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River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
(352) 236-7156 or craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

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

Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about

Participation requirements.

Lake Louisa 5K Race 2018 @ Lake Louisa State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30am to 12:00pm EDT

By 3/31/2018 race fee $25.00 per participant

By 4/30/2018 race fee $30.00 per participant

By 5/20/2018 race fee $35.00 per participant

 

More Information:
llspcso@llsp.org

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714

Join us for our Annual USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) Race. Participants will run/walk along a tree lined, paved out and back course through Lake Louisa State Park where "wildlife always has the right of way."

Highlights of Race - Finisher medal, colorful event shirt, USATF certified and well monitored course, native plant giveaway and more.

Registering by May 1, 2018 ensures proper t-shirt size. Awards for top overall finishers and the top finisher in each of the 5 year age division, male and female.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. a non-profit 501C3 that supports Lake Louisa State Park through public outreach, special events and fundraisers.

 

Additional Information:

To register for the race please go to: http://sommersports.com/Events/Running/Friends-of-Lake-Louisa-State-Park-5K or pick up a race registration at the Park's Ranger Station.

Participation Requirements

World War II Living History Weekend @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

Park Entrance Fee $6.00/vehicle applies in addition to a $2.50 per person Fort Entry Fee.

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

Living History program recognizing the role of Fort Clinch State Park during World War II. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Historic Park Tours @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car (honor box, cash only)

More Information:
Sandra Cashes (352) 472-1142, sandra.cashes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

                                                                              - A Historic Park Tour -

Join us and discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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