PetFest 2019





Second Annual PetFest To Benefit Lubbock Aquarium with Fun Run and Live Shark Encounter


It’s time for Lubbock Aquarium’s annual PetFest Fundraiser!  This year, Adventure Park is graciously hosting the fundraiser with a portion of proceeds to benefit Lubbock Aquarium. The two-day event will feature a live shark encounter, Pet Pageant, Furry fun run, festival, and more.

The weekend-long event will take place at Adventure Park located at 5110 29th Drive in Lubbock on Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. Entrance tickets will cost only $5 for children under 12-years-old and $8 for adults and children over 13-years-old.  Food will be available for purchase inside Adventure Park.

The weekend will kick off with a VIP Banquet and private Shark Encounter on Friday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  The evening will feature a chef-inspired dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight.

The Furry Fun Run will take place Saturday, April 27th with registration starting at 7:30am and the family and pet-friendly run at 9:00am.  Registration is $20 for adults over 23-years-old, $15 for students 13-22-years-old, and children under 12-years-old are FREE.  Advanced registration receives a FREE t-shirt.

The festival will happen on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 10:00am to 6:00pm with the Pet Pageant kicking off at Noon on Saturday.  The pageant will feature four pet categories:  cats, exotic animals, farm animals, and dogs.

The cost to enter the pageant is $20 per animal for registration on the day of the event. $10 registration before April 19th and $15 registration week of April 20th-April 26th.  First place winners in each category will receive $50 cash and a medal. The second place and third place winners in each category will receive a medal. All pets must be pre-registered one hour prior to the pageant category event time.

The PetFest festival will include activities for children, adults, and pets with the main attraction being a live shark encounter with a diver emceeing from inside the tank. Other happenings will include a touch tank, go kart rides, an ocean conservation booth, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, bumper cars, and more. Only three shark encounter shows will be offered:  11:00am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm.  The live shark encounter show is included with entry fee, but seating is limited to first come first serve. A full schedule of events is listed below (itinerary is subject to change). To register for the Pet Pageant or Furry Fun Run, visit the links below.

Pet Pageant
Furry Fun Run


Schedule subject to change without notice.

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Lubbock Aquarium VIP Banquet - Friday, April 26, 2019

6:00 PM                                  VIP Banquet begins

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM                Silent auction bidding starts

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM                Private shark encounter

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM                Dinner

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM                Presentation from Lubbock Aquarium Building Committee

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM                Silent auction winners announced

8:30 PM                                  Event ends


Furry Fun Run – Saturday, April 27, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM               Furry Fun Run check-in and late registration

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM             Furry Fun Run in progress

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM           Furry Fun Run Winners Announced, Ribbons Awarded


PetFest & Pet Pageant – Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM           Opening PetFest Ceremony with Army ROTC Color Guard/Flag

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM           Shark Encounter, Show #1

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM              Pet Pageant Cat Category

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM                Police K9 Unit

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM                Pet Pageant Exotic Animal Category

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM                Shark Encounter, Show #2

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM                Pet Pageant Farm Animal Category

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM                Pet Pageant Dog Category

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM                Shark Encounter, Show #3

6:00 PM                                  Event ends


Apr 27 2019


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Adults: $8 ; 12 & Under: $5


Adventure Park
5110 29th Drive, Lubbock, TX, USA
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