Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Category: Festivals/Family Fun


Pelican Island marks its 120th anniversary as the country’s FIRST National Wildlife Refuge with an historic, educational and entertaining weekend celebration. 

President Theodore Roosevelt will help celebrate this historic occasion, and bring to life how in 1903, he came to establish Pelican Island as the first public land set aside for the exclusive benefit of wildlife.

FREE events at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge include Meet-and-Greets with President Roosevelt, a wildlife display, kids’ activities, stroll the Centennial Trail boardwalk leading to the overlook of the island that started it all – Pelican Island.

"SUNDAE SOCIAL" on  Sunday, March 12th from 11am to 3pm, meet President Theodore Roosevelt at Centennial Trail at 4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach.  Stop by for an ice cream treat, have your picture taken with President Roosevelt and stroll the Centennial Trail for a view of Pelican Island. 

Fundraiser This Evening
Sunset Wine and Cheese Cruise to Pelican Island with Teddy Roosevelt
from 4PM to 6:30PM
Board pontoon boat at the Environmental Learning Center at 255 Live Oak Drive, Wabasso
Purchase tickets online here for this Sunset cruise

Kindly visit the website for up-to-the-minute information & locations of ALL events taking place during this weekend celebration..  

Phone: (772) 202-0697

More Info: http://www.firstrefuge.org/anniversary

Location Details
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
11455 Jungle Trail
Vero Beach, FL 32963

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