Programs & Events

Special Events

These special events showcase and help support the operation of Wildcat Glades.


Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Shoal Creek Water Festival
Buy a ticket for the Shoal Creek Water Festival annual duck race. Photo: Patrick Tuttle

Shoal Creek Water Festival

Cool off at the Shoal Creek Water Festival happening Saturday, August, 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! This family fun event is FREE to the public and all ages are welcome. Try your hand at making a cardboard boat and then enter it in our Cardboard Boat contest! We have educational booths from organizations around the Four State Area, nature programs for the kids, as well as a Shoebox Boat Race! This year  will have more activities than ever before including; a catch and release kids fishing tournament, Inner-Tube Race, Tube Slide, Dunk Tank, and make sure to visit local food trucks.   Don't forget to try your luck and buy some ducks and cheer them to victory at the annual duck race.  The grand prize for the duck race is a kayak!    

Register your cardboard boat or your shoebox boat today!