Bark in the Park 2023, celebrating 36 years, will be held in-person on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa. Bark in the Park is Tampa's favorite dog and family-friendly festival, featuring adoptable animals, fun activities for dogs, vendor booths, food trucks, drinks, music, and the one-mile Walk for the Animals charity walk down the Riverwalk.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park | 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602
Downtown Tampa offers a variety of parking garages, flat lots and street parking near Curtis Hixon Park. Most parking options require an hourly fee.
Day of Experiences
Walk for the Animals: a one-mile charity walk along Tampa's Riverwalk between Curtis Hixon Park and USF Park. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Those who create/join a fundraising Pack or fundraise as a Lone Wolf are automatically registered for the walk. Those interested in registering separately can do so for a $25 registration fee that also includes an event t-shirt.
Doggie Lure Course: your dog will have the time of their life running the lure course, where they can chase the high-speed lure and keep track of it as it changes speed and direction. This is also a ton of fun for humans to watch!
Pop-Up Dog Park: Your dog will enjoy our doggie pools - some with water and some with balls - and a safe enclosed area to meet and frolic with other dogs at the event.
Doggie Costume Contest: show off your dog's best style in the costume contest, where your dog will get a chance to strut their stuff on our main stage and try to take the top honor. Prizes will be awarded to the best three costumes.
Tunes by Beasley Media: DJs from your favorite Beasley Media radio stations will be on-hand to provide great tunes all afternoon!
Food Trucks & Drinks: a variety of food trucks will be on-hand to serve up some amazing eats, and you can visit the charity drink tents, where your purchase will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay!
Packs and Lone Wolves drop off cash and checks
Make additional donations to your page
Pick up T-shirt and incentives
Enjoy the festival
Bark in the Park 2023 Awards announced
Walk for the Animals begins
Awards & Recognition
During the award ceremony at 1:00 PM, we will be recognizing the top fundraising Packs and Lone Wolves. A great way to keep track of where you rank is on the Bark in the Park 2023 Leaderboard Page.