Join us for "Gathering the Gila" and experience the bounty of the Gila River and its watershed!
The Gila River Festival is the Southwest's premier nature festival, bringing people together to celebrate and experience New Mexico's last wild river.
The 13th annual Gila River Festival "Gathering the Gila" will explore the Gila watershed's bountiful native plants, used as foods and medicines, which have nurtured diverse cultures throughout the millennia – those that have vanished, and those that remain. Featuring hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River, including river outings, field trips, workshops, storytelling, cooking, and foraging.
All field trips leave from the Murray Ryan Visitors Center at 201 N. Hudson St. Silver City. Field trips gather in the Visitors Center parking lot 15 minutes before start time to set up carpooling.
Field trips leave rain or shine.
Workshops and Native Food Brunch are held at The Volunteer Center at 501 E. 13th St. Silver City.
Please note - field trip start times may change slightly. Final times will be printed in the festival brochure and updated on the website by early August.
Visit www.GilaRiverFestival.org for full field trip and workshop descriptions, presentations and family events, lodging information and more!