2021 Red Oak Nature Center Special Events

PLEASE BUY SAFELY – Please note that tickets purchased from a reseller or individual outside of the Red Oak Nature Center/FVPD sales system cannot be guaranteed. 

Rusty Rodeo | August 7
Participate in our annual ‘Rusty Rodeo’ event held at Glenwood park. This free family event is brought to you by Red Oak Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. We will round up and remove a notorious aquatic invader of Illinois waterways- the Rusty crayfish! All participants should dress for being outside and getting wet and muddy. All tools and information will be provided by staff, but families are encouraged to bring their own nets and buckets. Awards will be given out for most, biggest and more!

Bug Fest | August 21: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Insects and the fascinating world of bugs will take center stage at this popular, late-summer event. This event will feature fun and educational attractions with a swarm of bug-related activities, demonstrations and crafts.