Bark Tower Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer
Bok Tower Gardens is going to the dogs for a good cause during the first annual Bark Tower Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer. Leashed and friendly dogs will be invited to visit to help support the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50 percent of the event proceeds.
Tips on health, safety, dog grooming and adoption as well as some special friends who need a good home will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions and doggie boutique items will be for sale. Water bowls and kiddie pools will be located throughout the Gardens. Dog admission, including a doggie gift bag, is $5 per dog. Regular human admission rates apply.
When: Saturday, August 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd. in Lake Wales
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for dogs, $3 for kids ages 5-12, free for 5 and under, free for members
Pups on the Patio
Hit the town with your dog on the first Saturday of each month for Pups on the Patio, a block party in Tavares Waterfront District. This Saturday, enjoy great food, live music, a dog misting and wading pool tent, horse and carriage rides for dogs and their owners, and the Children’s Splash park will be open to cool off.
When: Saturday, August 6th at 6 p.m.
Where: Tavares Waterfront District
Bark for Life
Walk your dog for a good cause at Bark for Life of Lake Sumter to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. Save $10 when you pre-register. All dogs will receive a bandana and enjoy Stupid Pet Tricks, food for dogs (and their owners), pictures, caricatures and more.
When: Saturday, August 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Leesburg Dog Park
9745 Silver Lake Drive in Leesburg
Cost: $10 per dog, $20 per dog the day of the event