Bug Run 5K @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 7:00am to 11:00am CDT
$5 for each participant.
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the South Walton Mosquito Control for Mosquito Dash, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on July 28, 2018 from 6:30a.m. – 9:00a.m. While on a paved trail through the park race participants will enjoy a beautiful view meandering through stations about mosquitoes and other insects and bugs. This is a true fun run with no times or bibs or chips or awards only costumes and fun.
Enjoy the fun even more by dressing up as a mosquito or other type of insect. The four costume contest categories are Realistic Mosquito, Creative Mosquito, Realistic Insect/ Bug, Creative Insect/ Bug. There will be one winner per category. Each category winner will receive a prize. South Walton Mosquito Control District will be on site to add to the insect fun!
Those running will start at 7:15a.m. Those walking and those running or walking with a stroller will start at 7:45a.m. Race entrance fees are $5 for each participant. For the safety of participants dogs are not allowed on the course during the race. The first 300 race participants will get a goodie bag. Costume Contest results will be announced at 8:30a.m. along with Culvers Ice Cream and ice cold water and soda from Coca Cola for race participants.
All funds raised for this event will benefit the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and help them further their mission of supporting the park. Advanced online registration will be available starting July 9, 2018 at www.topsailparkfriends.org and closes on July 27, 2018. Limited race day registration will be available on a first come first serve basis between 6:30a.m. – 7:45a.m.
If you would like to volunteer during the race, please contact the park volunteer coordinator at (850)622-2309.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT
Free with park admission ($4/single occupant vehicle, $6/with 2-8 people or $2 if you ride in on your bike!)
Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and puzzles available for all ages.
No reservation required. Meet us inside the Visitor Center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm EDT
Join us at Gamble Rogers on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for a Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual, acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome; however, there is no power source near the pavilion.
Music in the Park: Summer Concert Series with Those Guys @ Anastasia State ParkSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm EDT
This exciting music concert is free with paid park admission. Regular park admission is $8 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.
Ranger Station, 904-461-2033
Combine passion, soul, energy, talent and you’ve got THOSE GUYS FLORIDA, a Classic Rock band that always leaves the crowds cheering and wanting more. Celebrating 25 years of traveling and performing all over the country, Those Guys are the band that’ll keep your feet dancing and show you a good time!
Anastasia State Park is hosting a summer concert series in partnership with Cape Leisure. Each concert will begin with a jam session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. located at the Island Beach Grill inside the park. Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at our beach pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Limited seating is available, please bring chairs for your comfort. All ages welcome.
Come enjoy a beautiful evening at Anastasia State Park, delicious food and drink specials from Island Beach Grill, and a wide variety of music from featured musicians.