Hootenanny 2017

HOOTenanny Owl & Music Festival Week

Join us for this one-of-a-kind family event week filled with all things owl. Night hikes, workshops, owl stories, and more!

HOOTenanny Programs

Join us for one or many of daily owl programs from Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Friday, Sept. 22

Lunar Cycles & Owl Behavior

Tuesday, September 19 
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
presented in partnership with Red Rocks Community College

Learn about the amazing and at times bizarre behavior of owls in regards to the lunar cycle and the little known “retired” owl constellation of Noctua.


Beneficial Barn Owls with Live Owl

Wednesday, September 20 6:30-8pm
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
presented in partnership with Wild Wings Environmental Education

Come learn about the amazing adaptations of barn owls and see them in action! Cupid the barn owl from Wild Wings Environmental Education will be featured in the in-depth workshop about owl behavior and anatomy. Receive tips on how to locate owl nests in the wild, as well as owl hiking etiquette. Learn how to invite these beautiful birds into your neighborhood, as well as how to make your home and owl-friendly zone.


Little Hoots
Story Time

Thursday, September 21
presented in partnership with Douglas County Libraries
Roxborough Library
Join us for this special story time designed for our littlest owl enthusiasts! Hoot like an owl, meet Mr. Hoots the owl puppet, and fly into early literacy with stories and songs about our favorite feathered friends of fall.

Free program! Registration not required.

Owls of Chatfield Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Friday, September 22 
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield

Join us to learn about the owls that frequent Chatfield State Park and then hike the trails in search of the live residents!


HOOTenanny Owl & Music Festival

Saturday, September 23
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
Sponsored by Xcel Energy & Live Urban Real Estate

• Live owl demonstrations by Nature’s Educators: 10:30am, 12pm, and 1:30pm
• Live music from local folk & acoustic rock band Nearly There: 11am-1pm
• Owl art display by Roxborough Arts Council:10am-2pm
• Facepainting, owl booths, owl pellet dissection, owl crafts: 10am-2pm
• Food Trucks Mac N’ Noodles & Maui Shave Ice: 10am-2pm


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HOOTenanny Sponsors