Welcome to the
Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival!

The fifth Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival will be held Oct. 14-16, 2016 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida. The festival will offer more than 100 activities and programs over the course of three days and feature more than 25 birding, wildflower and nature experts. On behalf of the County and the City of Leesburg, we invite you to participate in this year's festival!

The festival is holding a Wings and Wildflowers Photo Contest this year with a cash prize of $250 for the top photo! Entry deadline is August 1, 2016. Click here for photo contest details.

Birds flock to Lake County, which is home to thousands of acres of preserves and passive parklands, including the Lake Apopka Restoration Area, Ferndale Preserve, Emeralda Marsh and the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area.

With Lake County’s reputation as a premier birding location, it’s the goal of this festival to enhance awareness and appreciation of Lake County’s quality of life and support environmental initiatives on behalf of citizens and visitors alike.

For additional information about the Wings and Wildflowers Festival please contact Yvonne Powers at 352-742-3925 / ypowers@lakecountyfl.gov.

Sponsoring the 2016 Festival

Please visit the sponsor information page if you are interested in sponsoring the 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers festival.

The festival was presented in close partnership with the City of Leesburg, the Florida Scrub-jay Consortium, Lake County Parks & Trails Division, the Lake County Water Authority, and St. John’s River Water Management District .