Dog Events in Asheville, NC

There are 4 upcoming pet friendly events in Asheville, and 5 more nearby. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year’s event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Asheville.

Pet Friendly Biltmore Blooms - Tulips & Spring Flowers
Biltmore Blooms - Tulips & Spring Flowers Celebrate Spring with Fido with a visit to the Biltmore Estate to view the spectacular display of colorful blooms. The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted inside any buildings, but are allowed on the outdoor patios of Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern for dining. See Details
Pet Friendly Bocce Ball Tournament at Sideways Farm & Brewery
Bocce Ball Tournament at Sideways Farm & Brewery Bring your favorite partner and your pup out for some friendly competition and support a great cause! All entry monies will be donated to Blue Ridge Humane Society. Tournament explanation and rules start at 1:00 PM and there's a prize for the winning team! Game is played rain or shine. Please RSVP by the Thursday prior to event. See Details
Hendersonville Farmers Market Bring Fido with you while you shop a variety of local vendors selling fresh produce, arts & crafts, soaps & candles, baked goods, gifts, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. Parking is available at the market on Maple Street off of Fifth Avenue in addition to parking on surrounding streets. Please be mindful of Fido's paws - the pavement will get hot in summer months. See Details
Annual Downtown Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Festival of the Arts Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome along as you enjoy local and national artists' works. You'll find jewelry, one-of-a-kind paintings, glasswork, sculptures and a variety of hand-made art. The show will be set up on the streets of North Pack Square and South Pack Square as well as the Terrace Lawn and Reuter Terrace. See Details
Bark & Bolt The 5K course is a scenic, out and back route that follows the Oklawaha Greenway. There are some moderate hills but the majority of the course is flat. The 1-mile race also follows the Greenway and has one hill just before the finish. Both courses will have a single water station along the route. The Paw Pursuit 100 Meter Dash is the shortest race with a quick sprint where dogs run alongside their owners to demonstrate their speed and agility. Dogs will be divided into three weight classes: Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight. See Details
Sourwood Festival This annual summer celebration kicks off the sourwood honey-selling season, sourced from the native sourwood tree in the Southern Appalachian region. The festival offers a vibrant collection of bees and locally-produced sourwood honey, featuring over 150 vendors, festival delicacies, and live music. While the festival unfolds on side streets, Main Street remains open, inviting exploration of galleries, restaurants, and stores that contribute to the town's unique charm. See Details
Dog Day Afternoon (Fall) Enjoy a day of fun with your pup among the beautiful scenery of Lake Julian. There will be food from Woof Street Bistro and snow cones from Sweet Squeeze. You and your dog can also enjoy a variety of contests, local vendors, live entertainment, and maybe even find a sibling at one of the one-site shelters and rescues. Ingles Ultimate Air Dogs will be there too with dock-jumping dogs. See Details
Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k at Oskar Blues Brewery The Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k celebrates the season of hops and malts with a beautiful run. Festive costumes encouraged, but not required! Following the race, runners will toast to their achievement at the Hi-Wire Brewing Beer Garden. Strollers and dogs are allowed, but must start in the back of the group. See Details
Trick or Trail 5K & Spooky Sprint You can bring Fido along to watch this Halloween-themed race, which features participants wearing creative costumes for a 5K run or 1M walk. A bustling Fall Festival will follow, with food, drinks and vendors at the Farmers’ Market. Please be mindful that due to congestion and safety concerns, dogs cannot participate in the race itself. See Details
Asheville, NC, US