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January 04, 2014

FIRST WEEKEND UNION GARRISONS (1ST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH, JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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December 05, 2014

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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December 05, 2014

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (TAKING PLACE DEC 5TH THRU 31ST, EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY, THE 25TH)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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December 05, 2014

MOONLIGHT PADDLE (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 5TH AND 6TH)
Manatee Springs State Park

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December 06, 2014

UNION HOLIDAY ENCAMPMENT (DECEMBER 6TH & 7TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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December 06, 2014

DUDLEY FARM CANE DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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December 06, 2014

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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December 06, 2014

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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December 12, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 12TH, 13TH & 14TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 12, 2014

SOUTHERN PINES BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL (DECEMBER 12TH & 13TH)
Forest Capital Museum State Park

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December 13, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY - MIND YOUR MANNERS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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December 13, 2014

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - WHOOPING CRANES
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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December 19, 2014

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS ( DECEMBER 19TH THROUGH DECEMBER 24, AND AGAIN ON DECEMBER 26TH, 2014!)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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December 19, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 19TH, 20TH & 21ST)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 20, 2014

THE ICHETUCKNEE TIME MACHINE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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December 26, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW - LIGHTS ONLY (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 26TH & 27TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 27, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY HIKE (TAKING PLACE AT BIG SHOALS STATE PARK)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY HIKE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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January 01, 2015

FIRST DAY HIKE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY HIKE
Big Shoals State Park

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January 02, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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January 03, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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January 03, 2015

ICHE NIPPY DIP DAY
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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January 03, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 10, 2015

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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January 10, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - FOLK TALES & FIRE
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 10, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - CONSERVATIONISTS
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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January 10, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - THATS WOOL
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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January 11, 2015

NATIONAL STEPHEN FOSTER DAY
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 17, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 23, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 24, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - THE THINGS YOU DON'T SEE
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 24, 2015

MONTHLY BIRD WALK ON PEPPER CREEK TRAIL
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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January 26, 2015

LU, THE HIPPOPOTAMUS' BIRTHDAY
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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January 30, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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January 31, 2015

YESTERDAYS FESTIVAL
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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January 31, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - FLORIDA CRACKER CUISINE
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 31, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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February 06, 2015

CLASSIC FILMS FILMED IN FLORIDA - HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 07, 2015

THE ICHETUCKNEE TIME MACHINE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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February 07, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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February 13, 2015

151ST ANNIVERSARY OF OLUSTEE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 13, 14 & 15, 2015)
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

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February 13, 2015

151ST ANNIVERSARY OF CIVIL WAR BATTLE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 13, 14 & 15 AT OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 14, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - CHICKENS GALORE
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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February 14, 2015

WILDLIFE PARK'S ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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February 21, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - ALLIGATORS
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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February 21, 2015

CRACKER DAYS AND NATIVE PLANT SALE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 21ST & 22ND)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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February 21, 2015

CITRUS WATERCOLOR CLUB SHOW AND SALE (FEBRUARY 21ST & 22ND)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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February 21, 2015

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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February 27, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 28, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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February 28, 2015

MONTHLY BIRD WALK ON PEPPER CREEK TRAIL
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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March 06, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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March 07, 2015

RACE THE TORTOISE 5K
O'Leno State Park

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March 07, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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March 07, 2015

COFFEE HOUSE EVENT  HOSTED BY MICHAEL VICKEY
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 07, 2015

ART IN THE PARK SHOW AND SALE (TAKING PLACE MARCH 7TH & 8TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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March 07, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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March 07, 2015

HOMOSASSA HERITAGE DAY
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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March 13, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 14, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 14, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - BEAUTIFUL EGGS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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March 14, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - HISTORY MONTH
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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March 21, 2015

15TH ANNUAL WILD AZALEA FESTIVAL  KICKS OFF MARCH 20TH
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 28, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 28, 2015

OLENO OLE CHILI COOK-OFF & SPRINGS CELEBRATION
O'Leno State Park

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March 28, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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March 28, 2015

MONTHLY BIRD WALK ON PEPPER CREEK TRAIL
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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April 02, 2015

27TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW (TAKING PLACE APRIL 2, 3 AND 4TH)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 04, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 04, 2015

EASTER EGG HUNT
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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April 04, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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April 11, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - PARTAKE OF THE PAST (TAKING PLACE APRIL 11TH & 12TH)
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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April 11, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - WETLANDS & WILDFLOWERS
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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April 11, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 18, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 18, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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April 25, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 25, 2015

MONTHLY BIRD WALK ON PEPPER CREEK TRAIL
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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May 02, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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May 09, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - MOO COWS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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May 09, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - FLORIDA PANTHERS & BOBCATS
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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May 22, 2015

63RD ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Date: Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Description:

                                                               63rd ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

                                                         SCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

                                                           ~ The Best of Florida Music, Arts & Culture ~

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invite you to the 63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2015 on the banks of the historic Suwannee River.  The Festival has again been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast! With the best of Florida’s music, arts and culture there is something for everyone. You’re sure to hear plenty of wonderful music, enjoy tasty food, join a jam session, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage! In addition to a full schedule of performances, you’ll find plenty to amuse and educate.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, on the banks of the Suwannee River. Feature performers to be announced!

Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State’s Folklife Program. The 2015 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of St. Johns County!

Since 1953, folk artists have come together for this event. One of the oldest state folk festivals in America will continue a grand tradition of celebrating Florida’s land, food, people and diverse cultural heritage. With more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters and musicians of swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music, it is truly an event not to be missed.

Tickets on Sale soon! Buy in advance and save!

Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25.00 per day or $50.00 for the weekend for adults and $30.00 per day or $60.00 for the weekend at the gate. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend $5.00. Visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com for more information.

The Florida Folk Festival is a rain or shine event! Gates open daily at 8 a.m. so come early to be sure you don’t miss any of the fun! Camping is not offered during the festival but do not worry there are plenty of places to camp in the area, including Suwannee River State Park, Oleno State Park, Ocean Pond and Spirit of the Suwannee to name a few. For a comprehensive list of local public and private campgrounds (27), cabins and motels (53) in Suwanee County, nearby Columbia County (Lake City) and Hamilton County (White Springs and Jasper), visit SuwanneeValley.org

Pets are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

Personal golf carts are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

For more information, please call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) or www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.

Gates open daily at 8:00 a.m.

Participation Requirements

Fees:

Contact: For more information, call 1-877-635-3655.

Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive P.O. Box G
White Springs, FL  32096 White Springs, FL  32096
   
LAT/LONG COORIDINATES
30°  19' 50.65" N 82°  45' 40.89" W

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June 13, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - KEY DEER
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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June 15, 2015

WILDLIFE RANGER CAMP (AGES 8 AND 9 YEARS OLD).
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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July 11, 2015

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM - BALD EAGLES
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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July 13, 2015

WILDLIFE RANGER CAMP (AGES 10 THROUGH 12).
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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October 30, 2015

HAUNTED TRAM RIDES (OCTOBER 30TH & 31ST, 2015)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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