Welcome to the
Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival!

Thank you for a wonderful Wings and Wildflowers Festival!

The festival would like to thank all our guests, sponsors, vendors and volunteers for making this year's festival a success! We would love your feedback. Guests, Volunteers, Sponsors, Speakers and Exhibitors are all invited to take our survey..

The fifth Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival was held Oct. 14-16, 2016 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida. The festival offered 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 thank you for participating in this year's festival!

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.

Where to Stay

Make your reservations at least three weeks in advance as these 'early bird' rates are subject change as the festival draws near.

Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora

Lakeside Inn

The Festival was proud to have the historic Lakeside Inn returning as a host hotel for the 2016 Wings and Wildflowers Festival. The Lakeside Inn is centrally located in the heart of the lakefront community of Mount Dora. Founded in 1883, Lakeside Inn is the oldest, continuously operated hotel in the State of Florida, featuring 87 guest rooms and suites, beautifully landscaped grounds and a 200 foot viewing veranda lined with rocking chairs.

Holdiay Inn Express & Suites, Tavares

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The Festival was honored to have the Holiday Inn Express as a host hotel for the 2016 Wings and Wildflowers Festival. Experience superior customer service and find comfortable, well-appointed accommodations for an affordable rate. Situated in central Florida's "Golden Triangle" of Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares, this full-service Tavares hotel offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites.

Accommodations in Lake County can be found at www.visitlakefl.com/Stay.

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 .