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March 3 2018 Florida SpringsFest

Join us on Saturday, March 3, at Silver Springs State Park for the 2018 Florida SpringsFest. Come learn from the experts about the history and science of Florida’s springs. Enjoy live music, art, movies and games throughout the day. Participate in programs and presentations from state park rangers and other environmental experts. Specials guests will be on hand including live mermaids and an appearance by Ricou Browning, the original “Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

The Florida SpringsFest (formerly the Marion County Springs Festival) promotes preservation of the springs through awareness and stewardship. Since 2000, Florida SpringsFest has been educating visitors about the importance of Florida’s springs. Designated as a National Landmark in 1971, Silver Springs is one of the largest freshwater springs. This nearly 5,000-acre park has a full-facility campground with 59 campsites, 10 modern cabins, 18 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, canoe and kayak rentals, and “Florida’s Famous Glass Bottom Boat Tours.”

Regular state park admission is $2 per person. Glass bottom boat tours will be half price throughout the weekend. Bring the entire family, even your furry friend is welcome. (Pets must be well-behaved, on a handheld leash, and are not permitted in buildings or boats. For more information, follow this event on Facebook.

Silver Springs State Park is located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Silver Springs, FL 34488.