On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the Arizona Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy and Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition will present the 2014 San Pedro River Festival. This day long family event is for nature lovers, birders, and anyone who wants to spend a beautiful day outdoors enjoying the scenic treasures of the Copper Corridor near the San Pedro and Gila rivers. Participants will be able to explore a historic working ranch, bird sanctuaries, and the open spaces of the Lower San Pedro River Watershed. Enjoy visiting these places with a guided walk or bird banding walk. Pre-registration is required for the guided nature walks.
The festival will include free live entertainment including performances by Baile Folklorico Alma de Superior and equestrian groups and a kids activity zone. Local vendors will be selling their wares, and festival food will be available for purchase. All of these events will take place at the Winkelman Flats public park on the Gila River.
The event will be held at Winkelman Flats, just south of the junction of State Route 77 and State Route 177. Scheduled bird walks begin at 6:30 a.m. Additional activities, including self-guided wildlife viewing tours, live entertainment, a kids adventure zone and a local artisan marketplace. Those activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information or to register for the hikes please visit the event page online at sanpedroriverfest.com or http://bit.ly/R7ytwL. You may also call the CCEDC at 520-490-8433.