HOOTenanny Festival Sept. 21

Submitted by Andy Carstens (Communications & Marketing Coordinator – Denver Audubon)


The Denver Audubon will host its annual HOOTenanny owl and music festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 at our nature center located at the south end of Chatfield State Park across from Waterton Canyon. We began our HOOTenanny event nine years ago to entertain families while educating them about owls and their habitats. We’ve always had huge attendance from Roxborough residents so we hope to see everyone again this year! 

HOOTenanny is our largest family event and it includes tons of fun and educational activities for adults and kids. The wildlife teaching organization, Nature’s Educators, will show off their live owls.  Kids can participate in a hidden owl scavenger hunt in our native plant gardens. Families can meet and have photo opportunities with Woodsy Owl, the beloved U.S. Forest Service character. Kids can dissect owl pellets (owl vomit) to figure out what the birds eat. Educational booths hosted by Colorado Parks & Wildlife and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will showcase how to protect owls and other wildlife from litter in our parks, forests, and neighborhoods. You can even dress as an owl and enter the owl costume contest! All this while everyone enjoys folk music performed by Nearly There, a Denver-area band.  

Come enjoy the day with us! The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets purchased in advance cost just $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Buy your tickets online or call us at 303-953-9530.


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