Free Event

Bartram Bash 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park

Celebrate the birthday of American naturalist William Bartram at Alpine Groves Park.

2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, FL, 32259
(904) 209-0348
  • The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the 14th Annual Bartram Bash at Alpine Groves Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This family-oriented event is a birthday celebration for American naturalist William Bartram, who explored the St. Johns River extensively in the late 18th century.

    The Bartram Bash will include educational booths, kids' games and activities, yoga sessions, a William Bartram reenactor, and an 8:00 a.m. bird walk with St. Johns County Audubon President Jean Rolke. There will be live Americana and bluegrass music by Tommy Bledsoe.

    Alpine Groves Park contains the partially restored house and grounds of a late 19th century homestead, along with a citrus grove set among live oaks and magnolia trees. Set on a bluff overlooking the St. Johns River, the 54-acre park is a designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail and is known for its amazing butterfly garden.

    Admission: Free.

    When: Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Where: Alpine Groves Park is located in northwest St. Johns County at 2060 SR 13 in Switzerland, FL 32259.

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