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Bay Area Dog Events [ May 13th to May 19th ]

Hey there, sunshine! 🌞 Spring has sprung, and we've got a week of amazing weather ahead. Time to leash up your pup and hit the town to meet other dog people! 🐾 Check out these dog-friendly events in your area.

@PawrentsBayArea for weekly event updates. Join our Facebook group to meet other dog parents like you.


May 18th, 2024 - Pawrents Walk

Enjoy a beautiful 2 miles flat walk around Crissy Field and meet other dog lovers ❤️ people without dogs are welcome too. Exact meet up location will be announced that week.

Come with a friend or solo; so many people came to Pawrents events solo and left with a new group of friends.

May 19th, 2024 -  Bay to Breakers Picnic

San Francisco’s craziest foot race is back! We’re going to have a picnic in the panhandle where we can eat, drink and watch all the runners in their wildest costumes (or no clothes at all🙈)

May 15th, 2024 - 7k Bootcamp Run

Come tear up the streets of San Francisco Wednesday evening with Midnight Runners. Our bootcamp style run allows everyone to challenge themselves to their own limits. We will run roughly 1 mile and then regroup for an exercise before taking off again! All paces are welcome; however, you should be comfortable running 4 miles. No one is left behind. The run is totally free, just bring some good vibes. 

Join us for a Friday night Party Run, as we cover ourselves in more glitter, lights, and festive attire than this city has ever seen on a running community ✨ To celebrate, we will be heading to the Marina for a scenic Bootcamp 5k, taking in the beauty of this place we call home 🌅 As the motto goes, Midnight Runners is Never Just Running, so the festivities will continue after the run back at Jaxson (and who knows where people will end up after that) 🤠 

Another SF summer, another season of free outdoor movie nights! From sing-alongs, to car chases, to family-friendly hits, we’ve got something for everyone! Each event will also feature local food trucks and themed pre-show entertainment. The entire series is free and open to the public but moviegoers are encouraged to head to the links in our bios to RSVP for a chance to win special prizes at each movie night, and become an SF Parks Alliance member to secure reserved seating🙌

May 18th, 2024 - Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Our Mobile Vaccine Clinic offers no-cost preventative veterinary services to help families provide for their pets and ensure that animals remain in their loving homes. NOTE: I have volunteered here and the clinic is well run. Make sure to get there early - the wait can be up to 2 hours.

Our Bulldog Meetup Group meets at Crissy Field monthly to socialize our dogs and ourselves. It's a great opportunity to meet new people and new dogs. With the growing popularity of the breed, we get a lot of people who come out just to meet others and ask questions about being a bulldog owner, etc.

Join us in the Marketplace for a ‘Ferry Family Day’ of gift making for Mothers and Mother Figures! Create beautiful pop-up cards, jewelry, and flower crafts.

Find the activity table by Cholita Linda and Delica in the central Marketplace.

This event is free and open to the public.

Looking to add to your pack? Grateful Dogs Rescue will be hosting an adoption event at our Mission Bay Spot on Sunday, May 19 from 12PM to 2PM! Stop by to meet your new forever fur-iend.


Casual walk to stretch out the legs for both your and your pups after a long day at work (or snoozing in bed). This pack walk welcomes dogs with various temperaments including mild dog reactivity for you as an owner to work on advocating for your dog's space and boundaries while helping them build confidence around other dogs.

This Pack Walk is ~ 3.0 miles in length on a flat Paved Surface offering little shade, but drinking fountains in two places.

GSDs one year or younger are encouraged to turn around at the 1/2 mile mark to prevent damage to developing bones, joints and muscles of the pups!

Busy weekends or just want to get your pup out for a mid-week stroll with other small dogs? Join us for a short walk in the San Jose (Willow Glen) area.

The walk is simply a way for our dogs to warm up to one another and put their energy to good use. 

May 18th, 2024 - Dog Adoption Event

Come meet dogs available for adoption in a relaxed fun environment at Pup Plaza on Saturday. Not yet ready to adopt, or have questions about the ideal dog for you and your family? Stop by during our adoption events and chat with us about what you are looking for, and we can provide some pointers and great resources to find that perfect canine companion for you!

May 18th, 2024 - Amazing Dogs Adoption Event

Come to the Amazing Dogs Adoption Event to bring your new doggies home. You can meet them first online, reserve them and bring them home at the event.

A o Dai Festival Outdoor Event - FREE to the public. 2pm-4pm. May 18, 2024

Featuring dozens of Ao Dai models, art activities and drummers

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -- $50 OFF per ticket if purchased before April 1, 2024.

Evening Dinner Gala Indoor Event - for ticket-holders only.

Super VIP Tickets $800/seat - in front of the stage and receive a premium swag bag

VIP tickets $500/seat - close to the stage and receive premium swag bag

Silver tickets $300/seat - right behind VIP tables

Regular tickets $200 /seat - behind Silver tables

Enjoy a sit-down dinner gala and beautiful fashion-show in style!

We are calling this our SHAKE IT UP spring event!  Pulling out all the stops to get you to love us, look for these special things in the premium:

All three tourneys plus titling on Saturday (GP, STP, Biath)

Titling classes doubled up on Sunday (double gam, double std, double snk)

Baby Dog Biathlon awards

Awards for Handler Age Divisions in Steeplechase and Biathlon

Bye offered to juniors to the BJAC Boundless Youth Championship in June 2025


May 15th, 2024 - Pleasant Hill Off the Grid

Pleasant Hill Off the Grid brings a dash of spice to downtown Pleasant Hill with a huge variety of food options for the entire family. Add live entertainment, and you got yourself a perfect Wednesday evening!

Find a rotating selection of the region’s best food trucks every Wednesday from 5pm – 9pm. Family & pet friendly! Get your food to grab-and-go, bring a blanket, and eat picnic style on the lawn, or enjoy your food on the provided chairs and tables.

EBGWW gathers for walks all over the East Bay with a mission and purpose to create a community and safe place for folks to make friend with others in their own neighborhoods through monthly walks. Dogs are allowed in our walks.

May 16th, 2024 - Joybound Mobile adoptions

During your visit, we will share information about the animal’s health, behavior, and the post-adoption resources we offer. Adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. The availability of particular animals cannot be guaranteed.

May 16th, 2024 - Dog Foster Open House

Interested in learning more about fostering, or ready to pick up a foster dog?  Our foster coordinators or volunteers will match you with a foster dog who is suitable for your household. Note that if you have a dog at home, or kids under 12, you have to bring them to meet your foster dog before taking the dog home.

May 18th, 2024 - Adopt Adorable Dogs

Meet foster dogs available for adoption! Our dogs live in homes with Tri-Valley Animal Rescue volunteers where they receive loving care, socialization and training.

May 19th, 2024 - Head West Marketplace

HEAD WEST is a Local Outdoor Marketplace of Makers, Merchants, Crafters, Designers + Artists rooted in the Bay Area of Northern California. Note: All outdoor venues are kid + pet friendly, with ADA Accessible entrances and maintained portable/public restrooms for use.

May 19th, 2024 - Brunch Fest Artisan Market

pop up with us for an outdoor brunch fest event 🥞 join your favorite local norcal makers. for brunch, sips at a beer garden, and shopping local goods! 



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