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14th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival


Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road / SR 776 ~ 2.5 miles west of US41
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Date and Time

  • Sat, Nov 23, 10 am - 3 pm


Enjoy the day exploring and learning about the natural environment of southwest Florida. The festival will once again be filled with activities and exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy, including more than 50 nature exhibits, local artists, and the Mote Marine Laboratory mobile exhibit with its touch tanks. The Children's Discovery Zone will be packed with games and activities, including a fossil dig. Children will also learn about fish and fishing and then receive a free fishing pole while supplies last! Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

The festival is organized and supported by a dedicated group of volunteers representing a diverse number of organizations, associations, businesses and agencies. It has remained free to the public due to the generous support of sponsors and proceeds from a raffle held at the festival.

Thanks to sponsors, admission is free and tote bags will be given as a gift (1/car while supplies last.

Learn more by participating in field trips to other locations

Please note that there is no rain date. On the day of the festival, updates on the status of the festival due to weather conditions will be available by calling 866/835-5785 x 240.

Additional information will be made available at http://www.chnep.org/CHNF.html.

Last updated: October 09, 2013

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