Pups and Pints: Enjoy Salt Lake City’s Yappy Hour

If you’re looking for a fun dog friendly event this summer, look no further than Salt Lake City’s annual Yappy Hour, a delightful event that brings together dogs and their owners for an evening of fun, food, and socializing. Held several times a year in various parks around Salt Lake City, Yappy Hour offers a perfect blend of local brews, delicious food truck offerings, and a variety of vendors catering to both pets and their humans. This free event is the ultimate way to unwind and enjoy the vibrant community spirit with your four-legged companion.

In 2024 Yappy Hour will take place:

  • June 13th, 6pm to 9pm, Fairmont Park
  • July 11th, 6pm to 9pm, Liberty Park
  • August 8th, 6pm to 9pm, Pioneer Park

Whether you’re a SLC local or just visiting, Yappy Hour is the perfect way to spend an evening with your pup, meet fellow dog enthusiasts, and discover fantastic local products. Bring your leash, your appetite, and your love for dogs—Yappy Hour is an event you won’t want to miss!

What to expect at SLC Yappy Hour

If you’ve never been to one of Salt Lake’s annual Yappy Hours, you can expect an evening filled with exciting activities for both you and your dog. Entrance to the event is completely FREE. Alongside a fantastic selection of food trucks, local beers, and unique vendors, over half of the event space is dedicated to an off-leash area where dogs can play and socialize freely. Temporary fences ensure that your pup will be contained to the designated play area and water bowls will be provided.

Popular Yappy Hour activities include pup cups, temporary tattoos, photo opportunities, live music, and more, ensuring a fun experience for everyone. The event tends to be busiest at the beginning, so arriving early is recommended. Due to extremely limited parking, carpooling is strongly encouraged to make your visit as smooth as possible.

Dog lovers of all ages are welcome to attend Yappy Hour with ID required to purchase alcohol for those who are 21+. 

Fairmont Park Yappy Hour- June 13th

The first Yappy Hour event of the year takes place at Fairmont Park in the heart of SLC’s Sugar House neighborhood. The lush 27 acre park offers a small nature oasis in one of the busiest neighborhoods in the area, featuring a fully fenced dog park, several athletic fields, and a picturesque pond. Yappy Hour typically takes place on the west end athletic fields with parking available on the west, north, and east ends of the park. 

There are several nearby dog friendly restaurants and bars where you can get the party started or keep it going:

View our dog friendly map for a full list of dog friendly locations! 

Liberty Park Yappy Hour- July 11th

Salt Lake City’s oldest and most well known park, Liberty Park, is the host of the second Yappy Hour of the summer. Located in the Liberty Wells neighborhood near downtown, dog lovers can usually expect to find the event on the east side of the 110 acre park, just north of the pond and hill. 

Parking is available around the entire perimeter of the park, but does fill up quickly due to the park’s public draw. Plan to enter via 1300 S to access east side parking and entering from 900 S will direct you to the park’s west side park spaces. Street parking is available on the park’s western border along 500 E.

There are several nearby dog-friendly patios to be enjoyed, from the Central 9th neighborhood to East Central:

View our dog friendly map for a full list of dog friendly locations! 

Pioneer Park Yappy Hour- August 8th

Downtown’s Pioneer Park is most well known for hosting the Salt Lake Farmers Market, but it is also the home of the August Yappy Hour. All the dog friendly fun takes place in the heart of the park, with plenty of nearby options for food, activities, and recreation.

Parking near Pioneer Park can be quite scarce and is primarily street parking. The easiest option for those commuting will be to take advantage of the nearby Gateway south parking garage, where your first hour of parking will be free. A quick one block walk along 400 W will lead you to the event. 

Downtown Salt Lake City and the adjacent neighborhoods have several dog friendly patio spots you can take advantage of:

View our dog friendly map for a full list of dog friendly locations! 

Becoming a vendor at Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour is hosted by the Salt Lake City and Gallivan Events teams, in conjunction with Salt Lake City Public Lands. Businesses interested in becoming a vendor or getting involved should email SLCityEvents@slcgov.com with inquiries.

Dog Friendly SLC is not affiliated with SLC Yappy Hour.

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