Everglades Day Festival Returns To Lox Refuge Feb. 10

The 19th annual Everglades Day Festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

This year, the theme is “Colors of the Everglades,” and the goal is to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of America’s Everglades.

The festival will include wildlife presentations, canoeing, fishing demonstrations, birds of prey, music, educational programs, guest speakers, food trucks, interactive activities, nature explorations and more. There will be more than 30 exhibitors from agencies, clubs and nonprofit organizations.

The refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, off State Road 7, two miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd.

Visitors should park at the Southwest County Transfer Station of the Solid Waste Authority, which is two miles south of the refuge entrance. There is a free shuttle to and from the festival, which is handicap-accessible.

The Everglades Day Festival is coordinated by Serena Rinker at the refuge, and Sue Snyder and Paton White of Audubon Everglades, a major festival sponsor.

For more information, call (561) 734-8303 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee.