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Bark at the Park

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free – $100
At the Bark at the Park event, two women sit on the grass with their dogs. The woman on the left, wearing sunglasses, is next to a large fluffy dog. The woman on the right, also in sunglasses, has a small dog in her lap. Both dogs wear bandanas and sit against a white tarp backdrop.

Get ready for the second annual Bark at the Park presented by The Guardsmen – an unforgettable event that combines canine charm, tail-wagging excitement, and fun for the whole family (kids 12 and under are free!). Join us on Saturday August 17th, 2024, at the Main Parade Lawn in The Presidio, where we’ll transform the sprawling field into a dog wonderland and full on good time!

Join fellow dog lovers and immerse yourself in a day filled with puppy love, delicious local food and drinks, and exciting activities. Bark at the Park promises an array of fun activities that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Witness the extraordinary talent and cuteness overload at our dog show, where the most talented and adorable canines will strut their stuff. Discover a variety of local pet vendors offering the latest in products and services.

All guests will be eligible to participate in the Dog Show. The show will consist of three separate events:

  1. Best dressed dog (with extra points for matching owner costumer)
  2. Best trick
  3. Best poem about a dog

Signups will take place the morning of the event. Guests can enter their dog in any or all events; just come prepared! The show will be hosted by a special celebrity MC, and judged by an esteemed panel of canine enthusiasts. Winners will receive prizes in an official Guardsmen award ceremony.

Satisfy your hunger with delicious bites from local food trucks and quench your thirst with craft beer and cocktails. Unleash your competitive spirit in exciting lawn games and enjoy infectious beats that will have you dancing all day long.

For an elevated experience, don’t miss out on our exclusive VIP area! Enjoy an open bar + access to a private area with fully dedicated bar staff, comfortable seating, a free dog accessory, and a prime view of all the exciting activities.

Don’t let this barking good time pass you by! Secure your tickets now and be a part of San Francisco’s ultimate “TAIL-gate” party.

All proceeds from this event support The Guardsmen, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1947. The members of this all-volunteer organization mobilize their significant talents and resources to enhance and improve the lives of at-risk youth by providing them access to high-quality educational and outdoor activities. Learn more at


August 17
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free – $100
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Main Parade Lawn
Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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