Pet-A-Palooza 2016 is coming to Calgary this summer

Jun 22 2016, 5:10 pm

With the most off-leash canine space of any city in North America, it’s no surprise that Calgary is hosting Pet-A-Palooza. The West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival is in town July 23 and 24 at Eau Claire Plaza.

The festival will take place downtown for two days before heading to Victoria and Vancouver in August. It’ll have samples of treats, food, accessories, toys and a bunch of free merchandise for your furry friends from vendors like Boneties and Bling, Dogtopia, Urban Dog Market, and more. The best part? Admission is totally free.

Pet-A-Palooza will also feature a 20-foot bulldog race — “the Running of the Bulls” — a weiner dog race — “And the Weiner Is” — as well as red carpet photo ops, free teeth cleanings, trims and “pawdicures,” and live music.

Pet-A-Palooza is a fundraiser for the Just Love Animals Society. Check out the festival’s Facebook page and website for more info and terrible amazing dog puns.

Pet-A-Palooza

When: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Eau Claire – 200 Barclay Parade SW