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Slug Fest

June 26 - 27, 2021 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Slugs, slugs and more slugs! Learn about what makes slugs so cool and special. The park will be decorated to celebrate slugs and there will be craft stations for families.

May the slime be with you.

Slip, slime & slugs.

It's the most unusual Northwest Festival ever - a celebration of slugs.

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

As they go about their daily work on wet spring mornings, Northwest Trek keepers are looking out for slugs. Why? To temporarily inhabit the popular Tank o' Slugs at Slug Fest that helps us all discover more about these kings of the Northwest forest!

Read the blog story here>