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Night Festival: A Nocturnal Celebration of the Natural World

  • Ruffner Mountain 1214 81st Street South Birmingham, AL, 35206 United States (map)

What happens while we sleep?

The arts can be a powerful and compelling way to connect individuals to an ecological concept. Therefore, Ruffner has invited visual artists and musicians to present works inspired by those elusive natural processes that happen when we're not awake.

Event Itinerary

6:30pm - Doors Open

Nature Center:

(Ongoing: Educational exhibits, artwork, merchandise table, native plants for sale)

7:00pm - Musical performance by Cnida
                Puppetry by Squeaking Tribe

8:00pm - Musical performance by Marc Harris

9:00pm - Musical performance by TENGEN

10:00pm - Musical performance by First Kentucky Post



(Ongoing: Mothing station, kids craft station)

7:30pm - Puppetry by Squeaking Tribe

8:30pm - Bird of Prey program by the Alabama Wildlife Center

Light snacks available while supplies last from Joshua Blackwell
Treats available for purchase from Ono Ice

Snacks and water
Your Wallet
A Low-Light Flashlight
Night-themed Costumes Encouraged

Spaces for nighttime picnicking will be available.

Night Festival 2018 is made possible by the Birmingham, AL chapter of the Awesome Foundation.

A selection of art from left to right: Alex Smith - Hawk Moth, Chloe York - Land, Zachary Tatom - Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Tracie Noles-Ross - Tree Frog

Work from various artists will be available for purchase the night of the event.

Earlier Event: July 19
Habitat Gardens at Twilight