Hummingbird and Nature Festival

September 13 & 14, 2019

Hummingbird and Nature Festival

September 13 & 14, 2019

Join us for our first-ever Hummingbird and Nature Festival. Jumpstart the festival Friday evening at Hummingbird Happy Hour with a signature cocktail, beer, and wine during this adults-only event where you can meet the banders before the public festival. Spend Saturday at the festival enjoying up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released, native plant sale, special guest speakers, live animal shows, scenic bayou views with option of boat ride, kids activity zone, and nature-themed arts & crafts vendors! 

Hummingbird Happy Hour: 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13

Click HERE for Happy Hour Tickets!

  •  Tickets $12 - $15

Hummingbird Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14

Don't wait in line: Click HERE for Festival tickets!

  • Adult Ticket (Non-member) $10 
  • Adult Ticket (Center Member) $8
  • Child (12 and under) $5
  • Child 2 and under free.
  • Half Hour Bayou Boat Ride:  Additional $10/person. Purchase at festival entrance. 

At the festival look forward to:

  • View Festival MAP HERE
  • View Festival SCHEDULE HERE
  • Up-close views of Ruby-throated hummingbirds
  • Guest speakers - some with live animals!
  • Bayou Boat Tours (additional fee $10/person)
  • Native Plant Sale- PLANT LIST
  • Commemorative merchandise (stemless wine glasses and shirts)
  • Children's activity area
  • Facepainting for children
  • Craft and gift vendors
  • Food vendors
  • American Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
  • American snowbells (Styrax americana)
  • Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)
  • American beautyberry (Calicarpa americana)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Blue Cardinal flower (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Blue mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Carolina Jessamine (Gelesemium sempervirens)
  • Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
  • Copper Iris (Iris flava)
  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
  • Deciduous holly (Ilex decidua)
  • Firepink (Silene virginica)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'fireworks')
  • Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
  • Lizard’s tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
  • Mountain Azaela (Rhododendron canescens)
  • Native Blue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • Paw Paw (Asimina triloba)
  • Pinnate prairie coneflower (Ratibita pinnata)
  • Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
  • Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
  • Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  • Spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata)
  • Stokes aster (Stokesia laevis)
  • Swamp Azalea (Rhododendron serrulatum)
  • Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • Swamp titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)
  • Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticilata)

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Hummingbird Happy Hour

Hummingbird Happy Hour

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00pm


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Festival Speakers

Festival Speakers

Learn about our panel of speakers who will be featured at the Hummingbird Festival!

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