St. Johns River Bartram Frolic

September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location

Palatka Riverfront, downtown Palatka, Welaka

Contact Information

INFO - St. Johns River Center - 386-326-2704 Sponsor Contact - Sam Carr - 386-937-3901 & Ken Mahaffey - 386-916-9160 Vendor Contact - Mary Kay Wells 386-312-5210

Date/Time Information

SAT festival 10-10; SUN 8AM - 5PM walks, art show, Bartram lectures,

Event Description

In the fall of 1774 William Bartram experienced what he documents as the Indian Frolic in Palatka, This festival is an annual river festival on Palatka’s riverfront to celebrate our National Heritage River, the Bartram National Recreation Trail in Putnam County, and offer our county as a recreational eco-tourism destination. The festival features 1774 reenactors including Seminoles, William Bartram, European traders and more! There will be recreational events including kayaking, biking, riverboat tours and historic tours.


Individual activities may have fees - Pride of Palatka boat tours, guided kayaking tours, guided bike tours, historic tours, food, beverages, etc.