Wildcat Glades Nature Group Announces Details for 2023 Water Festival

Save the date for the Wildcat Glades Nature Group’s 2023 Water Festival!

This annual festival is one of the best get-togethers in Joplin and will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The day will feature 20+ informational booths, food trucks, cardboard boat races, shoebox boat races, entertainment, a lazy river float, and rubber duck races. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 9:00 am: Fishing derby at Walter Woods hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation for kids 15 years old and younger (only 15 spots available; participants must register by calling 629.3434).
  • 9:00 am: 11:00 am: Lazy River Float
  • 9:00 am: 12:00 pm: People’s Choice for cardboard boats and shoebox boats
  • 10:30 am: Fishing Derby Awards
  • 12:00 pm: Shoebox Boat Race
  • 1:00 pm: Cardboard Boat Race
  • 1:30 pm: Shoebox Boat Awards
  • 2:00 pm: Rubber duck race
  • 2:15 pm: Awards for duck and cardboard boat races

Make sure to wear your swimsuit and prepare to get wet! To register to be in any of the races, or to learn more, click here.


Robin Standridge, Executive Director
Wildcat Glades Nature Group
417.708.7713 or 417.629.3434, ext. 4540

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