Explore The Outdoors Festival

June 2, 2016

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Walton Outdoors we will be hosting our sixth Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the beautiful Black Creek at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience.

Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food vendors will be on hand.

Activities and exhibits include:

• Learn to fish on Black Creek
• FISH FLORIDA fishing rod/reel giveaways
• Freshwater fishing education with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
• Kayaking with Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network
• Emerald Coast Hydrobike cruises
• Archery with Freeport Parks and Recreation
• Boating with Wounded Warrior Fishing
• Birding with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
• Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife exhibit
• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park exhibit
• Ponce De Leon Springs State Park
• Eden Gardens/Camp Helen State Park
• Northwest Florida Astronomy club
• Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank
• Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry
• Snake exhibit
• Washington County exhibit
• Sea Grant
• Emerald Coast Science Center
• Freeport Town Planters Society crafts
• Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge exhibit
• Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute exhibit
• Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve exhibit
• Beekeeping exhibit
• Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters
• Food available for purchase from Black Creek Café