On July 16, World Snake Day, Save The Snakes held the first annual Sacramento Snake Festival!
This free, family friendly event raised local awareness for the snake conservation efforts of Save The Snakes and celebrated our amazing snake neighbors! Hundreds of people from all over California came out to show their support.
SnakeFest was a full, fun day of smiles and scales!
Despite the hot, summer weather, 343 community members attended, 757 people RSVP’d, ~$5,000 was raised for snake conservation efforts, and tens of thousands learned about the event on social media and through the local news (Good Day Sacramento and Fox 40’s Studio Live).
People enjoyed learning about snakes from California and around the world, discovered solutions on how to coexist peacefully with snakes, and some even conquered their fears about snakes!
Special thanks to these SnakeFest Supporters
SnakeFest would not have been possible without our dedicated Save The Snakes volunteers and snake-friendly exhibitors: Sacramento Splash, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Northern California Herpetological Society, Latino Outdoors, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Stone Pine Studios (Marisa Ishimatsu Photography), and Gx3 Reptiles and Exotic Pets.
A special shout out to Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc. for donating some cool raffle prizes, Crazy Rabbit Kitchen and Conscious Creamery for the delicious food, and Safety Center Incorporated for lending us some much-needed traffic control equipment!
Stay tuned for SnakeFest 2023!
We are already planning next year’s big event. Help us grow our spectacular snake celebration! If you enjoyed SnakeFest, please consider donating to our cause. Did not have the opportunity to attend SnakeFest? Get your official SnakeFest t-shirt here!
We are so grateful for our community in California who supported the first annual Sacramento Snake Festival and our global snake conservation efforts.
Snakes are important, let’s save them together.