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 Meetup.com. 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 https://www.meetup.com/LApugmeetup/)
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
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
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 (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.
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
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