WildWalk & Wildfest

Annual IWFF Wildfest & WildWalk

In 2019 The UM Widlife Society and IWFF are combined forces to make the best WildFest yet! Now partners in producing the annual IWFF WildFest and WildWalk Parade. By approaching this event together we are looking to expand our reach, share resources and make an impact!

As a matter of fact, IWFF was started by a bear biologist and professor named Chuck Jonkel and the festival was led by the Student Wildlife Society for the first 15 years of the festival.

Each year, thousands of children and members of the community attend WildFest, WildWalk and the IWFF screenings at the Roxy Theater and on campus at the Dennison Theatre.

This springtime tradition is not to be missed!

2020 WildWalk & WildFest

The WildWalk Parade and WildFest Saturday, April 18th, 2020. This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to dress up as their favorite flora or fauna and then walk, hop, and crawl down Higgins Avenue. The parade begins at noon and participants should line up by the XXXs beginning at 11:30AM.

Children from the same classes/groups are welcome to walk together in the parade, or kids can walk with their families and friends.

Be a vendor, a sponsor, or a volunteer. WildFest will pick up where the parade ends in Caras Park with live music, food vendors, and fun activities hosted by local organizations (that’s you!) dedicated to sharing knowledge with our community about wildlife and conservation.


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