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Take Flight with the Kids This Weekend to the Urban Bird Festival


Get ready to celebrate birds like never before! This all-day festival at Tracy Aviary features tons of local vendors, a day packed with activities, food on-site, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment around you.

Meet some of Salt Lake City’s wonderful nonprofits and local entities working to make our area a better place both for us and the birds and animals that share it with us. Organizations include Make Salt Lake, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Great Salt Lake Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. You can even take home your new best friend from Rescue Rovers or The Humane Society of Utah. Attend free yoga demos, play on the Drum Bus, and join in on programs where you can get close with the Aviary’s birds.

Throughout the day, experience more of Tracy Aviary’s fun and educational programs and activities than ever before. Enjoy programs in the brand new Bird Show Theater. Join in an exciting afternoon game of Jeop-Birdy. With no skill or talent, you can follow along and paint your own scene of the Great Salt Lake with one of its iconic bird species (register in advance here). There will be live music from local musicians and chances for your little ones to make some music of their own with Imagination Place‘s Music Together. Try out some anti-gravity yoga, sing and dance, and join Tracy Aviary’s own Carolina Roa for a fun and engaging workshop, Birding By Ear, that will teach you how to identify the birds you hear in your own backyard, just by listening. Everyone can join the Chalk Art Zone and decorate Tracy Aviary’s sidewalks with their own works of art next to works by local professional chalk artists.

Admission to Tracy Aviary is reduced for this special event — only $5 for everyone ages 3 and up. Head Start families can attend the event for free! The event is also free to Tracy Aviary members.

The Tracy Aviary is open late for extra fun to make this an exciting day for all ages. Event hours are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Download the full schedule of activities here.

The Tracy Aviary is located in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park at 589 E. 1300 South. For more information about the Urban Festival and other upcoming Aviary activities, visit


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