Pooch Fest is  a fun, furry, family-friendly event where all dog lovers can bring their pets for a day of fun.  The event is ran by students of Desert Garden Montessori School.   All proceeds from the event and throughout the year will be a 50/50 split between #LovePup and Desert Garden Montessori School.    


PoochFest 2018 has fun activities for all ages and breeds!

Kids Bounce House          Obstacle Course

Doggie Fashion Show      AKC Dog Show

Doggie Talent Show     Photo Contest

Onsite Veterinarians

Face Painting

Killer Restaurant and Bar

John Jay manning the stage!




Big Surf Waterpark

PoochFest 2018'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 zip-line, 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!

About Desert Garden Montessori School

PoochFest 2018 is part of Desert Garden Montessori  (DGM) student’s annual give back project. Each element of PoochFest is spearheaded by a DGM student!

Find out more about the school, and the students in charge of PoochFest below!

Desert Garden Montessori Website

Student 1

Student 2

Student 3

Student 4

Student 5