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Sadly, we have made the decision to postpone our Wings Over Willapa Festival until Sept 23-26, 2021. We waited to see if the pandemic was slowing down; however watching the growth in infections led us to decide we could not safely protect our community, visitors, presenters and leaders.

We are excited to announce that our scheduled keynote speaker, naturalist and cartoonist Rosemary Mosco, has agreed to hold two free virtual workshops via Zoom. The first will be Friday, 9/25/20, and will be for our middle-school classes. The second will be open to all and will be on Saturday, 9/26/20. The workshops will be a gift to the public in appreciation for all you have done in caring about birds, our Refuge and the incredible natural habitat we share. Registration will open on 8/3/20 at WingsOverWillapa.org.

 

Please note: Last year's program is shown here as an example of what we're planning for 2021.

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September 23-26, 2021

Join us for the third annual Wings Over Willapa Festival where we connect people with birds, nature, and art in celebration of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Located on Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula, we have a weekend full of guided tours, artist workshops, presentations, and fun-filled events. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do.

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Tours

Get your boots on the ground or float on the water and explore Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and other natural areas with expert guides.

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Presentations

Learn about birding, wildlife, and ecology around Willapa from a variety of experts, with a little something for everyone

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Saturday Night Keynote, Dinner, & Silent Auction

This catered evening features a keynote speaker, opportunities to bid on art, books, and much more.

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Artist Workshops

Express your creative side in a series of nature-themed hands-on art workshops, and craft your own memento to take home.

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Kids & Families

Activities abound for kids of all ages but we’ve picked those that are particularly suited for kids and families and made you a list.

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Sponsors

We are grateful to this year’s sponsors who help bring Wings Over Willapa to our community. Are you interested in sponsorship? Get Info