Hummingbird Festival

The sixth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

More details coming soon!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2016 festival. For more information, please contact Cindy Hassil at 865-577-4717 x 117 or at

Presented by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center, visitors have the opportunity to see ruby-throated hummingbirds up-close at a banding demonstration by Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander.

IMG_5427_juvenile ruby-throat and cardinal flower_VHenderson Hummingbirds are harmlessly captured, weighed, measured and banded before being sent on their way. Banding provides a way to document hummingbird movement during migration. August and September are busy migration months in Tennessee with thousands of hummingbirds moving south on their way to wintering grounds in Central America and southern Mexico.

The festival features speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, guided walks and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies as well as garden items.

Watch a brief clip from last year’s wonderful festival!