Florida State Parks Holiday Events

Northwest District

  • Dec. 2, 2016 – Dirty Fridays – Topsail Hill – 8 a.m. CST
  • Dec. 2, 2016 – 28th Annual Camellia Christmas – Maclay Gardens – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31 – Coffee in the Campground – St. George Island – 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Family Challenge Saturdays -Topsail Hill – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Ichetucknee Time Machine History Tour – Ichetucknee Springs – 9  a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Bike Ride to Hidden Spring – Wakulla Springs – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Holidays in the Park – Big Lagoon State Park –  5 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Community Campfire – Topsail Hill – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Americana Under the Stars – Topsail Hill – 6:30 to 8 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Florida Safari – Silver Springs – 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Ranger Program – Silver Springs – 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Native Plants as Food and Medicine – St. Andrews – 10 to 11 a.m. CST
  • Dec. 9, 2016 – Art in the Park: Basket Weaving – Topsail Hill – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Morning Nature Walk – Wakulla Springs – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Breakfast with a Ranger – Topsail Hill – 9 to 10 a.m. CST
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Beyond the Burns – Maclay Gardens – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Brunch With The Rangers – Ichetucknee Springs – 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – An Evening Under The Stars – Big Lagoon – 4 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Geocaching Around Topsail – Topsail Hill – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Sunrise Canoe Tour – Ichetucknee Springs – 6:45 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Historic Sunset River Tour – Wakulla Springs – 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Christmas Candlelight Open House – Eden Garden – 5 to 8 p.m
  • Dec. 18, 2016 – Pickin’ in the Park  – Silver Springs – 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 23, 2016 – River Rhythms – Silver Springs – 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 – New Year’s Eve Gala – Wakulla Springs – 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Northeast District

  • Dec. 2, 4 and 30 – First Friday Garden Walk – Washington Oaks – 10 a.m. (Dec. 4), 11 a.m. (Dec. 2 and 30).
  • Dec. 2 to 24, 2016 – Festival of Lights – Stephen Foster State Park – 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Fall Farm and Cane Festival – Dudley Farm – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 and 10, 2016 – Ranger Led Walk – Devils Millhopper – 10:45 a.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Garden Tour – Paynes Prairie – 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Talbot Critters – Fort George Island – 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – First Weekend Union Garrison – Fort Clinch – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 5, 2016 – Family Birding Series – Paynes Prairie – 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 5, 2016 – Coffee at the Cabin – Troy Springs – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 6, 2016 – FROGRS Guided Kayak Tour – Gamble Rogers – 10 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 8. 2016 – Calling All Crafters – Gamble Rogers – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Crabbing Basics: making it Delicious, keeping it Sustainable – Gamble Rogers – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Dudley Kids Day – Dudley Farm – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Nature Hike – Fort George Island – 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Nature Hike – Little Talbot Island – 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 10 and 24, 2016 – Gamble Jam – Gamble Rogers – 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 -Caroling the Ravines featuring Luminaries by the Pilot Club – Ravine Gardens – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 12, 2016 – Second Saturday Kids Day – Dudley Farm – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 13, 2016 – Moon Rise at the Beach – Gamble Rogers – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 and 21, 2016 – Holiday Crafts in the Park – Gamble Rogers – 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 – Beach Walk – Little Talbot Island – 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 and 24, 2016 – Holiday Light Show – Ravine Gardens – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24, 2016 – Historic Farmstead Tour – Dudley Farm – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 26, 2016 – 4th Satuday Tours – Dudley Farm – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 31, 2016 – The Gandy Gnome Game – River Rise – all day

Central District

  • Dec. 1, 2016 – Pine Needle Basket Class – Dade Battlefield – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 2, 2016 – Paddle Florida – Ocklawaha Odyssey – Silver Springs – 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Ranger Program – Silver Springs – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Christmas on the Florida Frontier – Dade Battlefield – 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 5 and 19, 2016 – Nature Hike with David – Silver Springs – 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 7, 2016 – Kayak Tour – Sebastian Inlet – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 9, 2016 – Dutch Oven Cooking – Dade Battlefied – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Ocala Plein Air Painters – Silver Springs – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Spring into Holiday Cheer – Rainbow Springs – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Surf Fishing Workshop – Sebastian Inlet – 1 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park concert with 23 Treez – Sebastian Inlet – 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 and 26, 2016 – Cracker Village Tour – Silver Springs – 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 12, 2016 – Tomoka Remembers Monthly Program – Tomoka – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 13, 2016 – Garden Tour – Silver Springs – 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Dune to Lagoon-Cross Barrier Island Plant Identification Stroll – Sebastian Inlet – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Santa’s Twilight 5K Race – Lake Louisa – 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 19, 2016 – Coffee with the Birds – Museum Area – Silver Springs – 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 27, 2016 – Pack Walk – Silver Springs – 10 a.m.

Southwest District

  • Every day once a day – Candlelight Event – Fort Foster – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 4,10,11,17,18,24 and 31 – 1876 Cow Camp – Lake Kissimmee – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9, 2016 – Cookin’ while Campin’ – Alafia River – 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 to 11, 2016 – Night of Lights – Fort Cooper – 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Guided Paddle on the Hillsborough River – Hillsborough River – 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 14, 2016 – Guided Kayak Trip – Kaje Kissimmee – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 16, 2016 – Fall Evening Moon Over the Mounds Guided Tour – Crystal River Archaeological – 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 to 24, 2016 – Celebration of Lights – Homosassa Springs – 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Park After Dark Program: Night Hike – Little Manatee River – 7:30 p.m.

South District

  • Dec. 1, 8, 22 and 29 – Coffee Social – Oscar Scherer – 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 1, 8, and 15 – Tram Tour and Swamp Walk – Fakahatchee Strand – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 1, 8, 22 and 29 – Campfire Social – Oscar Scherer – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Sunrise Yoga in the Park – 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
  • Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Game Night -Oscar Scherer – 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Oscar’s Grill Pancake Breakfast – Oscar Scherer – 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Fakahatchee Swamp Walk – Fakahatchee Strand – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 17, 24 and 31, 2016 – Critter Crafts for Kids – Oscar Scherer – 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Great Outdoor Adventure Day – Lovers Key – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Guided Scrub Walk – Oscar Scherer – 8:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 35 – Guided Hike & Bike – Oscar Scherer – 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Beach Combing – Delnor Wiggins – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Myakka River Jam 2016 – Myakka River – noon to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Movie Night – Oscar Scherer – 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 – Sunset Yoga – Delnor Wiggins – 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27 – Nature Trail Walk – Curry Hammock – 11 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Guided Paddle (or Walk) – Oscar Scherer – 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 7, 14 and 21 – Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour – Fakahatchee Strand – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Yoga on the Beach – Delnor Wiggins – 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 8, 2016 – Mangrove Walk – Delnor Wiggins – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Guided Canoe Trip – Collier Seminole – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 10 and 26, 2016 – Guided Night Paddle – Oscar Scherer – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 11 and 18, 2016 – Ranger Led Hike – Long Key – 10 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 11, 2016 – Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band – MacArthur Beach – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 15, 2016 – Cast Netting – Delnor Wiggins – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 16, 2016 – Walk on the Wild Side – Myakka River – 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Fort Taylor Living History Weekend – Fort Taylor – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 22, 2016 – Gopher Tortoises – Delnor Wiggins – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 25, 2016 – Guided Canoe Trip Moonlight – Collier Seminole – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 29, 2016 – Sea Turtles – Delnor Wiggins – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Southeast District

  • Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Guided Paddling Tour – Jonathan Dickinson – 9:45 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Starlight Movie Classics – The Barnacle – 7 to 9:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Beach Cleanup – MacArthur Beach – 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 2016 – Cruisin’ Food Fest – MacArthur Beach – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 11, 2016 – The Barnacle under Moonligt Concert: Funk Pedal – The Barnacle – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 16, 2016 – Kayak Tour – St. Lucie Inlet – 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 17, 2017 – Operation Beach Clean Up – Cape Florida – all day
  • Dec. 28, 2016 – Up Past Bedtime Movie – The Barnacle – 7 to 8:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 31, 2016 – Guided Paddling Tour – Jonathan Dickinson – 9:45 a.m. to noon
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