints at The Carriage
The Carriage, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains, Sydney

28.04.18 Introduction to Sledding
Wingello State Forest, NSW


06.05.18 Paws in the Park
Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park

06.05.18 The Woof Woof Walk Family Funday Fundraising Event 2018
Figtree Oval, Figtree

06.05.18 The Great Nundle Dog Race
Nundle Recreation Ground, Nundle

20.05.18 Billy + Margot Pet Festival
Artarmon Reserve, Sydney

26.05.18 Street Paws Festival – Central Coast
Mt Penang Gardens & Event Park, Parkland Road, Kariong

TBC Bradfield Bark
Milsons Point, NSW


16.06.18 Adventure Dogs Obstacle Treasure Hunt


22.07.18 Wonderdog & Underdog Talent Quest
Castle Hill Showground

29.07.18 Dating with Dogs Sydney
The Sheaf, Double Bay

28-29.07.18 Riverwood Downs Trail Run
Riverwood Downs, NSW


12.08.18 Annual Pooch Picnic
Pepper Tree Wines, Pokolbin

18.08.18 Street Paws Festival – Western Sydney
Western Sydney Parklands

26.08.18 Pets’ Day Out 2018


02.09.18 Pawsitive Steps
Castle Hill

09.09.18 Canine Connect
North Manly

15.09.18 Dog Day 2018 // North Gong Hotel
North Gong Hotel, Wollongong

16.09.18 Dogs in the Park – Penrith
Jamison Park, Cnr Jamison & York Rds, Penrith


20.10.18 Super Furry Festival
Surry Hills

21.10.18 The Newport Dog Show
Newport, NSW

28.10.18 Pugoween
Figtree Dog Park, Wollongong

28.10.18 Dogs Day Out
Albion Park Showground, NSW

28.10.18 Gymea Hotel Dog Day
Gymea Hotel, NSW

28.10.18 Howl-oween
The Beresford, NSW

28.10.18 Street Paws at Norton Street Festa
Leichhardt, NSW


03.11.18 SquishyFaceCrew book launch
Kensington, NSW

03.11.18 Park House Dog Day 2018
Mona Vale, NSW

03.11.18 COMMUNE Presents: My Vet Howloween Pawty
Waterloo, NSW

04.11.18 DBSF Vet HQ Dog Lane Proudly Supporting Pound Paws
Double Bay, NSW

10.11.18 SPAWts afternoon
Tempe, NSW

11.11.18 Newtown Festival Dog Show
Newtown, NSW

17.11.18 Dogs in the Park
Norah Head Sports Ground, Norah Head NSW

17.11.18 Street Paws Festival – Northern Beaches
Rowland Reserve, Bayview St

17.11.18 Darlo Doggos
Darlo Bar, Darlinghurst, NSW

18.11.18 Dog Day Afternoon 2.0
Courthouse Hotel, Newtown, NSW

21.11 – 16.12.18 Dog-friendly American Express Openair Cinemas
Pyrmont, NSW


01.12.18 Christmas Dog Party
Murrumbateman Winery, NSW

02.12.18 Dogs in the Park Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW

09.12.18 Doggie Day  
Sydney Park, NSW

23.12.18 Tail Runners 3rd Birthday and Christmas RuffRun Fund Raiser 
Holmesville, NSW

24.12.18 44th annual Scotland Island Dog Swimming Race 
The Waterfront – Cafe & General Store, Sydney




28.01.18 Bungendore Show (incl. Werriwa Weiner Dash)
Bungendore Showgrounds


25.02.18 Beer and Pooches
Capital Brewing Co., 1 Dairy Road Fyshwick, Canberra


12.03.18 Dogs Day Out at The Pupping Room
The Cupping Room, 1/13 University Ave, Canberra


15.04.18 ACT Companion Dog Club 60th Anniversary Party
ACT Companion Dog Club, 240 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston, Canberra


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16.06.18 A Pooch Affair Doggie Day Out
EPIC, Mitchell


29.07.18 Pups4Fun 10th Birthday @ Queanbeyan Christmas in July – Winter Dream
Queanbeyan Showground


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8,9,15+16.09.18 Snow Dogs Day Out @ Corin!
Corin Forest, ACT


Multiple dates in Oct Guided Dog Walks
Canberra, ACT

14.10.18 Floriade Superhero Dogs’ Day Out
Commonwealth Park

21.10.18 Canine Carnival
Holt, ACT


Multiple dates in Nov Guided Dog Walks
Canberra, ACT


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