25th Annual Migration Celebration

Migration Celebration

Do you want to learn about wildlife, get educated on habitat conservation, and have lots of fun? Then, make plans to attend the 25th Annual Migration Celebration at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge in Brazoria, Texas. This year’s festival will be on April 27 and 28, and it’s free to attend. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on April 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on April 28. The gates open an hour before the festival begins.

Activities for the Kids

Your kids are going to have the time of their lives at this festival. The organizers have packed all kinds of fun activities, archery, and bug sweeping. They can also hit the BB gun range or check out the touch tanks and reptiles. That’s all fun, but the fishing pond really stands out. The organizers stock the pond full of catfish and provide rods for the kiddos. There are volunteers on hand to help the kids reel in the big one.

Just try pulling them away from the festival at the end of the day.


The kids might love hanging out at the fishing pond, but you’re going to be all about the tours. Tours run throughout the festival, and while they are all fun, nothing beats the Marsh Buggy Tour. A qualified naturalist will lead you on the tour that will take you through the thick marshes. Be sure to line up early for the tour. Space is limited, and it’s the most popular event at the festival.

Photo Contest

The photo contest is another of the celebration’s highlights. The contest is open to adults and kids and has six categories. The categories are:

  • Wildlife vertebrates of Texas
  • Wildlife invertebrates of Texas
  • Birds of Texas
  • Plant life and fungi of Texas
  • Landscapes/scenery of Texas
  • Nature-themed photo/digital art

The deadline for entries was March 26, but don’t worry if you missed it. You’ll still want to check out the photos. The entries are always really impressive.

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The festival even has programs throughout the day. You can learn about reptiles, birds, and so much more. The programs are geared to people of all ages, so check them out. You’ll learn quite a bit, and you’ll have fun in the process.

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