Barks & Blues Festival 2020 


5th Annual Barks and Blues Festival

Planning is well underway for the fifth annual Barks & Blues festival scheduled for May 9, 2020. This year we are excited to announce this pet friendly event will be held at the beautiful Woodruff Park on the Riverfront in Uptown Columbus for the 3rd year in a row and will include great music & entertainment, a pet parade, food & beverages, shopping vendors, and a kids zone.

Our Mission

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.

Music Line-Up

Coming Soon!

Pet Parade


Details Coming Soon

 2020 Sponsors

Below is a list of sponsors from the 2019 Barks and Blues Festival. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2020 Barks and Blues Festival, please contact Nicole Schiff, Director of Development at 706-987-8376 or

The Stelzenmuller Rescues
Wanda & Shelby Amos Foundation
Janice Watson
Law Offices of Gary Bruce
107.7 The Truth
Tito's Handmade Vodka
WC Bradley Company

Vendor Booth Fees

Informational Booths: $50

Arts & Crafts: $100

Food Trucks: $250

Let us know if you want to be a vendor!

13 + 2 =

Want to be a Barks & Blues volunteer?

*Must be at least 18 years or older*

12 + 15 =

Event Details

Woodruff Park

1000 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31909