Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park Schedule

We have a full day of events and entertainment scheduled at Bark in the Park™, including lots of new events! Get details about contests, entertainment, and the Kids' Entertainment Zone and refer to the schedule below to see the 2018 festival at a glance. In addition to the events and entertainment listed here, check out the vendors, who provide fun games, tips on dog care and adoption, and pet services, including low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping.

Please note that times are approximate and weather permitting.


Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage Events

11:00–11:45 a.m. Pet Owner Look-a-Like Contest

12:00–12:45 p.m. Dog Costume Contest

1:00–1:45 p.m. Tail Wagging Contest

2:00–2:45 p.m. Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Unit Presentation


Kids' Entertainment Zone

10:30-10:45 a.m. Story and Crafts by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue and Dogs in Harmony

11:00-11:15 a.m. DOGA (Dogs and Yoga) presented by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue

11:30-11:45 a.m. Petting Station presented by Golden Gate Bassett Rescue

12:00 pm.-12:15 p.m. Kids and Dogs Safety Puppet Show presented by Canine Higher Learning

12:30-12:45 p.m. The Loretta Show! presented by See Spot Run Pet Care

1:00-1:15 p.m. DOGA (Dogs and Yoga) presented by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue

1:30-2:45 p.m. Petting Station presented by Golden Gate Basset Rescue

2:00-2:15 p.m. The Loretta Show! presented by See Spot Run Pet Care

2:30-2:45 p.m. Story and Crafts by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue and Dogs in Harmony

3:00-3:15 p.m. Storytime with Edith Sutterlin from the San Jose Public Library

3:30-3:45 p.m. Storytime with Edith Sutterlin from the San Jose Public Library

4:00-4:15 p.m. Kids and Dogs Safety Puppet Show presented by Canine Higher Learning

All day:

  • Face Painting and Puppy Make-Over Packages
  • Big Bulldog Bounce House
  • Downtown Dog, the Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot
  • Kids' Agility Course

Silicon Valley Vet Entertainment Corral Events

10:15–10:30 a.m. Skyy Dogs

11:45–12:00 p.m. Cali K-9 Demo

12:15–12:30 p.m. Skyy Dogs

1:15–1:45 p.m. Cali K-9 - Free Group Class (must register at corral)

1:45–2:00 p.m. Skyy Dogs Demo

2:45–3:00 p.m. Cali K-9


Naglee Park Sheepherding Corral Events

Cutters Quarters Sheep Herding, performing and offering Bark Attendees "Sheepherding" Time, throughout the day


San Jose Water Company Agility Corral Events

10:45-11:00 a.m. Fetch Sam! Agility Demo

11:15-1:15 p.m. Attendee Agility Time

2:15-2:30 p.m. Fetch Sam! Agility Demo

2:30-5:00 p.m. Attendee Agility Time


Christmas in the Park Flyball Corral Events

11:15-11:45 a.m. Ball Haulers Flyball Team

12:00-12:30 p.m. Attendee Course Run Throughs

12:45-1:15 p.m. Ball Haulers Flyball Team

1:30-2:45 p.m. Attendee Course Run Throughs

3:15-3:45 p.m. Ball Haulers Flyball Team

4:00-4:45 p.m. Attendee Course Run Throughs