Urban Bird Festival 2015


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Urban Bird Festival 

May 9, 2015

9 am to 6 pm

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Get ready to celebrate birds like never before!  This all-day festival features local vendors, community nonprofits, a day packed with activities, food on-site, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment around you.  We’re open late for extra fun to make this an exciting day for all ages.

$5 for everyone ages 3 and up
Free for kids 2 and under
Always free for Tracy Aviary Members
Free for Head Start families


Click here to sign up to volunteer for Urban Bird Festival!


Wildest Dreams – Did you know there are animals that paint?  Painting and the creation of other art is a rewarding and enriching activity for captive animals to engage in, and is a key part of enrichment and training of many birds here at Tracy Aviary.  This show is a tribute to the creativity of non-human animal artists, and will serve to highlight the positive effects that art has on the lives of both the animals and their keepers.  Visit the top floor of the Chase Mill to view this amazing gallery.  Works of art will be available for purchase, if desired, with all proceeds going toward endangered bird conservation programs.


Walk with a Condor, a documentary by local filmmaker Kachina Choate, is all about Andy N. Condor and his history here at Tracy Aviary.  This 22-minute documentary will be playing on loop in the Chase Mill, stop in and take a break and learn about Andy’s amazing story and how he’s touching the lives of everyone he meets.

Learning Lawn

Meet some of Salt Lake City’s wonderful nonprofits and local entities working to make our area a better place both for us and the birds and animals that share it with us.  We are excited to have the Hogle Zoo, The Peregrine Fund, Great Salt Lake Audubon, and so many more!  In addition to nonprofits, there will be fun activities for all ages taking place on the Learning Lawn all day.  Come for Bird Yoga, cheer and hip-hop dance classes, and programs where you can get close with our birds.

Entertainment & Activities

Throughout the day, come and experience more of Tracy Aviary’s fun and educational programs and activities than ever before.  Enjoy programs in our brand new Bird Show Theater, in addition to opportunities to get close with our birds throughout the day.  Join us in an exciting game of Jeop-Birdy!  There will be live music from local musicians and performances and classes from local dance companies.  Try out some anti-gravity yoga, sing and dance, and join Tracy Aviary’s own Tim Brown for a chance to check out Liberty Park’s wild birds in a high-powered spotting scope.  Kids of all ages can join the Chalk Art Zone and decorate Tracy Aviary’s sidewalks with their own works of art next to works by local professional chalk artists.

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Urban Bird Festival Partners

The list continues to grow!  Join us as a vendor or community partner – download the application here.

Head Start
Make Salt Lake
Utah Humane Society
Rescue Rovers
Natural History Museum of Utah
Beehive Soap & Body Care
Ducks Unlimited
Foothill Cultural District
Jonathon Bee SLC
Imagination Place

The Joy Foundation
Summer Bear Productions
Great Salt Lake Audubon
Waffle Love
Crafting Tiger
The Nature Conservancy
Kagan Byron
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Pop Art by Buddy!
Rocky Mountain Power
Friends of Great Salt Lake
Asana Natural Arts
Seven Canyons Trust
The Leonardo
Mountain Mehndi
Jadie Jo Photography
Mamachari Kombucha
Utah Kids Club
Melissa Hughston
Bonneville Soap Company
Children’s Literature Association of Utah

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