Snakes are important, let's celebrate them together!
The 2022 Sacramento Snake Festival (SnakeFest) celebrates our world’s most interesting and misunderstood animals and introduces the mission and vision of Save The Snakes to the City of Sacramento and surrounding communities. SnakeFest promotes wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship and peaceful coexistence between humans and snakes.
Held on World Snake Day (July 16, 2022), SnakeFest is a free, family-friendly event that includes live snake presentations, kids activities, demonstrations, food and an exploration of the global efforts of Save The Snakes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to snake conservation. At SnakeFest, you can take a tour of the Snake Conservation Center, learn from other local nature organizations that support our community, support local snake-friendly businesses, and yes… see lots and lots of snakes!
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Before you arrive to SnakeFest, please review this important information:
Parking at SnakeFest
Please park in any empty parking space in the building complex adjacent to event activities. Additional parking is located on the street along Fite Circle.
Food & Drinks
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Vegan and vegetarian items included!
Portable restrooms will be available at the event.
This event will happen rain or shine… and we expect lots of shine! Temperatures in mid-July will be in the high 90s. Please prepare with appropriate clothing, sunblock, and stay hydrated.
Yes, there will be Snakes at SnakeFest!
Please know that there will be live snakes on display at our event. They will be in secured enclosures or with a trained animal handler. While this is a family-friendly event, please leave your snakes (and other pets) at home.
Tours of the Snake Conservation Center
Throughout the day our team members will be offering tours inside the Snake Conservation Center, where you will have the ability to see our amazing ambassador animals and learn about our global snake conservation. These tours are limited to 15 individuals at a time. To protect our family, friends and community members, we kindly request that all event attendees wear a mask while touring the building. To sign up for a tour, please see the Save The Snakes booth as you enter the event.
Please be Respectful of our Guests & Neighbors
During your time at SnakeFest, please be respectful and courteous. Additionally, we ask that you stay on established pathways, avoid walking on the grass, do not smoke, and do not litter.