Seattleites live for sunny days—and we love including our canine friends. We’ve put together a list of the best dog-friendly Seattle (and nearby) summer events so you can enjoy the sunshine with your favorite pooch at your side.
Dog-friendly Seattle Summer Festivals
West Seattle, 2600 SW Barton Street, Seattle
With live music, food trucks and a pet adoption area, this annual street fair is fun for future and current dog owners and their best pals.
Fremont, Phinney Ave N & N 35th St
A Seattle institution, the solstice fair in Fremont offers local vendors, tasty bites and of course, the annual naked bike ride/solstice parade. Enjoy the festivities and the official start of summer with your dog.
East Hill, 10245 SE 240th St, Kent
While not technically in Seattle, who can resist a dog-friendly pool party? MudBay is hosting a Hawaiin-themed pool party for their furry customers. Perks include tropical photos and coconut snacks.
Ashwood Park, 10820 NE 10th St, Bellevue
Just across Lake Washington, Bellevue is putting on a non-competitive dog jog and walk for the 4th of July at Ashwood Park. Tire your furry friend out to help them cope with the chaos that is 4th of July. You can also check out the Bellevue Family 4th festivities such as food and live music, about a mile away in Downtown Park.
Downtown, Elliott Bay, Pier 55, Seattle
It’s Dog Day on Elliott Bay with a barkin’ Blake Island bash by Alki tours and Argosy Cruises. Start with a cruise on beautiful Elliott Bay. Follow that up with a visit to one of Seattle’s hidden treasures, Blake Island State Park, a 475-acre paradise for two- and four-legged creatures alike. This event requires tickets, so purchase soon to make sure you can enjoy this fun event.
Green Lake, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle
Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline
A short distance north of Seattle, Old Dog Haven is hosting a walk for and benefiting old dogs in Shoreline’s Cromwell Park. While this is an event celebrating senior dogs, all ages of human and dog are welcome to participate. There is a registration fee, but all proceeds go to Old Dog Haven’s mission to provide homes for abandoned senior dogs in Western Washington.
South Hill, 531 31st Avenue SE, Puyallup
Hosted at Bradley Park in Puyallup’s South Hill neighborhood, Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club is inviting dogs of all breeds and sizes to enjoy a fun day at the park. With contests, vendors, and events such as a morning 2-mile walk, you and your pup are sure to have a great time. There is a registration fee for this event.
Fremont, 3503 Phinney Ave, Seattle
Have a little “hair of the dog” on Sunday when the fest opens its Tasting Garden doors to canines. Plus, jog alongside your dog in the 5K or Street Scramble, and strut through the CityDog cover shoot model contest. This event also requires tickets and offers early bird rates.
Dog-friendly Happy Hour
Belltown, 2322 1st Ave, Seattle
A Seattle dog mainstay, Belltown Pub offers a robust menu. (Though they no longer offer a special menu for dogs.) Though there has been some confusion in the past, they currently do welcome dogs and offer up both drink and food specials for Happy Hour from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm – 1:00 am Sunday – Thursday and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Friday – Saturday.
Columbia City, 3714 S. Hudson St, Seattle
Just a short walk from the light rail station, Super Six serves up happy hour tropical cocktails and aloha bites on their dog-friendly patio daily from 3 pm – 6 pm & 9 pm – close.
Downtown,1224 1st Ave, Seattle
Located in the heart of downtown, the Diller Room offers a classy experience with outdoor seating available for those warm summer nights. Happy Hour goes from 2 pm – 7 pm every day, and your dog is welcome to come enjoy the ambiance and tasty bites with you.
Sodo, 3901 First Ave S, Seattle
With a newly renovated restaurant and outdoor seating, this Sodo brewery allows well-behaved dogs on their patio. Their Happy Hour features select beer and food specials, and runs 3 pm – 5 pm Monday – Friday.
Central District, 2514 E Cherry St, Seattle
Featuring a unique menu and comfortable atmosphere, Twilight Exit has a dog-friendly patio to enjoy. (Read their Facebook reviews, if you aren’t convinced!) Their Happy Hour offers beer and well drink specials from 4 pm – 8 pm Monday – Friday and noon – 7 pm Saturday and Sunday.
What better time than a nice summer evening to catch a cool flick with friends and your canine pal. Here are four dog-friendly Seattle area outdoor movie series:
Where: Downtown Park in Bellevue
When: Tuesdays, July 1st– August 19th
Cost: Free, with suggested donations to charity
Where: Marymoor Park in Redmond
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 28th–August 29th
Cost: $5 per person cash or $6 credit. Children 5 and under are free.