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.

Big Sweep Lakeside Cleanup (Oct. 1, 2022)

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.

Oct. 1, 2022
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 Individuals may register themselves here.

Night Owls and Candle Magic (Nov. 19, 2022)

Night Owls and Candle Magic: Illustration of owl standing before birthday candles
Held the last Saturday before Thanksgiving on even numbered years

Saturday, Nov. 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. Park Explorers, families, adults, Scouts and Y groups! No preregistration is needed for this evening event.

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Songbird Celebration (April 29, 2023)

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

Songbird Celebration is an annual event celebrating the return of migratory songbirds and in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. 

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Winter Open House (Feb. 2024)

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

Join Blue Jay Point County Park for virtual and in-person events as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Winter Open House! The fun will take place throughout the month of February.

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