As Melbourne enters June, the city embraces the arrival of winter’s cool and crisp air. With the colder weather, dog-friendly outdoor events become scarcer as Melburnians seek more indoor activities. But never fear—we have you covered!

This guide showcases the best dog-friendly events in Melbourne for June. While outdoor events may be fewer, there are still plenty of activities for you and your furry friend. Whether joining in on dog-friendly indoor festivities or visiting a local market, there are plenty of options to ensure you and your dog have an unforgettable time.

Dog-Friendly Experiences

Melbourne offers a vibrant array of dog-friendly festivals and cultural events. Enjoy live music, art, and food festivals where your pup is welcome. Join the fun and explore Melbourne’s diverse culture with your four-legged friend by your side!

WoofFest: The Ultimate Festival For Dogs & Their Humans

9th June

WoofFest at Moon Dog World in Preston offers a fantastic day for dogs and their humans. Hosted by William Angliss Institute’s event students, this free event supports Paws for Change and Bali Rescue Dog Squad.

Explore market stalls with local pet products and treats, join fun workshops like painting your dog, and enjoy giveaways from sponsors. Don’t miss the silent auctions and raffles, all for a great cause. Plus, savour delicious treats and special doggie beer from Moon Dog World’s menu.

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WoofFest, dog festival

A Winter Ball @ Bark Park

22nd June

Celebrate Pride Month in style at Bark Park’s Winter Ball, hosted by Millie Anne Problems. Enjoy an evening packed with games, a themed photo booth, delicious burgers from Krispy’s, and refreshing drinks by Organic Bay Distillery. Plus, take home a hilariously captivating caricature of you and your furry friend.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: 22 June 2024, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Bark Park, Moorabbin
  • Price: $50 for 1 dog and 1 person
Dating With Dogs.- Pride edition

Paint & Sip: Paint Your Dog Painting Class

2nd & 30th June

Paint For Fun in Port Melbourne invites you and your dog to a unique painting class. Tailored for beginners, this workshop is not only about learning painting techniques but also about sharing the experience with your dog, who becomes both your muse and companion during the session. It’s a perfect blend of creativity and bonding with your dog.

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Pain & Sip Paint your dog

Dog-Friendly Social Events

Get ready for tail-wagging fun at Melbourne’s dog-friendly meetups and pub crawls! These events are perfect for socialising with your pup and meeting fellow dog lovers. Join the vibrant local scene and make every outing unforgettable.

Lenny’s Playdate Fundraiser: Dogs Day in the Park

1st June

Dog lovers, mark your calendars for Lenny’s Playdate Fundraiser. Join Lenny’s Pup Shop for a day of fun and giving back. It’s a golden opportunity for your furry friends to make new pals while you enjoy great deals and exciting activities.

Enter a $1 charity raffle for a chance to win over $500 in dog goodies, with proceeds going to The Lost Dogs’ Home. Enjoy 20% off store-wide and a free pupcup with any purchase over $10. Don’t miss the fun pupcup eating competitions with great prizes.

Event Details:

  • Date: 1st June, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Apex Park, Altona
  • Price: Free
dogs playing at the park

Puppy Pub Crawl Prahran

2nd June

Spend a delightful afternoon exploring dog-friendly pubs in Prahran with your furry friend. It’s the perfect way to meet other dog lovers, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and treat your pup to special snacks.

The pub crawl starts at the Temperance Hotel with discounts and treats for dogs. Next, head to Bridie O’Reily’s for more dog-friendly fun and a welcoming atmosphere. Finally, end the day at College Lawn with special drinks and snacks for both you and your pup.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: 2 June 2024
  • Location: South Yarra
  • Price: from $28.29
Puppy Pub Crawl Pharan

Puppy Pub Crawl St Kilda

16th June

Embark on a unique bar-crawling adventure in St Kilda, designed exclusively for dog lovers and their friendly pooches. This event takes you through three dog-friendly bars, ending at St Kilda West’s off-lead dog beach. With a total walking distance of 1.7 km, it’s a perfect blend of leisure and excitement in St Kilda’s vibrant atmosphere.

The pub crawl kicks off at Chez Misty with doggie martinis and crepes for the pups and happy hour cocktails for humans. Next, head to La Bodega for South American vibes and special drinks while dogs enjoy puppy arepitas. The day ends at West Beach Pavilion with a sea view, flatbread and hummus for sharing, and dogs playing on the off-lead beach.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: 16 June 2024
  • Location: St Kilda
  • Price: from $28.29
Puppy pub Crawl St Kilda

Dog-Friendly Markets

Looking for the perfect outing with your pup? Check out Melbourne’s dog-friendly farmers and craft markets! Shop for local produce and handmade crafts, and enjoy a vibrant community atmosphere. These weekly and monthly markets are a fantastic way for you and your furry friend to experience the best local Melbourne.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

Every Sunday

Enjoy a Sunday stroll at St Kilda’s Esplanade Market with your dog. Since 1970, this beachside market has been a hit for its artisanal finds and pet-friendly atmosphere. Discover unique crafts, savor food truck treats, and spoil your pet with special items. Highlights include the “Puppy of the Day” contest and charity-supporting puppuccinos, blending fun and philanthropy into your market visit.

Event Details:

  • Date: Every Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: St Kilda’s Esplanade
  • Price: Free
St Kilda Esplanade dog-friendly market

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market

1st June

The Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market, happening every first Saturday of the month, is a community favourite in the bustling bayside suburb of St Kilda. Accredited by the VFMA, it’s a place where locals and visitors can enjoy fresh, local produce in a friendly, dog-welcoming environment.

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VegOut St Kilda Farmers Maeket

Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market

8th June

Nestled in the scenic grounds of Melbourne’s historic Abbotsford Convent, this dog-friendly monthly market is a lively showcase of Victoria’s fresh produce. It welcomes food enthusiasts, ethical shoppers, and their dogs to discover a wide selection of fresh, seasonal produce, handmade artisan foods, and exquisite gourmet condiments, all sourced directly from Victorian farmers.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday 8th June, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: Abbotsford Convent
  • Price: $2 (proceeds go to the Abbotsford Convent)
Abbotsford Convent dog-friendly market

Williamstown Farmers’ Market

9th Jun

Fresh local produce, delicious food, and a vibrant atmosphere at this dog-friendly market in Williamstown, Melbourne.

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Williamstown dog-friendly market.

Gasworks Farmers’ Market

15th June

Experience some of the best of Victorian produce at the dog-friendly Gasworks Farmers’ Market in Albert Park. Occurring every third Saturday, this market is a celebration of sustainable living, offering everything from fresh produce to homemade delicacies and vibrant flowers.

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Gasworks Farmers Market

The District Makers Market

30th June

Spend a leisurely Sunday embracing Melbourne’s creative spirit at The District’s dog-friendly market. Held on the last Sunday of each month, this market is a vibrant celebration of local talent, offering a diverse range of art, craft, fashion, and more. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s creativity, all while enjoying the company of your dog.

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District Makers Market