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: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Bug Fest is back and bigger than ever! Tickets must be purchased this year to enter Bug Fest where you will be greeted with games, activities, inflatables and more! Visit our participating agencies with their bug-themed activities or stop by one of our investigation stations where you can search for bugs in the pond, prairie or woodlands! Concessions are available at Red Oak Nature Center where you can grab everything from a Bug Fest t-shirt and bug related treats or play it safe with a slice of pizza and a drink. Complete all the stations and pick up your Bug Fest prize at the nature center as well before boarding the shuttle back to Schneider Elementary. Click here to purchase your tickets!