March 10th Dog Days at De Soto

Dog Days of De Soto

Friends of DeSoto National Memorial (FOD) was created in 2008 for the purpose of supporting a very special place – the National Park Service’s DeSoto National Memorial in northwest Bradenton. FOD’s mission is to initiate, promote, and support the educational, historical, interpretive, and scientific activities of the DeSoto National Memorial.

One way FOD will support the Memorial in 2018 is to present Dog Days at DeSoto from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on March 10, 2018.

If you are a Vendor or a Non-Profit, we ask that you join in the fun, which will at the same time support both the Friends of DeSoto and DeSoto National Memorial. Please review the information below.

We look forward to seeing you on March 10, 2018!

Come out and celebrate our four-legged friends.  Meet other pet owners, enjoy our pet related vendors and experts, walk our trails and enter your dog in our doggy fashion show!  It’s a fun day for all.

March 10th 2018
From 10am to 4pm
at the De Soto National Memorial.

Dog day’s at De Soto starts at 10AM
Adoptable Dog Parade at 11AM
Doggy Fashion Show at 12PM
Dog Demonstrations 1:30PM

Is your dog a fashionista?
Then be sure to enter your dog in our doggy fashion show!

Contest starts at noon with a chance to win fabulous prizes.


Are you interested in being a vendor at Dog Days at DeSoto? The vendor fee is only $50 per 10’x10’ space. We accept cash or check (made payable to Friends of DeSoto). This is the first time this events being held in several years and it will be bigger and better than ever. CLICK HERE for the Vendor Registration Form.


We invite all animal rescues and shelters to participate in Dog Days at DeSoto at no charge. CLICKHERE for the Non-Profit Registration Form.

This page is under construction. We reserve the right to change everything on this page. Questions? Would you like to register as a sponsor? Would you like to sign up for the Doggy fashion show. Call (941) 704-6825