Glow Wild 2017 at Jester Park

Glow Wild 2017 at Jester Park

The Great Outdoors Foundation and Polk County Conservation are teaming up for another year of Glow Wild.

Glow Wild will take place on Sunday, September 3 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Jester Park!

Enjoy a family day full of fun including environmental education programming, drinks and live music. Of course, there will be an illuminated bonfire! If you attended Glow Wild last year, you can expect even more food trucks, bands, activities, larger venue and extended hours.


Live Music Featuring:

Parranderos Latin Combo • 3 – 6 p.m.
Water Rocks! • 6 – 7 p.m.
Swing Crew • 7 – 10 p.m.

Day Activities

3 – 6 p.m.
Bird Watching • Monarch Tagging & Insects

Geology & Rocks • Willow Raft Craft • Live Birds of Prey

3 – 7 p.m.
Petting Zoo • Interactive Equestrian Activities

Night Activities • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Astronomy • Bats • Night Senses

Insects • Live Owl

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Star Gazing

Throughout the Event:

Glow-in-the-Dark Rock Climbing Wall • Face Painting • Raffle • Food Trucks & Beverages
S’mores • Crafts & More!


There will also be a raffle taking place. Enter to win some amazing prizes including:

  • Glow Wild 2018 Family Package: 1 Cabin at Jester Park + Glow Wild Family Tickets (2 Adults, 3 Children)

  • Decorative Fireball (Pictured: Last year’s fireball, new design to be revealed at event)

  • Behind the Scenes Tour at Blank Park Zoo (6 Passes) 
  • Light ‘n Glow: Light the 2017 Glow Wild Bonfire! 


Children 2 & under are free!

Advance Price: Child $9; Adult $12; Family Pack $35 (includes 2 adult tickets and 3 child tickets)

At the Door Price: Child $12; Adult $15

***Glow Wild is presented by Charles Gabus Ford. All proceeds from Glow Wild 2017 will benefit Polk County Conservation and the Great Outdoors Foundation.


Erin Huiatt

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