Penrose Square Outdoor Plaza ● September 30th, 2023 ● 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Columbia Pike’s Pet Fair

September 30th, 2023 • 1 – 5 pm

Penrose Square Outdoor Plaza, 2501 9th Rd S., Arlington, VA

We’re bringing paws back to the Pike with our annual pet fair. Join us for a day of pet-friendly fun and meet your local veterinarians, trainers, pet-sitters, boarders, dog walkers, groomers, and more! Find your forever friend from a local shelter or stock up on homemade treats, there’s something for every pet parent.

DJ Edward Daniels of Scorpio Entertainment will be pumping out the beats all afternoon for your and your furry friends to enjoy!

A signature initiative of


Professional Pet Portraits

Photographer Alex Sakes will be on-site to take a professional photo of you and/or your pet. The portraits are FREE, but you MUST sign up in advance. Slots available from 1:00 PM to 4:55 PM.

Pet Costume Contest

Get creative and join the fun pet costume contest for free! Participants must be present during the contest and selection process to win an exciting prize. This costume contest will take place during the festival at 4:00 PM.

Water Bar

Treat your pups to a taste of the finer drinks with our selection of waters at the water bar! Available all afternoon until supplies last.

Photo by Lloyd Wolf

Blessing of The Animals

Join us at 1:00 PM for a short ceremony in honor of all our furry friends. The service will be provided by a Pastor from the Ashley Goff from Arlington Presbyterian Church.

Birthday Celebration

Join us at 3:00 PM to celebrate Arlington Animal Hospital’s 85th birthday. Let your furry friend enjoy dog cake and bring goodies home.

Top Dog Sponsor

Cats Meow Sponsors

Paw-Some Partner Sponsors

2023 Vendors

  • Arlington Animal Hospital
  • Adylotino
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA)
  • Baney Bones
  • Clarendon Animal Care
  • Columbia Pike Library
  • Commonwealth Dog Club
  • League of Women Voters
  • Love Bites All Natural Treats
  • Lunablu
  • North Star Residential Group
  • Petey and Furends
  • PD the Pug
  • Snouts & Stouts
  • VCA Southpaws Veterinary
  • Wiggly Poochesco