Annual Bark In The Park fundraiser to return March 29

2:26 PM, Mar 12, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- On Saturday, March 29, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will host it's 27th Annual Bark In The Park fundraising Walk For The Animals and pet-friendly festival. 

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."

The event will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in downtown Tampa.

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.

Walkers can form packs with their friends online at to fundraiser 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:

Registration: 12:00 p.m.

Vendors & Festivities: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pet Costume Contest Sign-Up: 12:00 p.m.

One-mile Walk For The Animals: 1:30 p.m.

Parade of Adoptables & Rescues: 2:45 p.m.

Pet Costume Contests: 3:00 p.m.

Awards for Top Fundraisers: 3:45 p.m.

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