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2024 Wild Amelia Nature Festival

May 10–18, 2024 on Amelia Island, FL

Nine days of fun for adults and children!

The 2024 Wild Amelia Nature Festival will offer lots of fun events introducing visitors to our diverse local ecosystems and the wonderful creatures that inhabit them. And to the vital and urgent need to preserve them.

Beginning Friday, May 10, enjoy nine fun-filled days of ecotours, a Sunset River Cruise fundraiser, Wild Storytime events for kids, Downtown to Dunes community cleanup, trolley tours of the Gardens of Amelia, and a very special Garden Party fundraiser at Main Beach Park. The week of events culminates with a beachside Eco-Expo.

Saturday, May 18, the Eco-Expo will be held at Main Beach Park from 10am–4pm. There will be something for everyone at this awesome family event. Come relax, have fun, and get in touch with nature beside the ocean!

  • Exhibits by environmental organizations
  • Wildlife exhibits
  • Music by the Honey Badgers, Laid Back, and Liberty Blues Band
  • Food trucks, a beer garden, and a water refill station to quench your thirst and keep you hydrated
  • Attractions for children include the Kids Niche with hands-on nature projects, bounce houses, Touch-A-Truck, and a Nature Passport activity with gifts for completed passports

For volunteer opportunities click here.

For a CALENDAR OF ALL EVENTS MAY 10–18 click here.

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Kids Niche hands-on nature activities

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Animal Exhibits

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Environmental Exhibitors

2024 Ecotours & Wild Storytimes

Click image to register for river cruise.

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THESE TWO TOURS AVAILABLE EVERY DAY
Amelia Adventures SUP and Boat Tours
Plan Your Adventure Cost: Varies
Register: www.ameliaadventures.com/

Amelia River Cruises, Cumberland and Sunset Boat Tours
Schedule Your Cruise Cost: Varies
Register: http://www.ameliarivercruises.com

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FRIDAY, MAY 10
Eco Electric Bike Tour to Big Talbot Island
1:30 pm Cost: $85 (Discounted Rate)
Register: www.pedegoamelia.com

Jaybird Hammock Farm, Sunset BYOB Goat Yoga
7 pm Cost: $30
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

Amelia River Cruises, Wild Amelia River Cruise
7 pm Cost: $50 / $35 (KNB Members)
Register: www.ameliarivercruises.com

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SATURDAY, MAY 11
Downtown to Dunes, Community Cleanup
9 am Cost: Free
Register: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/5xc2tmx

Jaybird Hammock Farm, Baby Goat Yoga
9 am Cost:$30
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

Jaybird Hammock Farm, Guided Walk with the Goat Herd
10:30 am Cost:$10
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

SUNDAY, MAY 12
Mom’s Day Guided Walk on the Greenway
11 am Cost: Free (Gift for all Moms)
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-day-guided-walk-on-the-greenway-tickets-878560346647

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MONDAY, MAY 13
Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway Guided Walk
8:30 am Cost: Free
Register:www.eventbrite.com/e/ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-guided-walk-tickets-878547026807

Beach Tales at Seaside Park
6:00 pm Cost: $10
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/beach-tales-at-seaside-park-tickets-878561770907

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TUESDAY, MAY 14
Native Plants on the Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway
8:30 am Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plants-on-the-ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-tickets-878550677727

Kayak Amelia Tour
1:30 pm Cost: $70
Register: kayakamelia.com

Sunset with the Birds
7:30 pm Cost: $10
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-with-the-birds-tickets-878566906267

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
The Maritime Forest—Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway
9 am Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-maritime-forest-ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-tickets-878555070867

Fort Clinch Willow Pond Hike
1 pm Cost: Free (Park Entrance Fee)
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/ft-clinch-willow-pond-hike-tickets-878542453127

Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway Guided Walk
4:30 pm Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-guided-walk-tickets-878547919477

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THURSDAY, MAY 16
Visit the Salt Marsh—Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway
9:00 am Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/visit-the-salt-marsh-ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-tickets-878553135077

Kayak Amelia Tour
10 am Cost: $70
Register: kayakamelia.com

Eco Electric Bike Tour to Big Talbot Island
10 am Cost: $ $85 (Discounted Rate)
Register: www.pedegoamelia.com

Native Plants on the Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway
5:30 pm Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plants-on-the-ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-tickets-878549253467

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FRIDAY, MAY 17
Beach Tales at North Beach Park
8 am Cost: $10
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/beach-tales-at-north-beach-tickets-878564238287

Birding Tour—Ron Sapp Egans Creek Greenway
8:30 am Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/birding-tour-ron-sapp-egans-creek-greenway-tickets-878551229377

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SATURDAY, MAY 18
Florida Bat Conservancy Nature Presentation
9 am Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-bat-conservancy-nature-presentation-tickets-879131615327

PaddleJax Kayak Tour
10 am Cost: Varies
Register: www.paddlejaxamelia.com

Eco Electric Bike Tour to Big Talbot Island
10 am Cost: $85 (Discounted Rate)
Register: www.pedegoamelia.com

WILD STORYTIME

These events are all free of charge and for kids of any age.

MONDAY, MAY 13

10am Story & Song Wild Storytime
Info: storyandsongarts.org/

11am Yulee Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

2pm Story & Song Movie: Maritime Forest
Info: storyandsongarts.org/

3pm Hillard Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

3:30pm Story & Song Showing: Nature Photography
Info: storyandsongarts.org/


TUESDAY, MAY 14

11am Fernandina Beach Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/


WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

11am Book Loft Wild Storytime
Info: thebookloftamelia.com/

11am Yulee Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

3pm Bryceville Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

4pm Book Loft Wild Storytime
Info: thebookloftamelia.com/


THURSDAY, MAY 16

11am Book Loft Wild Storytime
Info: thebookloftamelia.com/

11am Callahan Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

4pm Book Loft Wild Storytime
Info: thebookloftamelia.com/

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17

11am Fernandina Beach Library Wild Storytime
Info: https://nassaureads.com/events/

2pm Story & Song Movie: Florida Birds
Info: storyandsongarts.org/

4:00pm Story & Song Showing: Preserving Amelia Plantation
Info: storyandsongarts.org/

CALENDAR

Ecotours and activities 2024
Garden Party Invite

Music Schedule

 

Laid Back 10am–noon

Liberty Blues Band noon–2pm

Honey Badgers 2–4pm

Food Trucks

 

  • Voodoo Shrimp Shack
  • Hotdog House FL
  • Jax Taco Truck
  • Backwood Meat Smokerz BBQ
  • Beyond Horizons
  • Dixie's Fair Favorite's
  • Mister Softee