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15th to 16thCross City Airport75th Anniversary of Airport/Community Celebration
Vendors, rides, displays, food, entertainment- family fun day Download more information HERE.
19thChieflandHistory of the War Dogs
Barbara Snow, Executive Director of the Southern Chapter of the US War Dog Association will be presenting a program hosted by the Friends of the Luther Callaway Library on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Barbara will explain about the organization and services and the history of the war dogs. She has many stories about the dogs and will explain the different services they provide. People who attend the program will be amazed and spellbound. There are many misconceptions about service dogs and Barbara will talk about these as well as answer your questions. Barbara had a life career of directing non-profit humane societies and municipal animal control agencies. She was asked in 2010 to form and direct the Southern Chapter of the US WAR DOGS ASSN. Don’t miss this fascinating program to learn what "man`s best friend" is capable of doing for our veterans, our safety, security and freedom.
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6thChiefland 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 and crafts and other vendors.
6thDowntown ChieflandTOUR DEMELON
In conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival, the annual Tour de Melon, a cycling event for everyone from the seasoned cyclist to families and young children, leads visitors on trail rides through the Nature Coast from 18 to100 miles long! A leisurely ride is a delightful introduction to the hidden gems and beautiful scenery as much as it is a cycling opportunity. After the ride, participants can refresh themselves with watermelon and a stroll through the festival.
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3rdWilliston4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Family, Fun, Food, Fireworks and Parade are all on hand as we Celebrate Old Glory! 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.
4thCedar KeyOld Florida Cedar Key Clamfest
This small town festival will be held at City Park.
4thSuwannee4th of July Celebration
The town of Suwannee will celebrate the 4th - vendors will set-up at 9:00 a.m. with a golf cart parade during the day with a outstanding firework show at dark. If you are interested in being a vendor please call (352) 542-8776.
4thSteinhatcheeJuly 4th Celebration Steinhatchee Style!
The festivities will begin with a Mullet Toss at 6:00 PM. There will be plenty of food on hand, served by our local non profits also beginning at 6:00 PM. THE BRIDGE WILL CLOSE AT APPROXIMATELY 8:15 PM. The show will begin at dusk. Traffic will be rerouted to US 19. FWC will also hold boat traffic back in the river. Don`t miss this great time of celebrating our great nation`s birth!
4thEllie Ray`s RV ResortCowboy Kid Rock Tribute Band
Let`s celebrate our Independence and 4th of July with Cowboy - Kid Rock Tribute Band! “Cowboy” brings it like nobody can! Every hit from Bawitdaba, Cowboy, Only Rockin` on the Santa Fe, Concert Series! Life on the river with music doesn`t get any better than this! July 4, 2014 - Independence DayDoors open at 6:00pm Headliner at 9:30pmBook your camping now! For more info, call (855) RIVER-13(3 day camping minimum required for special events)

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Scallop Season:

June 27, 2015 thru September 24, 2015
Daily bag limit of 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person

Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel.

Recreational harvesters need a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest bay scallops, even when scalloping from shore. Commercial harvest prohibited.

15thEllie Ray`s RV ResortLet It Be - Beatles Tribute Band
Let It Be - Beatles Tribute Band

Rockin` on the Santa Fe River Concert Series, Let It Be, Beatles Tribute Band. You will be stunned at how real the sights, sounds and excitement is that these four lads create!

August 15, 2015
Doors open at 6:00pm
Headliner at 9:30pm

Book your camping reservations today! For more info, call (855) RIVER-13

(3 day camping minimum required for special events)


29th to 30thEllie Ray`s RV Resort2nd Annual Fishing for Autism Bass Tournament
Hosted by Donnie Feagle and Handi House of Lake City benefitting Little Star Center. Fun for the entire family! DJ, Face-painting, bounce house and more....

Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30, 2015

Ellie Ray`s RV Resort - Boat Ramp

Safe light - 3 pm

Pre-registration: $100 per boat, 2-person teams welcome

Day of registration is $120 CASH ONLY.

1st Place Prize: $7,000

2nd Place Prize: $1,000

1-15th place pay outs

100% payback on Big Bass Pot, door prizes and raffle prizes

Book your camping reservations today! For more info, call (855) RIVER-13

Questions:
Donnie Feagle 386-365-1191 (registration and sponsorship)

Register Here (before August 14th for pre-registration costs)

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Scallop Season:

June 27, 2015 thru September 24, 2015
Daily bag limit of 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person


Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel.


Recreational harvesters need a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest bay scallops, even when scalloping from shore. Commercial harvest prohibited.

5thEllie Ray`s RV ResortBand 4 Play
Band 4 Play

Rockin` on the Santa Fe River Concert Series, let’s celebrate the last weekend of Summer, with favorite local cover band singing RandB, Country and Rock and Roll.
Check out their music!

September 5, 2015 - Labor Day Weekend
Doors open at 6:00pm
Headliner at 9:30pm

Book your camping reservations today! For more info, call (855) RIVER-13
(3 day camping minimum require for special events)

6thCedar KeyLabor Day Auction
Auction-goers will find great deals on lodgings, dining, fishing, fine art, gifts, fresh clams and more. As the organization`s largest fundraiser of the year, the auction plays a vital role in keeping the Chamber and The Cedar Key Welcome Center operational. All items are donated by local businesses, residents and artists. Many items are auctioned for a fraction of their value-providing a great opportunity to save money and help the Cedar Key business community serve our guests at The Welcome Center. It`s a fun time with for all who attend.
11th to 13thKirby FarmSix Gun Territory
10am-4pm. Y`all watch out! We hear the Shadow Riders gang been hidin` out in the backwoods of the Kirby Family Farm! Them train robbers are always up to no good! There`ll be plenty of Wild West fun and a very special reunion of Gunfighters, CanCan Girls, and more from the Original Six Gun Territory!

Kirby Family Farm - 19630 NE 30th St - Williston, FL 32696 - 352-812-7435
18th to 20thCedar KeyPIRATE INVASION
Fourth 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!
Come celebrate the past with historical re-enactors! Visit the historic pirate encampment and watch the epic battle that is certain to be played out on the shores of Cedar Key.
19th to 20thWillistonElephant Appreciation Day
Two Tails Ranch is having its 4th annual Elephant Appreciation Day fundraiser!

Come join the fun and 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...

Two Tails Ranch - 18655 NE 81st St - Williston, FL 32696 - (P)352-528-6585 - (C)352-359-6676

19thCedar Key1st Annual Run, Walk, Paddle
Taking place at the Cedar Key School from 7am-12pm. Join the Cedar Key Arts Center, American Cancer Society, Off the Grid Racing, and the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce for a day of fun and exercise! Choose 1, 2, or all 3 "legs" of this event! Prizes will be awarded! to register for this event, please got to www.cedarkey.org and click the flyer in the middle of the home page.

Sept. 19 - Oct. 18
Antlered or antlerless deer by crossbow or bow only

20thWillistonELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY
Two Tails Ranch is having it`s 4th annual elephant appreciation day fundraiser! Come join the fun and 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� Special Guests from Big Cat Habitat!
26thThe Putnam Lodge and SpaSouthern Cruisers Riding Club
Meet and Greet A riding Club for Family, Friends and all brands of Motorcycles.. See Ya at The Putnam Lodge September 26, 2015 15487 N.W. Hwy 19 Shamrock, Florida (Cross City)32628
Lunch will be served


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3rdHeritage Park, WillistonCENTRAL FLORIDA PEANUT FESTIVAL
The Peanut Festival is in its 24th year. It features delicious food, assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, rides, music, crafts, antique tractors and the Little Peanut King and Queen, including the Baby Peanut Contest. A petting zoo, pony rides and free grilled PB and J sandwiches while they last!
3rdCedar KeyTaste of Cedar Key
This event of showing off Cedar Key specialties is returning for the second year. Proceeds benefit Cedar School.
3rdCedar KeyTaste of Cedar Key
This event showcases local restaurants` culinary specialties featuring fresh Cedar Key clams.
9th to 31stWillistonLOST RAILROAD
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 and 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!
17th to 18thCedar KeyCEDAR KEY 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.
17thThe Putnam Lodge and SpaHaven Hospice Fundrraising Event
Haven Hospice Fundraising Event
Putnam Lodge is pleased to announce, Haven Hospice will be hosting their Fundraising Event on October 17th 2015, 5:30 P.M. Saturday. Join in on the fun. Tickets are $75.00. Call (352) 271-4665. Hors d`oeuvre, Food served Buffet. Fundraising/Private Auction. Serving North Florida since 1979.

Hunting Oct. 19-23
Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow

Hunting Oct. 24 - Nov. 6
Antlered deer by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow.
In DMU C5, antlerless deer also may be taken Oct. 24-25 during antlerless deer season.

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Hunting Oct. 24 - Nov. 6
Antlered deer by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow.
In DMU C5, antlerless deer also may be taken Oct. 24-25 during antlerless deer season.

6th to 8thYankeetownHIDDEN COAST PADDLING ADVENTURE
Originating from enthusiastic paddlers proclaiming the "big bend" coastline of Florida as some of the very best paddling worldwide, the Hidden Coast Paddling Adventure celebrates the diverse waterways in North Florida- from freshwater rivers, inter-coastal waterways, salt creeks, desert islands and the pristine Gulf of Mexico, this region is a Mecca for paddlers of all experience levels. Featuring paddling trails along Yankeetown`s Withlacoochee River, salt water creeks and the Gulf of Mexico. The Hidden Coast Padding Adventure, held each year in a different location, offers nature lovers an opportunity to explore fresh water areas, tidal saltwater creeks, rivers and coastal islands

Nov. 7 - Jan. 24
Antlered deer entire season by all legal centerfire rifles and pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows.

14thLevy and Gilchrist CountiesRiver Rummage Sale
A massive rummage sale that will take place in City Park, Cedar Key for the second year. There will be other locations in Levy and Gilchrist Counties.
21st to 22ndInglis-YankeetownINGLIS - YANKEETOWN SEAFOOD and ART FESTIVAL
The Yankeetown Seafood Festival takes place in the quaint, "old Florida" town of Yankeetown located on the banks of the Lower Withlacoochee just three miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The Festival features Food, Entertainment, Arts, Crafts and interesting merchandise of all sorts. Plan to visit us - you`ll be glad you did!
27th to 29thWilliston 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.
When: Nov 27, 28, 29, Dec 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26 and 27. Christmas hours also 5:30 pm-10 pm.
27thCedar KeyAnnual Tree Lighting
Come One Come All to A Cedar Key Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Come watch the great Cedar Tree of Cedar Key light up for the holiday season and sing some carols with your fellow neighbors. A wonderful way to kick off the Season!

Nov 27
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4th to 27thWilliston 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.
When: Nov 27, 28, 29, Dec 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26 and 27. Christmas hours also 5:30 pm-10 pm.
5thWillistonLIGHT UP WILLISTON - CHRISTMAS
Watch Santa come to town on an elephant! Take a quick trek to the Christmas lighting ceremony, held in Heritage Park immediately following the parade. This exciting evening includes Christmas entertainment along with food and beverages available.
12thCedar KeyChristmas in the Park and Santa Clam
Christmas in the Park 2015. The boat parade is put on by the Cedar Key Aquiculture Association and our own Santa Clam will be there to greet the children.