The animal welfare community was out in full force on May 19 for Joybound Around Town on Broadway. This incredible annual festival, formerly called Animals on Broadway, is an opportunity for people and pets alike to celebrate the human-animal bond. Paws hit the pavement as the morning began with an easy, one-mile pet walk around downtown Walnut Creek. Then, the fun continued into the late afternoon with our action-packed pet festival.

The festival included children’s activities and face-painting, dog training demonstrations from Joybound’s trainers, a showcase of service dog skills from a Shelter to Service team, and – of course – the beloved best-dressed pet contest! With hundreds of passionate attendees, partnerships with more dedicated sponsors than ever, adoptable animals from shelters across Northern California, and more than $110,000 raised for Joybound’s programs, we’d call this year’s event a rousing success.

Thank you to everyone who made Joybound Around Town on Broadway 2024 a huge success!

Sunday, May 19th
Paw-rade: 10 – 11 am • Pet Festival: 11 am – 3 pm
Broadway Plaza • Walnut Creek, CA

Joybound Around Town on Broadway (formerly Animals on Broadway) is one of our biggest community events of the year!

Hosted at Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza, 2024’s event is not to be missed. Plus, donations to Joybound Around Town on Broadway will be matched up to $25,000 by a generous donor!

About the Paw-rade Pet Walk

Joybound Around Town on Broadway begins at 10 am with a celebratory pet walk. Participants make the easy, one-mile trek around Broadway Plaza with their furry friends. Team leaders use Joybound’s online portal to invite friends, family, co-workers, and any other fellow animal lovers to join their team and raise funds to give more animals safe, healthy, loving homes. We even have exciting prizes for our top fundraisers and top fundraising teams!

Want a fun way to support Joybound Around Town on Broadway? Pick a side in the age-old debate between cat-lovers and dog-lovers!

About the Pet Festival

After the completion of the Paw-rade, the day of fun continues into the afternoon with our pet wellness festival! With the streets of Broadway Plaza lined with pet-related booths and activities, guests will enjoy fun for pets and people of all ages. Plus, don’t miss the event’s popular Best-Dressed Pet Contest on the main stage!

Main Stage Schedule:

  • 11:30 am – Best-Dressed Pet Contest
  • 1 pm – Dog Training Demonstration
  • 2 pm – Shelter to Service Demonstration

Joybound Festival Booths:
Community Solutions, Get Involved, Honor Wall, Lou Russa’s Boutique, Pet Adoptions, Dog Training, Shelter to Service, Wine Collar Toss

Animal Shelter & Rescue Group Festival Booths:
Antioch Animal Services, German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions, Rocket Dog Rescue, Stockton Animal Shelter

Sponsor & Partner Festival Booths:
Animal Care Hospital of Walnut Creek, Club K9, Contra Costa Water District, Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, DLHA Law Group, Guide Dogs for the Blind, HardyPaw, Impossibubble Face Painting, Injoya, JUNKED: Powered by Veterans, Modern Animal, National Association of Mental Illness, Perfect Star, Heating and Air, Pet Art 4 U, Pet Food Express, PNC, Purina, Trinity Center, VCA Animal Hospitals, Veterinary Emergency Group, Walnut Creek Arts + Rec, Walnut Creek Police Department

We’ve raised


of our $110k goal!


Thank You to Our Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Charles Schwab
Denon & Doyle Entertainment
Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek
Modern Animal

Community Partners:

Club K9
Contra Costa Water District
Guide Dogs for the Blind
JUNKED: Powered by Veterans
Woodiwiss Painting

Interested in being a Joybound Around Townon Broadway sponsor or partner? Please download this PDF and contact [email protected].

Event Location

Broadway Plaza: 1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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