Charleston County Parks News

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Pet Fest 2018 set for March 25 at Palmetto Islands County Park!

K9s-In-Flight frisbee demonstration

[MOUNT PLEASANT, SC] – Tails will be wagging this spring when Pet Fest comes to Mount Pleasant. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the community (and their pets) to come out for a day of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, contests, adoptable pets and more. Charleston’s premier pet festival, Pet Fest, returns Sunday, March 25 at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Every year, Pet Fest provides pet lovers, organizations and businesses with the opportunity to showcase their causes, products and services in a fun, animal-friendly environment. This event encourages participants to bring their leashed pets to join in on the fun. Don’t have a pet? That’s okay! Visit the Charleston Animal Society (CAS) or any of the other rescue groups on site to find your new best friend.


Pet Fest Entertainment and Contests: 

K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs, Dock Diving (weather permitting) and Agility Course show (12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

Live music by Jaykob Kendrick Band from 3 – 5 p.m.

Lowcountry Dog Magazine’s Cover Model Contest

Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show (1 p.m.)

STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team Demonstrations

Pet Contests – Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume, at 12 and 2 p.m.

Plus more to see and do at Pet Fest 2018:

Swift Paws Lure Chasing – let your dog race on a lure course for a $10 donation

Try out dock diving for a $10 donation

Veterinarians, trainers, groomers and pet suppliers

Nutrition, education and training tents

Rescue groups and adoption centers with adoptable animals

Children’s activities, including jump castles

Food, beverages and beer for sale

Canine Good Citizens Test and Canine Community Test – see if your dog is ready for certification!

Dog washing station (with a $5 donation)

Pet Fest attendees who adopt a pet from the Charleston Animal Society at the event will receive an individual annual park pass to one of Charleston County Parks (value $30). To view adoptable pets, visit

Admission to Pet Fest is $8. Admission is discounted to $5 per person with pet food or supply donation to the Charleston Animal Society. Kids 12 and under, Gold Pass Holders and pets are free. Dogs must remain leashed throughout the event. Carpooling to Palmetto Islands County Park is encouraged. Owned and managed by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), Palmetto Islands County Park is located at 444 Needlerush Parkway in Mount Pleasant. Pet Fest is brought to you by Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society, Crews Subaru and your Charleston County Parks. For more information call 843-795-4386 or visit

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