Upcoming Dog-Friendly Events in March 2023

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If you’re always looking for something fun to do on the weekends with your pet, look no further! We’ve compiled the ulti-mutt list of upcoming dog-friendly events in March so you won’t miss out.

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Walk4Paws #MentalHealthMarch Fundraiser

Walk 4 Paws - a dog-friendly event in March

Join the Walk4Paws campaign and let your four-legged buddy lead the way to better mental and physical health! This is a great dog-friendly event in March to participate in as you can do it anywhere!

Participating in this paw-some challenge will encourage you to walk your dog for 30 minutes every day for 30 days, all while raising money for vital mental health research and programs. Share your journey by posting a pic or video of you and your pup walking together, and remember to tag #Walk4Paws and #MentalHealthMarch. 

Spread the love by nominating another dog owner to join the challenge and create a lasting impact, one paw at a time!

Wednesday, 1st March 2023 – Friday, 31st March 2023

NSW

Mosman Art Walk

Prepare to awaken your passion for art at the Mosman Art Walk 2023! Presented by the Mosman High Art Committee, this community event will take you on a 3km journey through the charming Mosman village. Bring your furry friend along and browse through an amazing collection of art pieces available for purchase. 

If you find something that catches your eye, simply scan the QR code on the shop window. You can also participate in the event by casting your vote for your favourite artwork through the QR code on the website.

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Military Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Wednesday, 1st March 2023 – Sunday, 12th March 2023

Mad Paws Doggy #WalkWithPride Event

This is a party you won’t want to miss! Mad Paws is throwing a fabulous event to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and support WorldPride Sydney. Expect plenty of wagging tails, tasty treats, hilarious comedy, and live music to keep you entertained all night long.

Hosted by the hilarious Carla from Bankstown, guests can enjoy drinks, nibbles, and cuddles from the four-legged stars of the show.

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Rushcutters Bay Park, Waratah Street, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011
Thursday, 2nd March 2023
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sydney Chilli Festival

Sydney’s Hottest Chilli Festival is a must-visit event for spicy food enthusiasts. You and your pup can explore more than 30 chilli-themed vendors featuring international food trucks.

Whether you’re a fan of mild or wild sauces, chutneys, or even chilli chocolate, this festival has something to tantalize your taste buds. And if you need refreshment from the heat, you can cool off with chilli cocktails at one of the three fully licensed bars or beer gardens.

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135 George St, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Saturday, 4th March 2023

Pawsitive Steps: Mind, Doggy and Spirit Festival

Dog running down agility obstacle at a dog-friendly event in March

Pawsitive Steps Festival recognises the paw-sitive impact that our furry friends have on our mental health. With a variety of well-being workshops available on the day, you’ll be leaving with nothing but a smile! 

Spend the day with Fido playing in the ‘Pawsitive Playdome’ arena, where you can take on obstacles, mind games and exercises together. Or whip out your yoga mat and get zen at the Pawsitive Stage with doggy yoga. Afterwards, you can feed your mind and stomach with a healthy meal from one of the available food stalls.

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Rouse Hill Town Centre, White Hart Dr, Rouse Hill, NSW, 2155
Sunday, 5th March 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pups in Pubs Dog Day

Sunday Funday is on at Town & Country Hotel! Head over with your pup for doggie markets, free treats, pooch giveaways and competitions with prizes. If you’re looking to extend your fun, walk a few blocks to Sydney Park for some off-leash fun with your new furr-iends.

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Town & Country Hotel, 2 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters, Sydney NSW 2044
Sunday, 5th March 2023
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dog Day at The Erko

Dog Day at The Erko - a dog-friendly event in March

Clear your calendars for some tail-wagging fun at The Erko! With giveaways by Healthy Everyday Pets and Virbac, a best dressed fashion parade and Q&A with a dog trainer, you’re in for a day of paw-some entertainment. There’s also a photobooth to take some cute snaps for your socials, so make sure your pup is dressed up!

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The Erko, 102 Erskineville Road, Erskineville, Sydney 2043
Sunday, 12th March 2023
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Dogs in the Park

Whip out your calendar! Dogs in the Park has a three unmissable dog-friendly events in March! 

Help raise money for various doggie rescues while having a paw-some day out. From doggy pool paw-tys, to cutest pup competitions and prizes for the best dressed pooch, you and your furry friend will have a blast. 

There will also be plenty of market stalls available on the day for you to shop till you drop!

Dogs in the Park NSW Speers Point

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Speers Point Park, Park Rd, Boolaroo, 2284
Sunday, 12th March 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dogs in the Park NSW Maitland

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Maitland Park, Maitland, 2320
Sunday, 19th March 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dogs in the Park NSW St Ives

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St Ives Showground, Saint Ives, 2075
Sunday, 26th March 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pooches at The Greens

For an un-fur-gettable afternoon, make sure you’ve RSVP’d to Pooches at The Greens. With a pop-up doggie market, giveaways, best-dressed competitions, a photo booth and puppy yoga, they’ll be plenty of fun for the whole day. They’ll even roll out the red carpet for all the Very Important Pooches, so strut down and strike a pose.

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The Greens | 50 Ridge Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney 2089
Sunday, 19th March 2023
12:00 pm – 4:oo pm

Pound Paws Dog Day at The Sheaf

Pound Paws is all about hosting the best doggy day outs for pooches and their pawrents, and this time they’re taking over the bustling Golden Sheaf! Expect tasty bar snacks and drinks with a side of wagging tails! 

Fido can strut their stuff in the best-dressed dog competition or show off their skills in the best tricks competition. There are usually plenty of furr-bulous prizes up for grabs, so you may want to get your pooch to start practising! 

There will be a variety of market stalls for you to stock up on the latest pet accessories, toys and food.

Don’t let the fun stop there, continue the day with your new human and fur friends at one of these dog-friendly pubs in Sydney.

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The Sheaf, 429 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2026
Sunday, 26th March 2023
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Victoria

Craigieburn Festival

Embark on a day filled with excitement and adventure at Craigieburn Festival. This pet-friendly event will be packed with activities for everyone, including thrilling carnival rides, live music performances, colourful face painting, and so much more! Save the date on your calendars and prepare for a day of never-ending fun with your family and pets!

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Anzac Park, Central Park Avenue Craigieburn, VIC 3064 
Saturday, 4th March 2023
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inverleigh Dachshund Derby

The Inverleigh Dachshund Derby is back for another year! This dog-friendly event in March calls all small dogs (below 30mm from the shoulder) and their paw-rents to participate in this family fun day out.

Entrants will receive ribbons, prizes for all events, and a trophy if they place in the Dachshund Derby Race and the All Breeds Race

Other events on the day include the Eleven-Legged Race (2 people and 2 dogs), Billy Can Race and the Pooper Scooper.

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Inverleigh Football & Netball Club, 20 Railway St, Inverleigh, VIC, 3321
Sunday, 5th March 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Stanton & Killeen Wines: Dog Athletics

Stanton & Killeen Wines are hosting the ulti-mutt doggy weekend at their cellar door in Rutherglen. On Saturday, you can test your dog’s agility skills with the Dog High Jump Competition and win prizes or strut down the runway on Sunday at ‘Poochy Fashion in the Vines’. There will be prizes for competition winners and all money raised will go to Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue.

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Stanton & Killeen Wines, 440 Jacks Road, Rutherglen, VIC 2685
Saturday, 12th March 2023 & Sunday, 13th March 2023
2:00 pm

Paint and Sip: Paint Your Dog

What’s better than having 1000 photos of your dog on your camera roll? A pawtrait of them painted by you! Join Paint For Fun’s dog-friendly paint & sip class where you’ll be guided through a range of painting techniques to bring your pup to life on a canvas. BYO snacks, wine, beer and whatever you fancy, plus don’t forget treats for your furry friend, and settle in for a night of creativity.

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Paint For Fun’s Studios, 252 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Sunday, 12th March 2023
1:45 pm

Puppy Pub Crawl

Make new human and furry friends over a pint of beer at a Puppy Pub Crawl event! Each of these dog-friendly events in March takes you around one of Melbourne’s paw-some suburbs, where you’ll be able to experience the best dog-friendly pubs on offer. You’ll always have a drink in hand while your pup gets the royal treatment. Think doggy meals, non-alcoholic doggy cocktails, treats and more!

There are even exclusive discounts and offers for Puppy Pub Crawlers, so you won’t go home thirsty or hungry! At the end of the night, you can go for a nightcap with your newfound friends at these dog-friendly pubs and bars in Melbourne.

St Kilda Puppy Pub Crawl

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Luna’s Food and Wine Bar, 30 The Esplanade, Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
Sunday, 12th March 2023
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Richmond Puppy Pub Crawl

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Royal Saxon, 545 Church Street, Richmond, VIC 3121
Saturday, 18th March 2023
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prahran Puppy Pub Crawl

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Temperance Hotel, 426 Chapel Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141
Sunday, 18th March 2023
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

South/ Port Melbourne Puppy Pub Crawl

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Westside Ale Works, 36 Alfred Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Sunday, 26th March 2023
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dianella Dog Show

Think your pup has the bow-wow factor? Register them into the Dianella Dog Show and enter the best trick or best-dressed competition. Winners will receive a prize, so practice your best tricks and put on your favourite outfit!

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Dianella Community Centre, 6 Congo Drive, Tarneit, VIC 3029
Friday, 17th March 2023
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dog Day at Warrantina Lavendar Farm

Head on a mini road trip to Warrantina Lavender Farm in Yarra Valley. With dog demonstrations, including agility, tricks, dancing and flyball and training classes available to teach your dog recall, you and your pup will leave with new tricks up your sleeve. There’s also a doggy market, fun competitions, private photoshoots and groomers on-site! 

Not only is this a fantastic dog-friendly event in March to attend, but you’ll also leave with adorable insta-worthy pics of your pup.

Here are some other paw-some dog-friendly road trips from Melbourne to put on your bucket list.

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Warrantina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock, VIC 3139
Sunday, 26th March 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Queensland

RSPCA Community Hub Day: Deadly Kindy Jajumbora

The RSPCA is joining Deadly Kindy Jajumbora to support people and animals in need. As part of the RSPCA’s People & Pets – Better Together program, you’ll receive free veterinary health checks, vaccinations, microchipping and pet ID tags, flea, tick and worming products, and more. 

Please note that this event is only for qualifying candidates with an approved concession card, and CRN must be provided. 

Pets must be kept secure by being on-lead and in a carrier.

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Deadly Kindy Jajumbora, 6 Glenda Street Waterford West, QLD 4133
Wednesday, 8th March 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Sweet Escape

If you’re a sweet lover, this dog-friendly event in March is just for you! The Sweet Escape must be on your calendar – with over 130 small businesses from Brisbane and its surrounds, you’ll be able to taste, shop and indulge in local treats.

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VEND Marketplace, 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia, QLD 4104
Saturday, 11th March 2023
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DogFest

Come on down to Victoria Park with your furry friend for a day of fun! With dog-friendly stallholders, food trucks, live entertainment, activities and competitions, you’ll have a blast hanging out with your pup and meeting new furriends. Don’t forget to snap a photo at the Smooch the Pooch booth!

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Victoria Park, Gilchrist Avenue, Herston, QLD 4006
Sunday, 19th March 2023
9:00 am – 2:00 pm