2023 Wild Amelia Nature Festival

May 19–21, 2023 on Amelia Island

Join us as we celebrate the natural wonders of the bioregion of Nassau County, Florida! This three-day weekend festival will introduce visitors to the magic of our amazing natural treasures. Learn about the diverse ecosystems in our area and the wonderful creatures that inhabit them.

Friday, May 19

The first day of the festival offers eco-tours, a sea turtle release, and a sunset river cruise.

Friday Ecotours — Sunrise beach yoga, kayaking, native plant walk, birding walk, sailing, river cruises, electric bike tours. See tour descriptions and registration.

The Sea Turtle Release at Main Beach is an awe-inspiring event historically made possible by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. We regret GSTC does not have a turtle ready for release from Main Beach during the 2023 Nature Festival.

Our popular Sunset River Cruise is a fundraiser to support our free year-round nature education programs. Register online with Amelia River Cruises.

Saturday, May 20

The large Eco-Expo will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10am-3pm at the Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. This fun-filled day features:

  • 27 Conservation Exhibitors
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Raffle with Baskets of Amazing Items*
  • Silent Auction with Buy-Now Prices
  • Music by Laid Back, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Kids Niche with Hands-on Nature Activities
  • Nature Passport Program for Kids
  • Wild Storytime with Celebrity Guests

* Official Rules

Saturday Ecotours
Downtown to Dunes litter cleanup, kayaking, river cruises, sailing, Greenway walks, strolling through a maritime forest, and an evening music event.
See tour descriptions and registration.

Sunday, May 21

Sunday Ecotours — Beach yoga, paddleboard yoga, nature walks, kayaking, sailing, and a walk through a maritime forest.
See tour descriptions and registration.