Upcoming Dog-Friendly Events in July 2023

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Get ready for tail-wagging excitement! Explore all the upcoming dog-friendly events in July that will have your furry friend jumping for joy.


Queer Family at the Tweed Diversity Walk

Come down to celebrate Queer Family’s Pride Month Bonanza! Take over the streets and march along Wharf Street with your pup in tow. There’ll be fabulous performers, music, games, food and a best-dressed dog competition – so make sure your pups got their best costume on to wow the crowds at this dog-friendly event in July.

Address: Jack Evans Boat Harbour | 6 Coral Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2023
Time: 11 am
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Glamour Pup Walk

Is your pup the ulti-mutt diva? Find out at Nicole and Baby Pet Boutique’s Glamour Pup Walk, a visually stunning parade for four-legged divas to show off their favourite outfits. Meet new friends and help raise awareness for the Animal Health Foundation.

Address: Centennial Park | 15 Locked Bag Centennial Park NSW 2021
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2023
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
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Dogs in the Park

Dogs in the Park are transforming three suburbs into dog-friendly events in July. With doggy markets, competitions and tonnes of opportunities to make new friends, you’re in for a treat!

Dogs in the Park Shoalhaven

Address: The Mill Marketplace | 210/224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576
Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2023
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
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Dogs in the Park Penrith

Address: Club Paceway | 147 Station Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2023
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
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Dogs in the Park Orange

Address: Orange Showground | Leeds Parade, Orange NSW 2800
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
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Paws and Play

Calling all first responders – register for Paws and Play, a free day out curated just for you and your pup! You can register yourself and one other adult or two children, plus your furry friend, for a day of adventure and playtime in the great outdoors. You’ll have a picnic basket of goodies to enjoy while relaxing on the beach or park.

Address: Northern NSW
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Geelong Dog Lovers Market

Need to top up on doggy essentials? Geelong Dog Lovers Market has everything you need – from yummy treats, grooming products and accessories, you can find it all. Get a caricature done of your furry bestie, or join in on a doggy painting class! 

Address: Little Creatures Brewing | 221 Swanston Street, Geelong, VIC 3220
Date: Sunda, 9th July 2023
Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Yarra Bend Walk


Learn about the beautiful urban oasis while embarking on a volunteer-led walk through Yarra Bend Park. Get your steps up with this 1-1.5 hour walk and learn about the species that live there while making new friends.

Address: Studley Park Boathouse Carpark | 1 Boathouse Road Kew, VIC 3103
Date: Saturday, 15th July 2023
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
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Dogs Day Out Festival

FNQ Media’s Dogs Day Out Festival is back and bigger than ever for a paw-some dog-friendly event in July! Celebrate man’s best friend and peruse through the best pet-related products, services, education and entertainment. Grab some delicious human and doggy meals and enjoy while you watch performances, educational talks and agility and training demonstrations.

Address: Barron Waters-Burrawungal Park | 8/10 Lake Placid Road, Cairns, QLD 4870
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2023
Time: 9 am – 1:30 pm
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Doggie Lane Markets

Need a new pet bowl or fashion accessory for your beloved pet? Well, Doggie Lane Markets is the paw-fect place to go! With various stalls stocking treats, accessories, pet care and grooming products, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.

Address: Coolum-Peregian RSL | David Low Way, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2023
Time: 8 am – 1 pm

Small dog playgroup

Need to get some puppy socialisation in? Lock yourself in for Small Dog Playgroup, a controlled socialisation session in a fully fenced small dog area. Your pup can rumble to their heart’s content with seating, water and toilets nearby.

Address: Kroll Gardens | Corner Snook Street and Duffield Road, Kippa-Ring, QLD 4021
Date: Saturday, 15th July 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Flynn’s Walk

Flynn's Walk poster, a dog-friendly event in July

Meet up with fellow pups and parents at New Farm Park for a 5km walk along the River Walk. Show your support for veterinarians and vet staff and learn more about the great work they do for our pets. You’ll be fuelled up and ready to go with free coffee, tea and hot chocolate before the walk.

Address: New Farm Park | Brunswick Street New Farm, QLD 4005
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2023
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Pooches in the Park

Spend the morning in the sun at Pooches in the Park. With pet-themed market stalls, a doggy makeover station, fun activities and food trucks for both humans and pups, there’ll be plenty of things to do at this dog-friendly event in July.

Address: Penson Park | 25 Ann Street, Kallangur 4503
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Time: 8 am – 12 pm

NewBARKet Markets

Celebrate your pup at NewBARKet Markets! With a wide selection of doggy stalls, you can pick up new toys, treats and accessories for your furry friend. Don’t furr-get to grab a puppuccino or doggy ice cream for Fido.

Address: New Market Village | 400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket QLD 4051
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2023
Time: 11 am – 3 pm


Dryland Sled Dog Race

The Annual Wild Dog Derby is back! Watch the professional sled dogs in action over two days, or try out your pup’s winter sports skills on Sunday after the competitions are finished.

Address: Mount Crawford | Mount Crawford, SA 5351
Date: Saturday, 8th July 2023 – Sunday, 9th July 2023
Time: 7 am – 12 pm
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Make Your Steps Count – DonateLife

Lace up your sneakers and get your pup’s harness on for DonateLife’s second annual walk. Choose from a 0.5km, 2.5km or 3km walk and raise awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donors. At the end of the walk, treat yourself to a sausage sizzle and a hot beverage!

Address: Barr Smith Walk | Festival Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Time: 10:30 am – 1 pm
RSVP here

Can’t make any of these dog-friendly events in July? Don’t fret! Here are our top dog-friendly activities that will keep you busy all weekend.