Fun for the Whole Family, Free For Everyone

After the 5K race and 5K9 Walk/Run, the fun has only just begun! We would like to invite the whole community to our free Celebrity Paws in the Park Festival! This event is open to the public. Plan to sit, stay and play all day long in six activity zones throughout the park, that include Dock Dogs® diving competition, pet adoptions, food truck rally and Rescue Brew Beer. Have friends who don’t want to walk/ run? Have them join us after the race!

K9 Sports Arena

  • The World-Famous Dock Dogs Diving Competitions

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Invitational / Public Participation Opportunity

    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • North Charleston Aviation K9 Unit Demonstrations

    • Bite work (public warning)
    • Obedience and bomb/drug find
  • Charleston Dog Training Club Demonstrations

    • Canine Good Citizen Evaluations
    • Rally
    • Obedience
    • Agility
  • Swift Paws Lure

* All times subject to change



Rescue Brew Beer Garden & Food Truck

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Rescue Brew Beer Sales
  • Food Truck Rally
  • DJ
  • Additional Beverages and More



Hill’s Pet Adoption Pavilion


  • On-Site Dog & Cat Adoptions From
    • Charleston Animal Society
    • Dorchester Paws
    • Berkeley County Animal Shelter
    • St. Francis Animal Center



Kids & Family Zone

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Travis & Friends Teaching Kids Kindness
  • Charleston Animal Society Humane Education Team
  • Games
  • More!



Pethealth Health & Wellness Zone

Drive-Thru Pet Vaccination Clinic:

  • Intersection of Noisette Drive and Avenue B on the old Navy Base in North Charleston
  • FREE Vaccines ($10 Donation Suggested): Rabies, DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline
  • 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Microchipping & Pet Loss Prevention:

  • Inside Riverfront Park
  • Pet Microchip Check-Up – Free Scanning
  • FREE Microchips ($10 Donation Suggested)
  • FREE Photo Identification with Petco Love Lost
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM