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Annual Events

                                                                                 A Day in Florida History

                                                                               Spring Festival in the  Park

                                                                                  Pioneer Fiber Arts Guild

Members of the Guild demonstrate how it was made in the old days....  spinning, weaving and quilting. Many beautiful fiber items of yesterday are recreated using authentic period methods, tools and materials. Regular park admission fees apply!

                                                                                  Wood Carvers Jamboree

                                       Kids’ Cane Pole Fishing Tournament

Rain or Shine!

Time: 8:00 am until 11:00 am

Participants: Three age groups *space limited to first 100 children* Bait will be provided, Cane Poles ONLY!!! Bring your pole! Registration entry forms available at Ranger Station, 386-985-4212 - Pre-Registration Preferred. Fish: CATCH and RELEASE ONLY!  * PARENTAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED* Trophies and Ribbons for all participants! There will be a prize drawing and everyone will take something home! Regular park admission fees apply!


Second Saturday in January is the Day in Florida History. Highlights of this exciting day include living history demonstrations of various periods in Florida's history, including early Native Americans, Spanish, British, Seminole War, Pioneers, Plantation Life, Civil War, and a Cow Camp. Enjoy live music and visit displays from local museums and historical societies. Regular park admission fees apply!

Time: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine! Custom Cars * Hot Rods * Classic Cars * Antique Cars * Live Music * Have Breakfast at the Old Spanish Mill Grill & Griddle House! Take a boat ride with Captain Frank on the Fountain of Youth Eco/History Tour. Go swimming, rent a canoe, paddleboat, or kayak and head down the spring run!

Regular park admission fees apply!

These talented artisans demonstrate their skill in wood-carving using everything from pocket knives to power tools to produce a stunning array of bird and animal carvings, spirit faces, etc., both in the round and bas relief. Regular park admission fees apply!

                                                                                                  Giant Yard Sale

*Huge Yard Sale* The Friends of De Leon Springs State Park take donations all year long for this giant yard sale. Come and check it out! Only once a year!

                                                                               Reading Under The Trees

The park’s goal is to provide access to events for people of all abilities.  If you have special needs, please contact the park before your arrival.

The Friends of De Leon Springs State Park will host the annual "Read Among The Trees" from 10 a.m. - 200 p.m. This celebration of literacy is designed to entice and excite readers of all ages. Visitors will receive one free book or magazine ( or they can bring one item to swap). All Children can take part in the Visitor Center Scavenger  hunt and the special give away drawings. Join the adventure that reading can bring with the beautiful Spring and majestic oaks as a backdrop! Regular park admission fees apply!

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