A new year of fun kicks off with Frontier Festival at Chehaw

Jan. 3—ALBANY — The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun is going to stop at Chehaw Park and Zoo. As we get into the new year, exciting events are already planned and set to bring the community to the park.

Among scheduled events are:


Saturday & Sunday

10:30 a.m. — Petting zoo feeding ($3/person)

11:30 a.m. — Rhino feeding

1:30 p.m. — Petting zoo feeding ($3/person)

2:30 p.m. — Camel feeding

3:30 p.m. — Wildlife theater presentation


JAN. 6-9

Free with Park admission

Step into the past ... Smell the campfires and warm your feet while you watch the day-to-day lifestyle of the pioneers and mountain men of the pre-1840s. Volunteer participants live the weekend as if from that era. Things like blacksmithing, weaving, cooking, moccasin making, hide tanning, and bow making will be prominently featured, along with a host of other activities such as tomahawk throwing competitions and black powder gun shooting demonstrations.

Participants over the weekend, such as vendors and "buck-skinner" campers, come from all over the country to spend the weekend living life how it was lived from the early 1700s through roughly 1840. Buckskinners and traders interested in participating should contact Ed Lunderman at thistle1996@hotmail.com.


Calling all friends of Albany! The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau is in the process of rebranding and would like your feedback to help ensure our new brand best represents who Albany is as a community and destination.

The survey is open to anyone who wishes to participate; all insights are helpful, and responses will be confidential. Whether from Albany, live in Albany, work in Albany, or are one of the city's many visitors, the CVB wants to hear from you.

The deadline for submitting a response is Friday before midnight. Go to https://forms.gle/F6zvPHdyqfW8DdKT7 to take the survey.


Park Authority Monthly Meeting — (Creekside) 6 p.m.: Feb. 20, April 17, June 19, Aug. 21, Oct. 16, Dec. 18

Jan. 6 — Cubs Program

Jan. 6-8 — Frontier Festival

Jan. 28 — Chehaw Challenge trail run

Feb. 3 — Cubs Program

March 3 — Cubs Program

April 7 — Cubs Program

May 5 — Cubs Program

June 2 — Cubs Program

July 7 — Cubs Program


Flint RiverQuarium

Second Friday of every month — Tadpole Time