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Mandatory Mask Order in Everglades Area

To contain the spread of Covid-19, and to keep our residents and visitors healthy so they can enjoy the beautiful Everglades area, there is a mandatory mask order in place in Everglades City and unincorporated Collier County which includes Chokoloskee, Plantation, Jerome, Copeland, and Ochopee.

Masks are required for all indoor venues and when one cannot be at a safe, socially distanced position (at least 6 feet) outdoors. Please show respect for our community by cooperating with this mandate by wearing the coolest mask you can find! Better yet, enjoy the Everglades where being outdoors, and socially distanced is a way of life.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are all in this together. As we practice social distancing and find new ways to entertain ourselves while at home, know that the beautiful Everglades and expanse of the 10,000 Islands will be here when it is safe to travel again.

The parks may be closed, but they are still just as vibrant. Attractions may be paused, but they will be ready for you when we receive the “all clear”. We are all in this together. Stay safe, wash those hands, and we will see you in the near future!

Everglades Area Visitor Center’s Grand Opening Was…Grand!

On Saturday, February 1st, the new Everglades Area Visitor Center opened…and it was a wonderful affair! Even the overcast skies and drizzle of rain couldn’t keep people away.

Congressman Mario Diaz Balart, Parks Superintendent Pedro Ramos, and Mayor Howie Grimm were just a few of the people who came out to see the long-awaited center open.

Stop in any time to see us! We have maps, area information and much more to share with our visitors! We are located at 207 W. Broadway in Everglades City. We are open from 9 am to 4 pm daily.

Independence Day Celebration Set for June 29th

Come out to historic Everglades City for a full day of celebrating our Nation’s birthday! The day starts with a bang and ends with the amazing fireworks at 9 pm.

Everyone is invited to attend…and, spoiler alert! Our fireworks display is amazing and you are so close to the action you will understand why we say these are the best fireworks you will see!

Easter Sunrise Service at ENP

The beautiful Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Everglades National Park’s Gulf Coast Center on Sunday, April 21 at 7 am. Local clergy will deliver the service overlooking picturesque Chokoloskee Bay.

The Gulf Coast Center is located at 815 Oysterbar Lane, Everglades City, FL 34139.

FREE Movie Night! August 17th, 5:30 pm

Museum of the Everglades will continue our Mid-Month Summer Movie Nights on Friday, August 17th with JUST CAUSE – a mystery thriller starring Sean Connery, Ed Harris and Lawrence Fishburne. Portions of the movie were shot in and around Everglades City. “Buried deep in the Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.” The movie will start promptly at 6 pm, but please be seated by 5:30 to get situated!
Do you have a memory to share about the shooting of this film? Behind the scenes photos? A funny story? Help us tell the story of this film’s connection to the community and expand our local movie exhibit. Call Museum of the Everglades at 239-695-0008.

Annual Independence Day Celebration in Everglades City-Donations Needed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everglades City will host their annual Independence Day celebration on June 30th!  The day is packed with activities for the entire family; including a parade (with decorated golf carts and more!), art in the glades, fun activities for the kids at McLeod Park…and the fireworks after sunset!

The event is funded by donations and we are asking our supporters who can donate, to please do so.  Any amount at all will help!

Download the form here and mail it to us as soon as you can.   Every little bit helps!  Please tell your friends!  Everyone is invited to attend.

Historic Everglades City Hall

Everglades City Hall

Everglades City Hall is one of the landmark historic buildings in Collier County.  Formerly the county seat of Collier County, Everglades City is still “a blast from the past” with old Florida charm, amazing ambiance and a unique history.  Visit the City Hall on your next trip to the southwest coast.

Address: 102 Broadway Ave E, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone: (239) 695-3781