Downtown Tiffin to Unleash Fun at Barking Lot Party


TIFFIN, OHIO – May 10, 2024 Downtown Tiffin is excited to announce the return of the popular Barking Lot Party on May 16, 2024. The event will take place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm throughout downtown and in the parking lots behind the Laird Building and Croghan Bank.  The 3rd Thursday event will feature activities for the entire family, including pet friendly specials, experiences, music, and giveaways from over 60 local businesses. 

At the event, downtown businesses will provide various dog-friendly activities, including a tutu crafting session, a contest for pet costumes, ceremonies for dog weddings, photo booths for pets, an obstacle course for dogs, special pup-cup treats, exclusive D.O.R.A. offers for adults, outdoor dining options on pet-friendly patios, and auditions for the role of "Toto" in The Ritz Players' upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Mayor Wilkinson stated, “The Barking Lot Party is back, and I couldn't be more thrilled to see our downtown community come alive with furry friends and family fun. Join us on May 16 for a tail-wagging good time!” 

Admission to the Barking Lot Party is free, and all well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring their furry friends on a leash and to clean up after them. 

For more information, visit or the Facebook event

Downtown Tiffin 3rd Thursdays are made possible through the generous support of Destination Seneca County, Reineke Family Dealerships, and UIS Insurance & Investments.  Their commitment to the community and support for Downtown Tiffin have helped make these events a success.   



About Downtown Tiffin 

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to form “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in Downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs, and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the City of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC (now TSEP) umbrella as the “Downtown Development Board,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Main Street Program. For more information, click here

About Heritage Ohio 

Heritage Ohio promotes economic growth through the preservation and revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods across Ohio. Heritage Ohio is the coordinating agency for the Ohio Main Street Program and is the designated statewide Ohio preservation partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through saving the places that matter we can all build a community and live better. Learn more about how to become involved by visiting 

About Main Street America 

Main Street America leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. For more than 40 years, Main Street America has provided a practical, adaptable, and impactful framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. Our network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have generated more than $101.58 billion in new public and private investment, generated 168,693 net new businesses and 746,897 net new jobs, rehabilitated more than 325,119 buildings, and levered over 33.7 million volunteer hours. Main Street America is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit

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