The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s 27th annual Bark In The Park to offer live music, food trucks, beer and wine along the water in downtown Tampa park!
On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) will host the 27th Annual Bark In The Park fundraising Walk For The Animals and pet-friendly festival from noon to 4:00pm at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in downtown Tampa.
Recently voted as Tampa Bay’s favorite fundraising event by Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Readers Choice Awards, Bark In The Park will offer new attractions this year including live music by Halcyon, food trucks, beer and wine.
“After being voted as Tampa Bay’s favorite fundraising event, we decided to it was time to kick things up a notch with a new location, afternoon hours, music, food and beer,” said HSTB Executive Director Sherry Silk. “Every year pet-lovers and their pooches gather at Bark in the Park to celebrate our common love for animals and we wanted to give them an even more exciting, fulfilling experience.”
Attendees will also enjoy a variety of vendors, adoptable pets, a pet activity center featuring Doggie Fun Zone, and activities for children. All proceeds benefit the programs and services at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
FOX 13’s Charley Belcher will serve as the event emcee and his colleagues, Jennifer Epstein and Lindsay Milbourne, will lead the one-mile Walk For The Animals.
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 $25 at the door, the day of the event (donation includes event T-shirt).
The event day schedule is as follows:
Vendors & Festivities: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Pet Costume Contest Sign-Up: 12:00pm
One-mile Walk For The Animals: 1:30pm
Parade of Adoptables & Rescues: 2:45pm
Pet Costume Contests: 3:00pm
Awards for Top Fundraisers: 3:45pm