Bark in the Park 2023

Day of Event

​Bark in the Park 2024, celebrating 37 years, will be held in-person on Saturday, February 10, 2024 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!


11:00 AM 
Event Begins
Packs and Lone Wolves drop off cash and checks
Make additional donations to your page
Pick up T-shirt and incentives
Enjoy the festival

​12:30 PM
Costume ​Contest

1:00 PM
​Bark in the Park 2024 Awards announced

1:30 PM

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 2024 Leaderboard Page
Top Lone Wolf
Top Pack