This year will mark the 15th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival, which will take place at Fort Christmas Historical Park on February 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This family friendly event is free with food available for purchase.
Some of this year’s entertainment includes a performance by country musician Homer Stiles as well as a special show by IBEX Puppetry. Guests of all ages can also take advantage of the many other activities available that day such as workshops, hayrides, wilderness hikes, a guided wetland exploration walk and much more. Also in attendance will be the City’s Families, Parks and Recreation Division giving away free backyard trees in celebration of Arbor Day. Guests may also pre-register to attend the free event for a chance to win door prizes.
Originally a dairy farm, this land was purchased by the City of Orlando in 1986 to be used in conjunction with the Iron Bridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. For over 24 years, these wetlands have helped to rid over 126 billion gallons of reclaimed water of nitrogen and phosphorus.
Fort Christmas Historical Park is located at 1300 North Fort Christmas Road.
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