Events at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl

We look forward to hosting you for a doggone great time at the 2022 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! We are working to update our fun event descriptions below with next year’s dates and times so please check back for more information!

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Witness beautiful morning and evening flights by 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 don't want to miss at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! Check out the schedule...

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Wiener Dog Races

Wiener Dog Races

Location: River Place Shops FieldDate and Time: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 at 5 PM each day.  Registration: Onsite only – starting at 4 pm before the race at the Wiener Dog Registration Tent at the back of the Fest Platz. Fee: No cost to register the hottest...

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Silly Pet Tricks & Talking/Howling Competition

Silly Pet Tricks & Talking/Howling Competition

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. Registration: Onsite only at the Information Booth starting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Fee: No cost to register! This audience favorite allows the public to...

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Pet Parade

Pet Parade

Join us for the Pet Parade on Saturday, May 29, 2021! This year's King and Queen will be the Grand Marshals! Beginning at 12:45 pm, dogs and their owners can line up in the south parking lot near the marquee of Frankenmuth River Place Shops. No registration needed!...

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Dog Breeds of the World Show

Dog Breeds of the World Show

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and GrillDate: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration: Onsite only at the Dog Bowl Information Booth – Open until 12:30 pm. Limited to one dog per breed! This free Dog Show is both educational and fun....

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Police K9 Demonstration

Police K9 Demonstration

Location: River Place Shops Field Date: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM & 4:30 PM each day The Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association, a non profit organization, and Blue Line Police K9 is pleased to announce another great year of...

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Paws with a Cause Demonstration

Paws with a Cause Demonstration

Location: Festival Platz near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM each day! Have you ever wondered how Assistance Dogs help people with disabilities do what they want and need to do? Wayland, Michigan-based Paws...

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International Dockdogs Competition

International Dockdogs Competition

Location: Gravel Parking Lot near the River by the Covered Bridge Date and Time: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Practice starting at 8:00 AM!  Registration: Please register online at DockDogs - Limited spots will be available for onsite...

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Disc Dogs of Michigan Competition

Disc Dogs of Michigan Competition

TWO WORLD-QUALIFYING DISC DOG COMPETITIONS Location: River Place Shops Field Date: Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Registration: Contact Disc Dogs of Michigan to register...

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25 Yard Small Doggie Fun Run Race

25 Yard Small Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Shops Field Date and Time: Saturday, May 29 at 3 PM Registration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth on Saturday until 2:30 PM. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs. Fee: No cost to register! The 12th annual race to see whose small dog...

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Border Collie Sheep Herding Demonstration

Border Collie Sheep Herding Demonstration

Location: River Place Shops Field Date and Time: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day! Back by POPULAR demand! This event keeps large audiences in awe and amazement.  Different skill sets are demonstrated by various Border Collies...

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Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team

Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team

Location: River Place Shops Southeast Lawn Date: Saturday, May 29 - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM Date: Sunday, May 30 - 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM  The Rock N Roll K9s provide good family fun entertainment with their awesome K9s, while grooving to rock and roll...

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Best Canine Costume Contest

Best Canine Costume Contest

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Time: Immediately following the pet parade at approximately 1:30 p.m. on the Festival Platz Stage. Registration: No registration. Participants will be asked to line up in...

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Dog Lure Course

Dog Lure Course

Location: River Place Shops FieldDate: Sorry, this event is not happening in 2021!Time: Sorry, this event is not happening in 2021! Lure Course activities will not be part of the 2021 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl due to programming issues - we look forward to hosting this ...

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50 Yard Big Doggie Fun Run Race

50 Yard Big Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Shops FieldDate and Time: Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 3 PMRegistration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth anytime Sunday until 2:30 PM. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs. Fee: No cost to register! The 12th annual race to see whose big...

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Dog Bowl King & Queen Award

Dog Bowl King & Queen Award

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Time: 1:15 p.m. Registration: Closed All entries are due by Monday, May 3.   Frankenmuth Dog Bowl is excited to open up submissions for the 2021 Dog Bowl King and Queen...

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Annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River

Annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River

Location: Bavarian Belle River BoatDate: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021Time: 10:00 a.m.Register: Now Open - Click Here for More Information!   The annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River returns during the 2021 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! This unique tour of...

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Barn Hunt

Barn Hunt

Location: Frankenmuth River Place Field Date: Sorry, this activity is not being offered in 2021!Time: Sorry, this activity is not being offered in 2021! For More Information Contact: Zodiac Ranch or contact [email protected] or call Linda Lundstrom 248-202-0178....

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Zehnder’s Fireworks Show

Zehnder’s Fireworks Show

Date: May 30, 2021  Time: 9:45 p.m. Join Frankenmuth Dog Bowl fans for a spectacular displays of colors at Zehnder’s Fireworks Show! This event is presented by Pepsi and takes place at dusk. Watch from the big field at the festival or anywhere across town – the...

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