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Orlando Wetlands Festival in February, 2023.


Orlando Wetlands Park Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2023 — 9AM-3PM
All parking and festival activities will be held at the Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, FL 32709

Click here for information about year round activities
at the Orlando Wetlands Park.

Festival hay ride.

Eagle exhibit at the Festival

A field trip at the Festival

The Orlando Wetlands Festival will be held on the third Saturday in February 2023 from 9am until 3pm.

Free event for all ages! Explore exhibits, guided hikes and tours, presentations, games, live animals, native plant give-away 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. Would you please help us get the word out about this free event for all ages that's full of outdoor fun and learning

The Festival will include:

  • Environmental themed, non-profit
  • exhibitors
  • Demonstration trucks and equipment
  • Air-conditioned guided bus tours of
  • the Orlando Wetlands Park
  • Guided birding hikes led by Orange
  • Audubon Society
  • Guided photography, Native Plant ID,
  • and Aquatic Critter Crawl hikes
  • Live animals and presentations
  • Native plant give-away
  • Bird-banding and mist-netting
  • demonstrations
  • Kids' games and activities
  • "Hay" rides
  • Live music by Homer Stiles
  • Food available for purchase
  • Free door prizes!

Admission is free and all ages are welcome, but please leave your pets at home - there are wild animals at the Park. For more information, registration and event reminders visit:


For Information: 407.568.1706

Map locating the park and wetlands.


Information on the
Orlando Wetlands Park
Christmas, Florida

25155 Wheeler Rd., Christmas, FL 32709-9257
Go North on Fort Christmas Road, past Fort Christmas, then right on Wheeler Road to the Park.

Friends of the Orlando Wetlands logo.
The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands (FOW) is a citizen support organization for the City of Orlando's Orlando Wetlands Park. Its mission is to work with the City of Orlando in providing educational opportunities to increase community awareness, support, and appreciation of the park and its wildlife.

The volunteer efforts include: hosting at the Orlando Wetlands Park Education Center, interpreting nature at the wetlands, including tram tours, developing educational materials for park visitors, maintaining the Education Center and its adjacent wildlife garden, conducting research on wetlands flora and fauna, and assisting at special events such as the annual Orlando Wetlands Festival.

Orlando Wetlands entrance sign

Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Anhinga Chick
Anhinga Chick
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
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History of Orlando Wetlands Park

In the mid 1980's, the City of Orlando's Iron Bridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant needed more overflow capacity than what was allowed in the Little Econlockhatchee River. In 1986 the City of Orlando purchased 1,650 acres and in July 1987, the 1,220 acres wetland treatment system was completed and reclaimed water began to flow from the Iron Bridge Plant. The system was designed to polish up to 35 million gallons a day of reclaimed wastewater. The water is conveyed through a four-foot diameter pipeline approximately 17 miles.


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You can anticipate a similar event next year. It will be updated when the new information becomes available.

Originated: 11/28/00
Updated 10/7/2022