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Tres Rios Nature Festival
2021 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

We look forward to seeing you all in 2022, stay well!


Base & Meridian Wildlife Area
7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323

Tres Rios Nature Festival is a two-day event. This FREE outdoor festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, archery, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, there is something for everyone during the  best time of year to enjoy the Arizona weather!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

We are currently monitoring the CDC Guidelines for large gatherings for direction on how to safely conduct Tres Rios Nature Festival.  We are currently proceeding as scheduled with some slight modifications like more distance between exhibitors and additional hand sanitation stations.  We encourage attendees to wear face masks and to stay home if they are not feeling well.  Any changes to this plan will be posted here and emailed to all registered participants.  For more details on our COVID-19 Event safety procedures CLICK HERE.

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Sunset Concert

Don't miss our sunset concert 5pm - 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 27th, and more great musical performances all day long!

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FREE Canoeing, Paddle Boarding & More!
FREE Outdoor Activities

Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Fishing, Archery, Guided Bird Tours and more!

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Zipline Over the River!  

Be sure to experience this unique opportunity to zipline over the river.

Note: There is an additional fee for this activity

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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FREE Arizona Game & Fish Activities

Arizona Game & Fish provide all the equipment for any attendees to try their hand at fishing, archery, canoeing, and kayaking.  We even have volunteers on hand to help bait your hook!

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FREE REI Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

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FREE Guided Bird Hikes

Let the folks at Sonoran Audubon teach you all the tricks to spotting beautiful birds in the Tres Rios Area.  The Clapper Rail and Least Bittern, often hard to find birds are seen with regularity in this area.  With more than 150 different species of birds you are sure to see some new favorites.

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Nature Center

The Nature Center features 30-45 minute interactive talks with experts where participants can interact with variety of animals, flood control models, and other educational sessions.

Nature Center Schedule

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RIVER CLEAN UP
Next clean up date: TBA

 

If you are a nature lover you can appreciate how important it is to protect beautiful areas like the Base & Meridian Wildlife Area.  The Tres Rios Festival and our partners are committed to keeping this area clean for year round use.

JOIN US!  Working together with Leave No Trace, Natural Restorations, REI and other community groups we conduct river clean ups throughout the year.  Click below if you would like to volunteer at one of the clean ups or schedule your group to conduct your own clean up.

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