Calendar of Events

Mar 03

World Wildlife Day

Mar 08

Summer Hours/Daylight Savings Time

This day we switch to our summer hours. (9a-6p)

Mar 23

World Bear Day

Mar 28

30th Annual Kite Festival

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge! Enjoy high flying fun for the whole family at this FREE TO ATTEND event! (Note: Standard admission applies to tour the refuge.)

Learn more here!

Apr 18

Cats At The Castle

Celebrate the Roaring 20's at Turpentine Creek's Annual Cats at the Castle fundraising event. Learn more here!

Apr 22

Earth Day

May 01

TCWR 27th anniversary

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge turns 27!

May 15

Endangered species day

Jun 07

Animal Rights Day

Jul 19

Keeper Week

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is celebrating AAZK Zoo Keepers Week. A week to celebrate all the hard work our team does to care for all the animals that call TCWR home.

Jul 29

Tiger Day

Aug 08

International Cat Day

Aug 10

Lion Day

Oct 04

Keepers Day

International Congress of Zookeepers - World Wide Keepers Day

Oct 30

24th Annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Don't be a scaredy cat during this family-friendly nighttime fundraiser. Join us as we turn our property into an open-air haunted house, brooding with lions, tigers...and the occasional princess. Costume contests, games, giveaways, hayrides, and nocturnal animals await for the only time of year the Refuge is open during the dark of night! Learn more here!