About Bark in the Park 2024

Tampa's Favorite Dog and Family-Friendly Festival!

Bark in the Park is February 10, 2024
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 2024 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 2024 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 10, 2024 10:00 AM
Ends at:  February 10, 2024 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 April

April is a 6-year-old Chihuahua who was brought to HSTB as a stray. A Good Samaritan found April wandering the streets of Tampa alone and knew she needed help. We were able to connect with April's family who said they would come to get her, but they never showed. Poor April had been abandoned. 

But April's hardships did not end there. When the HSTB veterinarians examined April, they noticed that she had a rare condition known as Microphthalmia, meaning her eye was severely underdeveloped due to a Vitamin A deficiency during gestation. We had to remove April's eye, and she went into the home of one of HSTB's volunteer foster parents, who nursed her eye and her spirit back to health. Once she was healed both inside and out, she found a loving home and she will never again have to know the sadness of abandonment. 

HSTB saves over 13,000 animals just like April 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!