Tampa Bay’s oldest and largest fundraising walk and pet festival, will be held Saturday, March 24th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
TAMPA, FLA (March 5, 2018) – On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) will host it’s 31st Annual Bark In The Park fundraising Walk For The Animals. This pet-friendly festival will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. Registration for the walk can be done online atBarkInTheParkTampa.com or at the door the day of the event.
Bark In The Park is the best pet fest in the Bay because it offers something for everyone:
- 1-mile walk along the river
- Adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and local rescues
- Activities for kids
- Beer truck
- Doggie Bar
- Dog pop-up park
- Doggie lure course
- Event DJ Q105’s Dave “Flash” Morgan
- Food trucks
- Guest hosts from FOX 13 news along with Chadd and Kristi from b98.7
- Pet Costume Contests: Best Downtown Chic, Best Pirate Pup, Most Creative
- Photo ops
- UN-Bark In The Park Cat Lovers Lounge for feline enthusiasts (please leave pet cats at home!)
- 70+ Pet-friendly vendors
- VIP tent for sponsors and top fundraising packs
“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.
HOW TO ATTEND
Walkers can form packs with their friends online at BarkInTheParkTampa.com to fundraise for the animals. Pack members who raise a minimum of $20, will receive an event T-shirt, giveaways and are eligible for 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).
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
Pet Costume Contest Sign-Up: 11:00am
Vendors & Festivities: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Pet Costume Contests: 12:30pm
One-mile Walk For The Animals: 1:30pm
TOP EVENT SPONSORS
Beasley Media Group, BlueGrace Logistics, and Merrill Lynch
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 since 2008, designated a Platinum Participator with GuideStar, recognized as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, 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, affordable veterinary services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and wellbeing of animals across Tampa Bay. HumaneSocietyTampa.org