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Camper’s Campfire Program @ Wekiwa Springs State ParkSaturday, May 23, 2015 (All day)
Free to registered park campers.
Registered park campers are invited to join us on Saturday evenings, starting 30 minutes after sunset, at the amphitheater adjacent to the general camping area within the park for our Campfire Circle Programs.
The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.
63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkSaturday, May 23, 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.
World War II Event @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, May 23, 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.
Wading Adventures @ Don Pedro Island State ParkSaturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am EDT
$5.00 in addition to regular park admission.
Free to Barrier Island Parks Society members in addition to regular park admission.
Boca Grande Lighthouse, 941-964-0060
Learn about the underworld estuary as you wade in waist-high water and collect specimens.
Nets and viewers provided for use during program.
The program is designed for adults and children ages six and above.
Reservations are required.
Rise and Shine, Yoga in Ybor @ Ybor City Museum State ParkSaturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:30am EDT
No fees for the Yoga session, but any donations will support additional yoga supplies and the Help Our State Parks (H.O.S.P.) program.
Museum fee, including tour: $4.00
Museum Office: (813)247-6323
Rise and Shine!...and join us in the morning for a light, yoga stretch. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the park’s Mediterranean-style garden. Please bring a large towel and water. Mats are also recommended and some will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
After the stretch, consider visiting the museum and visiting, La Casita.