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Festivals & Events

While every distinct season showcases the unique charms of Wakulla Springs State Park, spring is the park’s true chance to shine. It’s also a perfect time for the annual Wakulla Wildlife Festival, which will take place on April 16, 2016 at Wakulla Springs State Park.

For only $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) you’ll gain full access to the park’s facilities as well as special nature presentations, entertainment options, and guided wildlife tours (for an additional fee). Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn more about Wakulla County’s remarkably diverse ecosystem and celebrate the animals that make this area one of the most unique natural habitats on the planet.

Learn about nature through fun, interactive presentations from wildlife experts

One of the most anticipated events of the festival is the Edutainment on the Green series, which is an opportunity for guests to experience exciting presentations on a variety of topics from many renowned wildlife experts. Topics range from majestic birds of prey to the importance of native habitats to an ecosystem, and they’re perfect for nature novices and seasoned scientists alike. Bluegrass/gospel band Coon Bottom Creek will also be on hand during breaks in the presentations to regale the crowd with their signature musical stylings.

The Lodge at Wakulla Springs is right in the heart of the Wildlife Festival

If you’re looking for a place to stay in the middle of the action, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is your front row seat to the Wildlife Festival. This stylishly designed, full-service lodge is located in the Wakulla Springs Historic District, and provides quick access to the Green and the Dogwood Pavilion, the main meeting points for festival activities. The Lodge is also home to a fine dining restaurant, and it will feature the artwork of local students as part of the Aspiring Artists event. You can even come to the lodge at 1:15pm on Saturday to see the Aspiring Artists winners be announced and recognized.

Explore the wonders of Wakulla Springs State Park

There’s so much more to take in at the 2016 Wakulla Wildlife Festival. There will be several kid-friendly activities taking place throughout the day, and a diverse variety of exhibitors and arts and crafts vendors will be on hand to educate and inspire. You also have the option of signing up for guided tours for an extra fee that will give you insider’s look at the dynamic ecosystem that composes Wakulla Springs State Park. No matter which events you choose, the Wakulla Wildlife Festival is the ultimate way to connect with nature and celebrate the beauty of the outdoors with your entire family.