Events & Meetings

Most years, NEWFFLA will participate in 5 or 6 outside events held by service clubs, churches, and larger rescue organizations. Each features booths with pet themed vendors and various rescue groups which might bring everything from dogs and cats, to reptiles, pigs and skunks.

Size and attendance vary from the 40 or 50 dedicated followers who come out each year for the Pet Blessing and Festival in the little parking lot of St Clements Church in Tampa to the 4,000 or 5,000 that can be counted on to support Suncoast Animal League's Dogtoberfest which sprawls across several acres at Dunedin's Highlander Park every November. All Newfies and their people are invited to come visit our booths or to even bring a chair and spend the day helping to answer questions and educate the public about our Gentle Giants. The Newfs are great crowd pleasers and many of the folks come around year after year to see their favorites.

NEWFFLA also hosts several club events each year for members and non-members alike. Newfies and Friends Beach Day is held on the Saturday before Memorial Day each year at Pinellas County's Ft Desoto Park Pet Beach in St Petersburg. Everyone is welcome to come join us and bring their dogs of any description to enjoy a day of surf, sun and sand. An east coast beach days is also held with dates and location varying. Other events include Droolapoloza, working dog and grooming seminars and the participation in the St. Augustine Christmas Parade.


Annual Newfies and Friends Fort Desoto Beach Day

Date: Saturday May 27, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Place: Pinellas Country Fort Desoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33715

Everyone, their friends, and their dogs of any description are welcome! Bring: a lunch, drinks, a chair, anything your dog may need, something for shade if you have it, (no worries if not, there will be extra). There is a $5 park entry fee. The beach is leash optional. There are fresh water hoses in the adjacent park for rinsing. Rain date is Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Annual Newfies and Friends

Project Pup at the Ballpark

Date: Friday June 16, 2023
Place: BayCare Ballpark, Clearwater

Take your dog to the ballpark to support Project Pup. Let’s show them how much fun you can have with a Newf
while watching America’s favorite pastime.

Project Pup at Ballpark

Subaru of North Tampa Pet Adoption Event

Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: 11111 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33612

Subaru, along with The New Barker Magazine, is sponsoring this indoor, air conditioned event geared towards breed specific rescues. We would like some of our NEWFFLA rescues and ambassadors to come and help inform the public about adoption, foster, and volunteer opportunities we have available.

Subaru Pet Adoption


St. Augustine Parade and Celebration Weekend
December 1-3 2023

We have a new host hotel:
Southern Oaks Inn
2800 N Ponce De Leon Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 342-2354

Make your reservations today before our block of rooms are gone.