The World’s LARGEST Olympic Style
Festival FOR DOGS!

All the doggone fun takes place May 24 to 27, 2024


Located at Frankenmuth River Place Shops!

Everyone is guaranteed a tail waggin’ good time at Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! Started in 2008, Dog Bowl is a high-energy event that showcases dogs at their best – whether they are running, jumping, diving or retrieving. With over 25 fun activities, you are sure to find something Fido and the entire family will enjoy!

The festival is part of Frankenmuth Dog Bowl, Inc. – a nonprofit organization that advocates for responsible pet ownership through educational programs and world-class events like the annual Dog Bowl! The nonprofit supports charitable endeavors such as police canine training programs to promote safer communities, defraying medical and adoption costs for families in need, and funding pet-related military and service organizations.

Our team is committed to the goal of being a recognized source of knowledge and entertainment for dogs and the people they love – you won’t want to miss all the new and exciting things happening at Frankenmuth Dog Bowl!





What is The Dog Bowl?

Dog Bowl is a free festival located at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. It features a unique variety of activities that you and your pet can enjoy watching together and some your family dog can participate in!

Activities include DockDogs® and Disc Dog competitions, Wiener Dog Races, Pet Parade, Annual Canine Cruise on the Bavarian Belle River Boat, Best Costume Contest, Doggie Fun Runs, Dog Breeds of the World Show, Pet Marketplace and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn – featuring 25 hot air balloon pilots from across the country!

29 Fun Dog Events

22 Events your pet can participate in

23 Hot Air Balloons

6 Balloon Flights

3 Balloon Glow Events

What is Balloons Over Bavarian Inn?

Witness beautiful morning and evening flights by more than 24 hot air balloons over Frankenmuth! Nightly balloon glows take place in the grassy field near River Place Shops, this is a must-see event you do not want to miss at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! 

Morning Flight Competition Saturday through Monday: 7 to 8:00 AM over downtown Frankenmuth

Evening Flight Competitions Friday through Sunday: 7 to 8:30 PM at River Place Shops Field

Nightly Balloon Glows Friday through Sunday: 9 to 10 PM at River Place Shops Field

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