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Sat, Jun 17



Save Fern Gully Forest Festival & Gala

Fun Activities for All-ages, Food, Drinks and Outdoor Music at this One-day Festival and Dinner Gala to Save Fern Gully Forest! The Community Nature Foundation is a local, women's collective, nonprofit raising funds for environmental conservation. All donations help save a community forest!

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Save Fern Gully Forest Festival & Gala
Save Fern Gully Forest Festival & Gala

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Olympia, 1443 Brown St SE, Olympia, WA 98501, USA

About the event

This free one-day festival to Save Fern Gully Forest will include fabulous games and fun activities for all-ages, delicious food at the dinner gala, an auction, raffle prizes, drinks, and outdoor music! The Community Nature Foundation is a local nonprofit that was born from the collaboration of concerned mothers, environmental professionals, educators and friendly neighbors raising funds to save a beloved community forest in Olympia for the children, the wild ones, and the future.

Entry to the Fern Gully Forest School mini-farm & nature sanctuary includes a free drink ticket from the Elixir Bar. Drinks and snacks by donation. The donations, raffle, game tickets, dinner and auction proceeds go towards purchasing and protecting the remaining acre of wildlife habitat and glorious old growth trees in this vital urban forest from development. For more information on the Save Fern Gully Forest project please go to:

RSVP by emailing or get your tickets now! The Dinner Gala is RSVP only, so either register online through the link or send us a message up to a week before the event to let us know that you want to have a delicious catered dinner in a beautiful nature sanctuary that we’re working together to save with live music, amazing desserts, drinks, fun games and raffle prizes!

Event Schedule:

10-12pm: Nature Walk & Forest Bathing

  • Somatic Movement & Sound Healing with Amy Flynn

12pm: Wisdom of Nature Panel & Potluck Picnic

2pm: Birthday Party & Family Fun Festivities

  • Costume Party, Face Painting and Forest Tour/Tree Climb
  • Puppet Shows & Open Stage Performances
  • Music & Dance by the Fern Gully Forest Fairies
  • Family Dance Party with DJ KoolHandz

5pm: Dinner Gala

  • Live Auction & Speech for the Trees
  • Nature Trivia & Games
  • Dessert Dash
  • Rock Paper Scissors Championship Contest

6:30pm: Raffle Prizes

7pm: DJ Music & Open Mic

8pm: Live Music Featuring Waking Bear

Come Enjoy the Nature Sanctuary, Community Connections, Snacks, Drinks, Raffle Prizes, Games & Fun Activities Throughout the Day.

Space is limited. Get your tickets now at:

You will receive a free drink or raffle ticket upon donation to enter. Donations are accepted during and prior to the festival via cash, checks to the Community Nature Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) or online at

Please choose your tickets according to our sliding scale:

Supported (Financially in Need)

Sustained (Financially Stable)

Supporting (Financially Abundant and able to pay more to support others in need)​

We believe that life is abundant and there are enough resources to go around for everyone in our community to THRIVE. Because of this, we use a sliding scale Three Tiered Pricing Model that helps those with a little extra to support those with a financial need.

Thank you for your honesty and for supporting all those in our community to have access to outdoor education & family-friendly events that give back to the environment!

Suggested Donations: General Entry (includes free drink ticket)

  • Supported $5
  • Sustained $25
  • Supporting $50

Dinner Gala: Includes a delicious catered dinner with an allergy-friendly summer time menu to choose from in an excellent outdoor setting with games and live music.

  • Supported $30
  • Sustained $60
  • Supporting $90

Rock Paper Scissors Championship entry $5-20. Winner gets the first pick of Raffle Prizes!

Live Music: Waking Bear. Please purchase a music ticket if you are not coming to dinner. Live music included with dinner.

  • Supported $30
  • Sustained $60
  • Supporting $90

For more information or to donate go to:

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