Special Events

Throughout the year BPRC has many fundraising and ‘friendraising’ events to support its mission. This includes the annual Gala fundraiser, Raptor Photo Day, evening paint-a-raptor parties and much more. Please join us at these fun and educational events to help BPRC continue to grow.

There will be many more events coming up so please check back frequently.

Gala 2020 – Has been postponed until December. We are working on a virtual Gala this fall so we will be in touch.

A fundraiser for the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. This wonderful annual evening event is a great way to meet other raptor enthusiasts and support BPRC to further its mission of education and conservation of birds of prey. Meet some of our education raptors and help by bidding in the silent and live auctions. We are altering the event to be virtual so there will be more details coming in the near future. 

For safety concerns we have moved the date. We hope by Spring we can have an event in a safe way including moving the venue outdoors at Cross Creek Ranch, have more tables which will give us plenty of space and follow any other CDC requirements.

A new date will be selected once it is deemed safe to have such an event. We are working towards a virtual event this fall. Thank you for your understanding.

To register please click here:  Gala Registration Page


Raptor Photo Day- October 10th. 

Raptor Photo Day is a great opportunity to experience taking photographs of our education ambassadors in a natural setting. We set up perching throughout our park and let photographers take pictures of the birds with different backgrounds and lighting. We work to make your shots beautiful. For all ages and photography experience.

When: October 10, 2020 from 7:30am to 11am

Where: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $20 pre-register and $25 at the door.

Click here to go to our photo day registration page. 

Painting A Raptor Evenings 

We have a really fun time at these evening events. We have a well-known painter, Elizabeth Dryden join us to guide us through the process of painting one of our education ambassadors. The education bird joins us for the evening and you learn about the bird as you paint your amazing portrait. All materials are included, you bring your talent!

When: TBD probably in June

Where: Nine Band Brewing, 9 Prestige Circle, Allen TX

Cost: $45 a person

Click here to go to our donation page. At the bottom in the comment section please type Raptor Painting.

Paint a Raptor

Rods n’ Raptors Kids’ Fishing Derby – Has been cancelled.

Every spring at BPRC we have our kids fishing derby. It is open to the public and costs only $5 a person for all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. It is catch and release and we have a limited number of poles along with a supply of bait. There are prizes for many categories! If you’ve never fished before this is the place to try!

Sponsored by Cabela’s and the Celina Bass Club

When: Cancelled

Where: BPRC, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $5 per person all ages