Floriade Dogs' Day Out 2018

Floriade's annual Dogs' Day Out returns to Commonwealth Park, Canberra this Sunday. Expect plenty of dog demonstrations, toys and treats. Pictures: Supplied

Floriade's annual Dogs' Day Out returns to Commonwealth Park, Canberra this Sunday. Expect plenty of dog demonstrations, toys and treats. Pictures: Supplied

Large, small, fluffy or well-groomed, all dogs are invited to Floriade at Commonwealth Park, Canberra this weekend for the annual Dogs’ Day Out.

Dogs and dog owners will be in for a treat on Sunday 14 October, 9.30am-5.30pm, as they explore the floral festival and discover plenty of special dog-friendly activities and entertainment.

It's a stroll in the park.

It's a stroll in the park.

The day also marks the last day of Floriade, so don’t miss out.

There’s set to be everything from dog demonstrations, toys and treats, to best-dressed competitions and the Pooch Bar and Cafe.

Dog lovers should also be excited for an appearance by celebrity pups Avalon and Maluka from The Adventures of Avalon and Maluka.

Check-out the paw-rific program below:

  • Animal Rescue Group Meet and Greet: Discover dogs looking for a new home and chat with Canberra animal rescue groups such as RSPCA ACT, ARF and 4Lyf.
  • Dog Demo Area: View dog demonstrations by Four Paws Sport and local Canberra Dog Obedience Clubs in the Dog Demo Area.
  • Best Dressed Dog: Owners and dogs are encouraged to dress up in their best superhero costumes for the chance to be Floriade’s 2018 Best Dressed Dog. Sign-up is available on the day at Stage 88.
  • Breed Group Photos: Find others dogs of the same breed as yours and get together for a group photo set against the Floriade pop-culture backdrop (left-hand side of Stage 88) with a professional photographer. Breeds and times on the Floriade website.
  • Creative Grooming Showcase: Canberra’s best dog groomers will show-off their creative talents, ranging from simple accessories to unique haircuts and spectacular colouring.
  • Pooch Café: Located opposite main Stage 88, there will be café tables and chairs set-up for dogs and their owners to enjoy food and entertainment up on the main stage. A variety of dog treats will be available for purchase.
  • Pooch Bar: Capital Brewing Co. will have lots of doggie beer at their pub this year. Located alongside the Dog Demo Area, owners can sit back, relax and have a brew whilst watching the entertainment.
  • Superhero Photo Board: Bring your pup for a photo against the superhero-themed backdrop.

Full program available at: floriadeaustralia.com/program/dogs-day-out-stage-88-program/