Spring Dog Events In The DMV

Days are getting longer and warmer weather is quickly approaching in the DMV and that only means one thing … Spring is in the air! After a long winter it’s time to load up your car with your best furry friend and go on some adventures. Here are some dog-friendly events in the DMV for the spring season:

Super Pet Expo

Super Pet Expo
Don’t miss this paw-rect Spring event!

DATE: March 16- 18, 2018

TIME: Friday, 3 pm- 8pm; Saturday, 10 am- 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am- 5pm.

LOCATION: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia

Bring your dog for a fun-filled day of shopping, play, adoption events, and pet education from a variety of vendors! Leashed pets are welcome to attend at no charge! (No retractable leashes). Admission for one adult ticket is $13.


Ides Of Bark

Ideas Of Bark
Don’t Miss This Paw-Fect Spring Event!

DATE: March 18, 2018

TIME: 1 pm- 4pm

LOCATION: Grist Mill Park, Alexandria, Virginia

Admission is free! Enjoy demonstrations from Fairfax County’s K9 Police Unit, win prizes, browse local dog vendors and learn about pet care with various technicians such as CPR and First Aid techniques. You can also license your dog with Fairfax County for $10 with proof of a current rabies shot.



Paws In The Park

Paws In The Park
Don’t miss this paw-rect Spring event!

DATE: April 28, 2018

TIME: 10 am- 3 pm

LOCATION: Prince William Forest Park

In honor of National Parks Week (April 21st- 29thth), Prince William Forest Park will be hosting a dog friendly event to highlight the importance of responsible dog ownership in national parks. There will be a designated off leash area, “Dogs Got Talent” show, various dog demonstrations, Junior Bark Ranger activities, and so much more! The entrance fee is $7 per car, and the admission is good for seven days so you can return to the dog during the park for free.


Pet Fiesta

Pet Fiesta, RTC
Don’t miss this paw-fect Spring event!

DATE: May 5, 2018

TIME: 10 am- 4 pm

LOCATION: Reston Town Center

Check out the latest and greatest in pet products while enjoying onstage entertainment, pet contests, a fashion show for dogs, pet caricatures, face painting, and more! Admission is free! The Tails on Trails dog walk starts at 10am and is a scenic walk around the Reston Town Center, the W&OD trail, sidewalks and footpaths. The walk is $20 and proceeds go to raise money to help homeless dogs find loving homes.


If you know of any other dog-friendly events in the area, please let me know in the comments!


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