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Date: Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2024 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Lions Park (424 D'Arcy Street) 

Don't miss New'bark'et 2024, Newmarket's one of a kind, family-friendly dog festival presented by Global Pet Foods. Both dog owners and lovers alike are welcome to come visit and enjoy:

  • The many dog related vendors located throughout Church St. (between D'Arcy Street and Eagle Street), including our sponsors Global Pet Foods and VCA Canada 404 Verterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital 
  • Let your dog cool off at our Pooch Plunge, the dog-only swim at the Peter Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog). 
  • See how agile your dog is and have them participate in our DogLoversDays Lure Course.
  • Be in awe as Aqua Dogs show off their amazing talented dogs during their competitive dog dock jumping series. 
  • Aqua Dogs - Dock Diving Schedule
  • Watch and be amazed at the incredible athleticism and fast paced skills of the SuperDogs.
  • Let your dog run free in our fenced, off leash dog area. 
  • Enjoy some for-purchase food, beverages and treats from one of our vendors.
  • Enjoy our live DJ, face painting, dog caricature, photo booth, balloon twister, kids' inflatable and more.  

Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with this year's New'bark'et Dog Festival event. If you are interested please click HERE to sign up 

The New'bark'et 2024 vendor application: 

Sponsored by:

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In Partnership with:

North Lions Newmarket

New'bark'et Rules:

  • Dogs should remain leashed at all times except when inside the fenced off-leash area or inside the pool enclosure for Pooch Plunge. Retractable leashes are not acceptable.  
  • Handlers are responsible for their dogs at all times including stooping and scooping.
  • If a dog begins acting aggressively (individuals and other dogs), you will be asked to leave the event.
  • Only dogs are permitted in the water at Pooch Plunge. No humans. 
  • Dogs must be accompanied by a person of at least 16 years of age or older in both the off-leash area and Pooch Plunge.
  • Maximum of 3 dogs per handler.
  • All dog owners are subject to the Dog Owner's Liability Act ( and the Town of Newmarket's Bylaws ( .
  • Have fun!

Photo & Video Release


Media and Town of Newmarket staff will be taking photos and video footage at this event. These images may be used, re-used and published in news stories, social media and on websites, in addition to distributed to our partners and friends. 

Cancellation Details

For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events call 1-877-PLAY936 on the date of the event, 2 hours prior to the start time. For more information, please contact 905-895-5193 or 

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