Monday, July 27, 2015

Edgewood Arts and Music Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park

The 13th Annual Arts and Music Festival took place this past weekend at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM. The Park, opened in 1994, began two years earlier as a not-for-profit, all volunteer effort to create a new approach to combining habitat restoration, recreation and environmental education for children and adults. 

It was a perfect outing for my birthday! The drive from Albuquerque took us less than 30 minutes and the heat of the day was not a problem - there was plenty of shade, food and cold beer!

We had a pleasure to see live concerts of some very talented musicians.

The Quebe Sisters:

Dave Stamey:

James Reams & the Barnstormers:

There was plenty of fun for children, including face painting and a fantastic juggling show by Andy Young:

The festival gave everyone a chance to admire an art display, meet craft artists and purchase unique items, like Hidden Treasures crafted by Oneida Lopez:

We loved the beauty of the landscape. 

We said hi to some animals that weren't asleep at the moment :-)
 The zoo visit is included in the ticket price. 
The Park offers nearly thirty wildlife exhibits, connected by 2 miles of trails;

all in a very relaxing atmosphere.  The event was well organized. 
We had a truly wonderul time.  
The Arts and Music Festival may become my birthday tradition :-)

There are other events happening at Wildlife West throughout the year so visit any time during the open hours:

Mid-March - End of October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November - Mid-March: Noon to 4 p.m.

Stay connected by visiting their website and  Facebook page.  

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