Pug Events in the USA

Are you ready to get your grumble on? Here is a list of some awesome pug events happening in the United States in 2017.

(If you don't see your event on this list, please contact us in the ABOUT section.)

The Great Pug Run 5K | Lexington, Kentucky

Our race benefits the Bluegrass Pug Rescue (www.bluegrasspugrescue.org) and features commemorative race T-shirts, chip timing by RaceRise, Overall & Age Group awards, a doggie friendly cross country course and more. Stay around and enjoy the Fido Fun Festival with games and activities for pet lovers and our canine friends.Come join in the fun of this "doggie friendly" race which welcomes competitive runners and walkers. Enjoy the beauty of Masterson Station Park while helping raise money and awareness for the Bluegrass Pug Rescue.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 9am Start
Location: Masterson Station Park, West Lexington, KY
Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/KY/Lexington/TheGreatPugRun5K

Pug Fest MAPR | Charlotte, North Carolina

PUG FEST is all about PUGS! Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue will be hosting this event with all kinds of fun activities for all! We have lots of GREAT Pug friends and can't wait to support them and be there for this awesome event! Silent Auction, Contests for cutest curliest tail, bobbing for bones, AKBS Photo will be there for pictures with your pups and much more! There will be food trucks and drinks specials ... special Pug shots for $5!!!

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Continental Boarding, Charlotte, NC
Website: http://www.midatlanticpugrescue.org/events.html

Pug Party San Diego | San Diego, California

Southern California's largest Pug event of the year, with about 400 Pugs in attendance! This annual Fundraiser for Pug Rescue of San Diego County is celebrating 25 years of service. Vendors, Pug Boutique with great Pug merchandise, Pug contests including costumes, wet-T-Shirt, cupcake chomp and most distinguished senior Pug. Pug Rescue of San Diego County (PRSDC) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing unwanted, neglected, abandoned and relinquished Pugs and placing them into a new home where they may live out their lives in a loving and caring environment.

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 10am - 3pmLocation: Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
Website: http://www.pugbutts.com

Pugapalooza | Asbury Park, New York

Dog lovers, more specifically, Pug lovers in the Freehold, Farmingdale and Monroe Township area are excited for Pugapalooza in Asbury Park. We're going to let you know what to expect from this pug-centric event and how to attend. Grab your leash and get ready, because this is your guide to Pugapalooza in Asbury Park, NJ.

Date: May 5-7, 2017
Time: See Flyer for Times
Location: Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NY
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pugapalooza/

Pugs Take Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

During the weekend pugs take over Chicago! Pug lovers can meet with fellow owners and their smooshy-faced crew to celebrate and enjoy all things PUG! There will be three pug-friendly events during pugs take Chicago, including a fundraiser that will benefit both the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption (NIPRA) and MOPS as well as appearances by many of social media’s pug darlings.

Date: May 6-7, 2017
Time: Saturday 10:30am - 4pm | Sunday 10:15 - 11:45am
Location: Lakeshore East Park, Chicago, IL
Website: https://pugcity.org/2017/03/18/pugs-take-chicago-pug-meetup/

Milwaukee Pug Fest | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE PUG FEST is the "LARGEST PUG EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA" Open to all Pug, Pug Mixes and "Smoochie-Faced" breeds. People come from Canada and from all over the U.S. The "Big Event" is held at the Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex, a 55,000 sq. ft. indoor complex that we fill with vendors, Rescues, approximately 3,600-plus humans and over 1,900 Pugs, Pug Mixes and “Smoochie-Faced” Breeds.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm (Doors open at 9:45am)
Location: Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex, Milwaukee, WIWebsite: http://www.milwaukeepugfest.com


Pug Crawl | Portland, Oregon

The annual Pug Crawl is one of Portland’s most popular dog-friendly events. People of all ages are welcome. The Parade of Pugs is open only to pugs and pug-mixes, but any dog-friendly dogs are welcome at the event.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, Portland, OR
Website: http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/pug-crawl/


Pug Party Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

To gather as many Pugs in one place as possible! And have a great time with good friends and family. With events twice a year, and 250-350 pugs per event coming from the Chicagoland area and beyond. 

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 12pm - 5pm (Doors open at 11am)
Location: Park Tavern, Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.pugparty.com


Pug Gala | Seattle, Washington

The Northwest's Biggest Pug party! We have so many great things planned: Kissing booth, vendors, Parade of Rescues, Races, Talent Contest, Costume Contest, Raffle, and more. All proceeds benefit pug rescue.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 11am - 3:30pm
Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA
Website: http://www.seattlepugs.com/events.html


Pugs in the Park | Denver, Colorado

Pugs in the Park is the largest annual celebration of all things pug! Help support Colorado Pug Rescue at our biggest fundraiser of the year, while you and your pugs have an amazing fun pug-filled afternoon! Of course there will be many pugs to meet and play with. The cost per dog is only $5, great price for all the fun.

Date: TBD
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Central Park, Denver, CO
Website: http://copugrescue.org/pug-events/pugs-in-the-park/


Annual GMPR Pug Social | Killington, Vermont

Come join GMPR for the Annual Pug Social. There are lots to see and do during the social. We hope to see you and your pugs there. Go to http://gmpr.org/pugsocial.html to register for the event as a vendor, volunteer or a guest, lodging information and the schedule of events.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Shelburne Memorial Library, Killington, VT
Website: http://gmpr.org/pugsocial.html


PugFair | Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati's PugFair is the perfect occasion for pug owners and their beloved furry friends. Guests can enjoy live music performances, various food vendors and enter their dogs in a costume contest. Donations collected throughout the course of the event benefit Ohio Pug Rescue, which helps place abandoned dogs with foster companions and into forever homes.

Date: TBD
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, Cincinnati, OH
Website: http://www.pugfair.org/home.html


Puggerfest | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Puggerfest is an annual fundraising event for Homeward Bound Pug Rescue & Adoption of Oklahoma at Stars & Stripes Park in Oklahoma City. This event is open to the public and all pugs are admitted FREE. All proceeds benefit Homeward Bound's rescue efforts.

Date: TBD
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Stars & Stripes Park, Oklahoma City, OK
Website: http://www.homewardboundpugs.com/AboutPuggerfest.html


Pug-O-Rama | Las Vegas, Nevada

Join SNPR for a pug parade, costume contests, basket drawings, prizes and MORE. All money raised will go towards the pugs in rescue.

Date: TBD
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Henderson Silver Springs Recreation Center, Henderson, NV
Website: http://www.rescuepugs.com


Pug-O-Ween | Omaha, Nebraska

This family-friendly event for you and your canine friends and enjoy vendor booths, costume contests, pug races, a silent auction, kid’s area, and other fun activities!

Date: TBD
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: National Guard Armory, Omaha, NE
Website: http://www.pugpartners.com/news/pug-o-ween-is-coming


DFW Rescue Pug-O-Ween | Grapevine, Texas

Join 400 pugs as they parade around in their hair-raising, blood-curdling, spine-chilling Halloween costumes. We will have a silent auction, bake sale, merchandise sales, food, vendors, and more!

Date: TBD
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, TX
Website: http://www.dfwpugs.com


Pugtoberfest in PA | Latrobe, Pennslyvania

Annual Pugtoberfest in PA fundraising event to benefit Southwest PA Pugs with Special Needs and Guardian Angels Pug Rescue will be Saturday October 8th. This is our big Pug Event of the Year. Many contests, including the always popular Costume Contests, Chinese Auction, Vendors, Bake Sale, Food and tons of Pug Fun.

Date: TBD
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Cooperstown Picnic Grounds, Latrobe, PA
Website: http://www.swpapug.org/Pugtoberfest.html


Pugsgiving | Kissimmee, Florida

Don’t miss Pug Rescue of Florida’s 15th Annual “PugsGiving”, the LARGEST celebration of pugs and pug rescue in the State of Florida! There will be door prizes, hourly raffle prizes, a HUGE Silent Auction, a chance to meet, talk, and shop wonderful vendors, and games with prizes! Other great features include the Pet Blessing, The Pug Boutique, the Wall of Rescues, and our Long Term Care Pugs that need TLC. Please bring photos of your rescued pugs for posting on the Adopted Wall!

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Ramada Gateway Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL
Website: http://pugrescueofflorida.org/pugsgiving/

Puglanta PugFest | Stone Mountain, Georgia

Please mark your calendars for Puglanta PugFest 2016 hosted by Loving Touch Animal Center in Stone Mountain, GA! There will be contests, vendors, food trucks, microchip clinic, photos with Santa and....PUGS!!!

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Loving Touch Animal Center, Stone Mountain, GA
Website: http://www.puglanta.com

Northern California Pug Club Pugtacular | 
Danville, California

The region’s largest gathering of pugs and their fans features fun and games such as contests (best costume, best trick, curliest tail), raffle drawings, pictures with “Santa Paws,” pug-themed gifts for sale, refreshments and more. All pugs are free.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2017
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: The Danville Grange, Danville, CA

Republished from the wonderful PugLifeMagazine
(If you don't see your event on this list, please contact us in the ABOUT section.)