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Our wildlife sanctuaries host exciting special events throughout the year, from seasonal festivals and exhibit openings to special lectures and open houses.

    Band performing at Drumlin Farm's 2018 Summer Music Series

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 28, 2019

    This summer, several Boston-area bands will perform Friday evening concerts on the lawn at Drumlin Farm! Bring the family to enjoy live music, ice cream, lawn games, and more. Starts June 28 with Sweet Wednesday!

    Bobolink male singing © Knut Hansen

    Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 30, 2019

    Start your day with a farm-to-table breakfast featuring local, freshly-harvested produce, then embark on a guided hike to view Bobolinks in the restored warm-season grassland at Allens Pond.

    Posing for a "firefly selfie" at the Fantastic Firefly Festival

    North River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event July 6, 2019

    Nothing says "summer" quite like fireflies. Celebrate these amazing insects with an evening of family-friendly games, activities, crafts, demonstrations, and more—plus, learn how you can participate in Firefly Watch!

    band photo © The Picky Bastards

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event July 12, 2019

    We're bringing the community together for a series of three free concerts this summer in celebration of our 90th anniversary! Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs, and enjoy the sounds of music at our beautiful sanctuary.

    Event tent at Long Pasture's Summer Soiree

    Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event August 1, 2019

    Enjoy an evening that includes a chef’s tasting, live auction, dancing, celebrating, and relaxing under the stars—all in support of our conservation and education programs.

    Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event September 28, 2019

    It's back for a second year! Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by an exciting lineup of musical groups. Presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Early bird tickets on sale now.

    Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary's Wood Duck Derby

    Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 5, 2019

    Come cheer on the (rubber) wood ducks during the most popular event of our Annual Fall Fair. The first duck to cross the finish line wins the Grand Prize!