• 30th Annual Bark in the Park Coming to Curtis Hixon

    Tampa Bay’s oldest and largest fundraising walk and pet festival, returns to Downtown Tampa on March 25th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.


    TAMPA, FLA (March 13, 2017) – On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) will host the 30th Annual Bark In The Park fundraising Walk For The Animals. This pet-friendly festival will from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. Registration for the walk can be done online at BarkInTheParkTampa.com or at the door the day of the event.


    Bark In The Park the best pet fest in the Bay because it offers something for everyone:

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    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Craft beer and wine

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Food trucks

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Live music by Stereo FM

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Pre-event VIP tent with Mimosas & Sweets

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]More than 70 Pet-friendly vendors and rescue groups

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Celebrity Emcees: FOX 13’s Walter Allen, Jennifer Epstein, and Lindsay Milbourne

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Doggie Pop-Up Park for off-leash play time

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]The Doggie Fun Zone where every dog is an agility star

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Face painting and activities for children

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Photo ops by the water

    [if !supportLists]·      [endif]Pet costume contests: Best Downtown Chic, Best Workout Buddy, Best Pirate Pup, Most Creative



    “The best thing about Bark In The Park is that it’s not just a big, fun, dog-friendly party in beautiful downtown Tampa … it’s a party with a purpose; raising funds to save the lives of homeless pets,” said Sherry Silk, CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.



    Walkers can form packs with their friends online at BarkInTheParkTampa.com to fundraise for the animals. Pack members will receive an event T-shirt, giveaways and additional prizes.


    Those who do not pre-register online can make a suggested donation of $20 at the door the day of the event (donation includes event T-shirt).



    VIP Tent with Mimosas & Sweets:   10:00am – 11:00am

    Vendors & Festivities:   11:00am – 3:00pm

    Registration:   11:00am

    Pet Costume Contest Sign-Up:   11:00am

    Pet Costume Contests:   12:30pm

    One-mile Walk For The Animals:   1:30pm



    Top Dog

     “In Memory of Teddy”


    Barking Buddy

    BlueGrace Logistics

    Merrill Lynch


    Tail Wagger

    DeBartolo Family Foundation

    Honor They Pet Cremation & Burial Services

    Mastro Subaru of Tampa

    Park Place MRI

    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


    A complete list of sponsors can be found online http://barkintheparktampa.com.


    About the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
    For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for eight years running, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, Animal Health Center services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and well being of animals across Tampa Bay. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is leading the way because every life counts. www.humanesocietytampa.org.