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  • Cedar Key Florida

    • 30th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet
      All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats and sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies and sampans; punts, pirogues, prams and pirates' yawlboats. A great time to observe wildlife and take photographs. This event is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups or fees.

    • 43nd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival
      9:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day. This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning. In addition on this weekend, there is an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, the big island 3 miles to the west of Cedar Key. Explore the lighthouse, look at the exhibits and wander this beautiful island. Shuttle boats are available at City Marina. Be sure to remember your camera and binoculars!

    • 45th Annual Seafood Festival
      This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning. In addition on this weekend, there is an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, the big island 3 miles to the west of Cedar Key. Explore the lighthouse, look at the exhibits and wander this beautiful island. Shuttle boats are available at City Marina. Be sure to remember your camera and binoculars!

    • 49th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
      Make a date with Cedar Key and enjoy sauntering down Historic 2nd Street while enjoying fine art from a very select group of incredibly talented artists. Featuring award-winning fine art, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography, and more. All this while taking in tasty fresh local seafood from our casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, and beautiful coastal scenery in this unforgettable Old Florida setting.

    • 50th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
      Make a date with Cedar Key to saunter down Historic 2nd Street while enjoying fine art from a select group of incredibly talented artists; featuring award-winning fine art: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography, and more. Plan on indulging your senses on home-made goodies from local vendors and fresh local seafood from our casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, topped off by beautiful coastal scenery in this astounding Old Florida setting. See you there for an unforgettable experience!

    • A Cedar Key Christmas
    • Cedar Key Small Boat Meet
      The Cedar Key small boat is completely informal. Tides and weather are the only organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees. All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes & kayaks, catboats & catamarans, trimarans, rowboats, sailing dinghies, scows, sharpies, & sampans, punts, pirogues, prams, & pirates' jonboats. For information call the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, 352-543-5600.

    • Cedar Key Star Party
      The events hosted by the State Park will be: 2/20/12 - evening event at Cedar Key Museum 2/22/12 - stargazing hayrides at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve 2/24/12 - evening event at Cedar Key Museum More info to follow

    • Cedar Keys Light Station
      The Cedar Keys Light Station will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Hidden Coast Paddling Festival
      Three day paddling event for the experienced and novice to paddling. Guided and self-guided tours are scheduled.

    • Pirate Invasion
      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!

    • Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit - Museum On Main Street
      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

  • Chiefland Florida

    • Chiefland Centennial Celebration
      The City of Chiefland will celebrate its 100th year anniversary in 2013. The celebration will take place on Friday and Saturday April 5th and 6th 2013. Event Description Friday April 5th. 7:00pm – 10:00 pm Centennial Program (at Train Depot) Historic Marker/Time Capsule Dedication •Community Fish Fry Supper at the Depot •Street Dance (Park Avenue) Saturday April 6th. 8:00am – 4:30pm Information, Historic Trade Demonstrations, Food Entertainment •9:30am Commemorative Monument / Flag Presentation •10:00am Chili, BBQ Cook-Off, Pie/Cake Baking Contest (Judging 10:00am) Awards/Auction 11:00am •1:00pm Parade (US19), Re-Enactments •2:00pm Vintage Costume Contest (Community Center) •2:00pm – 6:00pm Historic Picture Display (Community Center/Train Depot) •2:00pm Horseshoe throwing contest •3:30pm Hog and Turkey calling contest (Community Center) •5:00pm Historian Interviews (Community Center) •7:00pm Strickland Park opens for fireworks at dark

    • Chiefland Christmas Festival
      The festival will include several events including: parades, live entertainment, caroling, visits with Santa and lighting competitions. Come join the fun!!

    • Chiefland Watermelon Festival
      Come out and celebrate our watermelon harvest at Chiefland's Annual Watermelon Festival! There will be a parade and pageant, free samples of the area's fresh delicious chilled watermelon and a variety of fresh local food, arts & crafts and other vendors.

    • Clay Landing Days
      Clay Landing Days will feature rides through the north trail system where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians. One of the rides is accessible to persons with disabilities with little or no assistance, including wheelchairs. This fun ride and journey into the past will bear witness to survival skills used by Native Americans and pioneers alike to learn how they lived, what clothing they wore and how food was prepared over campfires. If you master communication with them, you may even get to sample tasty morsels. Clay Landing Days activities are free with a paid park admission of $6.00 per carload of up to eight people. For more information please call the park at 352-493-6072.

    • Eerie Acres Hayride and Haunted Trail
      Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction offers affordable Halloween fun and fright for all ages. Climb aboard our Hayride to view a variety of Halloween themed decorations, get lost in our Maze, face your fears in our Haunted Woods or bring the little ones for fun in our Kid Zone. Friday and Saturday Nights in October, 7-11 pm. Call for pricing.

    • Log Cabin Quilter's Show and Sale
      Annual show and sale for the Log Cabin Quilters. Great gifts for the holiday season can be found. View the quilters at work and see some of the awesome products they have created.

    • Suwannee Valley Players
      2008 Season, check website for show times. Grease, Romeo & Juliet and Treasure Island.

    • Tour de Melon
      Bicycling tours of 15, 30, 65 or a century ride (check out the newly improved century route at: http://www.tourdemelon.com/2013-century-route/). This event is happening in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival. Come on out and ride the Nature Coast State Trail and travel along beautiful farmlands while you enjoy a great ride in the country. Then drop by the 59th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival and cool down with some chilled, sweet melon.

    • Tour de Melon Bike Ride
      Tour de Melon is a Family trail ride and a Century ride on an area highway route. The ride takes place each year in conjunction with Chiefland’s Annual Watermelon Festival. Mass group starting time is 8:00 AM for an unforgettable ride through rural North Florida. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with vast areas of ranches, cropland and nature. Delicious, sweet watermelon at every stop, lunch and T-shirt included. Proceeds from the ride benefit national and local charities.

  • Inglis Florida

    • Inglis Music Festival
      The inaugural Inglis Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Renowned bluegrass musicians, Mark Newton & Steven Thomas, will be performing. Open mic showcase of local talent throughout the day. The festival will feature local food vendors, arts & crafts, educational workshops for kids and raffles. Located in Inglis Central Park behind town hall.

    • Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival
      This is a 2 day Bluegrass festival on the banks of the beautiful Withlacoochee river. Camping is available and there will be food, arts and craft vendors. This is a family friendly festival. The event is located on private property in Levy county directly on the river between Inglis and Dunnellon.

  • Otter Creek Florida

    • Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race
      Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! The race takes place on Florida’s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida’s back country. Sightings of deer, wild boar, alligators, and all types of snakes are a frequent occurrence for race contestants. The race covers 15 miles of twists and turns and the current rain fall can have a dramatic effect on the river, adding to the challenge. Race contestants will experience dragging their canoe through mud, over logs, dogging branches, not to mention the challenge of the occasional rapids. With all that in mind, Survivors still come back year after year for the ultimate test of endurance while enjoying good, old-fashioned country fun and fellowship.

  • Williston Florida

    • 4th of July Celebration
      Family, Fun, Food, Fireworks & Parade are all on hand as we Celebrate Old Glory! The parade begins on Noble Ave. by the High School at 5:00 p.m. Immediately following the parade festivities continue in Williston Horseman’s Park located 1 mile South of Williston on Hwy 41. The gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m. There is no admission fee and children’s amusement rides and entertainment all evening long are all free. The public is asked for a $2.00 per car donation to park. This is a donation and not required. The festival features several food and beverage vendors as well as many other July 4th holiday vendors. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the whole family for an American Spirit filled evening. Fireworks will be set off at dusk.

    • Carnival Train!
      : Learn the story of an old Carnival train that derailed off it’s tracks, just south of the little town of Williston during a terrible storm. When the townspeople came out the next morning it had completely disappeared. Or did it? Come masterfully navigate your way through our Mega Maze of Fun, and see if you can discover the Lost Railroad! Climb aboard our Historical 1800’s Locomotive & Railroad and hold on tight! All ages will enjoy this adventure as it’s not too Scary, but kinda Spooky! It’s Fall family fun like never before! Specific run dates are: Oct 10, 1 1, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov 1.

    • Central Florida Peanut Festival
      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
      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…

    • Kirby Family Farm Carnival Train!
      Description: Learn the story of an old Carnival train that derailed off it’s tracks, just south of the little town of Williston during a terrible storm. When the townspeople came out the next morning it had completely disappeared. Or did it? Come masterfully navigate your way through our Mega Maze of Fun, and see if you can discover the Lost Railroad! Climb aboard our Historical 1800’s Locomotive & Railroad and hold on tight! All ages will enjoy this adventure as it’s not too Scary, but kinda Spooky! It’s Fall family fun like never before! Specific run dates are: Oct 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov 1.

    • Kirby Family Farm's Rock-N-Roll Easter Train
      Hop on down to the Kirby Family Farm for our Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rides, Games, Spring Farm Babies Petting area, meet the Easter Bunny and of course climb aboard The Kirby Family Railroad, a full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.

    • Kirby Farm's Christmas Express
      Kirby Family Farm is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, an unforgettable holiday attraction the whole family can enjoy. There are lots of activities to see and do including the featured train ride through thousands of Christmas lights pulled by an old-fashioned, full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world. Specific Run Dates: Nov 28,29,30, Dec 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,22,23,26,27 & 28. Christmas hours also 5:30pm-10 pm.

    • Levy County Fair
      Community events highlight the agricultural & aquaculture aspects of the county. The Fair will have a great midway for the 2014 fair. Lots of food and craft vendors are preparing to join us. The fair includes livestock & equestrian shows plus creative arts competitions. Entertainment includes concerts, karaoke, gospel music and the Miss Levy County Fair pageant.

    • Light Up Williston
      Community pride and holiday cheer make the annual "Light Up Williston" celebration memorable for all who attend. This event will include a parade to celebrate the city being lit for the holidy season

    • Light Up Williston-Christmas
      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.

    • Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment
      Experience the History of the Civil War like never before! The Kirby Family Farm is very proud to present the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. One of the largest reenactments in the Sunshine State, the Battle features a full size historical locomotive on Florida’s largest private railroad. Before the Battle there’s a whole day of fun including period music, daily artillery or mortar demonstrations, Union and Confederate camps, sutlers, optional historic tram ride, authentic artifacts, and more. Enjoy a train ride through the battlefield and camps.

    • Ride to Provide (Motorcycle Event)
      3rd Annual Ride to Provide Benefit For Levy Association for Retarded Citizens 88-miles on scenic Levy County roads. Riders are encouraged to eat lunch at Levy ARC where we will offer a Hamburger plate for $7.00 ALL Proceeds from meal will go directly to support Levy ARC.

    • Williston Independence Celebration
      10 am to 10 pm - all day fun at Williston's Horsemen's Park across from the municipal airport. FIREWORKS after dark.

    • Williston Peanut Festival
      The Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place the first Saturday of October each year in Williston's Linear Park. This Williston tradition celebrates all things "Nutty". There will be rides, arts & crafts, live music, information booths,the Little Peanut royal family, and of course, TONS of peanuts. Whether you like them boiled, baked, roasted or fried, this is peanut Mecca. The festival is truly everything peanuts - from peanut oriented crafts to countless bags of the area's prized crop to feast on, to the crowning of Little Peanut King and Queen and Baby Peanut.

  • Yankeetown Florida

    • Inglis-Yankeetown Seafood & Art Festival
      The Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club presents its annual Seafood Festival and Arts and Crafts show. For info call 352-505-7936 or email: yankeetownseafoodfestival@gmail.com. Food - Fun - Arts & Crafts

    • Nature Coast Challange
      Anglers will target the waters of the Withlacoochee River and the Withlacoochee Bay in a fun, conservation-oriented, catch-photo-release format. Fishing will begin at safe light on April 21. The entry fee includes a captain's bag with a tournament t-shirt, rights to fish, entry into the raffles and banquet. Trophies, prizes and gift certificates will be awarded for the first place through third place finishers in four open divisions which include Redfish, Trout, Cobia Slam, biggest Redfish, biggest Trout and biggest Cobia. There will also be prizes for best Jr. Angler and "Mystery Fish".

    • The 3rd NATURE COAST CHALLENGE - A Catch-Photo-Release Kayak Fishing Tournament
      The tournament is open to everyone. Only non-motorized paddlecraft allowed. Pre-fishing the area is encouraged! In the interest of marine conservation, winning fish are determined from digital photographs. Target species are redfish and trout. Guaranteed prize money is $200 for longest redfish, $200 for longest trout and $200 for the Grand Slam (Combined length of longest redfish and longest trout caught by one angler). New this year is a prize for "Mixed Bag". Additionally, over $1000 (retail value) in give-aways and prizes, provided by sponsors, will be awarded! Net proceeds are used for charitable endeavors of the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club which address eyesight (free exams and glasses), hearing, diabetes prevention and youth programs. Bring a friend - Have fun - Fish Yankeetown!