Upcoming Dog-Friendly Events in April 2023

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Don’t have any plans for April? Here is your ulti-mutt list of all the upcoming dog-friendly events in April 2023. You and your pup’s social calendar will never be empty again.


Cat/ Kitten Adoption Day

Join PETQuarters BROADMEADOW for a cat and kitten adoption day with Hunter Animal Rescues. Snuggle up with adorable furballs, enter a raffle for fabulous prizes, and enjoy a BBQ sausage sizzle and cold drinks, all for a good cause!

Address: PETQuarters, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023
Time: 8:15 am – 11:45 a,m
RSVP here

Dogs on the Green

Don’t miss out on Dogs on the Green – a fun doggy day out hosted by Dogs in the Park! You’re in for a day of browsing through doggy market stalls, competitions, delicious food and more. 

Address: The Station | Corner Scott Street, Watt Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
RSVP here

Dog Day @ The Marly

Don’t miss out on the return of Dog Day at The Marly! Get your four-legged friends ready to compete in the Best Dressed contest, indulge in complimentary treats, and browse the pop-up dog bazaar. Plus, there are giveaways from Healthy Everyday Pets and Virbac Pets and an informative “Ask The Trainer” session by Mutts with Manners. 

This event is packed with exciting activities for dog lovers, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Address: Marlborough Hotel | 145 King Street Newtown, NSW, Australia 2042
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023
Time: 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
RSVP here

NAPA Family Picnic Day

Pack your picnic rug and bring your favourite snacks to NAPA’s annual family picnic. Spend a day socialising with other fur parents and families at the gorgeous Blackman Park while Fido makes some new fur-ever friends. The park even has an on-site pet-friendly café serving coffee, ice cream, refreshments,  and even tasty treats for your pup.

Participate in exciting activities, including classic park games like the egg and spoon and 3-legged races.

And if your furry buddy still has the energy to burn, head over to the park’s off-leash area for more playtime and tail-chasing adventures.

Address: Blackman Park Lloyd Rees Drive Lane Cove West, NSW 2066 Australia
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST
RSVP here

Puppy Pawty @ St Peters

Grab your furry friend and head to an unmissable dog-friendly event in April, Puppy Pawty! It’s a free and safe event, paw-fect to help your pup learn to mingle with other dogs and humans. 

Get ready to play ‘Pass the Puppy’ – the classic game that will allow your pup to get used to being held by others. While Fido makes new friends, you can kick back with a drink and swap stories with other dog owners.

Reserve your ticket soon, as spots are limited and tend to fill up fast!

Address: Southern Cross Vet Clinic | 60 Princes Hwy St Peters, NSW 2044 Australia
Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2023
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM AEST
RSVP here

Dog Day in the Car Park

Looking for something to do with your furry companion on Good Friday? Why not check out Dog Day in the Car Park! This bottleshop is hosting a community event and rolling out the red carpet for pups, with plenty of puppy stalls, giveaways, and outdoor space for drinking and dining. Plus, there’s even a jumping castle to tire out the kids!

Address: Sackville Hotel, 599 Darling street, Rozelle, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Date: Friday, 7th April 2023
Time: 7:45 am – 3:45 pm 
RSVP here

Dogs in the Park NSW

Calling all dog lovers! Get ready to have a barking good time for the return of the Dogs in the Park NSW event at Moore Park! Join fellow dog lovers for a day filled with exciting dog competitions, over 25 market stalls, and pet-friendly cafes to explore. For families with little ones, enjoy the Sydney Family Show next door! 

There will be a $5 entry fee, and all the money collected will be donated to a local rescue group.

Address: The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
Date: Sunday, 16th April 2023
Time: 10 am – 4 pm 

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Pound Paws Dog Day @ The Clovelly Hotel

Pound Paws Dog Day at Clovelly Hotel is a dog-friendly event in April that can’t be missed! Expect live music, refreshing drinks, tasty bites and non-stop pup cuddles – all for a good cause!

Address: Clovelly Hotel | 381 Clovelly Road Clovelly, NSW 2031 Australia
Date: Sunday, 16th April 2023
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm 
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Doggy Market Day

Paws up small business owners and pet lovers! Get ready for a FREE event that’s all about making new connections and supporting locals. 

Happy Little Howlers and Boxd For Pets are teaming up to bring you a day of excitement and tail-wagging fun. Your pups can compete for some seriously cool prizes while the whole family enjoys games and entertainment galore. Don’t miss out on this paw-some opportunity to have a blast!

Address: Happy Little Howlers | Luland St, Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 8:15 am – 12:45 pm
RSVP here

Sydney Dachshund Festival

Calling all Dachshund lovers and owners; here’s your chance to attend the biggest Dachshund Festival of the year! This dog-friendly event in April aims is to raise funds to support dogs suffering with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). 

Besides participating in paw-some competitions, you can take adorable snaps with your pet in the doggy photo booth. But that’s not all! There will be over 50 market stalls for you to shop the day away at! 

Address: The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021 
Date: Sunday, 16th April 2023 
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
RSVP here.


Adventure Dog

Have you got a super athletic canine? If so, Adventure Dog is the paw-fect opportunity for them to show off their superstar potential. At this fun-filled event, you and your furry friend will spend a day running over hills, weaving under logs, making your way through the mud and plunging into the water. After all that hard work, you’ll recharge with the other participants and enjoy some light fare and drinks. 

Please note that dogs must be aged one year or over to participate. 

Address: Wandin Park, Gruyere, Victoria 
Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023 
Time: Check website for details 
Register here!

Baw Baw Pet Expo

Bring Fido along for a free day of fun, entertainment, competitions, and paw-some giveaways at the Baw Pet Expo! Learn from and talk to various local industry leaders such as vets, animal welfare groups, groomers and more. Wander through the endless market stalls and pick up something special for Fido! 

Feeling lucky? Enter your pooch in the Fastest Dog, Best Trick, or Pet Look-alike competition to win a fantastic prize. 

With live music, free face painting and food trucks, this is a great event to bring the whole family to! 

Address: Burke Street Park, Warragul, Victoria 
Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023 
Time: 10 am – 3 pm 
RSVP here.

NAPA Family Picnic Day

Pack your picnic rug and bring your favourite snacks to NAPA’s first annual family picnic. Spend a day socialising with other pet parents and families at the gorgeous NAPA parkland in Melbourne. 

Immerse yourself in old-school park games such as the egg and spoon race, the 3-legged race, and more! 

This park has no fenced areas, so it’s best to keep Fido on lead. 

Address: NAPA Centre Melbourne, 351 Burwood Highway #Level 1 Forest Hill, Victoria 
Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023 
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
RSVP here!

Paint For Fun

Unleash your inner artist at Paint for Fun’s Doggy Paint & Sip! Bring your four-legged friend along as your muse and create an everlasting paw-trait of Fido. Don’t know much about painting? Don’t fret; your teacher will guide you through various techniques on the day. BYO wine, beer and snacks! 

Address: Paint for Fun’s Studios 252 Graham Street Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023 
Time: 1:45 pm 
RSVP here

PAW-TY, An Afternoon With Difference

Positive Media invites business owners and industry leaders to bring their furry friend along for a Paw-ty Afternoon at Pups Palace! You’ll hear from Business Development Executive Samantha Jensen about why PositiveMedia should be your preferred media partner over refreshments and drinks. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded leaders and mingle with Belinda, owner of Pups Palace. There will also be door prizes and lots of other fun activities! 

Address: Pups Palace, 495 Highett Rd, Highett, Victoria 
Date: Thursday, 20th April 2023 
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm
RSVP here!

Pets’ Day Out

Get your fix of slobbery kisses and furry cuddles at the Pets’ Day Out in Ballam Park. Fido can partake in activities and enjoy socialising with our pups. With giveaways and loads of entertainment, this dog-friendly event in April is not to be missed! 

Just bring yourself and Fido, as entry is free!

Address:  Ballam Park, Cranbourne Road, Frankston VIC
Date: Saturday 29th April 2023 
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Click here for more details!

Flynn’s Walk

Flynn’s Walk is back for the 5th year in a row! This free dog-friendly event in April aims to support veterinary staff and the challenges they face in their line of work. Grab your pet’s leash and head down to Williamstown for a 7km fun run. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are supplied before the walk. Once you’ve finished breaking a sweat, you can chow down a snag at the sausage sizzle. 

After your walk, take Fido for a puppuccino at one of these dog-friendly cafes in Melbourne. 

Address: Cyril Curtain Reserve Corner Morris St & The Esplanade Williamstown, VIC 3016
Date: Sunday, 30th April 2023 
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
RVSP here.

Puppy Pub Crawl – Occurs every month

Puppy drinking a doggy cocktail at a dog-friendly event in April

Did someone say pints and pooches? Yep, that’s right! Puppy Pub Crawl hosts dog-friendly events every month across Melbourne where pups and their parents get to experience Melbourne’s best dog-friendly bars. You’ll always have a drink in hand while your pup gets the royal treatment. Pooches can indluge in doggy meals, doggy cocktails like ‘Espresso Paw-tinis’, treats and more!

Footscray Puppy Pub Crawl 

Address: Lickety Split 40 Moreland Street, #38 Footscray, VIC, 3011 
Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023 
Time: 5:30 pm onwards 
RSVP here! 

Brunswick Puppy Pub Crawl 

Address: Co-conspirator Brew Pub, 377 Victoria Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056 
Date: Sunday 16th April 2023 
Time: 3 pm – 6:30 pm 
RSVP here!


Doggo Day

Head to VEND Market Place for the ulti-mutt doggy day out. With market stalls dedicated to pups, fun activities, a photo booth, dog wash and competitions, you’re in for a whole day of fun. There are even races for sausage dogs and corgis, so get your furry friend practising to cross the finish line!

Address: VEND Market Place | 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia, QLD 4104
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2023
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
RSVP here

A Dog’s Life: Pet Expo 2023

A Dog’s Life is a pet expo that can’t be missed! Both two and four-legged visitors are welcome to celebrate our furry companions. With displays and demonstrations, nutritional and grooming advice, training, education, and more, you’ll leave the event with info on how to take care of your beloved pet better. 

There’s a $15 donation fee to enter this dog-friendly event which goes towards PTSD Dogs Australia to raise funds for the services they do for the community.

Address: Tewantin Noosa Lions Park | Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566
Date: Sunday, 23rd April 2023
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
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Dogs on the Green Market

If your pup loves sniffing around weekend markets, Dogs on the Green Market needs to be on your calendar! With over 70 stalls, you and your furry friend will have a field day browsing through different treats, accessories, and clothing stalls. There are even artists, photographers and therapy businesses to chat with and learn more about. 

Don’t forget to grab a raffle ticket – not only do you have the chance to win one of five awesome raffle prizes, you’ll also be donating to two rescue groups.

Address: Benowa State Primary School | 314-358 Benowa Road, Benowa WLD 4217
Date: Sunday, 23rd April 2023
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
RSVP here


Dogs West Open Day

Dogs West promotes responsible dog breeding and ownership and runs dog training programs throughout the year. Dogs West Open Day is the opportunity to meet passionate breeders and their dogs, watch an entertaining show and browse through over 50 market stalls! 

Address: Dogs West | 602 Warton Road, Southern River, WA 6110
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
RSVP here

Walk & Talk

Need an excuse to get out of the house and get some steps in? Well, Walk & Talk is just the event for you! Leash up your pup, and meet other friendly pawrents and their pups while you go on a fun-filled walk around Yokine Reserve. This friendly walking group is committed to creating genuine connections with the community while caring for your physical, social and mental health.

Address: Yokine Regional Open Space | 100 Wordsworth Avenue, Yokine, WA 6060
Dates: Every Sunday in April
Time: 8 am – 9 am
RSVP here

Heathride Night Market

End your week on a high note by heading to Heathridge Night Markets on Sunday night. With different food trucks every week, you can drop by every week and try something new each time! There’s even live music by local musicians and a pet treat truck for your furry friend. So, pack a picnic rug and head on over with your furry and human friends.

Address: Prince Regent Park | Prince Regent Drive, Heathridge, WA 6027
Date: Every Sunday in April
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP here


Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Open Day

Head to Australian Lions Hearing Dogs’ Open Day to learn more about how they train pups to help those that are deaf or hard hearing. With market stalls, activities for kids and training demos, there’s something for the whole family! 

Address: 793 Mount Barket Road, Verdun SA 5245
Date: Saturday, 15th April 2023
Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Wild Dogs Mushers Try Out Day

Is your dog always full of energy and wanting to run around all day? Register them for the Wild Dogs Mushers Try Out Day to test their limits! Learn about a range of different ways to safely exercise your pup including canicross, bikejoring, and dog scooter! All dogs are welcome to attend no matter their size, age or ability, so head on down for a day of exhilarating fun.

Address: Ponderosa Campground | Starkey Road, Mount Crawford, SA 5351
Date: Sunday, 30th April 2023
Time: 9 am
RSVP here


Whiskers & Wine: A Day Out At Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Wobbly Boot Vineyard prides itself on being the most dog-friendly vineyard in Australia. With three off-leash areas for different-sized dogs, you can enjoy a wine tasting or picnic while your pup romps around through the vines. Join in on Whiskers & Wine: A Day Out At Wobbly Boot Vineyard for live music, wood-fired pizzas, kid-friendly activities and, of course wine for the adults. 

Address: Wobbly Boot Vineyard | 487 White Kangaroo Road, Campania, TAS 7026
Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
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