Blue Jay Point Major Events

Festival participants visiting booths and activities at Songbird Celebration
Fun is around every corner at Songbird Celebration.

Blue Jay Point County Park offers major events in a festival format centered around a nature, history or recreational topic. These large one-day events usually occur in the spring or fall. Learn more about the special events below.

Songbird Celebration

Songbird Celebration event banner in  beige with pastel birds
Celebrate the sight and sound of migratory songbirds at Songbird Celebration

Saturday, April 24, 2021  

Songbird Celebration is an annual event celebrating the return of migratory songbirds and in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. This year we're going virtual!

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Winter Open House

Banner advertising Blue Jay's Winter Open House the first Saturday in February on even numbered years
Held the first Saturday in February on even numbered years

Saturday, February 5, 2022
1–4 p.m.

Come out and join the Blue Jay staff as they celebrate another great year of programs! Held on alternate years, the Winter Open House focuses on different environmental education themes through crafts, interactive displays, hands-on educational activities and presentations. Enjoy refreshments on the covered front porch while you watch winter birds at the feeders. This is a great, FREE winter Saturday afternoon outing for families, Scout groups and adults, and no preregistration is required.

Night Owls and Candle Magic

a banner with a picture of a barred owl advertising Night Owls and Candle Magic
Held the last Saturday before Thanksgiving on even numbered years

Saturday, November 19, 2022
6:30–9 p.m.

Bring the "night owls" in your family to enjoy the magic of a stroll along our luminary-lined trail as you learn about the late fall seasonal activities of our local owls. Bring your travel mug for hot cocoa and enjoy a lantern-lit craft project before you go home. FREE and for all ages (baby backpacks are recommended rather than strollers). No dogs, please. The last "stroll" at Night Owls and Candle Magic begins at 8:30 p.m. Perfect for Jr. Naturalist families, Scouts and Y groups! No preregistration is needed for this evening event. 

Big Sweep Lakeside Cleanup

Volunteers holding filled trash bags of litter posing for a picture.
Big Sweep is held at Blue Jay Point on the first Saturday in October annually.

October 9 2021
9 a.m.–noon

Join ranks to help clean up the Falls Lake shoreline around Blue Jay Point. All volunteers must be ages 8 and up. Volunteers under age 16 must come with a participating supervisory adult or parent/guardian. This is an excellent opportunity to provide a great community service – preregistration is required – groups may register beginning in August by calling 919-870-4330 or emailing [email protected]. Individuals may register themselves beginning in August using this link