CSBarks Dog Festival


September 18, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm

Carol Stream Town Center Gary Ave & Lies Rd  Get Directions


CSBarks is the Carol Stream Park District’s annual dog festival, and one of the largest dog festivals in the Chicago suburbs. This is the event your dog has been looking forward to all year!


Join thousands of dogs from the area who bring their owners for a day of four-legged fun.
Entry is free! Hosted by the Carol Stream Park District.


Whats Happening?


Main Arena Schedule:


10:15 am Freeze Dance with your dog
10:30 am Obedience Demo by Fox Valley Dog Training Club
11:00 am Skydogz
12:00 pm K-9 Demo by the Illinois State Police
1:00 pm Skydogz
2:00 pm Parade of Breeds
2:30 pm Contests
3:00 pm Wiener Dog Races by West Burb Wieners


Agility Arena Schedule:



All Day Activities:



  • Kids Tent: Crafts



Thank You for the Generous Financial Support of our Sponsors!

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Be a CSBarks Sponsor.  Click here for the Sponsor Application.



Where can I park?


On-site parking at the Carol Stream Town Center is available. Parking at Fountain View Recreation Center is reserved for fitness center users.

Park + Ride:

Off-site parking with Open Air Trolley shuttles is at the Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) building (200 E. Lies Road, across Gary Avenue).  Free trolley shuttles run every 10 minutes until 30 minutes after closing.

Additional parking is available at Hampe Park (301 W. Lies Road).
Note: There is no shuttle service provided from this location.


Can I volunteer to help?


Yes, we welcome all volunteers and volunteer groups. Volunteer jobs include helping with set up and take down, assisting CSBarks vendors at their booths and helping to run activities such as the kids crafts or dog party games. If you are interested in volunteering contact Mary Frusolone at maryf@csparks.org


Do I have to bring a dog to take part?


Bringing a dog is not compulsory. CSBarks also includes activities for children, working dog demonstrations and dog displays that everyone can enjoy, with or without a dog. Please note, this is not an adoption event, so you will not be able to adopt a dog at the event.


Is water for my dogs available?


Water stations with disposable bowls are placed throughout the festival site and we make every effort to ensure they are refilled during the festival. A water fountain is also available at the Clock Tower building (which also has bathrooms) on the northeast of the festival site.


What are the festival rules?


    • Please only bring dogs of good temperament that are not afraid of crowds or children.
    • All dogs should be on a 6 ft. (max) non-retractable leash.
    • All dogs must have update vaccinations and rabies tag.
    • Max two dogs per handler.
    • Handler must be 18 yrs or older.
    • Please leave kitty and other pets at home.
    • Female dogs in any stage of heat will not be allowed to attend


What our visitors say:


Woooohooo… Our yearly must see tradition for our baby – SV

This was the first year my boy, Brutus and I attended and we loved it!! What a great fest! We had a ball. We marched in the all breed parade and had a great day! We will be back next year. What fun!!!! – DJC