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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am EST to Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

Regular park admission applies.

More Information:
Kevin Bowes (305) 292-6850 kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Dear Civil War Enthusiast,

We invite you to participate in Living History at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park on the third weekend of each month.  These events portray the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured from 10am-2pm each day. Union and Confederate soldiers, townspeople, craftspeople, and performers, are all part of the re-enactments, which focus on educating the public by sharing the history of Fort Taylor and life during the Civil War.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in getting involved and want to re-enact, please contact Kevin Bowes for assistance and information.

X-Country Marathon @ Alafia River State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:30am to 2:00pm EST

In addition to regular park admission fees, race fees by Tampa Races are also required

More Information:
www.tamparaces.com

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Enjoy the rolling hills and tall grasses of Alafia River State Park as you race on the wide open paths. Unique Ceramic Finisher Awards.  This great off-road race comes just before the Florida marathon season.  Marathon & 30K-7:30 am; 1/2M-8 am;  5K-8:30  For more information contact Tampa Races

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

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 Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

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.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

CITRUS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY FALL SHOW AND SALE @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EST

There is no charge to attend the exhibit. Regular park admission will apply for entrance in to the Wildlife Park.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its annual Fall Arts in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center featuring the artwork of local watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. The Citrus Watercolor Club donates 20% of sales from the show to the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

Additional Information:

In order to participate in this program, one:

Must be able to independently or with assistance of a companion, open doors and maneuver in close spaces.

Must have the ability to traverse some uneven and rough areas of paved walkway.

Oleta Trail Blazers Work Day @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EST
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Come out and help the Oleta Trail Blazer mountain bike group as they volunteer to help improve the mountain biking trails in the park.  Volunteering with this group includes but is not limited to cutting small exotic trees, adding dirt to trails, repairing ramps and bridges, building new features to the trail, trimming back vegetation and much more!  if you love to ride in Oleta River State Park and also want to help make the park even better, we hope to see you at a volunteer day in the future!  Tools and equipment will be provided by the park. 

Additional Information:

Please wear proper shoes and safe clothing for outdoor physical activity.

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Mad Hatter Arts Festival with Artisans and Vintage Marketplace @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm EST

Event included with regular Daily Entry Fee.

$2.00 per person.

Ages 5 and under free.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

The Mad Hatter Arts Festival returns for its 13th season at The Barnacle and the sidewalks of Coconut Grove. This juried event features artists of all types of media along with artisans and vendors of repurposed, vintage, antique, and collectible items. Scour the booths for art treasures to take home while enjoying food, live music, a drum circle, and activities for kids of all ages. Wear a zany chapeau and enter to win a prize in one of two hat contests. 

Additional Information:

Mad Hatter Arts Festival Participation Requirements

For more information visit www.MadhatterArtsFestival.com or email Director@madhatterartsfestival.com.

On-street and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1:00pm EST

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).

Participation requirements.

Everyday Life of the Timucuans @ Faver-Dykes State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Program included with park entry fee.

More Information:
386-446-6783

Located in the Central region at:
Faver-Dykes State Park
1000 Faver-Dykes Road
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Due to current flood conditions at Faver-Dykes, program location may change. Please call Washington Oaks Garden State Park ahead of time to confirm location. (386) 446-6783

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Faver-Dykes State Park!

Join us for this unique, hands on Native American experience, and discover the ways of the Timucua Indians and their relationship to the land they loved. Park Services Specialist, Joe Woodburry, will share stories about the Timucua and explain the important role that the river, forest, and ocean played in their everyday lives.  Joe recreates a 1500s Timucuan camp for you to experience the food, clothing and shelter of these amazing people first hand. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl or starting fire using a bow and drill.

Walking in the Footsteps of Florida's First People: A Program Series for Native American Heritage Month

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.