Walk with your pets or friends through the magical Tanglewood Festival of Lights!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Registration, dining, and shopping open 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Walking Trail open 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For the 2017 event we have hired a professional parking team and we will have EVEN MORE food trucks. 

Please enter at the back of Tanglewood Park!

Directions to the Back Gate entrance:

To get to the back gate from I-40, take the Lewisville-Clemmons Road exit. If you are travelling West (from Winston-Salem), you will take a left at the top of the ramp. If you are traveling East (from Davie County), you will take a right at the top of the ramp. 

Follow Lewisville-Clemmons Road through town. Continue until you reach a stop sign that intersects with Idols Road. At that stop sign, turn right. Follow Idols Road for approximately one mile. You will see the back entrance to Tanglewood Park on your right.

Make plans to bring your friends or pets to Paws in the Park. Come walk through the magical Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons, NC on November 14th, rain or moonshine. Help us provide second chances for abandoned animals while you have a magical evening with your best four-pawed friend.

Event Activities:

  • Enjoy DINNER at our food truck rodeo: Two Chicks and A Truck,
    StrEAT Provisions, Homeslice Pizza, Food Freaks, Dough-Joe's (Donuts and Coffee), Patriot Pretzel & Zeko's to go

  • Vegetarian Options: Spinach and artichoke quesadilla @ Two Chicks and A Truck!
    Veggie Pita, salads and Gluten Free Pizza and Pitas @ Zeko to Go!
  • Get an early start on your holiday SHOPPING with HSDC & Vendors 

  • STROLL through the enchanted light display with your pups and friends

This unique event gives you the opportunity to bring your best four-pawed friends with you to walk through the enchanting Tanglewood Festival of Lights. Love cats and dogs? Paws in the Park welcomes all animal lovers to walk with or without your favorite four pawed friend. Proceeds from Paws in the Park help rescue homeless dogs and cats. 

Gate Ticket Prices:

  • One Adult: $25

  • Two Adult Tickets: $40

  • Family Pass: $45 *Two adults and all accompanying children. Children are considered from ages 12 - 2. Toddlers 2 and under are free

  • Single Child: $10

Proceeds from this event will help us rescue, care for, and place abandoned dogs and cats into loving homes. Come help us save lives.

Help us have a safe evening!
*All dogs must be on leash and current on all vaccinations.
Please bring water for your dog.
No bicycles please.

New to our event? Here is what a few of our past participants said:
“I've attended the Paws in the park every year and thoroughly enjoy it. I like walking through the lights with my family and our furbabies and getting to dress them up in the holiday spirit. It's just a fun event that I have always had a good time at. Most importantly, I love the fact that it goes towards the humane society to help other furbabies out!” – 2016 Attendee 

“We like everything about it! All dogs were very well behaved, the walk was perfect and the lights magical! Wrapped up the evening with excellent food from the food trucks!" – 2015 Attendee


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    READ MORE to find out about the Humane Society of Davie County.


    HSDC (Humane Society of Davie County) is changing to help save more pets! In March of 2017, HSDC sold the 291 Eaton Road adoption building to the county to become the new Davie County Animal Services shelter. HSDC staff remains in the building to market and adopt out Davie County Animal Services homeless pets to area adopters and rescue groups, and manages semi-monthly low-cost Spay/Neuter clinics. The  spay/neuter clinics are the best way to help reduce the unwanted pet population in Davie County. The youth and adult volunteer program will stay at the 291 Eaton Road property to help socialize adoptable pets. To increase the number of lives saved, HSDC has started a dog transport partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA of Philadelphia. North Carolina has an overabundance of homeless pets and Philly is in need of adoptable dogs. HSDC pulls the transport candidates from euthanasia shelters, vets them, and transports a group of 16 dogs once a month up north to be adopted into loving homes. HSDC is currently working on setting up a homeless cat transport as well. 

    All of these initiatives will save more lives but they take time and require funding from generous people like you. Please help!

    Thank you for being our Partners 4 Paws!


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