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Schedule of Events

10:00 AM

Check-in begins for the Walk for the Animals 
Anyone who raises $100 for the animals as a Lone Wolf or as part of a Pack has earned their spot! Check-in will be located at the event registration booth along Ashley Drive at Curtis Hixon Park. 

10:30 AM

Walk for the Animals Begins 
Bark in the Park fundraisers who raise $100 or more will make a one-mile round trip from Curtis Hixon Park along the beautiful Riverwalk to show their support for homeless animals in our community.

11:00 AM

Bark in the Park Festival Begins
The festival is a family and pet-friendly event that is open to the public and features entertainment, fun activities for both pets and their people, food & drinks, a Kid Zone, amazing vendors, and adoptable animals looking for their forever home!

12:30 PM

Bark in the Park Pet Costume Contest 
Dress your pet in their best costume and let them strut their stuff on the main event stage! Register them at the festival by visiting the Event Registration Booth, located along Ashley Drive at Curtis Hixon Park. 

1:00 PM

Bark in the Park Awards Ceremony
We will announce the fundraising Packs and Lone Wolves who have raised the most for homeless animals in our community, and award them with special prizes for their time and dedication.