Hummingbird Festival

The seventh annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, enjoy the following audio from this year’s presentation by Stephen Lyn Bales entitled, The Secrets of Backyard Birds.


Or, watch a brief clip from the 2013 festival!

Thanks to our 2016 event sponsors:2016 HBF Sponsors

About the Event

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.

hummingbird vickie 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.