Sat May 5, 10:00 AM - Sat May 5, 5:00 PM
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Community: Downtown Tampa


Back by popular demand, Tampa Riverfest is partnering with The Florida Wiener Dog Derby as part of the FREE events and activities for Riverfest.

Event Details

The derby will be on Saturday May 5, 2018 with races and contests throughout the day and a start time of 10:00am. Location is Curtis Hixon Waterfront in Downtown Tampa Park.

This is likely the largest Dachshund gathering in the State of Florida! Please come join us for a day of family fun!

Events planned for the day are the Best Nose, the Speed Trap, the Costume Contest, the Kissing Contest, the Best Tail contest and, of course, Dachshund Racing. Wiener dogs from the age of 4 months to 18 years old will race in many age categories. Registration will open soon!

The derby is proud to benefit four local non profit rescues:
D.A.R.E. (Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education)
Low Rider Dachshund Rescue of Florida
Skyway Dachshund Rescue, Inc.
Save Our Cocker Spaniels (SOCKS)Registration will open soon!

The 4th Annual Tampa Riverfest is a FREE event and will be held on May 4-5, 2018. Events will include a full concert line-up, Wiener Dog Derby, Hot Air Balloon Glow, Gasparilla Stand-up Paddle board Invasion, Asia Fest, Tampa Bay Pride Band, Taco Fest, Taste of the Riverwalk, Hillsborough County School kid performances, and much more. Additionally, many of the venues, bars, and restaurants will be activated with special activities that day.

Tampa Riverfest is presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa. Full schedule of events and entertainment line up can be found here

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