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!


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 afternoon game of Jeop-Birdy!  With no skill or talent, you can follow along and paint your own scene of the Great Salt Lake with one of its iconic bird species (register in advance here).  There will be live music from local musicians and chances for your little ones to make some music of their own with Imagination Place‘s Music Together.  Try out some anti-gravity yoga, sing and dance, and join Tracy Aviary’s own Carolina Roa for a fun and engaging workshop, Birding By Ear, that will teach you how to identify the birds you hear in your own backyard, just by listening.  Everyone 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!


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.

Community Organizations

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 Make Salt Lake, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Great Salt Lake Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and so many more!  In addition their booths, there will be fun activities for all ages taking place throughout Tracy Aviary all day, and you can even take home your new best friend from Rescue Rovers or The Humane Society of Utah!  Come for free yoga demos, play on the Drum Bus, and join in on programs where you can get close with our birds.


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Urban Bird Festival Partners

Applications are closed for Urban Bird Festival vendors and partners.  We have a great list of 49 organizations joining us, and we can’t wait to see them AND YOU on Saturday!

SLCAP & Head Start
Make Salt Lake
The Humane Society of Utah
Rescue Rovers
Natural History Museum of Utah
Beehive Soap & Body Care
Utah Ducks Unlimited
Paint P-Art-Y
Jonathon Bee SLC
Salt Lake City
Imagination Place
Utah Department of Wildlife Resources
The Joy Foundation
Summer Bear Productions
Great Salt Lake Audubon
Waffle Love
Crafting Tiger
The Nature Conservancy
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Utah
Kagan Byron
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Purring Buddha
Go Make Play Project Kits
Pop Art by Buddy!
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program
Friends of Great Salt Lake
The Green Canary
Asana Natural Arts
Ralph Becker for Mayor
Seven Canyons Trust
Jordan River Commission
Lexi Dowdall
JJ Bolda Designs
Samba Fogo
Feel Hood Stay Hood
Mountain Mehndi
Jadie Jo Photography
Wasatch Institute of Technology
Mamachari Kombucha
Utah Kids Club
Melissa Hughston
Jewish Community Center
Chadwick Designs
Ric Blackerby
Drum Bus Utah
Bonneville Soap Company
Yoga Rocks the Park
Children’s Literature Association of Utah
Discovery Gateway

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