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Special Events On the Suwannee River


Photograph of the stage and audience of the Florida Folk Festival.

Big Shoals State Park

  • A STARRY NIGHT ON THE SHOALS
    Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Description:

                                                                      A Park in the Dark Stargazing Event!

    Big Shoals State Park will host A Park in the Dark Stargazing Event November 22, 2014 beginning at sunset, 5:45 p.m.

    Come join an astronomer from the Alachua County Astronomy Club for a Park in the Dark and an evening of star gazing!

    Guests will meet at the Little Shoals entrance of Big Shoals State Park and be given a hay ride out to the viewing site.

    The Alachua County Astronomy Club will have scopes set up for viewing and teach visitors about the local night skies.

    Visitors will be given a chance to look through the scopes and have questions answered.

    There will be transportation available to visitors that need to use the restroom during the event.

    There is a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park but the program is free!

    Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. If you need assistance or for more information on this event please contact the Ranger Station at (386) 397-4331.


    Fees: There is a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park but the program is free!
    Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.

Manatee Springs State Park

  • CREEPY CRAWLY NIGHT
    Date: Saturday, November 01, 2014
    Description:

    Join us on Saturday, November 1st for Halloween fun.  Enjoy the vintage horror flick, Frogs along with a Creepy Crawly Guessing Game.

    Creepy Crawly Night begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Creepy Crawly Guessing Game.  The movie of Frogs, filmed in 1972 in Florida State Parks, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Both activities will take place in the Amphitheater.  Bring a comfortable camping chair or use the wooden Amphitheater benches.  Bring a blanket to keep warm!  Snacks and drinks can be purchased at Anderson Outdoor Adventures.

    If it rains, the events will be moved to the Sturgeon Pavilion.


    Fees: This event is free with regular park admission.
    Contact: For more information, call 352-493-6072.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

  • FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
    Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Description:

    Come join a Park Ranger under the stars for our “Filmed in Florida Classic Movie Night”. (When funny meets Frankenstien!)

    Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to Stephen Foster’s Amphitheater and enjoy the fun!

    There is a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park but the program is free!

    There will be soda and popcorn available for sale!

    This event will take place rain or moonshine. Accommodations will be made in case of rain or extremely cold temperatures. You may call the ranger station to find out what’s showing.

    Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. If you need assistance or for more information on this event please contact the Ranger Station at (386) 397-4331.


    Fees: This program is free with regular park admission.
    Contact: For more information call 386-397-4331.
Outfitters / Supplies Florida State Parks

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Suwannee River Water Management District, and the counties, cities, businesses and citizens of the Suwannee River Basin.

The listing of these private partners is for information purposes only and not an endorsement of that partner by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks or the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
(800) 868-9914

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