Early Boat Tour @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkSaturday, August 25, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
$10.00 Ages 13 and up; $7.00 Ages 3-12
Get an extra early start enjoying the wildlife along the Wakulla River. This tour is a must for the birder or photographer. Please call 850-561-7286 to reserve a space for the tour. Meet at the Waterfront Visitor's Center.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSaturday, August 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT
Free with park admission ($6/vehicle with up to 8 people or $4/single occupant vehicle)
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, August 25, 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, August 25, 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.
Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
free with park admission
Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned Florida folk singer, entertainer and storyteller whom our park is named after. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair and participate in a casual acoustic jam session.
Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available at the pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening! Join us in a picnic pavilion in the river side area of the park.
This event is free with park admission.