Mar 19 2016
You Must Love Dogs Fest

You Must Love Dogs Fest

Presented by You Must Love Dogs Events LLC at Raymond James Stadium

SPCA Florida and is partnering up to host the largest dog festival in Tampa Bay history, You Must Love Dogs Fest ‘Mix & Mingle’. While there are a lot of animal related events taking place throughout the year, Kris Rotonda of You Must Love Dogs Dating feels this event will attract thousands of attendees due to its concept.

“We are definitely pulling out all the stops,” says Kris. “Guests can expect live performances from well-known country signers Jessica Lynn and Jo Dee Messina. We will also have friendly dog competitions, a 42ft doggy diving pool, performances from the World Champion Frisbee Dogs, a lot of kid activites like face painting, interactive inflatables for all ages and more.”


Save the Date – You Must Love Dogs Fest ‘Mix & Mingle’ is scheduled to take place on March 19, 2016 from 10am to 6pm at Raymond James Stadium, south lawn. Located at 4201 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607. 

“We anticipate this will be the first of many events to come,” says Kris. “These events not only give pet lovers something to do with their furry friend, but also gives the community the opportunity to give to the SPCA Florida who help animals that are ill at their state of the art medical facility or looking to place pets in new homes from their animal shelter.”

According to Timothy Bennett, Director of Events, this event will be the largest dog festival produced in Tampa Bay. He is expecting to draw over 100+ vendors that will highlight their products and services, host multiple activity zones like a VIP Tent, Beer Tent, Doggy Cooking Network Pavilion, Embrace Doggy Treat Zone, Kids Zone, Hydration Stations, Cool-Down Areas, the Adoption Alley and more. 

This is a pet friendly event. If your dog likes to be around other pets and people, they should come. All pets must be on a leash. Any furry friends who needs to release some energy can go to a designated leash-free zones and run free with owner’s supervision.

All participating attendees can purchase tickets by visiting Proceeds will go directly to benefit the SPCA Florida.

Vendor and Partnership opportunities are available. All inquiries can be directed to Timothy Bennett via email: or by call 813-369-1204. 

Admission Info

15 early bird for adults
10 early birds dollars for kids

25 at the door for adults
15 at the gate for kids


Dates & Times

2016/03/19 - 2016/03/19

Location Info

Raymond James Stadium

4201 Dale Mabry Highway North, Tampa, FL 33607

Parking Info

See website for details

Accessibility Info