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Slug Fest

July 22 - 23, 2023 10:00AM - 4:00PM

May the slime be with you. Join us for the 40th anniversary of Slug Fest!
Free with admission. July 22-July 23

Slugs, slugs and more slugs!

Slip, slime & slugs

It's the most unusual Northwest Festival ever - a celebration of slugs. Learn to see the world through a slug's perspective, craft and wear your own tentacles to become a slug, participate in human slug races, and more!

It's all about decomposition

Why do we have this zaniest of festivals? Well, if you've ever hiked a Northwest forest, you'll know our slugs are among the biggest and best - especially the yellow-green banana slug. But they're also vital to our ecosystem, breaking down organic matter and returning it to the forest floor, where it becomes food for our beautiful plants and trees. Long live slugs!

Going on a Slug Hunt
Stay cool - see cool animals

Remember - Wild Drive tours give you free admission to Slug Fest and core area animals, plus the chance to see elk, mountain goats and more from your air-conditioned car! Book now, spots limited.

Wild Drive

Slug Fest Activities

Human slug racesHappening at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm both days! See who slithers across the finish line first.
Slug PassportThere are 8 stamp stations around the park with activities. Fill your passport to win a sluggy prize.
Slug TotsTots can participate in a slug scavenger hunt to find pictures of slugs hidden throughout Kids' Trek
Special GuestsWA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife on Saturday, Bob the Slug Guy both days.
Animal Keeper Chats11:30am both days in Cheney Discovery Center.