The Festival takes place in front of City Hall on the Circle, 102 Copeland Avenue, Everglades City, FL, 34139.
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From I-75 (Alligator Alley), take Exit 80 south onto SR-29. Drive about 18 miles to the intersection of US-41 (Tamiami Trail). Continue south on Route-29 about 4 miles to the center of Everglades City.
There is limited free parking in the city.
Several charitable organizations offer parking for a small fee.
Handicapped parking is at the Community Church on the circle.
PLACES TO STAY
Captain's Table Lodge - (239) 695-4211
Everglades City Motel - (239) 695-4224
Glades Haven Cozy Cabins - (239) 695-2091
Ivey House Bed & Breakfast - (239) 695-3299
River Wilderness - (239) 695-4499
Rod & Gun Lodge - (239) 695-2101
Everglades Isle Luxury Motor Coach Resort - (239) 695-2600
Chokoloskee Island Park and Marina (Campground & Motel) - (239) 695-2414
Parkway Motel & Marina, Chokoloskee - (239) 695-3261
Outdoor Resorts (ORA) Motel & Marina, Chokoloskee - (239) 695-2881
Trail Lakes Campground, Ochopee - (239) 695-2275
Port of the Islands (East Naples on US-41) - (239) 394-3101
HISTORIC EVERGLADES CITY
This area was settled in the 1870s as a farming and fishing community. The Storter family bought a homestead on the river in 1889 and lodged visiting sports fishermen at what is now the Rod & Gun Club. In 1923 Barron Collier made the village of Everglades the headquarters for the building of the Tamiami Trail (US-41) from Tampa to Miami and the seat of his new Collier County.
Our historic City Hall building (behind the stage) was once the County Courthouse. The County moved to East Naples in 1962 after the population had shifted. You will notice many Olde Florida houses that have been lovingly restored in our neighborhood.
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