Bark in the Park - 2021

Event Info

  • What: 15th Annual Bark in the Park
  • Revised Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Veterans Park (7305 Highway 119, Alabaster)
  • Hosted by: Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department
  • Benefiting: Shelby Humane Society
  • Vendors: Please contact the Shelby Humane Society at 205-669-3916.
  • Admission Price: Free.
    Tons of Fun for the whole family including your dog.
    Leash is Required.
  • Contact: Morgan Lawley

Some of the activities (subject to change) you can look forward to are:

  • Adoptable Pets
  • Vendor Row
  • Kids Zone
  • Pet Costume Contest 
  • Food Trucks
  • Santa
COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS (subject to change): Our goal is to make sure everyone has a fun experience yet stays safe and healthy. Please do your part by adhering to the following recommendations:

  • Stay home if you do not feel well or are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from people that do not live with you.
  • Wear masks when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Clean your hands frequently. Hand Sanitizing Stations will be available.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

Bark in the Park Logo
Dog in a Swimming Pool at Bark in the Park


In February 2007, representatives from the City of Alabaster invited Shelby Humane Society to join them in creating a fun event for dogs and their people. The Bark in the Park pet festival grew from the partnership. The inaugural event, which was held October 6, 2007, was attended by more than 1,500 people and 300 pets.

The first year's success proved that people in Shelby County love to attend events with their pets and enjoy supporting their local animal welfare agency. Because Bark in the Park was so popular in 2007, the City of Alabaster and Shelby Humane Society decided to pursue the event annually.
Small Dog at Bark in the Park