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63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, May 22, 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

 

More Information:
386-397-7009

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 North
White Springs, FL 32096

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.

 

Additional Information:

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.

Paddleboard Yoga Classes at Bahia Honda @ Bahia Honda State Park

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Regular park entrance fees apply.

Drop in: $50/ person, first-time rate $35 (25% off)

Campers: $35

Multi-class packages are available

More Information:
Sarah Sullivan, 305-432-14

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Sarah Sullivan, owner and operator of Serenity Eco Therapy. Never been on a paddleboard before? It’s ok! Sarah makes learning fun & easy so that everyone feels comfortable on their stand up paddleboard (SUP) before leaving the shore. She caters to the special needs of families and disabled individuals. Please visit Serenity Eco Therapy’s website or call Sarah at (305) 432-1401 for more information.

Program location and time is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Sarah (305-432-1401) for program time, location and to reserve your board. 

Additional Information:

Paddleboard Requirements

Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State Park

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:30am to 9:30am EDT

Regular entrance fees apply. Classes are $14/ person. Multi-class packages are available.

More Information:
Alanda Bulger, (561) 662-9325, www.posedbutterflyyoga.com

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

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.

 

 

Additional Information:

Class location varies based on weather conditions. Please follow the yellow arrow signs with "yoga" painted on them.

Participation Requirements

Guided River Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Park Entry fee $6.00 per vehicle

Canoe Rental $17.00 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.00

Single Kayak Rental $15.00 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.00

Double Kayak Rental $20.00 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.00

More Information:
(561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Join us for a guided canoe or kayak tour on the Loxahatchee River. The guide will lead the group up the river to Kitching Creek. Along the way you will learn about the river, wildlife, and history of the park. 

Additional Information:

Reservations Requested

Dress appropriately for being outdoors - sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, and clothes you don't mind getting wet are suggested. 

Beginning Birding @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Explore the prime birding areas of Lovers Key State Park with a park ranger. Learn how to identify the birds you see and where to go in the park for great birding. A limited number of binoculars will be provided. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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