Don’t miss the Tres Rios Nature Festival, Feb. 29 – March 1
Posted February 28, 2020
Outdoors enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the Tres Rios Nature Festival this weekend at the Base & Meridian Wildlife Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale, Ariz. This FREE outdoor festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, landscape scale restoration efforts, partnerships, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be on hand for a number of fun activities.
Some of the fun things to do:
- Learn about safe canoeing from boating safety instructors and experience the joy of paddling a canoe around the small lake at the festival area.
- Try your hand at target archery. We’ll have bows for all age levels, arrows, targets and instruction.
- Enjoy the opportunity to “wet a line” and learn about fishing from instructors. They’ll set you up with a rod, bait and instruction. No license required for this event.
- See a presentation on “Arizona’s Creepy Crawlies: Scorpions and Tarantulas” from AZGFD’s Amy Burnett at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
There are other fun activities being conducted by other organizations, including guided birding tours, stand-up paddleboarding, ziplining, dog demonstrations (Sunday only), wildlife talks, and a live concert on Saturday night. There is also a food court with concessions available for purchase.
For more information, visit https://tresriosnaturefestival.com/.