Discover the Island 2018
2018Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 3rdand Sunday, November 4th and join the Egmont Key Alliance “Discover the Island” fund-raiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s gems! The 160-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages. See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on our self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, a silent auction and a viewing of the lighthouse. There will be live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Preserve, The Egmont Shanty Singers, presentations on history and wildlife and a Florida flag history presentation. Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 pm. Day passes include the ferry: Adults $25, Young Adults 12-18 $15, Youth 6-11 $10 and Children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Bay Pier boarding site starting at 8:30 AM each day. Follow the brown “Egmont Key Ferry” signs to the location. Discover The Island is the 18th annual fund-raiser for the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Citizen Support Organization of Egmont Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. To get more information please go to www.EgmontKey.info. Look for the “Discover the Island” link on the left side of the webpage.