Community Open House

Fall into the Wild: Lindsay Wildlife’s 60th Birthday Bash and Festival!

Fall into The Wild: Sunday October 11, 2015 at Lindsay Wildlife’s 60th Birthday Bash and Community Festival!

Join us for a free day in the exhibit hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where you can meet Lindsay’s animal ambassadors, see our pioneering animal hospital, have fun in a special Lindsay 60th Photo Backdrop. Then head to Larkey Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy live wild animal exhibitions, falcon flights, raffle, crafts, face painting, food from Taste of the World Food Trucks and fun!

Click here for full schedule events!


Show Your Wild Side

Exhibitors include: Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Hollis Banks Face Painting, Boy Scouts, California Academy of Sciences, Civic Arts Education, Contra Costa Animal Services, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, Mike Dame/ American Tarantula Society, Falconer Jim deRoque, Lick Your Eyeballs, Lindsay Animal Ambassadors, Lindsay Wildlife Hospital, Mount Diablo Audubon Society, Mt Diablo Astronomical Society, Oakland Zoo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Republic Services, Wildlife Associates.

There will be balloon animals, a Lindsay Memory Wall and the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society will be open for this special Lindsay day! So come see the amazing model trains chug along!

Scroll down to learn about how MEMBERS GET MORE!

Lick Your Eyeballs

Meet Live. Wild. Animals

From Lick Your Eyeballs to Wildlife Associates Oct. 11 at the Birthday Bash will bring wild animals to you!

Come meet a frog the size of a dinner plate and geckos that lick their eyeballs!

And Wildlife Associates will give visitors a chance to meet California Native Animals such as a gray fox, porcupine, kestrel and opossum!


Fall into the Wild: Lindsay Southwest Airlines Raffle!


Want to take a trip for two for only $20? Southwest Airlines is offering two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States. Buy a Lindsay Raffle Ticket and you could take an adventure!

Purchase raffle tickets online by clicking here or at the event! Each ticket costs $20 or six for $100.

Keeping Life Wild Since 1955!

Lindsay started with local businessman Alexander “Sandy” Lindsay teaching neighborhood children about local animals has grown into one of Walnut Creek’s oldest and longest running community organizations. We’ve been exhibiting animal-like behavior for 60 years! None of this would be possible without the tremendous support from the community over the last 60 years! This festival and open house is a way for Lindsay to say thank you. So please come and enjoy a day at Lindsay & Larkey Park!

Members Get More!

As always here at Lindsay: Members Get More! Come join us inside Lindsay in our special Hawk’s Hollow where you can have a private meet and great with one of our amazing hawks! This member’s-only VIP area invites members to enjoy fine wine thanks to Viano Vineyards and Shadowbrook and sample food, along with special animal encounters.

Food and drinks provided by Southwest Airlines and Trader Joes Danville.

Hawk’s Hollow is the place to be with Member’s Only Bathrooms!

Also expect some surprises, such as never before seen animals new to Lindsay and gift bags to members who arrive early!

Andrew Denman Will Be At Hawk's Hollow!

Guests in Hawk’s Hollow will be treated to a live quick draw by acclaimed Bay Area artist Andrew Denman, whose exhibition “Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild” is kicking off a national tour at Lindsay Wildlife now thru October 18. The drawing will be auctioned off later during the festival at the Main Stage! All proceeds going to Lindsay.
And enter a raffle to win a limited edition reproduction of Denman’s “Primary” which can be viewed here.



Exhibitors at the 60th include; Cal Academy, Oakland Zoo, Contra Costa Animal Services, Mt Diablo Astronomy Association, ARF, Mt Diablo Audubon Society & The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

Enjoy face painting, do fun crafts and choose from a selection of culinary delights from Taste of the World Market!


Come be dazzled by world-renowned synchronized swimmers the Walnut Creek Aquanuts during their Final Big Swim at Larkey! After 45 years, Larkey Pool will be getting a complete renovation.

With a splash pad, set to be wildlife themed to incorporate Lindsay, and new deeper pool! Click here for more information.


Before the gates are locked and the water drained:

  • SEE the amazing Aquanuts perform “One Last Splash”
  • CHEER on the Walnut Creek Swim Club as they swim “Laps for Larkey”
  • LEARN how to you can help “Make a Splash for Larkey”

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to sponsor our 60th Birthday Celebration! Location: Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Larkey Park.

1931 First Ave. Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Event Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beneficiary: All proceeds help fund wildlife rehabilitation and environmental and science education programs at Lindsay.

Click here to see sponsorship levels!

Deadline: Please confirm by September 11, 2015

Please contact Silvia Sanchez, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, to discuss sponsorship opportunities at 925-627-2951, [email protected]

A special thank you to our sponsors!

Experience Level Sponsor

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Booth Level Sponsors

Mechanics BankUnlimited Smiles

Activity Level Sponsors

Jelly BellyDawson CPADawson CPA

Anniversary Level Sponsor

Pleasant Hill OrthodonticsContra Costa Christian Schools   |   925-322-0005
Homestreet Bank

Community Level Sponsors

Appel Law FirmThe Art of LivingRepublic Services
Bomac's | 925-935-5071
Walnut Creek Honda
Walnut Creek Honda |

Media Sponsors

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