The annual Wakulla Wildlife Festival will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Wakulla Springs State Park. The festival is a celebration of the area’s wildlife and is geared especially for children and the child in everyone. Local music, a Children’s Art Show, children's activities, wildlife exhibitors and wildlife tours in a neighborhood family atmosphere make the festival an area favorite. The theme of the 2015 Wakulla Wildlife Festival will be Wings over Wakulla. Apalachee Audubon will be celebrating milestones with additional special tours, presentations and children’s activities. Some webpages on this site are currently unavailable as planning for the festival is still underway. Please revisit on November 1, 2014 for additional information and to sign up for premium tours.


Every festival guest will want to be certain to visit the three sites within the park which will host entertainment and presentations. Additional fees apply to tours.

The Dogwood Pavilion

A 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 Lodge

The historic lodge is the place where guests can examine award-winning student art, 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, and local music.

The Tours

The festival has premium guided tours available for an extra fee. Please click on TOURS for more information.
Tickets for the world-class wildlife viewing River Boat Tours 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 park entrance fee applies.
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.  

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