Biking on the Saint Marks Trail
Biking on the Saint Marks Trail
Four Freedoms Monument Madison
Four Freedoms Monument Madison
Monticello Opera House Southern Music Rising Festival
Monticello Opera House Southern Music Rising Festival
Margorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park Cross Creek
Margorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park Cross Creek
Canoeing a Spring Run in Natural North Florida
Canoeing a Spring Run in Natural North Florida
Kayaking on the Suwannee River Dixie Gilchrist Levy Counties
Kayaking on the Suwannee River Dixie Gilchrist Levy Counties
UF Butterfly Rainforest Gainesville
UF Butterfly Rainforest Gainesville
Steinhatchee Honeymoon Cottages
Steinhatchee Honeymoon Cottages
Jousting at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Jousting at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Wakulla Springs Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Wakulla Springs Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Great Fishing at Steinhatchee
Great Fishing at Steinhatchee
Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Riding the Trails of Natural North Florida
Riding the Trails of Natural North Florida
Historic Homes Walking Tour Monticello
Historic Homes Walking Tour Monticello
Heart of Palm Salad Cedar Key
Heart of Palm Salad Cedar Key
Weekly Farmers Markets
Weekly Farmers Markets
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and Museum White Springs
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and Museum White Springs
Sign at Suwannee River Rendezvous Mayo
Sign at Suwannee River Rendezvous Mayo
Ray Charles Monument Haffye Hayes Park Greenville
Ray Charles Monument Haffye Hayes Park Greenville
Haunted Orbs at Denham House in Monticello
Haunted Orbs at Denham House in Monticello
Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Competition
Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Competition
Kanapaha Botanical Garden Gainesville
Kanapaha Botanical Garden Gainesville

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Reconstruction Era

09/05/14-09/06/14
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Dudley Farm Historic State Park - The time after the War Between the States was very difficult. Living historians will re-enact the life of many different people: the US Army Occupation Officer and soldiers, former Confederate soldiers, Irish share cropper, temperance ladies, cow hunters, freemen, storekeeper and more. 9 am to 4 pm.

Central Florida Peanut Festival

10/04/14 
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The Peanut Festival is in its 23rd year. It features delicious food, assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, rides, music, crafts, antique tractors and the Little Peanut King & Queen, including the Baby Peanut Contest. A petting zoo, pony rides and free grilled PB & J sandwiches while they last!

Elephant Appreciation Day

09/20/14 
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Elephant Appreciation Day 2014 Saturday, September 20th 2014 11:00am until 5:00pm Gate admission: $10.00 per person At Two Tails Ranch 18655 NE 81st St Williston, FL. 32696 Two Tails Ranch is having it's 3rd annual elephant appreciation day fundraiser! Come join the fun & learn All About Elephants! There will be animal rides, face painting, live music, and food! We will also have animal talks, encounters, demonstrations and more…

33rd Downtown Festival & Art Show

11/08/14-11/09/14
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The nationally recognized Downtown Festival & Art Show transforms downtown Gainesville into a venue for award-winning artists and draws a crowd of more than 100,000. Presented by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary in 2014. For two days, visitors can leisurely stroll through historic downtown and marvel at works from more than 250 of the nation’s most talented artists, who display their original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. With such a diverse array of unique art displayed for sale and competition, the Downtown Festival & Art Show is a great way to purchase one-of-a-kind art for you or a friend.

Folk in the Springs

09/21/14 

Folk in the Springs Sunday, September 21 12:00am – 8:00pm. HIGH SPRINGS - A different Folk artist will be performing at a different location thru-out downtown High Springs. This is to highlight the artist and specific location within walking distance of Main St. Come visit places you may have never seen, such as the Secret Garden and the High Springs Rail Road Museum. The headliner is Brian Smalley,2013 Florida Folk Album of the Year Winner. We will also have a grand finale party at the Great Outdoors Restaurant

Quilt Day

10/04/14 
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Dudley Farm Historic State Park - 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Bed Turning featuring popular quilts representative of the Dudley era, 11 am-noon. Question & answers 1:00 pm. Historical skills demonstrations such as pine needle basket weaving, palm weaving, tatting, spinning, quilting, inkle loom & cornhusk brooms, 1 pm-3 pm. Also featuring the Levy Co Quilt Museum, quilts for sale, quilt-related vendors and more.

Light Up Williston-Christmas

12/06/14 
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Watch Santa come to town on an elephant! Take a quick trek to the Christmas lighting ceremony, held in Heritage Park, 444 NW Main Street immediately following the parade. This exciting evening includes Christmas entertainment along with food and beverages available.

Cane Day

12/06/14 
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Dudley Farm Historic State Park - See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane using mule power and boil it into syrup. Old-time craft demonstrations including woodworking, blacksmithing and butter churning, quilt drawing, children's activities and toys, old-time music and vendors are featured on this living history day. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit - Museum On Main Street

09/13/14-10/24/14
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Museum On Main Street (MOMS) is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and State humanities councils nationwide that serves small-town museums and their patrons. This is a one-of-a -kind access to Smithsonian exhibitions and educational humanities programs. Like all MOMS exhibitions, THE WAY WE WORKED was specifically designed for students and families to "Think About It", "Let's Talk About It", "Let's Listen" and "Let's Watch" through visual displays as well as audio and view of video throughout the exhibition. The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum & the City of Cedar Key will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit for six weeks from Sept 13-Oct 24, 2014. Cedar Key was chosen with only five other cities in Florida to host the Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibition. Cedar Key Library - Smithsonian Exhibit - "THE WAY WE WORKED" Cedar Key Historical Museum - "How We Worked Then & Now" Cedar Key Museum State Park *entry fee Cedar Key Aquaculture Association & University of Florida - IFAS Clam Farming Exhibit & Touch Tank

7th Annual Music Festival

09/26/14-09/27/14
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Two days of toe awesome music (country/rock/blues), arts and crafts, food vendors, children's activities and cooking contest. Camping available.

Pirate Invasion

09/12/14-09/13/14
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Third Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend. Be forewarned, the Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise have invited a tango of pirates to the Best Little Pirate Town in Florida! This is a fun, safe, and welcoming community experience attracting the attention of pirates and pirate groups from all over. It`s great to be a pirate in Cedar Key, even if it`s only for a weekend in September!




Welcome To Natural North Florida -- the original Florida tourism destination.

There are off-beat and old-fashioned towns to explore where you can still savor a slice of life from bygone days. This region is also home to the largest collection of natural springs in the world, amazing sunsets, wonderfully quiet recreational rivers and trails, and world-class flora and fauna. With no crowds and no palm trees, it'll alter your stereotypes of the state. As you wander along the tree-lined and scenic roads winding through the region, you'll forget that you are in the fourth largest state in the US.

It's a "come as you are" kind of place, where you'll find people very down home yet very sophisticated, natural and nice, all at once.

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