Orlando birdwatchers invited to neighboring city for Birdapalooza

January 12, 2018 by  

The 2018 Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza is a four-day event offering nature tours this month.

Lake Apopka North Shore is a popular location for anyone with an interest in birds. The area is a 20,000-acre site with over 360 different species of birds that visit and make the lake and surrounding land their home. The sixth annual festival is a family-friendly event that is designed to encourage more people to learn about the birdwatching.

Opportunities to take part include bird banding, guided buses, walking tours, and bike tours. There will be live animal demonstrations, bounce houses, and face painting too. A range of exhibitors, food trucks, and vendors will also be on site during the festival weekend. Vendors that want to take part and sell their products or offer promotional products during the event can visit the Birdapalooza website for the participation cost and to register. There is no charge for nonprofit vendors, but pre-registration is required.

The event takes place from January 18 to 21. All events and activities are free for everyone on Saturday, January 20, and the remaining events require admission and preregistration. These events include three keynote speakers and dinners. Visit the website for more details on specific event times and the cost to attend.

The festival will be held at Magnolia Park, located at 2929 South Binion Road in Apopka.