Dog Festival

.07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival


1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival

Saturday, July 23rd – 9AM to 5PM
Sunday, July 24th – 10AM to 4PM
Joe Erland Field, Caroline Ave, Port Jefferson Village

Join LI-DOG on Sat. and Sun., July 23rd and 24th for the first-ever “Port Paws” Dog Festival and DockDogs® aquatic competition in Port Jefferson Village. Besides watching the competition, you’ll also find: canine vendors like LI-DOG, food trucks, activities for canines and kids, music and more! The DockDogs® competition is open to all pre-registered dogs and their humans. For details on this exciting sport and fun event, go to “Port Paws” Dog Festival!


07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival




LI-DOG Volunteers Needed!


1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival


Saturday, July 23rd – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, July 24th – 9 AM to 5 PM

Joe Erland Baseball Field, Caroline Avenue

Port Jefferson Village

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LI-DOG will be there, too! Volunteer to Help LI-DOG.

For the first time ever, the Village of Port Jefferson will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Examples of the thrilling aquatic events include:

  • The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump.
  • The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.

(Please note: Registration to compete is now closed.) The competition is open to all pre-registered teams. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. They even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

You must pre-register dogs to compete at DockDogs® Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson. 

In addition to watching the competition, there will also be additional activities for dogs, canine goodies and gear, food trucks, music and more–all within walking distance of dog-friendly Port Jefferson Village.

LI-DOG will be there, too, with a booth! Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Share dog treats with visiting dogs
  • Hand out flyers and talk about LI-DOG’s upcoming events
  • Help us get ready for the event by setting up the LI-DOG booth

If you’d like to enjoy a few hours with lots of dogs and be part of a fun event, email us at!

General admission is $10 per adult; kids & canines are free!

Proceeds from “Port Paws” Dog Festival benefit the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy.

For the latest information: Check out the Port Paws Festival page on Facebook. 


.05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum


Flyer for Planting Fields Dog FestivalDog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

Join a fabulous dog-themed weekend at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum! In addition to the 2019 Dog Show sponsored by the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club, plenty of family friendly activities ( for dogs, children and adults alike!) each day! Get more details at Dog Festival at the Planting Fields Arboretum!

05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum


Flyer for Planting Fields Dog Festival Dog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th (Rain or Shine)

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

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The 2019 Dog Festival and Show at the Planting Fields Arboretum is an opportunity to enjoy a 3-day weekend of family friendly activities in a beautiful setting. In addition to watching hundreds of dogs compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their dogs can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That, where participants can try out agility and obstacle courses or test their water skills at Dock Diving in a 25,000-gallon tank!

You can also do some shopping for the perfect present for your dog or a dog lover in your life, peruse a flea market, and join a “Nautical Long Island” themed dog costume contest on Sunday. With raffles and food for sale, face painting for the kids, and canine activities, this event is great for the whole family! Bring a lawn chair and your dog and be ready to have some fun!

The Arboretum itself is lovely in the spring and well worth the visit! Check out the Planting Fields website for more information about this Long Island treasure! The $20.00 admission fee per car includes the $8.00 admission to the Arboretum.

To see the specific schedule of events and contests and get more information about the Dog Show, agility, obstacle and rally courses, and dock diving, log onto: Long Island Dog Shows or call 347-450-5452 516-378-9081 or 631-928-4312.