ABOUT THE FESTIVALThe annual Wakulla Wildlife Festival will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 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.
LOGISTICSEvery festival guest will want to be certain to visit the four sites within the park which will host entertainment and presentations available at no extra charge.
The Dogwood PavilionA small beige building nestled behind the restrooms and just up the hill from the Waterfront Visitors Center will host presentations about the tigers of the sky, bird banding demonstrations, butterfly gardening techniques, and more.
The Wakulla Springs LodgeThe historic lodge is the setting for folk music, Appalachian clogging, toe–tapping bluegrass, and the eclectic jazz of Sammy Tedder. While enjoying the music, guests can examine award-winning student art, place a bid during the silent art auction, purchase a meal in the dining room, or splurge on an ice cream treat from the soda fountain.
The Green (Picnic Area)The heart of the festival, the Green is the site for friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors, children’s activities, living history demonstrators, and more bluegrass and jazz music. The enticing aroma of hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque, and fried shrimp for sale will tempt the will-power of festival guests.
The Outdoor AmphitheaterThe Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University puts on must-see shows at the festival’s amphitheater. Look for the bleachers and the ring of pine straw and find a place to make yourself comfortable. These shows are real kid-pleasers — and we’re talking kids of all ages.
The festival will also have premium guided tours available for an extra fee. Please click on TOURS for more information.
River Boat Tour tickets may be purchased at the Waterfront Visitors Center. The boat tours will begin at 9:40am and conclude with the last boat departing at 5:00pm.
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.