Puptopia Big Bear 2024

Calling all dog lovers and pet parents! You're invited to come out to the inaugural Big Bear Puptopia Festival this July 27.

Welcome to the Ultimate Doggie-Centric Festival!

Date & Time: July 27, 2024 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Location: Veterans Park

Free to attend!


Book your pet-friendly lodging using the button below, and your four-legged friends can stay for free! Plus, they'll receive a Pup Pack, which includes a pet accessory bag, two collapsible bowls, a locally made dog cookie from Sister My Sister Bake Shop, a Big Bear leash, a Snow Summit Ski Resort dog bandana, and bio-degradable poop bags from Beyond Green.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does each entry include?

Each FREE RSVP includes entry for you and up to 2 of your furry friends! An all-day extravaganza of amazing pup experiences awaits with each entry. Access to most Puptopia Festival experiences is included FREE with entry, however, food and beverages must be purchased from our vendors.

What if I want to bring a friend?

Great! We ask that you and your friend RSVP to the festival in advance. That way we can plan for you and your pups before you arrive.

How many dogs can I bring?

We ask that you bring a **maximum of two dogs per person for safety and space considerations.

Does my dog need to be vaccinated or spayed/neutered?

Dogs coming to Puptopia Festival must be currently licensed with proof of Parvo and Rabies vaccinations. You do not need to bring proof with you; if an incident occurs, you must be able to produce proof in a reasonable amount of time. Puppies that are not fully vaccinated should not participate. Check with your veterinarian first. We strongly encourage all participants to follow each city's spay/neuter laws.

Does Puptopia Festival support a non-profit?

Puptopia Festival supports several non-profit organizations in every city we participate in.

Will there be food and drinks at the festival?

A delicious assortment of food and beverages will be available for purchase in our K9 Lounge for both humans and dogs.

Are extend-a-leashes allowed?

For safety reasons, “extend-a-leashes” will NOT be allowed. Dogs must be kept on a regular leash at all times. Leashes should be no more than six feet in length while on the hiking trails.

What items are allowed into the festival?

Dogs must be on leashes at all times

Other "allowed items" include:

• Strollers

• Empty hydration packs

• Empty Water bottles (plastic or aluminum). For CamelBak type water bottle the max size is 36 oz

• Portable dog water bowls

What items are prohibited from the festival?

Dogs without leashes

• Retractable Leashes

• E-Cigs or Vaping devices

• Liquids

• Folding chairs

• Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)

• Glass containers of any kind

• Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc)

• Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind

• Drugs or drug paraphernalia

• Outside food or beverage (including alcohol)

• Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes, all Puptopia Festivals are rain or shine. Even if the weather is inclement, the show will go on!

Puptopia Festival is 100% cashless

All merch, food and beverage purchases will be 100% cashless at Puptopia Festival. We will accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express), as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Do my dogs need to be on a leash?

Yes, all Puptopia Festival attendees will be REQUIRED to have their dog on a leash the entire time they are within the festival grounds, no exceptions. Leashes can only be released while dogs traverse the tunnel section of the Pupformance area.

Does the Spaw have a dog wash?

No, the Spaw does not include a dog wash.

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