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Backyard Wildlife Festival & River Run 5K

May 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

As always, the Backyard Wildlife Festival features a marketplace with garden starts, native plants, handcrafted arts and gifts, and the Tukwila Arts Commission Art Show.   Local and regional non-profits will have a variety of resources to help you create summer gardens that attract birds, bees & butterflies while protecting native plants and salmon.    Let’s not forget about the kids – hands on art projects with a local teaching artist, chalk-a-palooza, bubbles and the list goes on.   NEW this year is the River Run 5K, a family friendly 5k run and walk along the beautiful Duwamish River.    Here’s the official schedule  to help you celebrate and learn about urban wildlife and gardening:

9:30 am:       River Run 5K check in opens

10:00 am:   Backyard Wildlife Festival BEGINS, Tukwila Art Show opens

10:00 am:   River Run 5k start

10:30 am:   Live music with Biff, local Tukwila musician

11:00 am:   The Falconer:   Birds of prey talk and demonstration with live raptors

12:00 pm:   Ella Bella Bee and the Pollinators, children’s performance

1:30 pm:       Garden Talk w/ Ciscoe Morris

2:00 pm:       Live music with Pickled Okra

3:00 pm:       Event winds down….


River Run/Walk 5K 10:00am

Run or Walk along the beautiful Duwamish River Trail

  • Families, Strollers and Pets Welcome!
  • Backyard-Wildlife-themed costumes encouraged!
  • FREE Face Painter on site starting at 8:30am.
**   Register online   CLICK HERE


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May 12, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168 United States
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