A: State health codes do not allow non-Service Animals inside buildings where food is prepared and served. However, the outdoor pet-friendly locations where you and your pet may dine include:
• Bavarian Inn Lodge – Schnitzelbank Biergarten
• Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Fischer Platz
• Dock Dogs Food Tent
• Bratwurst Patio
• Paw Platz
For more information, check our Dining & Lodging Page.
A: No. Dog Bowl is a FREE family fun event. Even the parking is free! While there may be registration fees for some of the events, or costs involved with certain vendors or activities, it does not cost anything to come and watch the events.
A: Fireworks are Sunday Night at 9:45pm after the Balloon Glow. They are typically visible in the North West Sky over Zehnder’s Restaurant. In rare cases of undesirable wind direction, the Fireworks may be relocated to be launched from the baseball diamonds in Heritage Park, making the Fireworks visible in the North Sky. Regardless of launch location, the Fireworks are visible from the Balloon Glow Field.
A: Tour times vary for The Bavarian Belle. Please visit their website for specific times or contact them Toll Free at 866-808-2628 or by email at captain[a]bavarianbelle.com. Tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Kiosk near the Waterfall at the North End of the Frankenmuth River Place Shops.
A: Wiener Dog Races are held at 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday at the Festival Platz Stage in the center of the River Place Shops. Registration is on-site only and starts at 4:00pm, each day, at the Information Booth located on the East end of the complex near N’Orlins Beignets & Coffee. Please visit the Events Page for more information.
A: There is a fenced-in Doggie Play Park available for your furry friend to run around, relax, and take a dip in a kiddie pool! This is free of charge to use, however you cannot leave your dog unattended and you must clean up after your pet.