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Wetlands Festival

Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Cost: Free



Explore Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands for our 24th Annual Wetlands Festival! Join us for a day of free, fun, and educational activities with special musical guests and food trucks. Enjoy wildlife exhibits, walks, and a wide variety of local and regional environmental organizations. Interact with live animals and make crafts to take home! There is something for everyone! This festival is rain or shine!


Additional parking is available nearby at HACC. Follow the signs to the designated parking area. Please walk the Capital Area Greenbelt trail to the festival (0.7 mile walk).

Shuttle: This year a shuttle will be offered throughout the day between the HACC lot #4 and the Nature Center. Please follow signs for pick-up times.

Pick up at HACC: every 30 min. starting at 10:15 am, last shuttle 3:45 pm

Pick up at Nature Center: every 30 min. starting at 10:30 am, last shuttle 4:00 pm

Live Animals:

Miller’s Wildlife & Conservation Specialists 

10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm at the Olewine Pavilion

Music Schedule:

Holly Serio 10:30-12:30 pm

Tanjo & Crow 1:30-3:30 pm

Food Vendors:

Williams Catering

Torina Mobile Italian Café

Face Painting

Face Painting Whitney 12:00-4:00 pm

Story Time

10:30 am and 11:30 am in the Nature Center Classroom

Join local author and educator Jennifer Fetter for story time and an outdoor adventure. She will be reading from her new book, Brooke Meets a Stream Doctor, and then taking listeners on a short hike to explore the outdoors just as Brooke does in the story.

Guided Walk Schedule: meet in front of the Nature Center

8:00 am         Bird Walk with Glenn Mitzel

Join Appalachian Audubon & Wildwood Park Volunteer, Glenn Mitzel, to search for unique birds along the park’s boardwalks.

10:30 am       Mega Hike with KTA

Join Keystone Trails Association Executive Director, Brook Lenker, to hike ~4 miles of trails at Wildwood, including the lesser traveled Fox Run and Tall Timbers Trails.

1:00 pm         Wildflower Walk with Jane Earle

Join Wildwood Park Volunteer, Jane Earle, for a short walk to learn all about what’s blooming in the park. 

2:00 pm          Tree Walk with a Naturalist

Join a naturalist for a short walk to learn about tree identification and the species you can find at Wildwood Park. 

2024 Environmental Exhibitors:

Appalachian Audubon Society, Bluebird Society of PA, Capital Area Beekeepers’ Association, Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Clarks Creek Watershed Preservation Association, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Dauphin County Conservation District, Dauphin County Department of Solid Waste Management & Recycling, Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community, Friends of Fort Hunter, Governor Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club, Harrisburg Bicycle Club, Keystone Trails Association, Lykens Valley Children’s Museum, Memorial Lake State Park (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources), Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Association, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County, Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg, Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, Susquehanna River Basin CommissionSusquehanna Township Parks and Recreation, Trout Unlimited- Doc Fritchey Chapter, and West Shore Wildlife Center.


The Wandering Woodcraft

Aeroponic Alchemist

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Supporting Sponsor:

Visit Hershey Harrisburg Adventure Trail


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