Explore the Outdoors Festival
10 am-2 pm
Live Oak Landing
229 Pitts Avenue
This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more.
This event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years old and up.
Activities and exhibits include: Fish Florida rod/reel giveaways for the 140 attendees.
Fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
boat rides, kayaking, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge wildlife exhibit, birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife interactive, South Walton Turtle Watch exhibit, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit, St. Andrews's State Park exhibit, Camp Helen State Park exhibit, Falling Waters State Park exhibit, Northwest Florida Astronomy, Choctawatchee Basin Alliance touch tank, Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry, Live butterfly exhibit with naturalist Joe Wyatt. Be a part of a Monarch Butterfly migration survey, Water safety with the Freeport Fire and Rescue, Bee exhibit and Dietrich;s Honey Farm, Nature based crafts from Freeport Planters, On The Coast Magazine and Meigs Art, Boat demonstrations and exhibits with Walton County Sheriff's Office, Raffle for great items such as a two-night (off season) getaway in Northwest Florida from Wyndam Resorts Vacations, Fishing Trip with Wounder Warrior Fishing, Wonder Works family pass, fishing backpacks and tackle boxes, Great giveaways for children.