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

Sunday, 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


More Information:

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

Guided Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, 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.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State Park

Sunday, May 24, 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,

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

World War II Event @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, 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

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

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.

Additional Information:

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.