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Outdoor Family Fun at Glow Wild 2019

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Outdoor Family Fun at Glow Wild 2019

Glow Wild, put on by Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media, is back for its fourth year! Each year Glow Wild is attended by families all over central Iowa to celebrate the end of summer and fun, outdoor activities. 

This year Glow Wild will be held on Saturday, August 24 starting at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa. 

The entire evening will be filled with food, drinks, tethered hot air balloon rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and the signature towering bonfire.

Outdoor family fun at Glow Wild 2019 in Jester Park in Granger, Iowa. Enter to win free tickets to Glow Wild 2019.

Other fun family-friendly activities include: 

  • Insect Zoo
  • Canoeing
  • Archery (12+) 
  • Monarch tagging
  • Pony exhibit
  • S’mores roasting
  • Airbrush face painting
  • Giant yard games
  • Glow-in-the-Dark climbing walls 
  • Crafts
  • And more! Take a look at the complete schedule of events and activities.
Outdoor family fun at Glow Wild 2019 in Jester Park in Granger, Iowa. Enter to win free tickets to Glow Wild 2019.
Picture from Glow Wild 2018 by Bryan Conley Photography.

Location 

Glow Wild is held at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa. If you have not had the chance to visit the new and beautiful Jester Park Nature Center, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! The event is held right outside the Nature Center and families are welcome to explore and have fun during the event.

Music

No outdoor festival would be complete without live music. This year Glow Wild is excited to welcome The Georgia Satellites who will take the stage at 8 p.m.  

Music

No outdoor festival would be complete without live music. This year Glow Wild is excited to welcome The Georgia Satellites who will take the stage at 8 p.m.
Photo from the Glow Wild website.

Tickets

Grab your tickets today to participate in this outdoor, family fun event at Jester Park. 

PRESALE
• Children (ages 3 – 17) | $5
• Adults (ages 18+) | $15
• Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides | $28/person
• 1 Night Camping (limited number of sites) | $25 per Tent
Children 2 & Under are Free

*All campers must purchase a Glow Wild ticket.
*Each additional tent must purchase a camping pass.*

Giveaway

We are teaming up with Polk County Conservation to give away a free admission ticket for you and your immediate family (children, significant other). To enter in to click the link below. 

Enter here!

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(23) Comments

  1. Abigail Lemke says:

    Making memories with my kids!

  2. Victorea Goering says:

    Oh my gosh, we love this event!! My girls love the huge campfire, rock wall and pony rides. They thought the air balloon was so cool, even though we didn’t ride in it.

  3. Lisa Nelson says:

    Thank you for posting all of the details! The hot air balloon ride sounds awesome!

  4. Jaime M says:

    This looks like so much fun! We’ve been busy every single year, so I’m excited to check it out!!

  5. Jaime M says:

    I am looking forward to roasting s’mores!!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! I am so glad it’s on a Saturday this year.

  7. Amy says:

    I can’t wait for Glow Wild! Time with family and friends, learning and enjoying nature, hopefully riding in a hot air balloon!

  8. Jill says:

    This event is always a lot of fun!

  9. Melissa says:

    My family loves to camp and Jester Park is a gem of a place. These outdoor activities would be a wonderful way to end the summer!

  10. Holly T. says:

    We love everything about Glow Wild, but especially the giant bonfire!

  11. Robin says:

    So fun! I think my kids will like the wagon rides the best, but they’ll probably love it all!

  12. Allison Frederick says:

    I’m looking forward to smores

  13. Rejeana says:

    Live music!

  14. Allison Canning says:

    I have a feeling my daughter would love the insect zoo & wagon rides. & who doesn’t love smores?!

  15. Laura Akers says:

    I am looking forward to hot air balloon rides!

  16. Dawn says:

    Excited for all the activities Glow Wild offers! Great way to end the summer!

  17. Sara says:

    I am really looking forward to the giant bonfire!!! 🙂

  18. Nicole says:

    So fun!

  19. Teresa Carter says:

    I am looking forward to a great weekend and camping and bringing my grandchildren.

  20. Melissa Shafer says:

    Sounds like a wonderful family event!

  21. Rachel Manley says:

    This looks so great, my kids would have a blast!

  22. Dana says:

    How fun! I would love to do the balloon ride!

  23. Nikki says:

    Glow in the dark climbing walls and smores would be a dream come true for my boys

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