Jester Park Nature Center | Granger, Iowa

August 24, 2019


3rd annual

Glow Wild 2018

Hosted by Polk County Conservation, the Great Outdoors Foundation, and Cumulus Media this family friendly-event is fun for all ages! This year's Glow Wild will be held at the brand new Jester Park Nature Center. There will be live music by Drake White & the Big Fire, fun programs, canoeing, hiking, signature bonfire, glow-in-the-dark climbing wall, and many more fun activities throughout the evening.


2018 Title Sponsor

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2018 sponsor


2018 Beer/Wine Sponsors

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Event Organizers


things to do

2018 Activities

With this year's Glow Wild being held at the new Jester Park Nature Center, the sky's the limit! Get ready for even more fun activities, including live music, a glow-in-the-dark rock wall, s'mores roasting, hiking, canoeing, and more! 


show off your skills on the rock wall

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Listen to live music | Drake White and the big fire

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roast s'mores (for free) with friends


make it a weekend and purchase camping tickets

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explore other activities along the trails


new to 2018

Festival Camping



A camping element has been added to the 2018 Glow Wild event! 

Camping passes will be valid per-tent. Each person who will be staying in your tent will need to purchase a Glow Wild ticket to camp. The maximum number of people per tent is 5. Any additional tents will need to purchase  a second $25 camping ticket. *Must purchase a Glow Wild ticket to camp.




Jester Park Nature Center


The Jester Park Nature Center is one of Iowa's leading nature centers - a gateway to experience Iowa's natural environment. Welcoming those who come to learn and play, and telling the story of the land they are about to enjoy. We want all to enjoy the outdoors more.