About Bark in the Park 2023

Tampa's Favorite Dog and Family-Friendly Festival!

Join us Rain or Shine!

Bark in the Park is February 11, 2023
Please join us for some fun in the sun at this dog and family-friendly outdoor festival, featuring adoptable animals, fun activities for dogs, vendor booths to stroll through, food trucks, libations, and music all at beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa. 
Donate or Fundraise to Help Homeless Animals in Tampa Bay
Bark in the Park 2023 supports the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, who saves over 13,000 homeless animals each year. You can donate to support life-saving efforts, or register to form a Pack, bringing together a team of friends and/or family to raise money as a group. 
Become a Sponsor 
Bark in the Park 2023 is the perfect event to highlight your charitable giving in the community. All proceeds raised support the homeless animals sheltered at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay while celebrating a love for pets with the Tampa Bay Community! CLICK HERE to learn more today!


Starts at:  February 11, 2023 10:00 AM
Ends at:  February 11, 2023 2:00 PM


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 North Ashley Drive
Tampa,FL 33602 USA


Liz McCoy

Why Participate?

Support Local Homeless Animals 

For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to our vision of leading the way because every life counts. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator since 2008, designated a Platinum Participator with GuideStar, and accredited by AHAA, 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 thousands of animals across Tampa Bay.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Meet Franky

Franky is a 6-year-old Cattle Dog mix who was brought to HSTB as a stray. Wandering the streets of Tampa alone, Franky contracted heartworms, a fatal condition if left untreated. Many shelters are unable to cover the costly heartworm treatment, but HSTB provided the life-saving treatment to Franky to help him live a long, healthy life. 

But Franky's hardships did not end there. While an upbeat and charismatic pup, many adopters found his endless energy, destructive behaviors and lack of socialization hard to handle. Franky was adopted into three separate homes, but returned each time.  But, Franky never lost hope, and HSTB never gave up on him! Our behavior team worked with Franky to channel his energy into more constructive behaviors and helped socialize him with people and other dogs. One day, a local mom and her daughter came to HSTB just to "look," but were drawn in by Franky's goofy smile. It was love at first sight for all involved, and Franky had finally found his forever home!

HSTB saves over 13,000 animals just like Franky each and every year - your support directly funds the medical care, housing, food and enrichment to help every homeless pet find their happy ending. 

Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponsors!