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Jun
29
Sat
Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking 6/29/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking 6/29/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Join us for a Dutch oven class where we will learn Dutch oven techniques, make several cast-iron dishes and then sample them.

Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass) plus $5/person activities fee.

Pre-register by calling 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov.

Jul
3
Wed
Happy Birthday America! @ Wildwood Community Center
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Happy Birthday America! @ Wildwood Community Center

Wildwood’s annual Happy Birthday America event will take place Wednesday, July 3, 2024, on the grounds of the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road.

Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. with vendors, food trucks, games, activities, and entertainment, including live music by Clark Barrios. A professional fireworks show tops off the night at 9:00 p.m.

“This is one of our biggest and best-attended events each year, and we have been working to make it better than ever before,” said Parks and Recreation Director Courtney Kellem. “We appreciate the feedback offered by the public in past years and have incorporated as many of the suggestions received as possible.”

The family-friendly event includes fun for all ages, from face painting, carnival games, inflatables, a free pie eating contest, and more to an adults-only beer garden serving those of legal drinking age with proper identification.

“We hope residents will join us for the celebration and encourage them to plan ahead,” Kellem said. “Allow extra time for traffic delays and consider carpooling or other transportation. By all means, do not drink and drive. We want everyone to have fun and then get home safely at the end of the night.”

Admission is free. To preregister for the pie eating contest, go to wildwood-fl.gov/parksrec or call 352-461-0134.

Jul
7
Sun
Patriotic Family Fun Day @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Patriotic Family Fun Day @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park | Bushnell | Florida | United States

Join us as we celebrate both our nation and our park’s birthdays

Ongoing Old-Fashioned Games for Family Fun
Including: Corn hole toss, croquet, badminton, stilts, horseshoes and more.

Old-fashioned game competitions start at 5 p.m.

Pet Parade with prizes starts at 6 p.m.

Hand-cranked ice cream, food stand and music.

Event included with your park entrance fee of $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass).

2024 Patriotic Family Fun Day Flyer

Jul
9
Tue
Needle Felting Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Needle Felting Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Join us as we learn how to work with felt to make needle felting crafts.

Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person.

Group size is limited to 12.

Pre-registration is required at DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov or 352-793-4781.

Jul
13
Sat
Living Historian-Led Guided Walk Program 7/13/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living Historian-Led Guided Walk Program 7/13/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park | Bushnell | Florida | United States

Join us on a Seminole and Soldier Living Historian-led guided walk/program on the Fort King Road.

Program included with park admission fee of $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass).

Jul
14
Sun
Ice Cream Music Jam @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ice Cream Music Jam @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Bring your instrument or just your voice and ice cream topping and join us for a music jam session and cranking out homemade ice cream.

Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

Jul
17
Wed
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop! @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop! @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Join park staff and volunteers for a combined curriculum workshop which will include educational activities for both aquatic and terrestrial animals and their habitats.

A 1-day workshop for formal and non-formal educators! (18 years and older)

Workshop Features:
▪ Free hands-on, standards-based conservation education workshop
▪ Interactive simulations to teach wildlife conservation topics. Activity guides and support materials included!

The workshop is free to all but space is limited.

To register please contact the park at DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov or 352-793-4781.

Jul
19
Fri
Mandala Rock Painting Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mandala Rock Painting Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Join expert volunteers as they teach participants how to do the historic art of mandala painting on rocks or recycled small tins.

Pre-register by calling 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov.

Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person, For ages 12 and up.

Jul
22
Mon
Pine Needle Basket Class 7/22/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pine Needle Basket Class 7/22/24 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Traditional pine needle basketry is taught by Dade’s experienced volunteers.

All materials are provided to make a longleaf pine needle basket.

Pre-register by calling 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov.

Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass) plus $5/person activities fee.

Jul
24
Wed
Explore Your Environment: A Project Learning Tree Professional Development Training @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Explore Your Environment: A Project Learning Tree Professional Development Training @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Become a Project Learning Tree® (PLT) certified educator and receive the PLT Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide with 50 hands-on activities you can incorporate into your existing curriculum and implement right away!

This 1-day training for formal and non-formal educators features:
• Free, hands-on, standards-based environmental education resources
• Interactive activity modeling and demonstrations, activity guide and support materials included!

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