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Music in the Park Concerts @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm EDT to Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:00pm EDT

The admission for all concerts is $10.00 per adult. Accompanied children 10 years and younger are free of charge.  Admission fees apply to campers as well as to day visitors. Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) are waived after 6:00 pm on concert nights.

More Information:
Call the Hammock Inn concessionaire at 863-402-0061 or the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094 for more information.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Highland Hammock’s Music in the Park series features two more great concerts this spring!  T.C. Carr and the Bolts of Blue will make their first appearance at the park on April 28. “Harmonica Man” singer, songwriter and Florida native, T.C. Carr, is well known for his strong lead vocals and virtuoso harp work.  He has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and established a reputation as one of Florida’s best Blues artists. With Josh Nelms on the guitar together with the other members of the band, T.C. Carr and the Bolts of Blue will provide an evening of highly original American Blues and Roots music. www.tccarr.com. 

Rick Arnold will close out the series on May 5, with a rollicking good night of the best country music, both classic and contemporary, and some favorite rock-in-roll oldies from the 1960s and 70s. Rick is known for playing great guitar and harmonica. This former native of Eastern Kentucky called Nashville “home” for 25 years. Having worked with Hank Williams, Jr., he is famously known for penning “Hog Wild” and “The Farm Song.” For more information about Rick Arnold, visit http://www.rickarnold.com.

Additional Information:

Music in the Park concerts are sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park, Inc.  Concert proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights and enjoy an evening of music under the stars.  Campers and day visitors attending the Music in the Park series are advised that dogs and golf carts are not permitted at concerts.  The Hammock Inn concession and other food vendors will be open.  For participation requirements, please review EEC MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERTS.

Midday and Moonlit Paddles @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30am EST to Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 5:00pm EST

Call Paddling Adventures for fees (386) 497-1113.  Fee includes admission to the park.

More Information:
386-497-1113

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

Moonlight Paddle

Enjoy a ranger-guided canoe paddle down the Ichetucknee River as the sun sets and full moon begins to illuminate the river. Listen to the sounds of a day’s end and a night’s awakening! Paddlers should bring a small light source for the end of the trip.  Paddling dates and times listed below.

Please call the park concessionaire, Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 to reserve a spot.
Participation Requirements for Moonlit Paddle


Midday Paddle

Join a Ranger for a Guided Paddle with great wildlife viewing opportunities and learn the history of the park and the Ecosystem of the beautiful Ichetucknee River. The tour starts at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).  Launch time will be Between 10-11am. The tour ends at the last take-out at the south end of the park, and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance.  Participants should dress for the weather (mornings may be cool). Underwater GoPro-style cameras captured amazing footage on previous tours!  Paddling dates and times listed below.

Please call the park concessionaire Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 reserve your spot.
Participation Requirements for Midday Paddle


 

Moonlit Dates and Meeting Times

1-Jan 5:30PM

3-Feb 5:45PM

3-Mar 6:00PM

31-Mar 7:30PM

28-Apr 7:30PM

22-Sep 7:00PM

20-Oct 6:30PM

24-Nov 5:30PM

22-Dec 5:00PM

Midday Dates and Meeting Times

9-Dec 9:30AM

13-Jan 10:30AM

27-Jan 10:30AM

10-Feb 10:30AM

17-Feb 10:30AM

24-Feb 10:30AM

24-Mar 9:30AM

21-Apr 9:30AM

8-Sep 9:30AM

6-Oct 9:30AM

10-Nov 10:30AM

8-Dec 10:30AM

 

Time Machine History Tour @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00pm EST to Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm EST

Park Entrance Required

Program Fee: $5.35 pre person.

 

More Information:
Paddleing Adventures 386-497-1113

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

Take a fascinating journey by van into the Ichetucknee forest, to the site of the 17th Century Mission de San Martin de Timucua.  Learn all about the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen.  This special interpretive program is space-limited, and reservations are recommended.  The tour will begin at the Paddling Adventures boathouse, located at the North Entrance off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).

PLease Call Paddleing Adventures at 386-497-1113 to Reserve a Place on the Tour.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Dates and Start Times 2017-2018

16-Dec 12:00PM

3-Feb   12:00PM

17-Mar 10:00AM

14-Apr  10:00AM

15-Sep  10:00AM

13-Oct  10:00AM

17-Nov  12:00PM

15-Dec  12:00PM

 

MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am EST to Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:30am EST

Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.  

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232 carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 11:30am EST

Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.  

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232 carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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