Sunday, October 24, 2021

Florida Panther Festival

Learn about the endangered Florida Panther at the second annual Florida Panther Festival on November 10, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. North Collier Regional Park in Naples will host the family-friendly event which offers interactive activities for all ages.

“Our goal is to hold this free event every year for families and visitors to celebrate the Florida panther and become aware of responsible actions for safe coexistence of panthers with communities, livestock and pets,” says Ben Nottingham, Refuge Manager of Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

Activities at the festival include presentations by panther biologists, a Living with Wildlife Pavilion, interactive walks, fun and educational activities for children, livestock pen demonstration, live bluegrass music, food vendors and information from various conservation agencies and organizations in panther territory.

On-site adventures will be offered on Friday, November 9 with various fees applying to each trip. Reservations are required for on-site adventures and certain festival activities. For reservations or more information, visit

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