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Get Ready for Your Favorite Festival for Fur-iends!

The Edmonton Humane Society is celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Pets in the Park festival, returning in-person to Hawrelak Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26!

We’ll be raising the rooooooof and celebrating the special bond we have with our amazing animals through plenty of paw-some events and activities for people and pets at our annual fur-tastic festival.  

There will be plenty to wag about when you come to visit and help give back to the animals who need us most.  

Form a Pack & Join the EHS Run for Pets to Help Animals in Need!

Sign up for the 5km run or the 2.5km walk and you’ll get access to your own fundraising page to customize and start gaining supporters. You could earn some fur-tastic fundraising rewards, such as EHS swag, pet food for a year courtesy of Champion Petfoods, a luxury staycation at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, and more.

Here are some important times you’ll need to know for our EHS Run for Pets:

Top Dog Exclusive Sponsors of the EHS Run for Pets

Plan Your Festival Visit

Here’s what you need to know to have a purr-fect day with us at Hawrelak Park!

Know where to go with the Pets in the Park map

Our map of the Pets in the Park festival grounds shows all of the paw-some activities and exhibitors that will be at our event, so you know exactly where to go to have a purr-fect day with us at the event!

VIEW THE FULL SIZE MAP

Getting to the park

We’ve put together a list of the best ways to get to Hawrelak Park to make it easy to choose the best way for you to get to the festival. Make sure to give yourself lots of time to commute, since there will be lots of people and pets attending.

Take the shuttle bus

Catch the bus from Windsor Car Park at the University of Alberta (116 St & 92 Ave), starting at 8 a.m. The shuttle is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!

Take ETS

Find your nearest bus or LRT route at TakeETS.com. Please note only pets in carriers are permitted to ride with ETS.

Ride your bike

Bike racks will be available at the festival to lock your bike.

Walk to the festival

Pedestrians can enter Hawrelak Park at the main gates, from the Buena Vista Park footbridge (near the Valley Zoo), down the stairs from Groat Road, or through the surrounding trails.

Drive & park at Hawrelak

Groat Road will be completely closed and limited parking is available on-site. Use Saskatchewan Dr / Emily Murphy Park Rd to enter the park.

Keep everyone safe by using our pet checklist

We want to make sure that Pets in the Park is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, including our animal friends. Make sure you review this important checklist before heading to the festival with your animal companion!

  • My pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date.

  • My pet is sociable with other animals.

  • My pet will be properly restrained. For everyone’s safety, no retractable leashes.

  • I will monitor my pet for heat sensitivity.

  • I will pick up after my pet.

  • I will know where the water stations are in case my pet gets thirsty or needs to cool down.

Don’t miss all of the paw-some activities!

We have a lot of exciting activities lined up for our big 30th anniversary celebration for you to enjoy! Check out this schedule of everything going on at the festival, so you won’t miss a moment.

Please scroll right on mobile to view full details. 

Doggy Demos & Activities

Time Activity Name
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Canine Carnival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Unleash the Underdog Agility
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. West Central Water Dogs Doggy Dock Dive
1 p.m. Dachshund Dash

Family Fun Zone

Time Activity Name
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Super Slide, Inflatable Obstacle Course
11 a.m. Learn to Be a Vet with Dr. Ted

Fun for Everyone

Time Activity Name
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family & Pet-Friendly Beer Gardens
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Play #PITPBingo
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Snap a Selfie Wall

Main Stage

Time Activity Name
10 a.m. EHS Run for Pets Prize Presentations with Champion Pet Foods
11 a.m. Beginner Obedience Training with EHS Head Trainer Katie
12 p.m. Raise the Woof Pet Talent Show for Dogs
12:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment: Martina Dawn
1:15 p.m. Cat Parade
2:00 p.m. Meet the EHS Ambassador Dogs
2:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment: Martina Dawn
3:30 p.m. 50/50 Prize Draw
Download the Pets in the Park Schedule

We’re bringing back more of your favorite activities!

Ready, Set… Dash!

Register today and start training to take part in one of our most paw-pular events at the Pets in the Park festival – the Dachshund Dash, sponsored by our fur-iends at Oodle Noodle and run by the Edmonton Dachshund Social Club. The races begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th!

Registration is available in-person at the festival.

Show Off Your Dog’s Special Talent

Your dog can take center stage at this year’s festival by participating in the Raise the Woof Dog Talent Show, sponsored by the great folks at Pet-Tek.

If your dog is comfortable in large crowds of people and other pets, we’re inviting you to come join us at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th on the Main Stage at the Pets in the Park Festival!

This activity requires pre-registration, which closes at noon on Thursday, June 23.

Whether you and your fur-iends want to run, walk or just spend the day celebrating your bond, there’s something for everyone and every pet at this year’s Pets in the Park!

To keep up with the latest updates and announcements about this year’s event, sign up using the button below to join our mailing list!

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