The 2023 Lineup

Wildlife West Nature Park is open all year so you can visit the animals, take a walk on the Birding Trail or bring the kids to the Interactive Trail. We also hold a series of events each year to provide opportunities for fun, entertainment, and education! 

Wind Festival

Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2023  10AM – 6PM 

Springtime in New Mexico brings wind and sunny skies, creating perfect conditions for the free Wind Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th & 7th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wildlife West Nature Park

Join the fun as kites fill the skies with colorful shapes of all sizes throughout the weekend. Visitors can bring their own kite, buy one at the Festival, or watch professional stunt kite fliers maneuver kites expertly in the wind. All ages have fun participating in the kite flying contests or flying their own kites on the large grass fields. Kites will be available for sale.

Admission to the Festival kite field is free and admission to the Wildlife West Zoo is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and children 4 and younger are free. Visitors can get close to the 20 species of native New Mexico wildlife that called the park home. 

For more information, see our flyer!

Art and Fiber Festival

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2023  10AM – 6PM 

Join us for yet another wonderful celebration of art – and especially the art of fiber! Fiber vendors will be selling raw fleeces, hand-spun yarn, finished fiber products – woven, wet-felted, crocheted and knitted – and everything in between.  Enjoy competitions for Handspun Yarn, Garments & Home Accessories, and Raw Fleeces featuring wool, mohair, and alpaca. This event includes workshops given by the area’s top fiber artists, a Kids Hands On booth, and demonstrations of knitting, crocheting – and more!  See the animals that provide yarn for products ranging from cashmere to rugs. Food and music will be a part of this event. 

The event also includes Monday Fiber Workshops in the Jo White Theater. For more information visit the Heart of New NM Fiber & Art Gathering

Canceled — 48th Annual Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival – Previously Scheduled June 9 to 11 — Canceled

Event canceled.

Wildlife West Family Music Festivals

July 1, 15, 29, and August 12, 26, and September 2  

Come and join us for our summer evenings of fun, music, and falcons! Music begins at 4:30 pm in our all-weather amphitheater, and includes two bands each day at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Family fun for all ages, including our Free Flight Falcon Show (see below) between bands and visiting the many native New Mexico wildlife species that call Wildlife West home.

Advanced reservations are requested by 2pm on day of show by calling 505-281-7655. Tickets are available at the gate the day of show. Food trucks available (food is not included in ticket price). $20 per person / 17 and under free. 

For the band schedule and other information see our flyer. Read more about the musicians here! And for a taste of our Family Music Festival, see our YouTube video!

Pirate and Viking Summer Bash

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2023  

Our Pirate and Viking Summer Bash is close at hand! Check out our flyer and visit  Pirate Viking Summer Bash for information.

Zoo closed during festival. 

Harvest and Fiber Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 2 & 3, 2023 10am-6pm

Come and savor a weekend of delicious locally grown food, music and fun for the entire family at the Harvest & Fiber Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. The weekend event celebrates the area’s culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. NM Fiber Gathering and fiber artists will be here showing off fleeces, hand spun yarn-to-finish products: woven, wet felted, crochet and knitted.

See the animals that provide yarn for products from cashmere to rugs. Family fun for all! Monday Fiber Workshops in the Jo White Theater. For more information, please see our flier.

Free Flight Falcon Shows – Canceled

Our great friend and ardent supporter, Tom Smylie, passed away on April on April 17, 2023. 

Wildlife West will be hosting a Celebration of Life on June 24th, 2023 at 4 p.m. at the Jo White Theater. For information, please see our flier

White Wings Over America

September 11, 2023

White Doves will be released at exactly 9:30 am – paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price on 9/11.  The dove release is done throughout the United States at the exact time the first plane hit the tower.  We can never forget…

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