Special/Seasonal Events

 

945853_471318196381255_6144908782831393628_nThroughout the year, Wolf Park puts on special programs for the enjoyment of animals and visitors alike. These are great times to come out to Wolf Park, see something new, and see the wolves enjoying something unique.

Unless otherwise stated, all normal admission prices apply to these events. Memberships and coupons are valid unless otherwise indicated. Advanced tickets are available for some events, but no reservations are necessary.

Wolf Park After Dark
Winter Wolves
Dollar Days
Easter Party
Cookout Howl Night
Animals’ Birthday Party
Walk for Wolves
Watermelon Party
Brew on the Bridge
Pumpkin Party
Turkey Toss
Santa Visits



Wolf Park After Dark

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2018 Date
May 26           June 23           July 28           August 25
September 22           October 20           November 17

7:30 – 11:00pm

Once a month, Wolf Park is open late after Howl Night so visitors can see the park after the sun sinks low. Visitors can walk the tour trail, listen to the wolves howl, and see the animals at a time of day they are frequently active. Watch out for fireflies and shooting stars! Listen to the frogs and insects sing and maybe spot a bat or other nightlife. Then, stop by the campfire, roast a marshmallow and chat with the staff.



Winter Wolves

Saturday, January 13 & February 10, 2018
1-4pm

10271562_361273777385698_4062414943276896216_nWinter Wolves is our annual seasonal events which occurs on Saturdays in January and February. Join us for a day of fun at featuring the wolves in their glorious full winter coats!  Hot drinks are available indoors so that visitors can warm up in between activities, which often include talks on how animals survive the winter, outdoor games and sometimes a demonstration of how we cut up road kill deer to feed to the wolves.

Winter is a great time to see the wolves, since they love the cold and tend to be active and howling all day long, unlike those long hot summer afternoons which they spend napping.  When the pond is frozen over, the wolves skate and play on the ice.

Winter Wolves is a great time for families to come visit us — there is something for everyone.



Dollar Day

Saturday, March 3, 2018
1-4pm

Visit Wolf Park as we preview our open season with Dollar Day! For one afternoon only, admission to Wolf Park is just one dollar! Visit Wolf Park for self-guided tours, booths promoting our upcoming season and much more!

Special events abound with crafts, drinks and give-aways. Many activities and treats are available for just one dollar. Bring your singles and visit Wolf Park today!

$1.00 admission is applied to all visitors regardless of age. Coupons and memberships are not valid on Dollar Day.



Easter Party

Saturday, March 24, 2018
1-5pm

10897801_409901809189561_2560995320303420955_nTo provide wolves and humans with enrichment, Wolf Park hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt! With the help of the Easter Bunny, visitors can help hide treats for the wolves. Wolves enjoy marshmallow peeps, eggs, sausage, cheese and more! After the wolves have had their party, the kids will have their egg hunts (with candy treats instead of meats).

The day’s activities often include crafts and games as well. A general schedule is as follows.

2:00 – Help hide treats for the wolves in the main enclosure, then watch the wolves search for Easter eggs!
2:30 – Join us on a tour as we provide treats for all the other animals of Wolf Park
3:30 – Egg hunts for kids 0 – 15 years old!



Cookout Howl Night

Friday, April 20, 2018
6 – 7:30pm

Celebrate Wolf Park’s anniversary with a special hotdog cookout. Arrive at 6pm to roast hotdogs (and veggie dogs) over a campfire. Adults can enjoy a brew. Desserts are available for purchase. Listen to the staff tell stories about Wolf Park through the years then join us for Howl Night at 7:30.

Admission
Adults: $10
Children $8

Purchase advanced tickets HERE.



Animals’ Birthday Party

18301336_685225248323881_4812122660238093531_nSaturday, April 21, 2018
1 – 4pm
Treat delivery at 2:00pm

All wolves, foxes, and coyotes are born in spring. Our animals’ birthdays are all within a couple of weeks of each other around late April/early May, so we like to have one big celebration! Each animal gets their own tasty, wolf-safe birthday treat to enjoy. Previous birthdays have included cakes, frittatas and piñatas!

Guests will have the chance to watch as the cakes are presented to the wolves. Each animal approaches this environmentally enriched activity with his or her own special flair.

Want to help support this event? Buy a cake for an animal here and receive a photo of them enjoying their treat!



Walk for Wolves

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 1 – 5pm

Our huge annual fundraiser! Form a pack, raise donations and compete with other packs to win prizes. Join us at Wolf Park on the big day for an event filled with music, activities, food and special guests. Something new every year.

Check out the Walk for Wolves page for details.

Memberships & coupons are not valid at Walk for Wolves. Special admission prices apply.



Watermelon Party

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1 – 5pm
Treats Delivered 2pm

19657070_712706645575741_4141952755494826136_nTo give our wolves a summer treat, and to celebrate the fourth of July, Wolf Park hosts its annual Watermelon Party. Every year we provide our animals with a fun treat in the form of a watermelon stuff with treats such as spam, sausage, cheese, pig ears and ice cream! Maybe it’s not your picnic of choice, but it’s heaven to the wolves.

Visitors are invited to watch as each animal enjoys their summery treat.  These unique treats provide environmental enrichment, giving our critters something to roll on, stuff their noses in, paw, lick, chew, scent-mark, and defend.

Want to help support this event? Buy a watermelon for an animal here and receive a photo of them enjoying their treat!

Also cool off with a shaved ice from our special guest Gibson Shaved Ice!



Brew on the Bridge

Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:00pm-10:00pm

20289615_10213888267461278_775353009_nEnjoy a night of music, barbecue and brew. Local artists The Old Golds will be serenading the park with a special outdoor concert. People’s Brewing Company will be on hand with local brews for sale (ID required) and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for $1. Enjoy a $5 meal of BBQ, buns and chips courtesy of South Street Smokehouse.

Enjoy great food, great music and watch the stars come out. Will the wolves howl along? You’ll have to be here to find out.

Bring along your own chairs or blankets to enjoy the musical performance.
Safety is our priority so please drink responsibly!

Advanced tickets $10. Purchase them online here.
Tickets at the door $12
Memberships and coupons are not valid with this event.
All sales are final. No refunds, no rain dates.



Pumpkin Party

Saturday, October 27, 2018
1 – 5pm
Treat delivery 2:00pm

12188903_456451394534602_4817506513217700300_nCelebrate Halloween with the wolves! Help stuff jack-o-lanterns for the animals to enjoy, and then watch as each animal find their own special way to tear open the pumpkin to find the treats inside. This is a great time of year to come out and see the wolves in their thick winter coats and enjoying the cooler temperatures.

Other activities include a costume contest! Come dressed in your finest and compete to win prizes. What other activities will there be? Come and find out!

Want to help support this event? Buy a pumpkin for an animal here and receive a photo of them enjoying their treat!



Turkey Toss

15170770_608120496034357_4201036027327873605_nSaturday, November 24, 2018
1 – 5pm
Treat delivery 2:00pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Wolf Park! What are our animals thankful for? How about an entire turkey apiece? At this event, every canid receives their favorite ‘fowl’ treat! Can you throw a turkey over the fence? Do you want to see the wolves tear into their Thanksgiving dinner? Join us and help feed the packs.



Santa Visits Wolf Park

Saturday, December 16, 2017
1 – 4pm
Santa arrives at 1:30

10868178_347479698765106_7047947205112650109_nBetter watch out and better not cry cause Santa Claus is on his way! Every year, Santa stops by Wolf Park to deliver treats to all the good little canids here. Join the fun and help decorate a tree with edible ornaments for the wolves. Then, join us in the conference center to enjoy drinks and crafts, and to tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

In the past, Santa has arrived by dog sled, on horseback, by convertible, and in a helicopter! Be sure to visit and see how Santa will come to Wolf Park this year!

Every year, Wolf Park collects donations for the Lafayette Women’s Shelter. Bring new toys, clothes or monetary donations with you and we’ll bring them to the YMCA for their Christmas Event.