San Jose, California Pet Festival


SAN JOSE Bark In The Park

September 21, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

William Street Park
William & 16th St.
San Jose, CA
$5 approx. donation per adult, children & dogs get in free

The dog-lovers festival is billed as the largest dog festival in the United States, according to event planners who cite attendance at more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs. More than 75 vendors with dog-specific goods and services, and vendors with food and drink for humans.

Organized by the Campus Community Association, Bark in the Park began as a small neighborhood event to celebrate people and their dog.  This family-friendly event features contests, beverages, food, agility courses, kid's activities, and over 75 different dog-related vendors and services. Proceeds from donations benefit the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and other local charities.

Returning this year is the ever-popular Misting Tent, courtesy of San Jose Water, along with low-cost vaccinations and microchipping provided by PAWS 4 SJACS (Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care Services).


  • Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage Events: Pet Owner Look-A-like Contest, 11 am | Dog Costume Contest, 12 pm | Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest, 1 pm | Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Unit Presentation, 2 pm
  • Kids Story time with Edith from San Jose Pubic Library, 3 pm, 3:30 pm
  • Kids and Dogs Safety Sessions presented by Puppets by Canine Higher Learning, 12 noon, 4 pm
  • Golden Gate Basset Rescue Petting Station, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
  • The Loretta Show by See Spot Run Pet Care, 12:30 pm, 2 pm
  • Doga (Dogs +Yoga) by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue, 11 am, 1 pm
  • Petting Station courtesy of Golden Gate Basset Rescue, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
  • Story and Crafts presented by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue & Dogs In Harmony, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm
  • Kid's Agility Course -ongoing includes: Puppy make-over packages (face paint and more!) | Big Bulldog Bounce House | Meet and Greet with Downtown Dog, Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot
  • San Jose Water Company Agility Corral: Fetch Sam Agility, 10:45 am, 2:15 pm | Bark Attendee Agility Time, 11:15 am - 1:15 pm, 2:30-5 pm
  • Silicon Valley Vet Entertainment Corral: SkyyDogs USA, 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:45 pm | California K-9, 11:45 am, 2:45 pm | California K-9 Free Group Class (must register at corral) 1:15 pm
  • Christmas in the Park Flyball Corral Events: Ball Haulers Flyball Team, 11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm | Bark Attendee Course Run Time, 12 noon, 1:30 pm, 4 pm
  • Naglee Park Sheepherding Corral Events 12:00-12:30 pm, 1:30-2:45 pm, 4:00-4:45 pm | Cutters Quarters Border Collies Sheepherding performance - ongoing | Bark Attendees sheepherding time (must register at corral)

Bark in the Park San Jose  2018 Sponsors
Adobe Animal Hospitals and Marketplace, Big Dog Sponsor | Big Kahuna Productions | Ball Haulers Flyball Team | California K9 Solutions | Christmas in the Park | City of San Jose Animal Care Services | Conner PR | Dog Trekker | Dr. Dave's Doggie Daycare, Boarding and Grooming | Fetch Sam! | Gordon Biersch Brewing Company | Humane Society Silicon Valley | 94.5 BAY FM/MIX 106 | 98.5 KFOX/96.5 KOIT/99.7 NOW | LW Graphics | PAWS for SJACS | Sam's Downtown Feed | San Jose Mailing | San Jose Water Company | Santa Clara County Sherriff Search & Rescue K9 Unit | Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists | Sunnyvale and Oakridge Veterinary Clinics | Tama Veterinary Hospitals | VCA Animal Hospitals | WILDCIDE Hard Cider | Williams Party Rental | Supported in Part by a grant from the City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

About the Campus Community Association
Naglee Park is a historic San Jose neighborhood developed on the estate of Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee, a Civil War veteran and prominent California pioneer. The Campus Community Association grew out of Naglee Park to become a strong advocate for neighborhood values in San Jose. As a result, the Naglee Park neighborhood is at the forefront on issues affecting the downtown neighborhoods and entire community of San Jose.

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