Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00am EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm EST
Regular park admission fees apply in addition to event fees by the organization.
The SWAMP Club is hosting their annual fat tire festival. This is their premier and favorite annual mountain bike event, with a vendor village, group rides, food and more!
The Alafia River State Park Fat Tire Festival is a great mountain bike ride weekend with fun and entertainment in Florida for all registered attendees. With unique topography that offers some of the most radical elevation changes in Florida, the Alafia River State Park mountain bike trails are the most challenging in our riding area. The ‘Moonscape’ and ‘Gatorback’ trails were specifically designed for advanced level riders. The less technical ’Roller Coaster’, ’Bridges’ and ‘North Creek‘ trails provide a real adventure for any experienced cyclist. For new riders, there is ‘Sand Pine’, ‘Rock Garden’ and ‘River Loop’ plus all the 2-track.
Boyette’s trails are forgiving enough for newer riders while still offering an exciting bike ride for more experienced cyclists. The famed ‘Abyss’ and ‘Ridgeline’ trails will amaze and challenge, while the diversity of single-track, technical berm sections, and hilly meadow riding will make for a fun day.
Self-guided bike rides will be offered at both trail locations on Saturday. (Boyette only until 3 pm).
13th Annual Horseback & Poker Ride & Camp Out @ St. Sebastian River Preserve State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 3:00pm EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am EST
Join us for the Poker Ride on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Cost will be $25 per rider, this includes lunch and door prizes. Additional hands are $5 each.
Staying the weekend to camp out! Cost is $5 per camper / per night. Camp will be on the northwest section of St. Sebastian River Preserve at the Visitor's Center.
Gayle Heath 772-538-6949
13th Annual Horseback Poker Ride and Camp Out!! Stay for the day or for the weekend for this special event sponsored by the Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve. We will be riding on the northwest portion of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
All proceeds will benefit the recreation and conservation goals of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
Please note that proof of negative Coggins is required and all children under 16 must wear a helmet while mounted as per Florida Law.
Pre-registration for the Poker Ride is requested. Campers MUST preregistar by Nov 6th.
For more information, visit our website, www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa
Farmers Market @ Koreshan State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST
$1 environmental impact fee
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/
Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST
FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm. Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.
Guided Bird Walk @ Anastasia State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:30am EST
Free with regular park admission.
Administrative Office, 904-461-2000
Join us for a Guided Bird Walk and learn about our feathered friends here at Anastasia State Park! Led by a park volunteer, this monthly fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, and a field guide if you have one. We will meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. Walk lasts 2 hours.
2017 Ocali Country Days - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EST
Festival admission is $5.00 per person. Children five and under admitted free. State park admission fees are waived for the event.
Silver River Museum 352-236-5401
Ocali Country Days started in 1995 as a fundraiser for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center and has become a very popular annual event. The first three days of the festival are open to school groups only and the public is invited on the weekend.
Visitors experience old time music, storytellers, and historical re-enactors portraying North Central Florida during the 1800's. Traditional crafts such as sugarcane syrup making, blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, woodworking, and more are demonstrated. Vendors also offer unique crafts and food for sale.
While here, visitors may tour the Silver River Museum, ride on a jeep tram through the state park, tour a Civil War encampment, or meet Seminole Tribal members to learn about Native American culture in Florida.
All proceeds benefit educational programs at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center.
Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.
A shuttle service will run both days that will shuttle visitors between the main entrance and the museum entrance. You can avoid the congested parking at the festival entrance by parking at the main entrance on 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. The shuttle will run between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are no parking fees at either entrance and there are no fees to use the shuttle.
Frank Thomas Florida Music and Heritage Festival @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EST
Cost is $6/car, $4/walk-in.
Jim McAlister 352-467-0265
The festival includes music on several stages, story-telling, living history demonstrators, pioneer and Seminole crafts and food vendors. Visit frankthomasfoundation.com for more information.
Yoga in the Park, Sundays, 9am - 10am @ Koreshan State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am EST
$10 cash. Park admission is FREE.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Traditional Yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Modifiable for all ages and levels of participants. Over time, this form of yoga will tone the body and focus the mind. Each practice will leave you relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Beginners welcome! Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission FREE.
Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle.
Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
FREE with regular park admission
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!
Living History: William Bartram visits Paynes Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm EST
Free with park admission
Join us on Sudays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and learn more about the famous naturalist who wrote detailed description of his experiences and observations at Paynes Prairie and the surrounding area during the 1700s.
Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Free with park admission.
Join the Conch Stomp Band for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes on the second Sunday of each month! Live Bluegrass in the Amphitheater from 1-3:00 p.m.
Garden Tour - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm EST
Free with regular park admission.
Call the ranger station 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Visit the gardens at Silver Springs State Park, on the 2nd Sunday of each month, for our Garden Tour. Join a park ranger for information about the gardens' history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Native November Nature Hike @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST
The program is free with paid park admission of $2.00 for Forest Meadows Trailhead.
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to help us celebrate "Know Your Natives November"! We will hike the Ravine Trail portions of the Lake Overstreet Trail system, talking about and identifying native and non-native plants. The loop is approximately 1.7 miles. We will meet at the Forest Meadows Trailhead on Meridian Road. Park in the Forest Meadows parking lot across the street from the Trailhead. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. Bug spray, sunscreen, water and a hat are recommended.
Folk Jam and Song Circle @Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
This program is free with paid park admission ($2.00 a person or $3.00 for a vehicle with up to 8 people).
Enjoy the wonder of old-fashioned porch music right here at Savannas Preserve State Park! Pull up a chair and listen, or bring an instrument and join in the jam. No reservations required.