Friends of Patuxent Pollinator Festival

The Friends of Patuxent Research Refuge annual Pollinator Festival on Saturday, Sept 23, 2023 is POSTPONED due to severe weather conditions predicted from Tropical Storm 16.

The Friends of Patuxent take this action with the safety of all participants, exhibitors, and staff in mind. We deeply regret that we won't be seeing you and your children and grandchildren this Saturday to release monarch butterflies, see the insect zoo, create cool insect art, and learn about pollinators. We're bummed, too.

We hope to hold the Pollinator Festival at a future date. Please check the Friends website at or the Friends Facebook page for more information. And even though we can't get together this weekend, mark your calendars for a day at the refuge for the Walk for Wild on Oct 7, Urban Wildlife Conservation Day, Oct 14, and the Friends annual Holiday Bazaar, Nov 4, 2023

Event date and time
Event location name
National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge


10901 Scarlet Tanager LoopLaurel,20708MD
Age range
All ages