Sat, Aug 28 | Ijams Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! It's a day of all things wings presented by Ergon Terminaling Inc. and The Trust Company of Tennessee! Don't miss bird banding, live animal encounters, expert speakers, guided nature walks, arts and crafts, kids' activities, and more!
Registration is Closed
SPECIAL EVENT: Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings

Time & Location

Aug 28, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Geared Toward: All ages

Celebrate all things wings at the 2021 Ijams Hummingbird Festival, presented by Ergon Terminaling Inc. and The Trust Company of Tennessee! You'll have a great time while you learn about the wonder of wildlife with wings!

BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT THE FESTIVAL 7 AM - 12 PM

  • Bird Banding Station - Get a behind-the scenes look at how scientists capture birds, how they are banded, and why banding is important with certified master bander Mark Armstrong! This year, the bird banding station will capture ALL birds, including hummingbirds! Remember: Like most birds, hummingbirds are MOST ACTIVE early in the morning, so your best chance of seeing a ruby-throated hummingbird is at the beginning of the event! NOTE: To ensure your safety, entry for the bird banding station will be scheduled in 30-minute sessions and attendance will be limited in each group to ensure an excellent, safe experience. PLEASE note which time slot you sign up for!
  • Community Science Opportunities - Learn how to do real research NOW; it's easier than you think!
  • Meet the Ijams Animal Ambassadors - Get up close and personal with some of the animals who call Ijams home.
  • Guided Nature Hikes - Join expert teacher naturalists on guided walks that focus on a variety of bird-related topics. Explore Ijams' trails to witness the natural wonders that are at your fingertips year round!

IJAMS HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL 8 AM-2 PM

  • Speaker Sessions - Experts share their knowledge on nature topics that celebrate the wonders of the winged world.​
  • Kids' Area with Educational Booths - Educational areas with engaging activities for all ages to explore and celebrate the wonders of birds and all things with wings.
  • Dipnetting - Head out to the ponds to look for life! Also, watch for butterflies, birds, dragonflies, beetles, and other winged creatures!
  • Guided Nature Walks - Take a relaxed walk in the woods; learn about Ijams and the wildlife that calls it home.
  • Live Raptor Demonstrations - Learn more about and experience close encounters with owls, hawks, falcons, and other birds of prey. FREE
  • Marketplace - Enjoy visiting festival sponsors, environmental organizations, and booths featuring local fine art and crafts, plants, garden decor, food trucks, and more! FREE
  • Educational Materials for Parents and Families - Get fun, educational materials to work on with kids at home! FREE
  • PLUS: Navitat Knoxville - Receive a discounted rate with your festival ticket and experience the thrill of swinging from tree to tree at Navitat!

ADMISSION OPTIONS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES BUNDLE - $12 (INCLUDES BIRD BANDING) 7 am - 12 pm

ALL Hummingbird Festival Activities, including: A Bird Banding Station Appointment, Community Science Opportunities, Meet the Ijams Animal Ambassadors, Guided Nature Hikes (For the Bird Nerds)​, Speaker Sessions, Kids' Area with Educational Booths, Dipnetting, Live Raptor Demonstrations, Marketplace, Educational Materials for Parents and Families

GENERAL FESTIVAL TICKET - $8 ADULT / $5 CHILD (DOES NOT INCLUDE BIRD BANDING) 8 am - 2 pm

​Hummingbird Festival Activities, including: Speaker Sessions, , Kids' Area with Educational Booths, Dipnetting, Guided Nature Walks (Relaxed and Designed for the General Festival Attendee), Live Raptor Demonstrations, Marketplace, Educational Materials for Parents and Families​​

FREE IJAMS PLAZA PUBLIC EVENTS - NO TICKET NEEDED! 8 am - 2 pm

Live Raptor Demonstrations, Marketplace, Food and Drink, Educational Materials for Parents and Families

Space is limited and safety protocols are in place to ensure your safety! Activities will be held on the Ijams Visitor Center plaza and the Ijams Homesite lawn. 

The 2021 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings is sponsored by Ergon Terminaling Inc., The Trust Company of Tennessee, WBIR-TV Channel 10, HomeTrust Bank, Stanley's Greenhouse, and Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Gen. Ticket Child (10 & under)
    $5
    +$0.13 Service fee
    $5
    +$0.13 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Gen Ticket Adult (11+)
    $8
    +$0.20 Service fee
    $8
    +$0.20 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle - 7-7:30AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle - 7:30-8AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle - 8-8:30AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle - 8:30-9AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    Bird Banding Bundle - 9-9:30AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle 9:30-10AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    Bird Banding Bundle 10-10:30AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle 10:30-11AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle 11-11:30AM
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Bird Banding Bundle 11:30AM-12
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    $12
    +$0.30 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Donation
    $5
    +$0.13 Service fee
    $5
    +$0.13 Service fee
    0
    $0
Total$0

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