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Buffalo’s Groundhog Day
January 26, 2019

12 pm – 6 pm

HEATED TENT/BREWERY/DISTILLERY Party in the middle of winter that benefits a great cause? Of course you’re going to want to be there.The 6th anniversary of Buffalo Groundhog Day presented by Hall, Ricketts, Schuller & Gurbacki, P.C. is upon us. Featuring live music all day, Buffalo’s finest food trucks, Flying Bison beer and Buffalo Distilling cocktails, and a weather prediction from Buffalo Mack & Buffalo Bert! You do not want to miss Buffalo’s fastest growing winter festival! Proceeds benefit the animals of Hawk Creek, our ambassadors will be there from 12-3 pm.  Tickets and more info.
Wild Earth!
May 4 & 5, 2019

11 am – 4 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day with Hawk Creek’s animals! Photo opportunities and up-close encounters with rare and endangered species will be available.  Tickets and more info or become a vendor by submitting a vendor application.
Perennial Plant Sale
May 24, 25, 26, 2019

9 am -3 pm

Get your garden started off right this year with plants divided from local gardens! Plant sale runs from 9 am-3 pm at our NEW facility @ 1963 Mill Rd., West Falls, NY 14170. While you’re here you can also take a self guided tour of Hawk Creek for a $5 donation per person.   More info.  
Wild Brews – New Event!
June 14, 2019

6 – 9 pm

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is announcing its first Wild Brews fundraiser where participants can help amazing animals while enjoying local brews, live music, food trucks, and community vendors all in one evening. Tickets and more info can be found here.
Predators at Play!
June 15, 2019

11 am – 4 pm

Experience first-hand the techniques used by hawk creek’s handlers to enrich the lives of over 85 raptors and other animals, and have a chance to participate yourself! A fun and informative behind-the-scenes look for all ages! Tickets and more info or become a vendor by submitting a vendor application  .


Wild Renn Fest
July 20 & 21, 2019

11 am – 4 pm

What better way to celebrate man’s 4,000 year old history with raptors than to go back to the medieval period when falconry reigned! Enjoy up-close encounters, flying bird shows, vendors and over 85 animals. Featuring a dragon exhibit, games, and stunning original artwork auction – there is something for everyone! Tickets and more info or become a vendor by submitting a vendor application
Wild Photo Day
Sept. 7, 2019

1 – 4 pm

What better way to capture the beauty of wildlife than through the lens of a creative artist? Bring your camera and your courage as you get an opportunity to photograph common, rare, and endangered wildlife up-close, in-action, and in natural settings! Register here!
Here Be Dragons – a not so spooky Halloween event
October 5, 2019

1pm -4 pm

Get in the spirit for Halloween early, come in costume and explore our not-so-spooky trick or treat trail to meet some creepy, but friendly, Halloween critters! Get your tickets here  become a vendor by submitting a vendor application
Walden Galleria & McKinley Mall
Most Saturdays

12 noon – 4 pm

We exhibit with birds, mammals and even reptiles nearly every weekend. This gives shoppers a rare opportunity to admire the beauty of the natural world, speak informally with our naturalists, and purchase great gifts that benefit the animals of Hawk Creek! Both malls have been generous supporters of Hawk Creek for years! So remember to look for your favorite feathered, furred, and scaled friends next time you are at the mall – and don’t be shy, stop and say hi!