Walk on the Wildside! Outdoor Festival, May 18th

Walk on the Wildside May 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come take a 'Walk on the Wildside!' at this free outdoor festival with live animals, kids activities, tours, music, conservation booths, and more!

Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you'd enjoy a fun, FREE family-oriented day in the country with lively entertainment and up-close personal views of many wildlife species, mark your calendar and plan to attend Walk on the Wildside. Join Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and local partners in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and local conservation successes on the SRCSD Bufferlands Beach Lake Preserve. The free event is held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. near the town of Freeport, California, at the Beach Lake Picnic Area.

This fun outdoor celebration highlighting local efforts in protecting and restoring native Central Valley habitats and wildlife offers a great opportunity to access normally closed wildlife areas on the SRCSD Bufferlands and Stone Lakes NWR. Explore wetlands and a riparian forest on your own or with a guided tour, and discover the rich natural history right in Sacramento’s own backyard. This is a great opportunity for adults and children to experience a fun peaceful outdoor event with many activities and live ‘edu-tainment’. Children can win a prize by participating in fun activities run by the local Girl Scouts and watch live wildlife during special presentations by Wild Things, Inc. Visit exhibits, buy a snack to eat, and listen to toe-tapping music by Horse Sense.

Directions: Exit I-5 at Pocket Road and head east. At Freeport Blvd., turn south. Continue two miles through the town of Freeport and past the golf course. Turn left at the signs and continue until you reach the Beach Lake Picnic Area.  For a map to the event, please visit the SRCSD Bufferlands webpage.

Event and Parking are FREE!  No dogs or alcohol allowed.