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Paws In The Park Pet Festival returning to downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park

Orlando’s Largest Pet Festival Is Back Featuring Adoptable Pets, Dock Diving and Doggy Sports, Pet Costume Contest, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Pet-Friendly Vendors and More.

Paws In The Park Pet Festival at downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park

Pet Alliance invites all pet lovers to join together at Orlando’s largest pet festival “Paws in the Park” presented by Metlife Pet Insurance returning to beautiful Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, February 10, 2024. 

Celebrating the 30th anniversary year, Paws in the Park kicks off at 10am with the signature Pet Costume Contest featuring celebrity judges and cash prizes (2024 Themes: Show Your Orlando Pride, Stars of Film & TV, Fun with Food). 

Participants and their furry family members can register online and invite their friends and family to join them for the special award ceremony, costume contest and festivities. Then, all attendees and their fur pals will enjoy a full day of both “human” and “canine” activities until 4pm. 

Activities include the famous dock diving for dogs, lure courses, beer garden, a variety of food trucks and shopping, pet products and more, plus plenty of pet adoption opportunities.  Pet Alliance’s mobile vet unit will also be on site and providing free vaccines. 

The event is free and open to the public, with fundraising opportunities available to help support Pet Alliance

Paws In The Park Pet Festival at downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park

“Orlando’s incredible animal loving community is like no other, and we are thrilled to join back together for the milestone 30th anniversary year of our most popular annual event,” says Pet Alliance Executive Director Steve Bardy.  “With the return of festival festivities like the adorable Pet Costume Contest and always amazing dock diving for dogs, plus cool new swag items for fundraising, we promise this year’s Paws in the Park will be our best to date, and we look forward to seeing everyone and their beloved fur family there.” 


Paws in the Park supports the mission of Pet Alliance,  the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency, to educate, shelter, place and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care.  Funds raised from the hugely popular event will help Pet Alliance save over 4,000 dogs and cats this year by providing shelter, care and love until they find their forever home.


For more information on Pet Alliance, to fundraise for Paws in the Park and to register for the Costume Contest, visit and

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About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Pet Alliance was founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society. Since then, the organization has worked hard to provide positive and safe outcomes for pets. Today, Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and well-being of dogs and cats in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties. 

As the “go to” experts in Greater Orlando, they do good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them.Their goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. 

More than 4,000 surrendered pets and homeless animals turn to Pet Alliance for caring, compassion and hope through their shelters each year. Pet Alliance provides food, medical care and shelter for dogs and cats until they find their new homes. 

In addition to providing housing and care, Pet Alliance works to develop progressive and innovative programs that help keep pets and people together. Pet Alliance also provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and animal wellness through their public veterinary clinics. Their shelter programs are supported entirely by donations from the community they serve. 

For more information on Pet Alliance, donations and to see available pets for adoption in real-time, visit

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Paws In The Park Pet Festival at downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park

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