Fun Things to Do with Your Dog this Memorial Day Weekend in Elk Grove, CA

Fun Things to Do with Your Dog this Memorial Day Weekend in Elk Grove, CA

People are vaccinated and states are finally opening up after being partially shutdown for a year so why not get out with your pup this Memorial Day weekend. We’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do with your dog this summer in Elk Grove, CA

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Bark and Wine, May 23, 12p – 4p, Historic Folsom

Ok, so this is the weekend before Memorial Day but it is such a great event we decided to list it anyway.

Family fun afternoon to raise $, food & toys for the SPCA & T.E.A.M organizations. Rescue Dog Wine Tasting, Live Music, Dog Costume Contest, Raffles, pet vendors!

Note: Bring a dog food or toy and receive a free raffle ticket!

100% of the $10 tasting fee is being donated to the SPCA!

Click here for tickets.

Wine Tasting with Your Dog

Dogs and wine are two of our favorite things so why not take your four legged best friend to a wine tasting.  There are a number of vineyards in the Elk Grove area that allow well trained dogs on a leash to accompany the wine tasters.

Scribner Bend Vineyards

Bump City Wine Co.

McConnell Estates Winery

Heringer Estates 

It is highly recommended that you call for reservations before heading out to any of these wineries since they are observing social distancing and limiting patons.

RV Parks and Camping

Camping has gotten huge since COVID-19 hit last year and for good reason.  It is easy to socially distance yourself and you can reconnect with nature.  It is also fairly easy to take you dog along as long as the campgrounds allow pets.  Here are a few pet friendly campgrounds near Elk Grove

Flag City RV Resort

Flag City RV Resort welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $2 per pet, per night. Please notify Reservations of your intention to bring your pet(s) at the time of booking. At Registration, guests will receive a list of Regulations including those pertaining to dog etiquette while on site. Flag City RV Resort has its own ‘dog park’ – an enclosed three acre pet play area where dogs can play off-leash. Please note that at all other times, dogs must be leashed for safety purposes. Dogs cannot be left outside unattended or be tied to trees. The Resort offers many clean up stations around the Park and owners are required to pick up after their dogs.

Rio Viento RV Park

Dogs are allowed at Rio Viento RV Park, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. Two pets are allowed per site. All animals are to be kept inside at night, and are never to be left unattended. All pets must be licensed and vaccinations current. You are solely responsible for picking up after your pets. Pit Bull and Rottweiler breeds or mixes, or any aggressive animals, are not allowed. Rio Viento has sole discretion when any determination is made. By California law, you are strictly liable for any injuries caused by your pet. Other restrictions may apply. Please see website for more details.

Park Delta Bay

Park Delta Bay is located on the Sacramento Delta, an inland waterway that stretches from Sacramento all the way to San Francisco. The campground has 50 amp service and can accommodate rigs up to 40 feet at it’s 120 full hookup sites. The campground also has a full marina with 120 slips, cabins, a large clubhouse with big-screen TV, pool, tennis, and basketball courts. Other amenities include Wi-Fi (for a fee), snack bar, fishing, and a group pavilion.  Dogs are allowed at Park Delta Bay, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle.

SacWest RV Park and Campground

SacWest RV Park & Campground has 50 amp service available, and can accommodate rigs up to 90 feet in their pull-thru sites, but tent sites and cabins by the fishing pond are also available. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, swimming pool, fishing, bike rentals, paddleboats, group pavilion, propane and firewood (for a fee). Dogs are allowed at SacWest RV Park & Campground, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle.

Rancho Seco Recreational Area

Rancho Seco Recreational Area is a 400-acre park overflowing with recreational opportunities including camping, boating, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing. The 160-acre lake is fed by the Folsom South Canal and is a great year-round day or overnight getaway located in California’s Central Valley, just 25 miles from downtown Sacramento.

Restaurants and Cafes

Leatherby’s Family Creamery

You and your pup can enjoy a cool treat outside at Leatherbys’s Family Creamery. Specializing in homemade ice cream, sauces and whipped cream, we’re sure there’s something for everyone at this sweet destination. Their menu has plenty of ice cream sundaes, but if you’re looking for more substantial fare they also offer a full lunch and dinner menu that includes items like the Big Mike’s Cali Club, a massive double decker sandwich with all the fixings.

Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Have a meal with family or catch the latest game with friends at the bar. For lunch, treat yourself to pasta and a glass of red, or finish a long day with a burger and cold brew.

The perfect mix of laid-back atmosphere and friendly caring service, Pete’s is your easy first date or 10th anniversary celebration. The original Pete’s in Elk Grove has a small outdoor dining area where you can nibble on pizza or pasta right next to your pup.

The Waffle Experience

Locally sourced natural and organic ingredients paired with flavor infused waffles of brioche bread dough. Enjoy breakfast and lunch with your pup on their outside patio everyday from 8a – 3p.

Cicada Cantina

Cicada Cantina takes casual Mexican dining to a whole new level, breaking the all-to-typical restaurant mold in both cuisine and ambiance.

No matter what your taste buds are yearning for, you’ll find satisfaction here at Cicada Cantina. A wide variety of fresh, innovative dishes paired with the perfect cocktail from our well-stocked cantina will make your dining experience a night to remember. The Elk Grove location has an outdoor patio that is perfect for dining with your pooch.

Tower Brewing

The name “Tower” is relatively common in the city of Sacramento, and is always tied to the Arts in some form or other. Tower Bridge is an architectural landmark. Tower Records helped define the music industry for decades. Tower Theater showcases independent films from around the world.

​At Tower Brewing, everything we do revolves around the Arts. We practice the art of brewing delicious craft beer. We provide a space for musicians to perform. We showcase local artist’s work on our walls. Our labels feature vibrant artwork. We have a beautiful mural in our taproom depicting key moments in Sacramento’s history. We’ve embodied the artistic influences tied to other Tower entities and built our brand around them. Our aesthetic is hand-crafted art deco, taking inspiration from the past and reinventing it for the future.

If you decide to take advantage of the summer holiday weekend and take a vacation without your canine companion, Karla’s Pet Care, LLC is here to take care of your pets while you are gone. Be sure to contact us as soon as your plans are finalized because we fill up fast in the summer!




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