On Saturday, February 8, 2020, pet lovers from all over Central Florida will gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s mission at Paws in the Park.
As Orlando’s largest pet parade and festival, there are plenty of opportunities to get you and your pet out in the community. So grab your leash and your float, fun times are on their way!
See our top ways to join the celebration below, but first we have the Paws in the Park Event Map — click to download:
Join the Fundraising Walk
Grab your closest pupper, doggo, or doge and meet us for a light walk around Lake Eola at 10:00 a.m. Don’t forget to register and fundraise — you could receive an exclusive t-shirt and bandana!
New This Year: Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Loews Hotels & Co!
Best in Show will win a $200 cash prize! Additional prizes for the top three winners in each category.
If you have a creative AND competitive spirit, then enter the juried PAWrade Costume Contest! *Entry is $15 donation for the following categories:
- Favorite Food
- Binge-Worthy TV Shows
Reed Nissan Rest Stop
Feeling thirsty? Drop by the Reed Nissan Rest Stop for all your hydration needs — dog bowls included!
Zesty Paws Lure Course
Your pup will have the opportunity to burn off some extra calories at the Lure Course. They’ll run with all their might to catch the mechanical lure! (Large Breed $10 | Small Breed $5)
American Sporting Dogs Dock Diving
Your dog will have the opportunity to try their jumping skills as they launch into a 40-foot pool of water off the custom made dock! ($20)
The Rocky’s Retreat Fun Zone
Doggie Tattoos, bobbing for tennis balls, photo booths, craft activities for kids and more! Visit the Rocky’s Retreat Fun Zone (near the beer garden) to have tons of fun and educational opportunities!
Need some time to unwind and just enjoy Lake Eola and the doggie sights? Take some time to enjoy the new beer garden at Paws in the Park. Open 11a-3:30p.
Skin Wars Artist – Shannon Holt
Visit the body painting booth by the beer garden! Skin Wars runner-up, Shannon Holt will paint a lucky few! Faces, arms, legs…if you’re going to try it, it may as well be by the best!
Orlando Health – Photo Booth and Therapy Teams
Stop by the Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center photo booth near dock diving. Speak with the pet therapy team and see if your dog has what it takes!
The best food trucks in town will be joining us! See our Vendor Page for a full list of the delicious food that will be available!
20TH Century Fox’s – THE CALL OF THE WILD
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, the new adventure film, “THE CALL OF THE WILD” from 20th Century Fox comes to Paws in the Park! Stop by their booth near the Beer Garden for free goodies and your chance to win a FREE pass for two to attend the Orlando advance screening of the film!
Not only will Pet Alliance be present with plenty of lovable, furry friends other local rescues and non-profit organizations will be present too.