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Nature Festival

Oxbow Meadows Presents

Nature Festival

April 20th, 2024 | 10am to 2pm

Celebrate all things nature this year at Nature Festival on April 20th, 2024 from 10-2pm. With community vendors, hands-on activities, live animal encounters, guided hikes on the Walt & Frank Chambers Birding Trail and so much more, do not miss this day of exploration!


General Admission Tickets

Nature Festival
Schedule of Events

9:30am | Om in the Meadows
Arrive early and enjoy an easy yoga class surrounded by nature. Yoga mats are not provided, limited supply of carpet tiles for guests.

10:00am | Gates Open for Nature Fest
Come on inside and meet our vendors, participate in hands-on activities, and explore Nature Fest!

10:15am | Nature Hike
Lead by Oxbow Meadows, enjoy a guided hike to learn to identify both flora and fauna. Binoculars provided.

11:00am | Southeastern Reptile Rescue
Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue returns to Oxbow! Experience a live animal presentation and opportunity to see more native and nonnative reptiles.

12:15pm | Bzzz About Bees
Meet at the Oxbow Bee-yard for a presentation by the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeeping Association.

1:00pm | Picnic with the Tortoises
Guest will have opportunity to feed tortoises with animal food provided by Oxbow staff. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy with them!

1:30pm | Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike
Calling all nature adventurers! Experience fun ways to explore trails with scavenger hunts and activities along the way. 

2:00pm | Nature Fest Ends, Gates Close
Thanks for attending!

Exploration Activities | 10am to 2pm
  • Fish Printing
  • Animal Tracking
  • Fill the Bill
  • Craft Stations
  • Wetland Birding - Kiosk Trail Head
  • Pollywog Playtime - Turtle Pond
  • Yard Games 
  • Tree Cookies
  • Insect Investigations
  • Storytime
  • Pollinators
  • Bubble Science
  • Nature Pledge
  • Match the Animal & More

Vendors | 10am to 2pm

Columbus Water Works
Columbus Water Works
Coca Cola Space Science Center
Columbus State University
Columbus State University
Southeastern Reptile Rescue
Southeastern Reptile Rescue
Chattahoochee Valley BeeKeepers
Chattahoochee Valley BeeKeepers Association
Columbus GA Audubon
Columbus Audubon Society
Native Plant Co
Native Plant Coalition
Nature Now
Nature Now Film Festival

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers
White Water Express
White Water 

Savage Hart

Savage Hart

Special thanks to our amazing community vendors!

Interested in becoming a vendor? Send us an email at to find out more!