Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Some parks have their own Monthly or Quarterly Calendar pages. Consult these pages and the monthly Highlights and Nearby Nature newsletters for additional information.

Effective March 1, 2013, Florida sales tax is applicable to most fees. The parks' regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) is not affected.

Call the park of your choice to confirm fees and registration requirements - preregistration is required for many programs and may be available through our Register Online system.

Date/Time Activity  Park
​Tues.
​5:30-6:30 p.m. ​Zumba ​T.Y.
​Thurs.
​10:30-11:30 a.m. ​Zumba West Lake
​Sat.
​Dusk-Midnight Fox Observatory Opens to Public ​Markham
Sun.
​11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ​South Florida Model Sailing Club ​​C.B. Smith
JUNE 2016
Fri., June 24
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
Sun., June 26
​10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike Long Key
​1-4 p.m. ​Krafting With Kay Secret Woods
Mon.-Thurs., June 27-30
8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. ​Junior Farmers Camp (ages 5-8) ​Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trailblazers Horse Camp (ages 9-16) Tradewinds
Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 15
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​FC Barcelona Soccer Camp Central Broward Regional
Thurs., June 30
​5-9:30 p.m. ​Food Truck Invasion Tradewinds
JULY 2016 PARK AND RECREATION MONTH
Wednesdays & Fridays
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies Anne Kolb
Sun., July 3
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class ​West Lake
Mon., July 4
​7:30-10 p.m. ​Fireworks Viewing ​​Vista View
Thurs., July 7
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series:
Growing Vegetables and Herbs
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Fri., July 8
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
Sat., July 9
​10 a.m. ​Fish Printing Fun Anne Kolb
Sun., July 10
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
Mon.-Thurs., July 11-14
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Horsemasters Horse Camp (ages 9-16) Tradewinds
Thurs., July 14
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series: Fruit Trees
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Fri., July 15
​6-8 p.m. ​Family Fun Night ​T.Y.
​7-10 p.m. ​Summer Social
(ages 18+ w/ developmental disabilities)
Sunrise Civic Center
Sat., July 16
​9-11 a.m. ​​Science Eye Nature Program:
Florida Skunk Ape
Everglades Holiday
Sat. & Sun., July 16 & 17
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., July 17
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
Mon., July 18
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle ​West Lake
Mon.-Thurs., July 18-21
​8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Horsemasters Horse Camp (ages 9-16) Tradewinds
Tues., July 19
​8 p.m. Night Hike Secret Woods
Thurs., July 21
​6:30 p.m. ​Broward Star Time Talent Showcase Parker Playhouse
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series:
Bromeliads in the Landscape
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Fri., July 22
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
​8 p.m. Nature at Night Hike Long Key
Thurs., July 28
​5-9:30 p.m. ​Food Truck Invasion Tradewinds
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series:
Pollinator Gardening
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Thurs.-Sun., July 28-31
​Varies 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (Cricket) Central Broward Stadium
Sat., July 30
​10 a.m.-noon ​Tandem Leisure Ride
(ages 18+ blind or visually impaired)
Tradewinds
​1-3 p.m. Special Needs Sports Fair ​Tradewinds
AUGUST 2016
Wednesdays & Fridays
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies Anne Kolb
Mon., Aug. 1
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
​Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 1-4
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Horsemasters Horse Camp (ages 9-16) ​Tradewinds
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5
​9 a.m. -noon Nature Detectives Summer Camp (ages 8-11) Fern Forest
Thurs., Aug. 4
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series:
From Sea to Glades: Aquatic, Wetland, and Edge Plants
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Fri., Aug. 5
​7:30 a.m. ​Parks Advisory Board Meeting ​Nova Oceanographic Campus Auditorium
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
Sat., Aug. 6
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll ​Anne Kolb
​Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 8-11
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Horsemasters Horse Camp (ages 9-16) ​Tradewinds
Thurs., Aug. 11
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series:
Environmental Enhancements
(ages 13+)
Secret Woods
Sat., Aug. 13
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Go Native Plant Sale ​Secret Woods
​10 a.m. ​Shells & Claws Hike Anne Kolb
Wed., Aug. 17
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Fri., Aug. 19
​6-8 p.m. ​Family Fun Night ​T.Y.
​7-9:30 p.m. Teen Social: Back-to-School Dance
(ages 13-22 w/ developmental disabilities)
Sunrise Civic Center
​8 p.m. Full-Moon Hike Long Key
Sat., Aug. 20
​9-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Deep-Sea Divers
Everglades Holiday
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 20 & 21
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Thurs., Aug. 25
​5-9:30 p.m. ​Food Truck Invasion Tradewinds
Mon., Aug. 29
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
SEPTEMBER 2016
Thurs., Sept. 1
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
Sun., Sept. 4
​7-9 a.m. ​King of the Hill Run Vista View
Wed., Sept. 7
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Walk, Waddle, Wiggle (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Sun., Sept. 11
​2-3 p.m. ​Butterfly Gardening Class Secret Woods
Thurs., Sept. 15
​7-9 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Fri., Sept. 16
​7-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
​7:30 p.m. Night Hike by the Seashore Hollywood North Beach
​8 p.m. Full-Moon Hike Long Key
Sat., Sept. 17
​9-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Astounding Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
Everglades Holiday
​9 a.m.-noon ​Coastal Cleanup Hollywood North Beach
​11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Estuary Days Event Anne Kolb
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 17 & 18
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., Sept. 18
​2-4 p.m. ​Outdoor Fun Secret Woods
Thurs., Sept. 22
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
Sat., Sept. 24
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Fall Into Foliage Native Plant Sale Fern Forest
​11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Estuary Day Anne Kolb
​1-3 p.m. ​Tapestries of Nature Secret Woods
Sun., Sept. 25
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
​2-4 p.m. ​Krafting With Kay Secret Woods
Thurs., Sept. 29
​5-9:30 p.m. ​Food Truck Invasion Tradewinds
Fri., Sept. 30
​7-9:30 p.m. Friday Night Social
(ages 18+ living w/ mental illness)
Tree Tops
OCTOBER 2016
Sat., Oct. 1
​9 a.m.-2 p.m. Low-Cost Pet Rabies Clinic T.Y.
Wed., Oct. 5
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Not-So-Scary Halloween (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Fri., Oct. 7
​7:30 a.m. ​Parks Advisory Board Meeting ​UF-IFAS Extension Education Auditorium
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 8 & 9
​9 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Barktoberfest Quiet Waters
Sat., Oct. 15
​9-11 a.m. ​​Science Eye Nature Program:
Watch the Hand
Everglades Holiday
​9 a.m.-noon ​Big 20th Anniversary Cleanup Anne Kolb
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 15 & 16
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Wed., Oct. 19
​8-9 p.m. Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 21-23
​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
​Sat., Oct. 22
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
Fri., Oct. 28
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Trunk or Treat Quiet Waters
Sat., Oct. 29
​7:30 p.m. Dark and Spooky Forest Stroll Fern Forest
​NOVEMBER 2016
Wed., Nov. 2
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Hide & Seek (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Thurs., Nov. 10
​6-7 p.m. Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Sat., Nov. 12
​10 a.m.-2 p.m. Go Native Plant Sale Quiet Waters
Sun., Nov. 13
​10 a.m. ​Jamaican Jerk Festival ​Markham
​2-5 p.m. ​20th Anniversary Silent Auction & Music Celebration Anne Kolb
Mon., Nov. 14
​5:30 p.m. Night Hike Secret Woods
​7 p.m. Supermoon Hike Long Key
Fri., Nov. 18
​7-9:30 p.m. Teen Social: Western Hoedown
(ages 13-22 w/ developmental disabilities)
Tree Tops
​7:30 p.m. Shooting Star Forest Stroll Fern Forest
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 18-20
​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
Sat., Nov. 19
​9-11 a.m. ​​Science Eye Nature Program:
Food for Thought...Thoughtful for Finches
Everglades Holiday
Sat. & Sun., Nov. 19 & 20
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., Nov. 20
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series: Snakes ​​Fern Forest
Wed., Nov. 23
​5 p.m. ​Sunset Nature Walk Miramar Pineland
​Sat., Nov. 26
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island ​Deerfield Island
Sun., Nov. 27
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series: Spiders ​​Fern Forest
DECEMBER 2016
Fri., Dec. 2
​7:30 a.m. ​Parks Advisory Board Meeting ​Secret Woods
Sun., Dec. 4
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series:
Dangerous Plants, Animals, & Insects
​​Fern Forest
Wed., Dec. 7
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Under the Sea (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Sat., Dec. 10
​6 a.m. BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series C.B. Smith
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 9-11
​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
Tues., Dec. 13
​7 p.m. Supermoon Hike Long Key
Fri., Dec. 16
​7:30-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program ​Fern Forest
Sat., Dec. 17
​9-11 a.m. ​​Science Eye Nature Program:
Hand-Held Holiday Lights
Everglades Holiday
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 17 & 18
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Wed., Dec. 28
​6-7 p.m. Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
JANUARY 2017
Wed., Jan. 4
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Scents & Senses (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Fri.-Sun., Jan. 20-22
​​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
FEBRUARY 2017
Wed., Feb. 1
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: I Spy - Wildlife! (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
MARCH 2017
Wed., Mar. 1
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Over the Rainbow (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
APRIL 2017
Wed., Apr. 5
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Eggselent Animals (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
MAY 2017
Wed., May 3
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Beaks & Bills (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
SEPTEMBER 2017
Wed., Sept. 6
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Walk, Waddle, Wiggle (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
OCTOBER 2017
Wed., Oct. 4
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Not-So-Scary Halloween (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
NOVEMBER 2017
Wed., Nov. 1
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Hide & Seek (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
DECEMBER 2017
Wed., Dec. 6
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Under the Sea (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland

 

 

ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.