45th Anniversary Weekend


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Join us for Wolf Park’s 45th Anniversary Weekend and Fundraiser April 20-23rd, 2017.  This year, our annual fundraiser, Walk for Wolves, will take a year off and our anniversary weekend will take center stage. This will be different than anything we’ve tried before.

We’re celebrating 45 Years of Wolf Park. We started with just a few wolves in a professor’s backyard, before wolves were even on the endangered species list, and how things have changed!  We’ve grown and expanded our mission over the years. Being a non profit in rural Indiana, we have been able to continue our mission because of the love and support that we have received from our members, supporters, and the people like you! We’ve come a long way but we have further to go. We want to invite you to come join us to celebrate the past, relish in our present, and get excited about our future! 



Thursday, April 20
1-5pm. This is Wolf Park’s official birthday! We will be open in the afternoon for tours, talks and crafts. Make a ‘Happy Birthday’ card, learn about our history, and see Wolf Park in the spring.
Cost: $8 adults, $6 children

Friday, April 21
1 -5pm. Open for tours, talks and crafts. We’ll be welcoming our arriving special guests with Facebook shout-outs all afternoon.
Cost: $8 adults, $6 children

6 – 9pm. Cookout Howl Night
Join us for a cook-out reception for all as our members and guests arrive.  Come to Howl Night early and roast hot dogs over an open fire. Hotdogs, chips, vegetarian options and drinks provided. Dessert available for purchase.
During Howl Night, learn about Wolf Park’s history and all the fun things planned for the weekend. We’ll be raffling off some prizes to get the weekend started.
Cost $10 adults, $8 children – Sign up HERE

Saturday, April 22
11am – 5pm
This is the big day! Special guests from the wolf and dog world will be imparting their knowledge. Special animal groups will be performing throughout the day. Visiting non-profits from the animal and conservation fields will engage visitors with activities and information. Food, music and entertainment will abound as well as a live auction. This is the big fundraiser day! Join a team and compete to earn funds for our upcoming projects.
Cost $25 adults, $20 children – This includes Saturday & Sunday events. Preregister and receive an anniversary t-shirt!

7:15 – 9:00pm. Howl Night
Howl Night will progress as normal, but with audience participation! Compete in a howling contest, enter raffles and learn about wolves’ vocalizations.
Cost: $8 adults, $6 children

6:00 – 9:00pm
45th Anniversary Formal Dinner
A special dinner at the Fowler House to support Wolf Park. With a catered meal, silent auction and special guests, this is sure to be a night to remember.
Black tie optional.  Reservation Required! Space Limited!
Cost $65 Click HERE for more information

Sunday, April 23
1 – 5pm

It’s county-fair style fun at Wolf Park! Can you wolf your food? Join our eating contest! Sample baked goods, compete in a three-legged race and enjoy the park. Special tours will focus on training techniques and more. Special guest talks will continue throughout the afternoon.
Cost: $10 adults, $8 children



As always, our annual fundraiser supports Wolf Park and all our programs throughout the year. We cannot continue our mission without people like you! This year, our fundraiser participants will compete to earn funds for special projects. Pick a team and a cause, raise funds and join us Saturday, April 22 to see which team won.

TEAM WOLF: We’re apex predators and we’re ready to compete. All funds earned by this team will go towards habitat improvements and enrichment. This includes stronger fencing, trees and enrichment.
          Team Leader: Pat Goodmann

TEAM FOX: Red and Grey Fox fans unite! We’re cute, we’re survivalists and this competition is all ours! Funds earned by this team will go towards expanding the enclosure to make room for restless foxes.
          Team Leader: Kimber Hendrix

TEAM COYOTE: You know our howls. We’re the most familiar song in the west and we’ve moved everywhere in the U.S. Funds donated to the coyotes will go toward habitat improvements which will allow them to visit different enclosures and receive some much needed foliage in their main pen.
          Team Leader: Monty Sloan

TEAM BISON: We’re the national mammal and the largest land animal in North America. We will stomp all the other teams! All funds earned by Team Bison will go toward hay bale holders and a new tractor.
          Team Leader: Dana Drenzek

TEAM PUPPY: We’re still figuring out basic motor skills, but we’re really happy to be the new members of the Wolf Park family. Funds donated to the puppies will go toward enclosure improvements and enrichment devices to help our puppies learn about the world.
          Team Leader: Karen Davis

Join a Team HERE!
Registered pack members receive a t-shirt and admission to Saturday and Sunday’s events.

Download your team packet HERE!

Interested in becoming a Corporate Donor? Click HERE for more information.

Sponsorship visits may be scheduled for 3:00pm Thursday and Friday (April 20 & 21) of the Anniversary Weekend. Space is limited! We will not allow sponsor visits April 22-24th due to limited staff time.