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63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkSunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 11:00pm EDT
Advanced Tickets: $25.00 per day/$50.00 for the weekend
Gate Tickets: $30.00 per day/$60.00 for the weekend
Children (Ages 6 to 16): $5.00 for the weekend
Children (Ages 6 and under): Free
The Festival has again been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast. With the best of Florida’s music, arts and culture there is something for everyone. You’re sure to hear plenty of wonderful music, enjoy tasty food, join a jam session, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage. In addition to a full schedule of performances, you’ll find plenty to amuse and educate. Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State’s Folklife Program. The 2015 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of St. Johns County. Since 1953, folk artists have come together for this event. One of the oldest state folk festivals in America will continue a grand tradition of celebrating Florida’s land, food, people and diverse cultural heritage. With more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters and musicians of swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music, it is truly an event not to be missed.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Feature performers to be announced.
For more information, please call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) or visit Florida Folk Festival.
Pets and personal golf carts are not allowed.
The Florida Folk Festival is a rain or shine event.
Camping is not offered during the festival, but there are plenty of places to camp in the area, including Suwannee River State Park, Oleno State Park, Ocean Pond and Spirit of the Suwannee.
For a comprehensive list of local public and private campgrounds (27), cabins and motels (53) in Suwanee County, nearby Columbia County (Lake City) and Hamilton County (White Springs and Jasper), visit SuwanneeValley.org.
Guided Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT
There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
This weekly walk begins at the Nature Center & includes an informative walk through an ancient dune system. This unique habitat is home to the threatened Florida scrub-jay & 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.
Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State ParkSunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:30am to 9:30am EDT
Regular entrance fees apply. Classes are $14/ person. Multi-class packages are available.
Alanda Bulger, (561) 662-9325, www.posedbutterflyyoga.com
We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Alanda Bulger, owner and operator of Posed Butterfly Yoga. Come and connect with nature while doing yoga in one of three stunning locations at the park. Suitable for all levels. Program location is subject to change based on weather conditions.
Class location varies based on weather conditions. Please follow the yellow arrow signs with "yoga" painted on them.
World War II Event @ Fort Clinch State ParkSunday, May 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT
$2.00 Fort admission in addition to regular park admission.
Children (Ages 6 and under): Free
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274
A Memorial Day Weekend program to honor the men and women who served in World War II. Visitors can explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, weapons, vehicles and lifestyle of those who were part of the war during the 1940s.
Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, May 24, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Take part in a ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, but each program is an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.
Enter at the Springside of the park at the entrance off of SR 40 for the program which will be held at the Education Center at 2:00PM.