Bark by the Bay

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chambers Creek Regional Park - Central Meadows

Chambers Creek Regional Park is excited to bring back Bark by The Bay, a summer fun canine festival! This one-day festival is full of dog activities and games, an art project, treat hunting, vendors, and food trucks.

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Featured Activities:

  • Off-leash dog water zone
  • Off-leash play zone
  • Parade of Breeds at 12 pm
  • Dog Costume Contest at 1 pm with guest judges:
    • Rhubarb the Reindeer - Tacoma Rainiers Mascot
    • Gregr - 107.7 The End’s Morning Show host 
    • Ashley Taulbee - Chief Philanthropy Officer for The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County
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Parking tickets can be purchased online and on-site at the event.  When purchasing a ticket online, select the date and then the time.  Guests will be asked to show a printed admission ticket or one loaded on a mobile phone. The QR code will be scanned upon arrival. 

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  1. Vendors
  2. Food Trucks
  3. Vendor Applications
  • Auburn Valley Humane Society
  • Barb's Pet Project
  • Bark Brigade & Co.
  • Barkcuterie Boxes
  • Bolder K9
  • Camp Bark
  • Canine Crazies
  • Cascade Canine Training and Behavior
  • Comparion Insurance Agency
  • Daily Dog Bandanas
  • Dapper Bear Candle Co.
  • Dog is Good for Good
  • Dogwatch Northwest
  • Down Under Dogs Designs
  • Everyday Errands
  • Harmony Home Team
  • Hearthside Manor Memory Care
  • Holy Cow Critters
  • Honu Home Goods
  • Howling Mad Creations
  • It's a Ruff Life
  • Kooky Kiwi Crafter
  • Kova's Legacy
  • Lunabones Barkery
  • Marie Wulfram Photography
  • Mickey's Mobile Dog Running LLC
  • MustLuvBoxers Rescue
  • New World CBD
  • Pet Butler
  • Pet Ponderosa Resort & Spa
  • Pierce County Public Works
  • Puget Sound Pet Food Bank
  • Scoopology
  • Seattle Beagle Rescue
  • Seattle Homeless Dog Program
  • Shampooch
  • The Humane Society for TPCPO
  • The Pet Brigade
  • Walk This Way Dogs
  • Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League
  • Wet Nose Treats
  • Zoom Room Dog Training
Providing Adoption Opportunities:

  • Chew Rescue
  • Forgotten Dogs Rescue
  • Northwest WAG Rescue
  • Old Dog Haven
  • Three Little Pitties


Bark by the Bay is assisting Puget Sound Pet Food Bank by accepting pet food (dry/wet, regular/grain-free) donations, pet treats, and new/gently used items. In-kind donations can be dropped off at Bark by the Bay on July 22 or through Puget Sound Pet Food Bank Tacoma and Spanaway locations. All donations received at the event will be presented to the Puget Sound Pet Food Bank.

Event Map:

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Click the map to enlarge. 

Event Guidelines:

  • Dogs must be always leashed and accompanied by their owners.

  • For the safety of all participants, owners will remove any obviously ill animal or any animal displaying aggressive or stressed behavior.

  • Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets. Pierce County, its elected officials, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers cannot be held liable for any incidents or injury.


Bark by the Bay is supported by generous sponsors. The event would not be possible without them. To all of our sponsors: THANK YOU!

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Chambers Creek Regional Park, Central Meadows
6320 Grandview Drive W.
University Place, 98467 (map)

Event Contact:

Kelly Darling
Recreation Coordinator
(253) 798-4156 | email