august, 2018

sat11aug3:00 pmsat11:00 pmJulian Natural WonderfestCelebrating nature by day and night. Wildlife Encounters, music, art and STAR PARTY featuring the Perseid meteor shower.3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

Join us at Jess Martin Park in Julian for this free, family-friendly event.  We will have a free shuttle service from Julian to Jess Martin Park from 3pm to 11 pm.  Julian Natural Wonderfest will feature owls, an eagles nest (for you to nest while you have your photo taken), birds of prey, talks from Julian Dark Sky Network, Jerry Hilburn, NASA ambassador, amazing nightscape photography from Frank Colosi, Bill Carter, Kevin Wixom and more; we will also have the California Wolf Center and the Mountain Lion Foundation interactive booths, wonderful music and games for the kids, and fun activities from the Julian Branch Library.  Don’t miss the star party with astronomers on the field helping us voyage into the galaxies far, far away.  Learn how to build an enclosure to protect animals from mountain lions.  Experience the demonstrations which will include barn owls, falcons and peregrine hawks.  You can even handle snakes under the supervision of the San Diego Herpetological Society.  Bring snacks or box lunch/dinner (no food available for sale in the park) and support our local merchants in Julian whose generous support is making this event possible.  We will have water available (we serve paper cups and you can bring your own recyclable water container), music and entertainment, and a lifetime of amazing memories for you and your family.  Visit us on Facebook (Julian Natural Wonderfest) and on-line at




(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm