Barks & Blues Festival 2020



5th Annual Barks and Blues Festival

Based on the current state of the city, state and nation due to Covid-19, Paws has made the incredibly tough decision to cancel the Barks and Blues Festival for 2020.

We hope to come back bigger and better than ever in 2021.


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


 2021 Sponsors

Below is a list of sponsors from the 2019 Barks and Blues Festival. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Barks and Blues Festival, please contact Tricia Montgomery, CEO, at 706-987-8370 or 


Become a Vendor


Vendor Booth Fees


Informational Booths: $50

Arts & Crafts: $100

Food Trucks: $250


Let us know if you want to be a vendor!



Want to be a Barks & Blues volunteer?


*Must be at least 18 years or older*


Event Details


Woodruff Park

1000 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31909