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Glow Wild 2018 at Jester Park

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Glow Wild 2018 at Jester Park

Glow Wild 2018, Glow Wild, Jester Park

Glow Wild 2018 at Jester Park

Glow Wild is back for another year! Mark your calendars for Glow Wild 2018 on Sunday, September 2 from 4 to 10 p.m.  This year the Glow Wild event will be held at the new Jester Park Nature Center.

Glow Wild 2018, Glow Wild, Jester Park

You and your family will be able to enjoy:

  • Huge bonfire
  • Fun programs
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Glow-in-the-dark climbing wall
  • Giant yard games
  • Obstacle course
  • Insect Zoo
  • Airbrush face painting
  • FREE s’more roasting
  • Self-guided hikes
  • Pony exhibit
  • And tons more of fun activities!

BIG NEWS! This year there will be live music by Drake White & the Big Fire. Bonfire lighting will be at 7:45 p.m. and the band will begin at 8 p.m.

Drake White and The Big Fire, Glow Wild, Jester Park

Make sure you grab your tickets today. This will be the first family event to celebrate the end of summer.

  • Children (ages 3-17) $5
  • Adults (ages 18+) $15
  • Children 2 and under are free

Glow Wild 2018 is brought to you by Polk County Conservation, Great Outdoors Foundation and Nash 97.3.

Giveaway! We are giving away a free admission ticket for YOU and your immediate family (children, significant other). To enter in to win click the link below.

Enter here!

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(24) Comments

  1. Melissa Shafer says:

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Malia says:

    The bonfire!

  3. Melanie says:

    Looks like fun!

  4. Amanda says:

    Love Glow Wild. We’ve gone every year & wouldn’t miss it!

  5. Amanda C says:

    The bonfire!

  6. Amanda H says:

    Canoeing is what I’d be most excited for. Kiddos would be most excited about Smores and glow rock wall.

  7. Victorea says:

    We’ve never been before, but I’ve wanted to for the past few years! I know both my girls will love being outdoors and participating in the activities. The insect zoo and glow wall sound really interesting!

  8. says:

    Looks like fun!! A concert and smores!!

  9. Elizabeth Williams says:

    I love bonfires!

  10. Jill says:

    We went last year and had a great time!

  11. Abby says:

    Would love to win these!

  12. Nicole says:


  13. Georgina says:

    So excited for Drake, s’mores and the bonfire!!

  14. Stacie says:

    Would love to try canoeing

  15. Carrie says:

    Looking forward to s’mores! 😍🌋

  16. Kara says:

    Glow in the dark wall climbing and insect zoo sound like lots of fun!!

  17. Kari Hemme says:

    The giant bonfire 🔥 sounds awesome and who doesn’t love s’mores!!

  18. Brandie Stifel says:

    The Giant Bonfire sounds amazing, but VERY intrigued to see an Insect Zoo!! 😀

  19. Stephanie Riding-Greenfield says:

    How awesome!!! What a great idea!

  20. Taylor says:

    SMORES yum lol

  21. Angela says:

    I’m looking forward to the huge bonfire!

  22. Kara H. says:

    Would love to check this event out with my family! Have never gone & sounds super fun!

  23. Jill says:

    We ❤️ Glow wild!

  24. Suzy says:

    Lawn games!

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