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West River Water Festival

  • Barnard Nature Center (map)

The Eighth Annual West River Water Fest will splash down at West River Memorial Park on Saturday, July 13, taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. at West River Memorial Park at the corner of Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Rt. 34.

This year’s activities will focus on teaching about the nature around the watershed and the things we can do to help care for it. Free canoe and kayak rides, coloring page activities, bird watching, fishing activities, and more! Free hot dogs and packaged snacks will be served throughout the event.

Activities include:

  • Free guided family canoe rides during the festival

  • Incredible bird life viewed from both land and water, and explained by knowledgeable guides—herons, egrets, ospreys, cedar wax wings, woodpeckers and many other types of sea and land birds

  •  Activities for smaller children including arts and crafts, coloring books, water games, and more

  •  Games, science experiments, and educational activities about the watershed ecosystem and aquatic animals

We hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: July 13
A Place Called Hope Nature Fest 2019
Later Event: August 10
Whale Watch