Saturday, March 25
30th Annual Bark in the Park
A benefit for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, to be held at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. More than 70 vendors, rescue groups, doggy costume contest. Emceed by Fox-13’s Jennifer Epstein. Create your pack to walk at humanesocietytampa.com/
A benefit for Dalmatian Rescue Tampa Bay.
Ferg’s St. Petersburg, 1320 Central Ave.
Silent auctions, drawings and 50/50. Bonnet and Costume Contest. Games. St. Petersburg Firetrucks. Dal-icious treats and more. DalRescueTampaBay.org
2nd Annual Brews for Barks
A benefit for K9s for Warriors.
Venue: Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave., Orlando.
For more information contact event chairperson, Kate Sajdak at 616.403.9600. www.K9sForWarriors.com
Sunday, March 26
Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.
Pet vendors. A Pet Spa. Exhibits. Advice from local veterinarians. There will be adoptables from rescue groups. Dock diving. Pet portraits. A benefit for Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida-www.GRRSWF.org.
Saturday, April 1
The Northdale Family Fun Festival
An annual community festival. Celebration kicks off with a parade featuring marching bands, floats and marchers. Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa. TampaPets.org for vendor information.
Saturday, April 8
11th Annual PawFest
9a-2p (rain or shine).
Turning Largo Central Park into Dog House Village. Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Vendor information: Michele Simmons: 727.776.7250.
Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed.
An evening for the love of wine, art and pets. Benefits local animal welfare. Orlando Science Center. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. UnleashedFundraiser.info
Bryant Park, Lake Worth.
A benefit for Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue.
Live Bands. Food trucks. Beer. Vendors.
More details to follow.
Vendor & sponsorship information: PuppyRescue365@yahoo.com
Thursday, April 11
11th Annual Paws on the Catwalk
A benefit for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
Held at The Ritz-Carlton, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota. Enjoy special cocktails, shopping, a fashion show and luncheon. This event sells out fast, so purchase tickets now by calling 941.955.4131.
Friday, April 21
Bark at the Ball Park
Gates open at 5:30p
Fun at the Ball Park with the Clearwater Threshers to benefit Humane Society of Pinellas.
Vendors. Food. Fun. Demonstrations. Running of the bases and more.
Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater.
Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23
Florida West Coast Air Dogs Club
Saturday, April 22
3rd Annual Holy Spirit Pet Fair and Blessing
Gift baskets. Raffles. Vendors. Rescue groups. Pet Blessing.
Holy Spirit Synodal Catholic Church, 3265 SR 580, Safety Harbor
For inquiries regarding vendor and rescue group participation, please contact Karen at 727.542.5113.
Sunday, April 23
Don’t Worry Be Yappy Hour
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville.
Live music. Giveaways. Contest. Local pet vendors.
10th Annual Droolapalooza
A benefit for Newfie Rescue through Newfoundland Club of Florida Held at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Avenue, St. Petersburg.www.NewfFla.com
Saturday, April 29
St. Pete Spring Fling & Faerie Costume Contest
Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Adoptions. Live music. Food. Pet-related vendors. Shopping. Proceeds to benefit Humane Education Connection’s Canines Helping Kids in Crisis. Vendor information, contact Kim at RhueEvents@yahoo.com or call 727.798.5499.
25th Annual Walk for Animals
Lake Mirror in Lakeland.
A fundraising benefit for SPCA Florida. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities, call 863.577.4608. SPCAFlorida.org
Sunday, May 7
American Stage & The New Barker present
PETS IN THE PARK THEME NIGHT Featuring Hairspray, The Broadway Musical.
Demens Landing Park, St. Petersburg.
Call for vendor space and general information: 727.823.7529. AmericanStage.org
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