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The Orlando Wetlands Festival is back in February at the Orlando Wetlands Park

The Wetlands Festival is back in February, and this time it will be held entirely at the Orlando Wetlands Park!

The Orlando Wetlands Festival

The Orlando Wetlands Festival returns on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Enjoy a free event for all ages, explore environmental exhibits, guided hikes and tours, live animals, plant give-away, door prizes & more!

The Orlando Wetlands Festival

The festival is a free event for all ages, explore environmental exhibits, guided hikes and tours, live animals and presentations, demonstration trucks and equipment, kids’ activities, native plant give-away, door prizes 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 Orlando Wetlands Festival

Highlights at this year's festival include:

Guided Hikes & Tours:


Photography (Beginner & Intermediate options)

Native Plant Identification

Aquatic Critter Crawl

Air-conditioned bus tours of Orlando Wetlands Park

Hay rides

The Orlando Wetlands Festival

Recently Orlando City leaders celebrated the completion of a new 2,200-foot boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands Park.

The elevated walkway is to help make the park more accessible for visitors, with new opportunities to view and photograph the many birds and wildlife that call the 1,650-acre park home.

The Boardwalk At Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is located in Christmas, a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities.

Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities, including photography, wildlife viewing, hiking, the use of non-motorized bicycles and horseback riding.

Vehicular traffic, boating, swimming, flying of drones, hunting and fishing are NOT allowed.

The Boardwalk At Orlando Wetlands Park

Parking is located at the entrance to the Park and is free of charge.

Just north of the parking lot is the Visitor Pavilion with informational displays, map guides of the Park, and informative brochures. Stop there to sign-in and out of the park.

The Education Center is a visitor center with permanent and seasonal exhibits that include live animals and multimedia displays. The center is located just west of the parking lot and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (all year) and Sundays (September - March).

Orlando Wetlands Park

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