Water Festival


Annual Water Festival


The Water Festival is an educational festival designed to celebrate our local watershed. Every year, environmental education organizations from around the Bay Area come together at Guadalupe River Park & Gardens to teach local students important hands-on science lessons based on topics such as water conservation, pollution prevention, the value of water as a natural resource, and how people can affect their watershed.

Formerly the Water Wizard Festival, the event has drawn 300 third grade students and their teachers annually to the park. While the theme remains the same, this year we have invited fifth grade students to attend.


Past Presenters


The Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center at Walden West

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

City of San José Environmental Services Department

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Environmental Volunteers

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Save the Bay

Our City Forest

Youth Science Institute





The Michael Lee Foundation

Equipment support provided by the City of San José Environmental Services Department.



Information for Presenters

Presenter registration is now closed. Interested in presenting at the 15th Annual Water Festival? Please contact the Festival Coordinator.


Information for Teachers

Thanks for your interest in the Water Festival! Teachers and classes have been selected for this year’s event. Interested in attending the 15th Annual Water Festival? Please contact the Festival Coordinator.

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