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A Complete List of 2019 U.S. Pug Events

A Complete List of U.S. Pug Dog Fests and Events

Welcome to the 2019 Edition of U.S. Pug Events! What's more fun than a giant grumbly collection of pugs gathering together and throwing a party? For a pug owner, nothing! We here at Pug Life Magazine do our best to create the ultimate list of U.S. Pug Events and Festivals so you can search out a pug party in your neck of the woods and join in the fun. If you are hosting a pug event and would like yours added to the list, please email us.

Los Angeles Pug Meetup | Los Angeles, California

Mission: Hello pug lovers! Welcome to the cutest club in town! We are a friendly group of pugs and their humans who gather once a month at dog parks across Los Angeles. The best way to stay up to date on all things LA Pug Meetup is to sign up at Here you will find all the information you need for upcoming meetups, locations, times, and so on. Another great way to stay in the know is by following our Instagram page.

Date: TBD on a monthly basis (visit

Time: 11am

Location: TBD


Pugs and Kisses | San Diego, California

Mission: Join us for our annual Valentine's Wine and Cheese fundraiser event sponsored by the Pug Rescue of San Diego! Bring your pugs and join us for a fun-filled event including 4 glasses of wine or soda and all the cheese, crackers and desserts that you can eat. We will have a pug fashion show, pug boutique and raffle baskets. Buy your ticket in advance and save $5.00 each. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25.00 each.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 2 - 5pm

Location: North Park Lions Club 3927 Utah Street, San Diego


Valenpugs Gala | Austin, Texas

Mission: Are you looking for something really special to do for Valentine's Day? Would you like that special something to mean something to a lot of little puggie lives?Join us for a special event for Pug Rescue of Austin - we are celebrating the day of love by showing our love to PUGS! This human-only (sorry!) event will feature an incredibly romantic historic setting, our famous pug-themed silent auction, romantic music, and more! Ticket price includes a delicious Italian dinner, beverages, and dessert. Dinner includes generous contributions from ThoroughBread, 360 Uno, Sprinkles Cupcakes Austin and more. Bar includes wine and tasty beverages from Austin Eastciders and Friends and Allies Brewing. Early bird tickets: $55GA tickets: $65. Please note that we are requesting cocktail attire. It's a celebration!

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 5 - 9pm

Location: Mercury Hall 615 Cardinal Ln, Austin


Curly Tails and Cocktails | Omaha, Nebraska

Misson: Join us for a dinner benefitting Pug Partners of Nebraska!This special event directly supports our rescue efforts. Tickets are $40 each or $75 for two tickets. Each ticket includes admission, dinner, and two drink tickets. There will be a live auctioneer, a silent auction, raffles, a photo booth, and a presentation of Pug Partners’ mission and achievements for the year. Social hour and silent auctions begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Suggested attire: Semi-formal. This event is only for adults over 21 years old.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Arbor Hall, Omaha, NE


Vegas Pug Party | Las Vegas, Nevada

Misson: In late 2017, the humans of Chubbs the Wampug (@chubbsthewampug) and Theo Chang (@theochang_thepug) decided to throw a #PugsTake event in Las Vegas. We had attended #PugsTakeChicago and wanted to bring together a fun, pug-loving crowd to Las Vegas and raise money for pug rescue. While in planning phases, we both lost our dear senior pugs. But anyone who knew Chubbs or Theo knew they would want the party to go on! So we moved forward with our vision, and we held an amazing party in April 2018. #PugsTakeVegas was a huge success! Not only did we raise over $7K for Southern Nevada Pug Rescue, but we made wonderful new friends and partied it up in Sin City! And The Next Generation, aka Saty and Zelda Sesame, turned out to be excellent pawty hosts! Get ready for the 2019 party!

Date: Thursday February 28 to Sunday March 3, 2019

Time: All day, every day events!

Location: Hilton Lake Las Vegas Event Center, 1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson, NV


March in the Pugs | Lebanon, Indiana

Misson: Come join us for this annual fundraising event for Kentuckiana Pug Rescue. We will have vendors, contests, games, raffles, etc. This is an indoor venue and ALL dog breeds are welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN


The Great Pug Run 5K | Lexington, Kentucky

Mission: Join us for the 3rd Annual GREAT PUG RUN 5K on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11am at Masterson Station Park in West Lexington. 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.Our race benefits the Bluegrass Pug Rescue ( and features commemorative race T-shirts, chip timing by RaceRise, Overall & Age Group awards, a doggie friendly cross country course and more.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 9am Start

Location: Masterson Station Park, West Lexington, KY


Pug Fest MAPR | Cornelius, North Carolina

Mission: 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: April 13, 2019

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, Cornelius, NC


Pug Party San Diego | San Diego, California

Mission: 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 4, 2019

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA


Pugapalooza | Asbury Park, New York

Mission: 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 3-5, 2019

Time: See Flyer for Times

Location: Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NY


Milwaukee Pug Fest | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mission: 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: Saturday-Sunday May 18 - 19, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm (Doors open at 9:45am)

Location: Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex, Milwaukee, WI


Pug Crawl | Portland, Oregon

Mission: 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 19, 2019

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Location: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, Portland, OR


Pug Party Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Mission: 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: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 12pm - 5pm (Doors open at 11am)

Location: Park Tavern, Chicago, IL


Seattle Pug Rescue | Seattle, Washington

Pug Gala 2019

Mission: 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 8, 2019

Time: 11am - 3:30pm

Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA


Ft. Wayne PUGfest | Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Misson: A Fundraising Event for Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN


Annual GMPR Pug Social | Killington, Vermont

Mission: 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 to register for the event as a vendor, volunteer or a guest, lodging information and the schedule of events.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Shelburne Memorial Library, Killington, VT


Pugtoberfest in PA | Latrobe, Pennslyvania

Mission: 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: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 11am - 5pm

Location: Cooperstown Picnic Grounds, Latrobe, PA


Pugoween | Corralitos, California

Misson: Join us for Pug-O-Ween on Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 - 3:00 pm in Corralitos at the Luz Del Valle Organic Apple Farm. We will be having a costume contest, games, BBQ, apple-picking and fun for the whole family. Please put a save the date on your calendar for this fantastic Pug event this fall.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: Corralitos, California (in Santa Cruz County)


PUGtoberfest | Sheperdsville, Kentucky

Misson: Come one! Come all! Kentuckiana Pug Rescue's PUGtoberfest is open to all dogs and all people! Bring your kids! Bring your neighbor! Bring your favorite dog lover! And don't forget to bring your dog! All breeds welcome! There will be several vendors selling lots of fun items, pie eating contest (for the dogs!), curliest tail contest, pug/owner dance competition, and plenty more! $5 per person. $15 per family.

Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Paroquet Springs Conference Center, Sheperdsville, KY


DFW Rescue Pug-O-Ween | Grapevine, Texas

Mission: 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: October 20, 2018

Time: 11am - 4pm

Location: Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, TX


Pug-O-Ween | Omaha, Nebraska

Mission: Come join us for our Annual Pug-O-Ween to benefit the Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue! Calling all Pugs and all pups that like pugs....We will be hosting a costume contest for the pups, bobbing for beers for the people and so much more!

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2019

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, Cornelius, NC


PugFair The Pug Bug Crawl | Cincinnati, Ohio

Mission: 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: October 19, 2019

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, Cincinnati, OH


Puggerfest | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mission: 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: Sunday, October 26, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Stars & Stripes Park, Oklahoma City, OK


Pugoween 2019

Mission: The Northwest's Biggest Pug Halloween party! We have so many great things planned: We’re off to see the wizard! All proceeds benefit pug rescue.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2019

Time: 11am - 3:30pm

Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA


Pug-O-Ween | Omaha, Nebraska

Mission: 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: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Location: National Guard Armory, Omaha, NE


Pug-O-Rama | Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: Henderson Silver Springs Recreation Center, Henderson, NV


Puglanta PugFest | Stone Mountain, Georgia

Mission: 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 16, 2019

Time: 11am - 4pm

Location: Loving Touch Animal Center, Stone Mountain, GA


PUGTACULAR NCPC | Danville, California

Mission: Supporting NCPC Pug Health Fund and Pug Rescues! Explore a day of fun and games including a costume contest, tricks and race contests, pictures with Santa, and raffle drawings.

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2019

Time: 11am - 4pm

Location: Danville Grange, 743 Diablo Road, Danville, CA



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