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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 of ecotours, a Sunset River Cruise fundraiser,, Wild Storytime events for kids and adults, Downtown to Dunes community cleanup, Sea Turtle Release, and a launch party for a first-of-its-kind program, Gardens of Amelia, 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
  • Amelia Island Writers and Artists will launch an anthology, Encounters with Nature, for purchase
  • 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 a CALENDAR OF ALL EVENTS MAY 10–18 click here.

Special packages for overnight stays:

For volunteer opportunities click here

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Kids Niche hands-on nature activities

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Environmental Exhibitors

2024 Ecotours & Wild Storytime

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CALENDAR

Ecotours and activities 2024

Events and Registration links are listed by day of the week.

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

Sunset BYOB Goat Yoga at Jaybird Hammock Farm
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

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

Guided Nature Walk with the Goat Herd
10:30 am Cost:$10
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

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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

Mother's Day Twilight Meditation and Sound Bath in Pine Forest Hammocks
7 pm Cost: $30
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

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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

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

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/

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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

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

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

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

Sea Turtle Release
10 am Cost: Free
Information: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=869416931884063&set=a.228607482631681 

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

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

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/

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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

Guided Nature Walk with the Goat Herd
6:30 pm Cost:$10
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

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

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/

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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

Cocktails for the Gardens—Main Beach Park
6:00 pm  Cost: $75 per person
Register: givebutter.com/c/GardensKNB

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

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

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

3:30pm Story & Song Showing: History and Preserving Nature at the Amelia Island Plantation
Info: storyandsongarts.org/

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SATURDAY, MAY 18
Baby Goat Yoga at Jaybird Hammock Farm
8:30 am Cost:$30
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

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

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga at Jaybird Hammock Farm
10 am Cost:$30
Register: https://linktr.ee/jaybirdhammockfarm

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

Music Schedule

Food Trucks

 

Laid Back 10am–noon

Liberty Blues Band noon–2pm

Honey Badgers 2–4pm

 

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