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Barktober Fest

12 - 3 pm | Belmar Plaza in Lakewood

You and your pup are invited to Barktober on Sunday, October 1st from 12 to 3 pm at Belmar Plaza. Barktober is a celebration of our furry friends and promises to be a tail-wagging good time for both dogs and humans. This event benefits Foothills Animal Shelter! Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off at our booth at the event, or you can browse our Amazon and Chewy wishlists. Plus, our friends at KONG have agreed to match every item donated with a KONG treat or toy! Thank you, KONG!

There will be a Pawkin Patch, a photo booth, a selfie station, a Doggone Bar, Hayrides, a DJ, and activities for your pup (and you). The Barkin’ Market will feature dog vendors offering delicious treats, stylish accessories, and unique toys for your four-legged companions.


At 12:30 pm, we will be announcing the 2023/24 Honorary Downtown Lakewood Dog Mayor. You can enter your dog into the Mayoral race from August 28th through September 25th.

At 1 pm we are hosting a DOG TALENT SHOW, sponsored by Alameda Connects. If your dog has a special talent, you need to enter them into the show for a chance to win some great prizes! The show starts at 12:30 PM.

Barktober Fest isn’t just a one-day event. October 1st kicks off a dog-friendly walkabout where you and your pup can walk around Belmar to find special QR codes with cool deals for you (and some for your pup, too).

Barktober Fest

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