Fête de la Nature is the largest nature grass roots festival in the Netherlands. It consists of several nature events, spread over the country, set up 'by the people, for the people'. It is yearly organized during the 3rd weekend of May (www.fetedelanature.nl). In 2016, 61.000 people attended one or more of the 320 grassroots events. The festival originally started in France, where it has become a widely known tradition. Switzerland has its own Fête too. In The Netherlands, the initiative is quite young; in 2017 it will be organized for the 4th time. The organizers want the festival to become more widely known and better rooted, so that it can develop into a self-evident, self-organizing event. They invite a Wageningen University thesis student to do research on the festival, to get more insight in how to improve it.