PoochFest 2019 is the first annual doggy based event taking over Big Surf Waterpark! Not only will your pooches be able to run around the grounds, but the rest of your family can check out vendors, activities, and a full spread of food! We promise you a tail wagging time! All proceeds from the event and throughout the year will be a 50/50 split between the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) and the Kyrene School District.
Jill Kimmel
K9 Katelynn
Jumping Chollas


PoochFest 2019 has fun activities for all ages and breeds! This family friendly event will be a great event for the whole family! (two legged members included!)  The best part? We don't discriminate based on breed or size, all well behaved pooches are welcome! Check out the list of activities we offer! We can't wait to see you there!

Comedian Jill Kimmel

Art Expo

Silent Auction

Dog-Gone’it Craft Corner

Doggie Fashion Show

Agility Course

Doggie Talent Show

Photo Contest

Onsite Veterinarians

Face Painting

Food Trucks and Bars

Sponsors & Vendors

Big Surf Waterpark

PoochFest 2019's venue is the one and only Big Surf Waterpark! This historic location has been in Phoenix for almost 50 years. Big Surf boasts one of the biggest wave pools in North America, it's a modern engineering marvel! If you're not one for hanging ten Big Surf also has a great lounge area, tons of infamous slides, and a killer bar. We're so excited to take over this locations and spend  a day with our favorite furry friends!
1500 N McClintock Drive Tempe, AZ
Phone: 480.299.3968