Pet Fest

Pet Fest is Sunday, March 25 at Palmetto Islands County Park

Give back to your furry friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic, and exploration at Palmetto Islands County Park. Pets and their owners are invited to join us for exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival!

Hours & Admission

Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited.
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $8 per person. (Save $3 per person with pet food or pet supply donation.) Free for Children 12 & under and Gold Pass members.

Schedule of Activities

All day
  • Swift Paws Lure Chasing - let your dog race for a $10 donation
  • Dog washing stations - Clean up your pup for $5 donation
  • Meet local rescue groups and centers with adoptable animals. You might also meet your new best friend! Adopt a forever friend from the Charleston Animal Society on-site at Pet Fest and receive a free Individual Park Pass membership!
  • Visit with veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet suppliers to learn more about nutrition, education, and training.
  • Take the Canine Good Citizens Test & the Canine Good Community Test to see if your dog is ready for certification!
  • Check out STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team demonstrations
  • Enjoy children's activities and jump castles - kids play all day with $5 wristband.
  • Food and beverages for sale - ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Lowcountry Dog Magazine Cover Model Contest
12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs
  • Due to expected low air/water temperatures this Sunday, we will not be able to host Dock Diving this year.
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Pet Contests (Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume)
1 p.m.
  • Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show
3-5 p.m.
  • Live music from the Jaykob Kendrick Band
K9s-In-Flight frisbee demonstration

Presented By

Crews Subaru
Charleston Animal Society
Coca-Cola
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center

Special thank you to our Pet Fest sponsors! For information on sponsorship opportunities at Pet Fest, please contact the Sponsorship Coordinator at 843-762-8042 or by email.


We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes. Please lock your vehicle, and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property. Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.