List of 2017 Hummingbird Festivals & Events


Festival City Date

Alaska Hummingbird Festival

Celebrate the return of migratory birds from Central and South America to the southern panhandle of Alaska. The male Rufous Hummingbirds begin arriving Ketchikan in mid-March and are seen at feeders and flowers throughout Ketchikan by mid-April.

Festival events include guided bird hikes, art shows, and activities for children.

Ketchikan, Alaska April, 2017

Hummingbird Special

Family-friendly, nature-themed celebration with hummingbird banding by experts, garden tours, and a station called “Hummingbird Haven,” featuring make and take crafts, concluded with a free concert by Still on the Hill. The hummingbird special is designed to enhance your enjoyment of hummingbirds and educate about pollinator importance. Free admission.

Mount Magazine State Park, Arkansas May 13, 2017

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Presentations by hummingbird experts, hummingbird garden tours, banding demonstrations, exhibits, birding trips, food vendors and more.

Sedona, Arizona July 28 - 30, 2017

13th Annual High Country Hummers Festival

Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area

Sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department

Near Eagar in eastern Arizona July 29, 2017

3rd Annual Hummingbird Festival

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Springdale, Tennessee August 12, 2017

Hummingbird Festival and Nature Celebration

Saturday August 19th
1-5pm. Free admission.

This celebration of nature puts the spotlight on the hummingbirds and other pollinators. See the newly designed pollinator garden – a sanctuary for birds and butterflies. Enjoy presentations, bird viewing, and many local artisans and vendors selling garden and nature-related items and food. Sign up to watch as volunteers help Thorn Creek Audubon Society and Lincoln Land Association staff capture and band hummingbirds. You can also adopt a hummingbird through the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. Chicago artist Catherine Game’s “Backyard Birds” collection will be on display inside the Nature Center.

Beecher, Illinois August 19, 2017

2nd Annual Hummingbird Festival

Dunbar Cave State Park

Clarksville, Tennessee August 19, 2017

Hummingbird Festival

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road

Charlotte, North Carolina August 19, 2017

7th Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival

Ijams Nature Center

The festival features speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, banding demonstration, guided walks and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies as well as garden items.

Knoxville, Tennessee August 26, 2017

9th Annual Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration

Sugar Grove Nature Center

All ages are encouraged to learn about hummingbirds and other pollinators from experts during programs, guided hikes, and garden tours. Learn about native landscaping, see a bee hive up-close, sample honey, and learn from members of the Illinois State University Beekeeping Club! Children will especially enjoy watching puppet shows, making crafts, and overcoming obstacles in a life-sized game of migration. Also featured will be a program and discussion on hummingbird trapping, banding and releasing.

Funks Grove, Illinois September 2, 2017

28th Annual Rockport-Fulton Hummingbird Celebration

Hummingbird speaker programs, birding trips, hummer bus trips, photography classes, self-guided hummer homes, outdoor exhibits, malls and food booths

Rockport, Texas September 14 - 17, 2017

20th Annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival

A true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. All proceeds benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust.

Hogansville, Georgia October 21 - 22, 2017


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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird ... on guard and watchful of competitors
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird on guard
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