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15th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival is Feb. 21st

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to the annual Orlando Wetlands Festival. The festival is one of the largest of its kind in the United States that attracts visitors from more than 95 cities, 48 states and 30 countries.

This free, one-day event features a variety of family-friendly festivities, including bus tours, photo hikes led by professional wildlife photographers, bird and plant identification excursions and other wilderness tours. The event will also feature live country music by Homer Stiles and a magical comedy show by magician Brian Staron. The City of Orlando’s Families, Parts and Recreation Department will give away free backyard trees to attendees in celebration of Arbor Day.

Younger audiences will enjoy live animal demonstrations with native alligators, birds and snakes, face painting, games and other interactive children’s activities, such as the Out-On-A-Limb tree climbing, bounce houses and more.

The 15th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival is presented by the Orlando Wetlands Park and sponsored in part by the City of Orlando, the Orange Audubon Society and the Orange County Parks and Recreation Department. Orlando residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to this free event.

WHEN: February 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Orlando Wetlands Park, 1300 North Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709