We had so much fun at the inaugural Glow Wild event last year and have been looking forward to this year’s event all summer! This is a fundraiser for the Jester Park Nature Center (yay!!) and sponsored by Charles Gabus Ford & Firetrucker Brewery. If you went last year, you know the attendance way exceeded their expectations but they have planned a bigger and better event to accommodate even more crowds.
The event is on September 3rd, running from 3-10 with live music and food trucks throughout. There is a wide range of activities at different times, including an interactive horse station with displays and exhibits, monarch tagging, geology activites, bird watching, nature crafts, face painting, live birds of prey demonstrations, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, s’mores making, and star gazing! Full schedule of activities here.
The giant bonfire was definitely my kids’ favorite last year, it was really cool to see! S’mores making was on smaller fires though, don’t worry. There are also some fun raffle items to come prepared for, with a Jester Park cabin package, a decorative fire pit globe, a behind the scenes tour for the zoo, and more!
The Great Outdoor Foundation gave me a discount code to share with my readers; if you use ‘GOF’ you’ll save 15% off pre-sale tickets (which are already cheaper than if you buy at the door). Let me know if you plan on going, it is going to be a great time!