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Sunday, May 27, 2018

66th Annual Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00am EDT to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00pm EDT

Tickets available at www.FloridaFolkFestival.com

Advanced Tickets: $25.00 per day/$50.00 for the weekend

Gate Tickets: $30.00 per day/$60.00 for the weekend

Children (Ages 6 to 16): $5.00 for the weekend

Children (Ages 6 and under): Free

 

More Information:
Events Team (877) 635-3655

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

The Festival has been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast for several years. 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. 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.  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.

Additional Information:

Gates open at 8:00 a.m., stages open at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, on the banks of the Suwannee River.

Feature performers to be announced.

For more information, please call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) or visit Florida Folk Festival.

Pets and personal golf carts are not allowed.

The Florida Folk Festival is a rain or shine event.

Camping is not offered during the festival, but 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.

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

Participation Requirements

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$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, May 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

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/

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Pack Walk - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

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

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park's gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also "adopt" a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about Marion County Animal Services please visit their website or facebook page.

Park staff and volunteers with "their" dogs (photo).

Participation requirements.

Walk with a Ranger @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Enjoy a leisurely walk with a knowledgeable Park Ranger while learning about Sebastian Inlet State Park and the plants and animals that call it home.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Sebastian Inlet State Park Fishing Museum on the south side of Sebastian Inlet.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, water, and sun protection.

Polarized sunglasses and/or binoculars are recommended but not necessary.

Participation Requirements

Bird Talk And Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
arthur.carton@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying many species of birds that make their home in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Reservations recommended. Visitors should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop. This program is free with Park admission. For more information and reservations, call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.