Orlando Wetlands Festival

Next date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

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Free event for all ages! Explore exhibits, guided hikes and tours, presentations, games, live animals, native plant give-away and more!

 

Since 2001, the Orlando Wetlands Festival has promoted community awareness of the Orlando Wetlands Park and the importance of Florida's ecological and water resources. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun and learning!

The Festival spans across the Orlando Wetlands Park and Fort Christmas Historical Park. Shuttles will be available to take guests between the parks.

The event includes:

  • Free parking and admission
  • Local food vendors
  • Live animals
  • Native plant give-away (while supplies last)
  • Guided bus tours of the Wetlands Park
  • Guided hikes for Birders, Photographers and more
  • Bounce houses, games and activities for kids
  • Exhibits on wildlife, wetlands, "going green", and more
  • Prize drawings and silent auction
  • Live music and stage presentations for the whole family

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Schedule of Events

Stage Activities

9 a.m. Announcements 
9:30 a.m.  Homer Stiles -- Country Music
10 a.m. Kathryn Kennedy - FWC -- Nuisance Animals
10:30 a.m.  Jim Duby -- Crazy Cool Craniums - Animal Skulls 
11 a.m.  Home Stiles -- Country Music 
11:30 a.m.  Chris Castro - Green Works 2020 and Beyond 
12 p.m.  Ceremony Remarks 
12:15 p.m.  Kat Wysocki -- Pet Skunks Don't Stink - Florida Skunk Rescue 
12:45 p.m.  Bill Samuels -- Recovery of the Florida Panther - The Florida Panther Project 
1:15 p.m.  Homer Stiles -- Country Music 
2 p.m.  Audubon Center for Birds of Prey 
2:30 p.m.  Door Prize Drawing 

Field Activities

Wetlands Park 
Guided Birding Hikes 9:15 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. | 12:15 p.m. | 12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. | 1:45 p.m.
Hay-Rides On-going from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Aquatic Critter Crawl 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 1:15 p.m.
Native Plant Identification Hike  10:45 a.m. | 12:45 p.m. 
Guided Photo Hike   9:30 a.m. – Vinny Colucci
10:30 a.m. – Mark Pollitt
11:30 a.m. – Reinhard Geisler
1:30 p.m. – Vinny Colucci
Mist Netting & Bird Banding Demo at Wetlands Park  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Wetlands Park Education Center  Open All Day
Guided Bus Tours  9:15 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 10 a.m. 10:15 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. | 12 p.m. | 12:15 p.m. 1 p.m. | 1:15 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 1:45 p.m. 2 p.m. | 2:15 p.m.
Shuttle Bus to Wetlands Park every 10 minutes
Fort Christmas
Kid’s Bounce House  On-going 
Native Plant Giveaway  On-going 


Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Sponsors

When

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

Fort Christmas Historical Park , 1300 North Fort Christmas Road, Orlando, FL 32709  View Map

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