Below you will find the festival activities schedule. Unless stated otherwise, all events will take place at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Subject to change, so stayed tuned for updates.

Daily

12:00 Aviary Tour – walk through the aviaries and learn about the birds who live here

1:00 Natural History Talk – learn about the wildlife and culture of the Chilkat Valley

2:30 Bald Eagle Talk – learn all about our Nation’s bird while visiting with two of our resident eagles

Monday , November 6th 2017 

8:00-5:00 Festival registration, diorama and natural history display open and Gift shop open

9:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

4:30-6:30 Festival Meet & Greet: Come meet ABEF staff and other festival attendees while enjoying beer and appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Tuesday November 7th 2017 

8:00-5:00 Festival registration, diorama and natural history display open and Gift shop open

9:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

4:30-6:00  Town Scavenger Hunt: visit local business and see all that town has to offer

7:00-9:00  Behind the Scenes at ABEF: get the backstage tour of ABEF, meet our avian ambassadors, visit the aviaries, and explore the private museum collections

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

8:00-5:00  Festival registration, diorama and natural history display open and Gift shop open

9:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00  Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

4:30-6:30 Avian Art on Feathers :     Join our talented Artist Kelleen Adams and learn how to paint on feathers.

7:00-9:00 Bird Talk: an evening dedicated to bird stories and experiences, featuring representatives from other Alaskan raptor facilities and Rachel Wheat PhD

Thursday, November 9th 2017

8:00-5:00  Festival registration, diorama and natural history display open and Gift shop open

9:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

6:00-7:30 Winter Bazaar local businesses and artisans will selling goods and crafts

7:30-9:00 Alaska Native Storytelling Night: speakers will talk about the native community and the Chilkat Valley, the Chilkat Dancers will perform song and dance

Friday, November 10th 2017

8:00-5:00  Festival registration, diorama and natural history display open and Gift shop open

9:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

 

6:00-9:00 Takshanuk Film Festival and Eagle Release Auction TBA

 Saturday, November 11th

8:00-5:00  Festival registration, diorama and Natural History Display open and Gift shop open

10:00-12:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:00-4:00 Eagle Viewing: round-trip bus transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

1:30-3:00 Eagle Release: Join us at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center in Klukwan for a Tlingit ceremonial presentation followed by the release of rehabilitated eagles from Bird Treatment & Learning Center in Anchorage. You can bid for your chance to release one of the eagles. Tlingit native dancers will be giving the eagles a special sendoff prior to the release.

5:00-10:00 Flight For Freedom Banquet and Auction held at the American Legion on 2nd Avenue. A full service bar will open at 5pm, and dinner will start being served at 6pm. Following dinner are live and silent auctions to benefit the Foundation, and the evening closes with live music and dancing.