Pet Fest

Date: 

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:00

Pet Fest

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Palmetto Islands County Park

Give back to your furry friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic, and exploration at Palmetto Islands County Park. Pets and their owners are invited to join us for exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival!


Hours & Admission

Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited.
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $8 per person. (Save $3 per person with pet food or pet supply donation.) Free for Children 12 & under and Gold Pass members.


Schedule of Activities

All day
  • Swift Paws Lure Chasing - let your dog race for a $10 donation
  • Dog washing stations - Clean up your pup for $5 donation
  • Meet local rescue groups and centers with adoptable animals. You might also meet your new best friend! Adopt a forever friend from the Charleston Animal Society on-site at Pet Fest and receive a free Individual Park Pass membership!
  • Visit with veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet suppliers to learn more about nutrition, education, and training.
  • Lowcountry Dog Magazine Cover Model Contest
  • Take the Canine Good Citizens Test & the Canine Good Community Test to see if your dog is ready for certification!
  • Check out STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team demonstrations
  • Enjoy children's activities and jump castles - kids play all day with $5 wristband.
  • Food and beverages for sale - ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.

12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Pet Contests (Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume)

1 p.m.
  • Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show

3-5 p.m.
  • Live music from the Jaykob Kendrick Band