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January 04, 2014

CANDLELIGHT VIEWING (SATURDAY EVENINGS EVERY 1ST WEEKEND, JANUARY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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January 04, 2014

FIRST WEEKEND UNION GARRISONS (1ST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH, JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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April 22, 2014

EARTH DAY ECO-ARCHAEO KAYAK TOUR
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 22, 2014

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION (TAKING PLACE APRIL 22ND, 24TH AND 26TH)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 24, 2014

FLORIDA'S NATIVE PLANTS PROGRAM
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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April 24, 2014

FIRE WALK (AN EARTH DAY EVENT)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 25, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 26, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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April 26, 2014

FLORIDA SEA TURTLES
Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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April 26, 2014

FLORIDA SEA TURTLES (TAKING PLACE AT FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK)
Little Talbot Island State Park

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April 26, 2014

EARTH DAY YOUTH MARSH EXPLORATION
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 26, 2014

HIKE AND SEEK EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 26, 2014

OLD FASHIONED RIVER PARTY
Manatee Springs State Park

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April 26, 2014

EARTH DAY CORAL ARDISIA ROUND UP
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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April 26, 2014

EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT
Manatee Springs State Park

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April 26, 2014

EARTH DAY DISCOVERY DAY
Little Talbot Island State Park

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April 26, 2014

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 26, 2014

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - RECYCLE YOUR JUNK INTO SOMETHING USEFILL ... NOT LANDFILL
Fanning Springs State Park

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April 26, 2014

CEASE THE INVASION! EXOTIC WEED PULL WITH AMERICORPS: A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR EARTH DAY
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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April 26, 2014

BOAT BASH
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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April 26, 2014

BIRD WALK ON PEPPER CREEK TRAIL
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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May 03, 2014

NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT
O'Leno State Park

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May 03, 2014

WALK N TALK
Manatee Springs State Park

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May 03, 2014

HIKE WITH A RANGER
Suwannee River State Park

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May 09, 2014

CANDLELIGHT TOURS (MAY 9TH THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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May 09, 2014

FULL MOON PADDLE (MAY 9TH AND 10TH 2014)
Manatee Springs State Park

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May 10, 2014

WILDLIFE JEOPARDY PROGRAM
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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May 10, 2014

MOONLIGHT HIKE
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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May 10, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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May 16, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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May 23, 2014

62ND ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Date: Friday through Sunday, May 23 - 25, 2014. Gates open daily at 8:00 a.m.

Description:

The Florida Folk Festival began in 1953 and this year we celebrate our 62nd anniversary! The festival is held annually on Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the historic Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park in White Springs, and it is ranked among the top 20 festivals in the southeast. 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 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of the Upper St. Johns River Basin.  Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights, and sounds, of some of Florida's oldest and newest cultural communities.

At the Florida Folk Festival you can sit with the masters who keep cultural traditions alive. In jam sessions, demonstrations and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories, or making a pine needle basket. Learn how to collect your family's history, call a square dance, or the importance of native plant and animal species. Take a shopping excursion and visit with Florida's traditional and contemporary craftsmen. Then dine on collard greens and cornbread, chicken pilau and hoppin' john, shrimp gumbo, barbecue, curries, gyros and lime fizzes. As the sun sets, settle in for concerts by moonlight or dance the night away at the Heritage Stage. At the end of the day you'll have discovered new corners of the state from the people who call Florida home.

Performers will be announced in 2014

Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25.00 per day or $50.00 for the entire weekend for adults. Tickets bought at the festival gate are $30.00 per day or $60.00 for the entire weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend are $5.00.

Tickets provided by Elevate Ticketing and can be purchased through the Florida Folk Festival website, www.floridafolkfestival.com, or the Florida Folk Festival Facebook page, www.facebook.com/FloridaFolkFestival.

This is a rain or shine event! Gates open daily at 8 a.m. so come early to be sure you don’t miss any of the fun! Camping is not offered during the festival but do not worry 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 to name a few. 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.

Pets are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

Personal golf carts are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.

This is a rain or shine event.

For more information, please call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-635-3655) or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.

Participation Requirements

Fees: Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25.00 per day or $50.00 for the entire weekend for adults. Tickets bought at the festival gate are $30.00 per day or $60.00 for the entire weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend are $5.00.

Contact: For more information, call 1-877-635-3655.

Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive P.O. Box G
White Springs, FL  32096 White Springs, FL  32096
   
LAT/LONG COORIDINATES
30°  19' 50.65" N 82°  45' 40.89" W

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May 24, 2014

WORLD WAR II EVENT (MAY 24TH & 25TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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May 30, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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May 31, 2014

ANNUAL FREE KIDS' FISHING CLINIC
Fort Clinch State Park

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June 07, 2014

HIKE WITH A RANGER
Suwannee River State Park

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June 13, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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June 16, 2014

ESTUARY EXPLORATION: A SCIENCE DISCOVERY SUMMER CAMP (JUNE 16TH TO JUNE 20TH, 2014)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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June 16, 2014

WILDLIFE RANGER CAMP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 8 AND 9. (JUNE 16TH TO JUNE 21ST)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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June 23, 2014

ESTUARY EXPLORATION: A SCIENCE DISCOVERY SUMMER CAMP (JUNE 23RD TO JUNE 27TH, 2014)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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June 27, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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July 11, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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July 14, 2014

WILDLIFE RANGER CAMP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 10 THROUGH 12 YEARS. (JULY 14TH TO JULY 19TH)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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August 15, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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August 29, 2014

SUNSET CRUISE
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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September 06, 2014

LITERACY DAY
O'Leno State Park

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September 20, 2014

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR EVENT (SEPTEMBER 20TH & 21ST, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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October 11, 2014

CONFEDERATE GARRISONS (OCTOBER 11TH & 12TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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October 11, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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October 17, 2014

ALLIGATOR WARRIOR FESTIVAL (OCTOBER 17TH THROUGH OCTOBER 19TH, 2014)
O'Leno State Park

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November 08, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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November 08, 2014

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIER
Fort Clinch State Park

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December 06, 2014

UNION HOLIDAY ENCAMPMENT (DECEMBER 6TH & 7TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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December 13, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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December 19, 2014

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS ( DECEMBER 19TH THROUGH DECEMBER 24, AND AGAIN ON DECEMBER 26TH, 2014!)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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