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Week of October 22, 2017

October Photo Challenge @ Ravine Gardens State Park

October 2, 2017 - 8:00am EDT to October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT
Free with regular park entrance fee.
More Information:
Raymond Presley, (386) 937-0933, raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

The Friends of Ravine Gardens, Inc., is hosting a photo challenge during each month of 2017. Each month will have a different theme. Contact the park at (386) 329-3721 on the start date of each challenge to request the theme of the month.

Bring your camera and explore the park to get the perfect shot and submit your photo for a chance to win! Along with recognition, the winner will be awarded two, day entry passes good for Florida’s 174 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites, up to 8 people for most parks. Monthly first-place winners are also automatically entered to win a grand prize at the end of the 2017 Photo Contest term.

Monthly Submissions will be open the first Monday of each month, and run until the last Friday of the month. This month’s contest will run starting on 10/02/2017 and all entries must be received by 10/27/2017.

Photographs must be taken within Ravine Gardens State Park. You may submit up to two photos. Digital photographs must be a minimum resolution of 1024x768 (or higher) pixels. All photographs must be submitted in a digital format (in either a .jpg, .tif, or .png format) and emailed to raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us.

Contestants must also complete a photo release form upon entry, which can be found here.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

July 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT-July 22, 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

July 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT-July 22, 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 Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

April 16, 2017 - 8:30am EDT-October 29, 2017 - 8:30am EDT
There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.
More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly walk begins at the Nature Center and includes an informative walk through an ancient dune system.  This unique habitat is home to the threatened Florida scrub-jay and a variety of plants and other animals.  Participants should wear comfortable footwear for walking in soft sand.  Cameras and binoculars are suggested.  Space is limited to 15 people.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Sun Fiesta at Centennial Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

October 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm EDT
More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Come visit our booth at the Sun Fiesta being held at Centennial Park off Tampa Avenue in Venice!

Yoga in the Park, Sundays, 9am - 10am @ Koreshan State Park

July 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am EDT-July 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:15am EDT
 $10 cash. Park admission is FREE.
More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Traditional Yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Modifiable for all ages and levels of participants. Over time, this form of yoga will tone the body and focus the mind. Each practice will leave you relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Beginners welcome! Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission FREE.

Additional Information:

Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle.

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

October 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT-October 29, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT
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!

Pack Walk - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

April 23, 2017 - 10:00am EDT-June 24, 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

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR DECEMBER: The pack walk will take place on the 3RD SUNDAY, 12/17, and will feature "Santa Claus" so that dog owners and pack walkers can take photos with Santa.***

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.

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT-April 1, 2018 - 2:00pm 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

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.

Public Meeting for Unit Management Plan Update @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

October 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm EDT
More Information:


Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 or Mailing address: P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park – Park Auditorium, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096

Event Details: RESCHEDULED The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation at 6:00 p.m

MEETING LOCATION: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park – Park Auditorium, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: An opportunity for the public to provide input on the ten-year management plan update for Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Manny Perez, Park Manager, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096, PH# (386) 397-4331, FAX# (386) 397-4262 or email Manny.Perez@dep.state.fl.us. A copy of the meeting materials and agenda are available here.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting: Manny Perez, as listed above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Gentle Yoga at Paynes Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm EDT
Class is free with park admission.  Donations are accepted and will go to Friends of Paynes Prairie and support outreach activities at Paynes Prairie.  All of the supplies for this class have been provided by Friends of Paynes Prairie.
More Information:
Ranger Station 352-466-3397

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

This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation. All skill levels are welcome. Is it your first time? No problem, this is an excellent class for beginners. If you have a mat, please bring it with you. You may also like to bring a cushion or towel to use as a prop. We have some extra mats, bolsters, and blocks for participants to use as well. These tools are excellent for providing additional support in various postures to assist in relaxation and stretching, so if you have limited mobility, no problem, we have some great tools to help you be comfortable and enjoy your experience.

Classes will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 6:30-7:30 pm on most Tuesday evenings. Visit www.prairiefriends.org for specific class dates, and to RSVP.

RSVPs are limited to 10 due to limited space in the Visitor Center. Please RSVP on the Friends of Paynes Prairie Webpage HERE. This is helpful if you would like to be notified of cancellation or any other changes with the class.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Paddle (or Walk) @ Oscar Scherer State Park

April 19, 2017 - 9:00am EDT-October 25, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
Canoe/kayak rentals apply to both day-use visitors and campers at $10.00 plus tax per hour.Folks are welcome to bring their own paddling gear instead of renting.Program is free with paid park entrance for those providing their own paddling equipment.If the program features a walk instead of a paddle, program is free with paid park entrance.
More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

(Must arrive at 8:30am)

Learn about the life in South Creek or take a leisurely stroll through one or more of the park’s seven natural communities. South Creek is a tidal water therefore the water may sometimes be too shallow for a paddle; a guided walk will be an alternate option.  Either way, be prepared to explore a slice of the “Real Florida."  Bring your camera and binoculars for wildlife viewing.  Registration is between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. at the Ranger Station on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the paddle.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Pets are not permitted on the paddle trip.

Geocaching Around Topsail @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

November 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CST-November 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CST
 Standard state park entry fees will apply however there are no additional fees for programming.
More Information:
Ranger Station 850-267-8330

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

Topsail Hill State Park invites you to enjoy our “one of a kind” geocache program.  Visitors can check in at the Camp Store and pick up the geocache packet.  This activity will take you to various points throughout the Preserve.  Note: the hiking and biking trails are easy to moderate in difficulty, some are paved, sand and gravel, or hard pack.

What is Geocaching you ask?  Well, it is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories.  Geocachers are free to take a treasure, or “swag” (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value behind.

Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the Camp Store, you will need a GPS or a smart phone capable with GPS. 

Additional Information:

Program Requirements

Train to Become a Heritage Monitoring Scout @ Camp Helen State Park

October 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm CDT
Free admission into the park if participating in the program.Participation Requirements
More Information:
Nicole Grinnan, 850-595-0050 ext. I03

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park and The Florida Public Archaelogical Network invite you to become a Heritage Monitoring Scout! Help monitor heritage at risk with the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Hands-on training in archaelogical skills will be taught to help prepare scouts for monitoring missions around the state. The training will take place in the Lodge. Ask a ranger or volunteer for directions. This program is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP Nicole Grinnan, Public Archaeology Coordinator, Northwest Regionat at 850-595-0050 ext. I03 or email ngrinnan@uwf.edu.

Additional Information:

Please, be sure to bring water, snacks/lunch, sun protection, bug spray and wear closed toes shoes.

Audubon Society Guided Bird Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

October 5, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT-April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT
Free with paid park entrance
More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

No pets please. Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, camera and binoculars recommended.

A guided bird walk on sandy hiking trails through the various park habitats, guided by the Venice Audubon Society.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Bats: Myth and Reality program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
There is no charge to attend this program
More Information:
Susan Strawbridge (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002

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

Shari Blissett-Clark, board member of the Florida Bat Conservancy will present her program entitled Bats – Myth and Realty on Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 12:00 pm in the Magnolia Room of the wildlife park’s Visitor Center located on US 19. She describes her program as follows: “This program uses high-resolution photography and research to debunk the folklore, myths, and misconceptions that have plagued bats for centuries. Unfounded fears, often fueled by grossly over-stated disease risk and ignorance, are the major contributors to a dramatic decline in the world-wide bat populations. The program discusses bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats.” The program is approximately 50 minutes long and is followed by a question and answer period. Live bats will be displayed after the presentation.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

June 1, 2017 - 3:00pm CDT-December 27, 2018 - 3:00pm CST
Program is free with regular park admission. 
More Information:
850-267-8330

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

Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger.  Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm.  Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Not-So-Spooky Bats! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm EDT
The program is free with paid park admission.
More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Parks invites you to get to know the Not-So-Spooky Bats! Join us to learn about the common bats found in our area, including their nesting and feeding habits. We will take a walk to view bats fluttering around the park at dusk. Water and bug spray are recommended.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Eden's Vintage Film Series 2017 @ Eden Gardens State Park

October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm CDT-October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm CDT
The event is FREE but donations are appreciated and will go directly to the Friends of Eden Garden State Park to help with the preservation of the park.
More Information:
Eden Gardens State Park (850) 267-8322

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Friends of Eden Gardens State Park invite you and your family for movie nights under the stars. The Fourth Annual Eden Vintage Film Series kicks off on October 12 with ‘E.T'.

Films will be shown outside near the pavilion.  Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers, bug spray, and loved ones and enjoy the movies under the stars on the giant blow-up screen. Refreshments such as popcorn, drinks, water and candy are available for donations. As always, costumes are encouraged for each film.

The schedule for the movie series is as follows:
October 12, 6:30 p.m. – E.T.
October 19, 6:30 p.m. – Frogs
October 26, 6:30 p.m. – Young Frankenstein

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

The Haunted Ballet @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT-October 29, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT
$20.00-$30.00
More Information:
Ranger Station (305) 442-6866

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

Come meet the spirits! Bid welcome to those from a bygone era who haunt the lands of Coconut Grove. Watch as they dance their stories beneath the moonlit sky and try to escape their tragic endings night after magical night. Creator and founder, Crystal Karaginis Peattie, has produced this show for everyone to enjoy in her backyard of Coconut Grove. An open walk-through concept, various dances have been choreographed by a group of Miami’s most talented artists and performed across the five-acre property. The dancers will be fictional characters based on the history of Coconut Grove, specifically from the late 1800s and early 1900s. A haunting feast for the eyes, ears, and soul, this show is not to be missed.

Additional Information:

Haunted Ballet Participation Requirements

Two performances per night on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. One performance on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets available at the gate or at www.Eventbrite.com.

Please park curbside or in a nearby lot.

No pets, please.

Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT-December 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST
The program is free with park entry and for annual park pass holders.
More Information:
Ranger Station: (352) 466 - 3397

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

Come visit our Junior Ranger table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 smokey bear stories 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. 

Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State Park

December 23, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST-December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST
The Tour is 2 hours long and $35.00 per Adult or $25.00 per College Student.
More Information:


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

Have you ever gone Kayaking at night? Sunset Kayak/SUP Tours are available every Friday evening at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center. We paddle for 1 hour before arriving at Sandspur Island where we will take a break and watch the sun go down. Once the sun has set, your Guide will turn on bright colorful lights located on the front and back of your Kayak or SUP before a 30 minute paddle back to the Outdoor Center.

 

River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

August 25, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT-July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
More Information:
(352) 236-7156 or craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

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

Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about

Participation requirements.

HAUNTED TRAM RIDES @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EDT-October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EDT
Suggested donations are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Suggested donation for Haunted House is $2.00.
More Information:
Susan Strawbridge or Rene Poppe; (352) 628-5343

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

Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a spooky tram ride. A Haunted House, costume contests, face painting, and games are included. This fundraising event is sponsored by 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.

Spooky Springs @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EDT
Park Entry RequiredHaunted Tram Ride $5.00, Haunted Trail (Kid Friendly) $1.00
More Information:
386-497-1500

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038

Join Park Concessionaire, Cape Leisure and the Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park, as Ichetucknee Springs transforms into Spooky Springs.

There will be Haunted Tram Rides, a Haunted Trail, Ghoulish Games, Campfire Tales and Food Service Available.

Join us for a night of spooky fun! October 27-28, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

Additional Information:

 Participation  Requirements

 

Halloween in the Park @ Honeymoon Island State Park

October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EDT-October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EDT
$10 per Vehicle.
More Information:
thomas.e.reynolds@dep.state.fl,.us

Located in the Southwest region at:
Honeymoon Island State Park
#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Please join us for a spooky night of fun at Honeymoon Island State Park. This year's event will showcase a haunted house, scary trail, kids trail, crafts, games, and facepainting. 

Haunted Village and Trail @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm EDT
Cost is $3/person, 6 and under free
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Haunted Village and Trail at Dade includes Haunted Village Tour and Spooky trail. Games and food for sale also during evening event.  

The Haunted Ballet @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT-October 29, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT
$20.00-$30.00
More Information:
Ranger Station (305) 442-6866

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

Come meet the spirits! Bid welcome to those from a bygone era who haunt the lands of Coconut Grove. Watch as they dance their stories beneath the moonlit sky and try to escape their tragic endings night after magical night. Creator and founder, Crystal Karaginis Peattie, has produced this show for everyone to enjoy in her backyard of Coconut Grove. An open walk-through concept, various dances have been choreographed by a group of Miami’s most talented artists and performed across the five-acre property. The dancers will be fictional characters based on the history of Coconut Grove, specifically from the late 1800s and early 1900s. A haunting feast for the eyes, ears, and soul, this show is not to be missed.

Additional Information:

Haunted Ballet Participation Requirements

Two performances per night on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. One performance on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets available at the gate or at www.Eventbrite.com.

Please park curbside or in a nearby lot.

No pets, please.

Legendary Sirens Perform @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

October 28, 2017 (All day) to October 29, 2017 (All day)
Included with park admission
More Information:
352-592-5656

Located in the Southwest region at:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

The Legendary Sirens show include performers representing decades from the 50’s to the 70’s.