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Florida Folk Festival, White Springs

May 24 - May 26

" Florida Folk Festival"

The biggest Florida State Park event of the year is happening on Memorial Day Weekend. The 67th annual Florida Folk Festival takes place On May 24-26, 2019, on the banks of the Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

One of the oldest state folk festivals in America, since 1953 folk artists have been coming together for the Florida Folk Festival. This event showcases a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique continue a grand tradition of celebrating Florida’s land, food, people, and diverse cultural heritage.

The event now brings 30,000 concert-goers to the festival site each year, more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters, participate to Florida’s heritage. The Department of State’s Florida Folk-life Program researches a special topic on Florida’s traditional heritage.
Florida’s oldest and newest cultural communities, In jam sessions, demonstrations, and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories, or making a pine needle basket, a shopping excursion and visit with Florida’s traditional and contemporary craftsmen

You can book your tickets in advance $25 per day/$50 for the weekend, gate tickets are $30 per day/$60 for the weekend, Children (Ages 6 to 16) are $6 and free for children under 6.
Gates for the event open at 8 a.m., stages open at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, on the banks of the Suwannee River. Pets and personal golf carts are not allowed in this event. There are plenty of places to camp in the area, including Suwannee River State Park, O’Leno State Park, Ocean Pond and Spirit of the Suwannee.

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