Pet Alliance Presents 30th Anniversary of ‘Paws In The Park’ at Lake Eola Park on Feb. 10, 2024

Paws In The Park

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will host the 30th annual “Paws In The Park” at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

“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.

Paws In The 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.”

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

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

Paws In The Park

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