Celebrity Paws in the Park Walk For Animals: Festival Activities - Charleston Animal Society

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Celebrity Paws in the Park, presented by Crews Subaru, is the largest fundraising and community event of the year for Charleston Animal Society! Join thousands of humans and their canine companions at Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, SC on Saturday, June 10, 2023 for our celebratory “Walk for Animals” where dogs can bring their humans along a leisurely waterfront route to raise funds for animals in need.

Then plan to sit, stay and play all day long in canine activity zones throughout the park, including pet adoptions, Swift Paws lure coursing and canine demonstrations. See the world famous “K9s in Flight,” the country’s premier high-flying dog entertainers, in action-packed shows throughout the day and enjoy live music from our main stage, headlined by Midnight City. New is the “Barks & Brews” craft beer festival and hot air balloon rides as part of the all-day fun.


Riverfront Park 1061 Everglades Ave. North Charleston, SC 20405 

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Rachael Ray Walk for Animals
Arrive at 8:30 AM to allow time for check-in and to enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries. Check-in and merch pick-up tent will be to your right as you cross the Noisette Creek Pedestrian Bridge into the park. Parking for the walkers will be located on the other side of the Noisette Creek Pedestrian Bridge. Please enter this address into your GPS to arrive at the parking lot: 2750 Avenue BN, North Charleston, SC 29405. After checking in, you will pick up your complimentary t-shirt and dog bandanna, as well as any fundraising incentives you may have earned. The walk will be a short loop around the park, followed by a special ceremony celebrating your fundraising efforts.

Barks and Brews Craft Beer Festival and General Admission
Starting at 10:00 AM the park will be open to festival attendees. Parking is provided in the marked lots shown below. If you have purchased your admission in advance, head over to the Will Call tent at the festival entrance, near the fountains across from MoMo. No tickets required, just your name and ID. If you are planning to purchase tickets at the gate, stop by the ticketing station outside of Quarters K. Save money and purchase your tickets before the festival at CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/Tix.

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Rachael Ray Walk for Animals
9:00 AM: Who are you walking for?

Heartgard/Nextgard Stage: Live Music
10:15 AM: Live Music from Bullets Benign
12:00 PM: Live Music from The Midnight City

Take a Balloon Ride
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Experience the exhilarating rush of lifting into the air in a hot air balloon. The balloon will be tethered for these rides. 

Barks and Brews Beer Festival presented by Underdog Fantasy Sports
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Tastings from 9 different craft breweries

  • Charleston Brewlab
  • Palmetto Brewing Company
  • Commonhouse Aleworks
  • Lowtide Brewing Co.
  • Snafu 
  • Frothy Beard
  • Two Blokes
  • Tideland Brewing 
  • Bevi Bene Brewing
Food Trucks
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Our Food Truck Rodeo Satisfies Every Craving
  • Area 51
  • Sap Lai
  • Zimos Gyro
  • Dean's Meaner Wieners
  • Dessert Delights
  • James Brown's Famous Boiled Peanuts
  • King of Pops
  • MacDaddy
  • Tobo Sushi
  • Kona Ice
  • Water Buffalo
K9s in Flight Showtimes
Watch Rescue Dogs make gravity-defying leaps for frisbees.
  • 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
Fetch Pet Insurance Dog Activities
Find an activity for you and your dog, for memories to last a lifetime. 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Challenge your dog on the SwiftPaws Lure Course (onsite signup required)
  • Make an artist out of your dog at Pawcasso Canvas
  • See how fast your dog can run at Fido's Speed Race and Radar
10:00 AM: Mt Pleasant K9 Officer Demonstration
11:00 AM: Charleston County Aviation Authority K9 Drug and Bomb Sniffing Officers Demonstration
12:00 PM: Mt. Pleasant K9 Officer Demonstration
2:00 PM: Charleston County Aviation Authority K9 Obedience and Bite Work Demonstration

Hill’s Pet Adoption Zone

Adopt a dog who will fit your family perfectly.

10:00AM – 3:00PM
Charleston Animal Society
Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary
Dorchester Paws 

The Paver People Vendor Village

10:00AM- 3:00PM: Stroll through the vendor village to interact with sponsors and get some fun swag!!



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Becoming a sponsor for Celebrity Paws in the Park will provide your company with exposure to smart and passionate families across our state and establish your brand as a partner in our lifesaving work. As a special perk, you will also have the opportunity to build camaraderie among your employees and customers by having them participate in a Celebrity Paws in the Park Walk Team. We are available along the way to provide support with virtual kick-off events and regular email and social media communication to keep everyone engages. Most importantly every dollar raised will make a life-changing difference for the nearly 20,000 animals who will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. To learn more about ways your business can make an impact for animals in need and connect with thousands of animal overs in our community, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities Page, or contact Erin Nosker at enosker@charlestonanimalsociety.org or 843-329-1541 Be sure to view our Sponsorship Opportunities packet for more details on sponsorship levels and their corresponding benefits!

All dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. No retractable leashes allowed!