Pet Fest coming to Palmetto Islands County Park

Dubed "Charleston’s Premier Pet Event", Pet Fest returns, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Offering exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more, the festival will be at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway.


  • K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs and Dock Diving (12, 2 & 4 p.m.). Your dog can dive for a $5 donation!
  • Lowcountry Dog Magazine’s Cover Model Contest
  • Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” and Family Dog Shows (Sunday only, 1 p.m.)
  • Pet Contests – Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume
  • Swift Paws Lure Chasing – let your dog race other canines for a $5 donation
  • FlyBall dogs demonstrations (Sunday only)
  • Live music by Rawberry Jam, Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team Demonstrations
  • K-9 Good Citizens Test (Saturday only)
  • Animal ER: Interactive Vet Experience (Saturday Only)
  • Veterinarians, trainers, groomers and pet suppliers
  • Nutrition, education and training tents
  • Dog washing station
  • Rescue groups and adoption centers with adoptable animals
  • Children’s activities, including jump castles
  • Food, beverages and beer for sale
  • Official presentation of the 2013 Top Dog, Charleston County Parks’ official dog mascot, Saturday at 12 p.m.

Admission is $5 per day. Dogs must remain leashed throughout the event. Children 12 and under, Gold Pass Holders and leashed pets are free. For further information call 843-795-4386 or visit