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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bug Run 5K @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 7:00am to 11:00am CDT

$5 for each participant.

More Information:
(850) 622-2309

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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 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 Park

Saturday, 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!)

More Information:

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

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.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, July 28, 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

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.

Additional Information:

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.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm EDT


More Information:

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

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.

Participation Requirements

Music in the Park: Summer Concert Series with Those Guys @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, 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.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 904-461-2033

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements