Afternoon's antics will feature a puparazzi red carpet, a best-dressed parade, a range of stalls hosted by dog-friendly brands and organisations and an adoption wall featuring loveable rescue pups available for their forever home.
Active pups can take part in the Pawlympics Tournament with a range of agility ticks with winners celebrated in a medal ceremony. Also turning heads and ruffling feathers on the day will be the Drags to the Rescue dog adoption parade. This segment will involve a captivating line of Drag Queens and canines, showcasing glitz, glamour and gorgeous rescue dogs in need of new homes.
The afternoon will feature a puparazzi red carpet, a best dressed parade and more. Image:provided.
Hungry stomachs won't be forgotten, with ample treats and eats on offer throughout the day. Peckish pups can peruse the Doggie Diner offering a menu of fancy nibbles with proceeds going to local dog rescues, Greyhound Connections and Act Rescue & Foster (ARF). Meanwhile, humans can enjoy a special street food offering from QT's Capitol Bar and Grill with a selection of beers, wines and dog-themed cocktails.
Barkfest will be Canberra's first social dog event of its kind to be hosted in central Canberra and is an on-leash event with free entry for humans and dogs. QT is thrilled to support the local community with a dog-loving social environment in the Nation's Capital.