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Barks and Blues Festival

Barks and Blues Festival

The vision of Paws Humane Society is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals in our community find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation. Paws Humane is a regional leader for animal welfare in spay/neuter, adoption, outreach and education, and our mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare. Paws Humane’s largest fundraiser, Barks and Blues, is crucial to the support of this mission.



This year we are excited to announce this pet friendly event will be held on May 11th from 4-11 p.m. at the beautiful Woodruff Park on the Riverfront in Uptown Columbus for the 2nd year in a row! The festival will include great music & entertainment, a pet costume contest, food & beverages, raffles, vendors, pet adoptions, and a kids zone with a bounce house!


Band Lineup Includes Neal Lucas, Jonboy Storey, The Mark Sasser Band, Damn Skippy, GP38, FEATURING THE HEATHER GILLIS BAND! 


The Costume Contest is sponsored by our partners at Preppy Pets, a Columbus dog grooming and boarding facility. The contest will begin at 5:45 p.m. Contestant selections will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. where 15 of the best dressed pets will be chosen for final voting at the main stage. Fun prizes for you and your pet will be awarded!


Contest Categories Include Owner Pet Lookalike, Best Dressed, Most Creative, Best in Show, and Preppy Pet Honorable Mention!


We hope to see you on the banks of the Chattahoochee River May 11th! 

Location: 1000 Bay Avenue Columbus, GA 31901

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