Festival Information

The best Dog Party in town, the Ottawa Dog Festival is an Outdoor Event for the public and their four-legged friends!  With games, competitions, food trucks, and a beer lounge,  there is something for people and pooches alike! Watch the pro pups from the Rideau River Dock Diving,  try out the Lure Course open to the public, and experience the newest outdoor dog party in town!

Festival Dates

No dates for 2018
Coming back in 2019

Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 5PM


RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr,
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7


$6 on site (cash only), $5 online
Dogs & Children 12 and under FREE

Note: each ticket purchased gives you admission for the whole weekend

ATMs are available on site at the RA Centre.

  • All Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink for People
  • Fun & Games for Pups
  • Rideau River Dock Dogs Competition
  • Dog Lovers Days’ Public Lure Course
  • Much, much MORE!

Activities included with your admission

  • More than 60 Exhibitors offering everything from pet health products and services, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories from local artisans, rescues, quality food products and so much more!
  • Demonstrations and workshops in the Crumps’ Naturals Demo Ring
  • Dayna’s Pet Sitting Play Zone
  • Rideau River Dock Dog competitions
  • St. John’s Ambulance doggy first aid workshops
  • Ottawa Bark Camp interactive training workshops
  • Win great prizes. All guests receive a ballot to win our amazing door prize from Purdy Paws!

Activities with Cost

  • Dock Diving Public Trial – $15 Charitable Donation
  • Dog Lovers Days Lure Course Public Trial – $3
  • Lure Course photo – $20
  • Frenchie Kissing Booth in support of charity – by donation
  • Photos with Steele, the mini-horse in support of TROtt – by donation
  • RA Centre Snack Bar & Beer Garden – as per menu
  • Food Trucks – as per menu