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63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkFriday, 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
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.
Paddleboard Yoga Classes at Bahia Honda @ Bahia Honda State ParkFriday, May 22, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT
Regular park entrance fees apply.
Drop in: $50/ person, first-time rate $35 (25% off)
Multi-class packages are available
Sarah Sullivan, 305-432-14
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.
Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State ParkFriday, May 22, 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.
Guided River Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, 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
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.
Dress appropriately for being outdoors - sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, and clothes you don't mind getting wet are suggested.
Beginning Birding @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588.
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.