RestonPet1Pet Fiesta is a wonderful outdoor festival that strives to bring local businesses together with animal rescue groups and pet owners for an exciting day of activities, demonstrations, and animals galore. Visitors will be able to meet wonderful animals looking for their forever homes, check out the latest in pet products, and enjoy live entertainment, face painting, and caricature artists.

This year’s Pet Fiesta will take place Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. Admission is FREE and Pet Fiesta is rain or shine.

You should expect a full day of fun at the Pet Fiesta. Kick-off the day with the fun-filled Tails on Trails dog walk. Then, meet animals looking for their forever homes and check out the latest in pet products on the Pet Fiesta thoroughfare. The kids will enjoy on-stage entertainment, face painting, and caricature artists.

Below is a breakdown of the day’s events:

9:00 AM: Tails on Trails Dog Walk Check-In at Information Boot
10:00 AM: Tails on Trails Dog Walk begins
10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Music by Gallows Bound
12:00 PM: Dog House of Style Fashion Show
12:30 PM:  Paws-itively Fun Pet Contests (Register from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM)
1:00 PM: Pet Fiesta Fur-rific Prize Drawing
1:30-3:30 PM: Music by South Bay Band
4:00 PM: Event Ends

  • Bring your family pet and walk for a cause. The Tails on Trails Dog Walk at 10:00 AM takes you around Reston Town Center, getting you pumped and ready for Pet Fiesta!
  • Participate in Pet Fiesta’s super cool pet contests and win a doggie swag bag! Categories include: Best Dressed, Best Trick, Best Howl/Bark, Fastest Frosty Paws Eater. Cost is $10 to participate.
  • Gather the family and join us for a great spring day of pets and fun! Don’t forget to register online for the Dog Walk and sign-up for updates.

All proceeds from the Pet Fiesta benefit, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating potential dog owners on dog selection and care and supporting the efforts of rescue groups. We believe that by assisting with good dog-owner matches, we’ll give each family the best opportunity for a life-long relationship with their new dog and help to keep dogs out of shelters. was established in 2003 and helps homeless dogs in Metro DC, Shenandoah Valley, and nationwide.