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2018 World Lemur Festival Events Calendar

Celebrate lemurs on World Lemur Day, Friday October 26! World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar and around the world in October and November.

This event listing will be updated throughout the month.

Events in Madagascar

ANS Ampefiloha

Dihin’ny Varika Maneran-tany 2018 Andiany Faha Dimy
Hosted by: Festival Mondial des Lémuriens
Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SAVA region

At Andapa: one of Madagascar’s largest festival

There will be many participants, a parade, dance contests and much more.

October 31st

Hosted by: Lemur Conservation Foundation, Madagascar National Parks and the World Wildlife Fund

Events in North America

Sacramento Zoo

World Lemur Day
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Crafts
  • Enrichment Making
  • Photo Booth

Merchandise for Lemur Love and Lemur Conservation Foundation will be available for purchase!

YOLO Brewing Co.

Lemur Love’s World Lemur Day Sacramento Celebration
Thursday, October 11th, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

YOLO Brewing Company will be hosting Lemur Love’s World Lemur Day Sacramento Celebration!

We will be celebrating these adorable primates with snacks, games, lemur swag, and the LAST KEG of “Lemur Alone” Milkshake IPA! Make sure you don’t miss out on getting the last of the brew, because once the keg is finished, it’s gone! Come help us finish it (and for a great cause)!

We will be hosting “Lemur Jeopardy!”, so make sure you bring your thinking caps to help you win a prize! We will also be hosting “Lemur Bingo” for a more relaxed, luck-based game that everyone can enjoy!

Funds raised at this event will go towards Lemur Love’s lemur conservation efforts in Madagascar to help protect these beautiful families and their homes, as well as helping local villagers thrive, through continuous support of their Women’s Association programs.

Swing by and say “Hi”, and celebrate lemurs with us for a great cause, and stock up on that lemur swag! We appreciate your support, and so do the lemurs!

North Park Beer Company

Lemur Love’s World Lemur Day San Diego Celebration!
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Silent Auction and Raffle

Pre-Sale Ticket –

Lemur Flower Crown Pin for buying a pre-sale ticket!

Lemur Conservation Foundation

World Lemur Festival
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the first annual World Lemur Festival at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library on Saturday, October 13, from 11am to 3pm. The World Lemur Festival is a series of international events held throughout the world in October to celebrate lemurs and raise awareness for lemur conservation. The Lemur Conservation Foundation is proud to partner with Ringling College of Art + Design to bring this family friendly international celebration to Sarasota, Florida.

Highlights include:

  • Featured artwork by students and faculty from the World Lemur Festival Juried Exhibition—winners announced at 2:30 PM
  • Dress up as your favorite lemur for a chance to win the costume contest prize—winners announced at 2:00 PM
  • Fun and educational conservation activities for all ages, including face painting, coloring, and games
  • Taste free samples of Nature’s Path EnviroKidz delicious cereal bars and learn how EnviroKidz and LCF are partnering to help save lemurs
  • Film screening of the BBC special “Madagascar: The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild” narrated by David Attenborough at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM
  • Expert talks about lemurs by Dr. Alison Grand and Dr. Erik Patel at 12:00 PM

The World Lemur Festival is FREE and open to the community.

All students, faculty, and staff at Ringling College of Art + Design, New College of Florida, State College of Florida (Manatee-Sarasota), and University of South Florida (Sarasota-Manatee) are eligible to submit entries for the juried exhibition. To submit, fill out the form at this link:

San Diego Zoo

October 26
12:45 Keeper Talk

Lemur Enrichments all day!

Duke Lemur Center

Dates/Times TBD

Cameron Park Zoo

World Lemur Day

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lemur Activities and Keeper Talks!

The Riptide

World Lemur Day Fundraiser

2nd Annual

Blue-Eyed Black Lemur Conservation

Hosted by: AEECL

Friday, October 26th, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

-Blue-Eyed Black Brew

-Silent Auction

Chester Zoo

World Lemur Day

Friday 26th October 2018

12pm – Lemur talk at Lemur Island

1.30pm – 3.30pm – Drop-in to Discover Lemurs… outside Aye-ayes

This is a free event but normal zoo admission applies.

Find out more here.

Trevor Zoo

World Lemur Weekend

Saturday, Oct 27 at 9 AM –  Sunday, Oct 28 at 5 PM


-Lemur activity booklets for kids

-Lemur Keeper Talks

-Trevor Zoo Membership Giveaway (FREE)!

Facebook event details:

Would you like to help save Lemurs? Please come to the Trevor Zoo the weekend of October 27th and 28th as we celebrate Lemur Conservation Weekend.

On both Saturday and Sunday we will donate 50% of all store and admission proceeds to Lemur Conservation efforts!

Visit our Mill Gift Shop, and anything you purchase including t-shirts, animal plushies, carved emu eggs, family memberships, and even your entry fees, will go towards this effort.

Kros Strain Brewing Company

World Lemur Day Celebration

Hosted by Kros Strain Brewing Company and Conservation Fusion

Friday, October 26th, 2018

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Woo Hoo!

World Lemur Day is October 26th! Join us to celebrate these precious primates at the Kros Strain Brewing Company. We will be celebrating with Fun lemur facts, swag, a new World Lemur Day t-shirt design from the incredible Colors for Conservation & MORE!

Join us! Plus, a raffle with some SUPER Prizes!

~And, it’s Halloween costume night…so feel free to show up dressed as your favorite lemur!

All proceeds from this event will go directly to support Lemur conservation- specifically the Dream School 2.0!

See you there!

Tennessee Aquarium

World Lemur Day

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This year’s World Lemur Day celebration falls on Saturday, Oct. 20. Visitors to the Ocean Journey building at the Tennessee Aquarium will be enjoy a packed schedule of special events and programs highlighting the Aquarium’s Ring-tailed and Red-ruffed Lemurs as well as several other fascinating animals native to Madagascar.

At various locations in the Tropical Cove gallery, visitors will be able to meet animal experts for some up-close-and-personal encounters with these engaging Malagasy ambassadors, including riotously colorful Panther Chameleons, enormous Radiated Tortoises and the aptly named Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.

The stars of the show, however, will obviously be the Ring-tailed and Red-ruffed Lemurs. Visitors can learn more about these furry celebrities during the Aquarium’s twice-daily Leaping Lemurs animal programs at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. During the rest of the day, they’ll be able to snap pics in a special photo booth, snag a hug with a roaming lemur mascot and craft special lemur masks.

Guests can take advantage of these World Lemur Day activities, included free with admission, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Those looking to take home an extra-special memento can visit the gift shop, where they can purchase special paintings made by the lemurs themselves. These paintings are available in limited quantities, but those looking to help improve the conditions for lemurs in Madagascar can also find many other fair trade goods in the gift shop that were made by Malagasy artisans. A portion of the sale of these goods will benefit the Aquarium’s ongoing partnership with the international Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden

World Lemur Day

November 3, 2018

Come visit one of the oldest Brown Lemurs in North America (35 years old)!

Our event will include games, activities and conservation messaging set up around our lemur habitats.

Staten Island zoo

World Lemur Festival

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Fun lemur activities, and a lemur conservation table set up to showcase conservation projects that help lemurs!

Wildlife In Need, Inc

Charlestown, Indiana.

6:30PM-10:30PM EST

We are having a World Lemur Day Trick and Treat celebration. We will have mini meet and greets with our Ring Tail Lemurs, Trick or Treating, Games, Face Painting, Lemur enrichment craft, Drawings for prizes, Information booth. Costumes welcome but no masks.

During the mini meet and greets we will be giving information on the ring tails and other lemurs.

It is $10 per car load at the gate. Ages 3 years old and up.

Events in Europe

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

World Lemur Day
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Stall set up for games all day, and with artwork from the animals!

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

World Lemur Day
Date/Times TBD

Oxford Brookes University

World Lemur Festival

Day/ time: 1st November 9 am – 4pm

Venue: Union Hall, Headington Campus Oxford Brookes University

Activities –

  • Meet the lemur researchers of Oxford Brookes
  • Make your own lemur art
  • Cakes, Malagasy crafts and gorgeous lemur photographs will be available to buy

We’re raising money for field equipment for our Malagasy team and school supplies for children the villages close to our field sites in Tsitongambarika Protected Area .


Events in Asia


Japan Monkey Centre

Term: October 1st to 31st  *except for closing day

Event Contents:

◆Lemurs’ October Fest in JMC

DATE: October 6th & 7th  11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

◆Lemur BINGO

DATE: October 27th  starts at 1:00p.m.

◆Lemur Dance Festival♪

DATE: October 28th  1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.

◆All Stripes Come and Gather!

DATE: October 28th 3:00p.m

We gather up with black and white stripe clothes on and take group



・Kyoto University Monkey Sunday Salon

October 7th  Mr. Itoigawa from Kyoto University Primate Research


・Museum Talk

September 30th  “Meeting Wild Lemurs”  Rie Akami

October 21st     “Introduction of Lemurs into Japan” Koshiro Watanuki

October 28th     “The Secret of Lemurs’ Jump” Tomo Takano

◆Make Snacks for Lemurs!

DATE: October 6th & October 13th starts at 2:00p.m.

We are going to make beautiful and delicious festival feast for lemurs

and watch them enjoying.

◆Let’s Make SPECIAL Snacks for Lemurs!!

DATE: October 8th & October 17th starts at 12:30

Making stacks for lemurs with very special way! We enjoy watching them


◆Let’s Entertain Lemurs!

DATE: October 20th starts at 2:00p.m.

We make hammocks and toys for lemurs.◆Madagascar Tour

DATE: Every Saturday in October starts at 11:30a.m

Special keeper’s guide tour of lemurs and Madagascar at JMC Madagascar


◆Lemurs Photo Exhibition

DATE: October 3rd to November 5th

We display photographs of lemurs taken by visitors and staff.


DATE: Throughout October

A game you will solve mysteries that are set in the facilities.


Tokiwa Zoo

・ Ring-Tailed Lemur and Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur.

Keeper talk about these two lemurs species and give some quizzes.

DATE: November 3,4

・Let’s make “Lemur flag” together!

The guest draw an illustration and write a message about lemurs on a flag. We’ll connect those flags and display them.

DATE: Period of the offer: October 7-21–Period to display it: October 24- November 4

・Into the “Wao”

The participants can go near the Ring-Tailed lemurs and the keeper will talk about them.

DATE: November 4

・Transform yourself into a Ring-Tailed Lemur and a Keeper!

Everybody takes a photograph in disguise in Ring-Tailed Lemur and Keeper.

DATE: October 23- November 4

Online Events

Several organizations are holding online events and specials for the World Lemur Festival. Stay tuned for more details.

Lemur Love

Photography Contest
Art Contest (Adults’/Kids’ Division)
Lemur Trivia

Buy a 2018 World Lemur Day T-Shirt!

Shirt sales will benefit a randomly selected LCN member organization that works to protect at least 1 of the 9 critically endangered sifaka species.

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LCN’s World Lemur Festival Logo

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Holding an event? Let us know and we will add it to our map and this blog post. Share your photos and stories online using the hashtag #WorldLemurFestival!Email your event details to LCN Director Lucia Rodriguez or submit via our contact form.

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