Día de los Gatos - Day of the Cats

Calling all cat lovers! Join us at the Oregon Humane Society's first annual Día de los Gatos (Day of the Cats) Masquerade Ball on Nov. 1.


This event takes place on November 1, which is the same day as Día de los Muertos, a celebration of life that teaches us to enjoy and appreciate every moment. Día de los Gatos, or Day of the Cats, is a celebration of the furry feline friends of our lives—past, present and future.

This cat-centric masquerade ball will be hosted at Portland’s newest event space, the Lagunitas Community Room. Wear your favorite cat-themed mask or decorate one at the “Meowsquerade” booth and enter the Costume and Cattitude contest.

Attendees can enjoy beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing, wine and sangria. Meet cat-related vendors and artists, enter to win raffle prizes and dance the night away with friends.

Cat lovers: bring your beer aficionado friends and join us for a fun-filled evening of food & drinks, prizes, and more! What more, you ask?

Event Activities

  • Dress in your favorite feline-themed attire and enter our costume competition
  • Silent auction & prize giveaways
  • Bring photos of your cats so they can ‘join’ you at the photo booth or honor them at the altar
  • Games, including a Jenga game with blocks so large you could build a house!
  • Forget your costume? Craft your own cat-eyes mask on-site…meow!
  • Local vendors with hand-crafted cat toys, collars, and other merchandise
  • Photo booth
  • And much more!

Tickets are $25 and come with 2 tokens redeemable for food & drinks. Additional tokens can be purchased ahead of time and during the event for $5 each.
If available, tickets will also be available at the door. Limited availability: only 200 tickets will be sold.

Día de los Gatos Details

When: November 1, 2016 from 7-10 pm
Where: Lagunitas Community Room – 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97232
Who: People age 21+ (no pets or minors at this event, please)
What: A celebration of all things cat, including Meowsquerade masks, an altar to honor our feline friends (bring photos, not your actual cats please!), locally-made food and Lagunitas beer on tap (plus sangria and wine).
Tickets: $25 each 
Benefit: 100% of proceeds go towards helping OHS’s shelter cats (and yes, dogs too).
Social: Share your pics with tag #OHSgatos on social! You can also let us know you’re coming in the Facebook event »

Welcome Vendors & Special GuestsMoshow

OHS is excited to welcome the cat-loving Portland musician Moshow the Cat Rapper – he’ll be performing some of his songs at the event!

Among the vendors of excellent cat-related products, we welcome friends Sweet Pickles’ Designs and Frock, who will have a selection of goodies for you to purr-use.

More coming soon!

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Additional Notes

This event is for humans over 21 only. Please leave your furry friends & anyone under 21 at home this time.

Please enjoy responsibly! There will be a limited number of reserved parking spots available, so be sure to get your tickets soon to secure parking! OHS also encourages people to take transit or arrange a safe ride home if you plan on imbibing.

Become a Sponsor

Show your support for animals by becoming an event sponsor. Become a business partner: 2016 Día de los Gatos Sponsor Packet »