The annual Wakulla Wildlife Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Wakulla Springs State Park. The festival is a celebration of outdoor activities and area heritage. Local musicians, artists, and experts offer festival participants one-of-a-kind experiences, helpful advice, and personal enrichment in a neighborhood family atmosphere.
The festival continues to include the ever-popular premium guided tours, living history demonstrators and children's activities. Special Bird of Prey and Reptile Shows presented by the Center for Wildlife Education of Georgia Southern University are always crowd pleasers. Exhibitors on the main festival grounds will introduce guests to a wide assortment of outdoor activities and provide close encounters with area wildlife. Bluegrass music will also enliven events on the main festival grounds.
The beautiful and historic Wakulla Springs Lodge will host music, art and fine food. Beginning at 10:00am and continuing until 6:00pm, local artists will offer creations showcasing the wildlife and heritage of the Big Bend Region.
Live music begins in the Lodge at 12:00 noon. Folk music, Appalachian Clogging, and Bluegrass fill the early afternoon. The festival celebrates Viva Florida 500 with the acoustic guitar ensemble of Carlos and Carlos in the late afternoon.
The festival finishes with the Traditions Dinner Dance (extra fees apply) in the Wakulla Springs Lodge. It features a sumptuous buffet followed by the electrifying sound of the Tallahassee Swing Band. Be carried back in time as you feast and dance at this classic Wakulla Springs event.
A $6 per vehicle donation to The Friends of Wakulla Springs supports the shows and programs of the festival.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service (FPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or in the admission and access to its programs, services or activities. FPS is committed to ensuring that its programs, activities, employment opportunities, and services are available to all persons, including persons with disabilities.
For persons with a disability needing an accommodation to a FPS program, activity, employment, and/or service, please contact Jeff Hugo at 850-561-7286.
To ensure we have enough time to provide appropriate accommodation, it is best that we receive your request at least 10 working days before the scheduled event or need for the service.