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
​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
FEBRUARY 2016
Thurs., Feb. 4-Thurs., Feb. 25
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​eARTh-Honoring Our Garden Art Exhibit ​Anne Kolb
Fri., Feb. 12
​8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Training ​Tree Tops
​noon-2 p.m. ​Lunch & Learn Nature Series for Adults: Biological Conservation Strategies in an Ever-Changing World Anne Kolb
​7-9:30 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Easterlin
​7-9:30 p.m. Friday Night Social
(ages 18+ living w/ mental illness)
Tree Tops
Sat., Feb. 13
​10-11 a.m. ​Plants of Anne Kolb Nature Center Hike Anne Kolb
​10-11 a.m. ​Off-Trail Hike (ages 10+) ​​Long Key
​11 a.m.-11 p.m. ​Rockers in Recovery
Love of Recovery Music Festival
​​C.B. Smith
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 13 & 14
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Sun., Feb. 14
​10 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Dog Bowl 2016 ​​T.Y.
​2-4 p.m. ​Music at the Mangrove: Miami International Piano Festival Classical Piano Concert Anne Kolb
​6-7 p.m. Full-Moon Hike Long Key
6:30-7:30 p.m. Night Hike ​​Miramar Pineland
Mon., Feb. 15 PRESIDENTS' DAY Regional parks charge gate fee
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Wed., Feb. 17
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Broward Nature Book Club:
A Land Remembered
Tall Cypress
​noon-2 p.m. ​Book Signing: Carol Pasternak, Author,
"How to Raise Monarch Butterflies"
Butterfly World
​6:30-7:30 p.m. Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Fri., Feb. 19
​6-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire T.Y.
Sat., Feb. 20
​8 a.m.-5 p.m. ​Chasing Butterflies Fundraiser Walk ​​T.Y.
​8:30-11 a.m. ​Science Eye Nature Program: Slime Time Everglades Holiday
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island (ages 8+) Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-2 p.m. Low-Cost Pet Rabies Clinic Delevoe
​10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4-H Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser C.B. Smith
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 20 & 21
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Sun., Feb. 21
​2-4 p.m. ​Music at the Mangrove: The Nightclub - A Drama Concert Anne Kolb
2-4 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt ​Fern Forest
​5-7 p.m. ​Twilight Jammin' ​Fern Forest
Mon., Feb. 22
​6-7 p.m. Night Hike ​Secret Woods
Fri., Feb. 26
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Owl Prowl ​​Long Key
​7-9:30 p.m. Family Hayride & Campfire ​Tradewinds
​7-9:30 p.m. Teen Social: Celebration of the '60s
(ages 13-22 w/ developmental disabilities)
Anne Kolb
Sat., Feb. 27
​8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Training Catharine Young Library
​11-11:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Owl Prowl ​​Long Key
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 27 & 28
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival ​Quiet Waters
Sun., Feb. 28
​10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike ​​Long Key
Mon., Feb. 29
​10-11 a.m. ​Leap (Frog) Day (ages 2-5) ​​Long Key
MARCH 2016 BICYCLE MONTH
Thurs., Mar. 3
​5-10 p.m. Food Truck Invasion ​​Quiet Waters
​7 p.m. ​Public Participation Forum Central Broward Regional
Fri., Mar. 4
​10-11 a.m. ​Intro to Birding Walk ​Fern Forest
​7-9:30 p.m. Family Hayride & Campfire Easterlin
Sat., Mar. 5
​7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Armed Forces Foundation Fundraiser Walk ​​T.Y.
​8 a.m.-5 p.m. 33rd Annual Southeast Florida
Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Plantation Heritage
​8:30-10:30 a.m. ​Bird Walk Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waterway Cleanup Anne Kolb
​9 a.m.-2 p.m. Low-Cost Pet Rabies Clinic Easterlin
10-11 a.m. ​Intro to Birding Walk ​Fern Forest
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 5 & 6
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Sun., Mar. 6
​8 a.m. ​Bird Walk Tall Cypress
8 a.m.-6 p.m. ​Legends of Cricket Central Broward Regional
9-11 a.m. ​Let's Go Biking C.B. Smith
​10 a.m.-noon ​Go Biking at T.Y. Park T.Y.
​noon-1 p.m. ​Super Science Sunday (ages 7-12) Secret Woods
Wed., Mar. 9
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Over the Rainbow (ages 3-5) ​Hillsboro Pineland
Fri., Mar. 11
​7:30-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
Sat., Mar. 12
​​9-11 a.m. ​Family Bike Ride Vista View
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island (ages 8+) ​Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. Spring Into Gardening Native Plant Sale Fern Forest
​9 a.m.-3 p.m. 14th Annual Water Matters Day ​​​​Tree Tops
​11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Amazing Insects Anne Kolb
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 12 & 13
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival ​Quiet Waters
Sun., Mar. 13
​7:30 a.m.-noon ​Ride for Life Bicycle Relay ​​C.B. Smith
​8-10 a.m. ​Levee Bike Ride Everglades Holiday
​2-4 p.m. ​Music at the Mangrove: Quiet Villagers Trio Anne Kolb
Wed., Mar. 16
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Broward Nature Book Club:
The Yearling
Helene Klein
Wed.,-Sun., Mar. 16-20
​8 a.m.-6 p.m. American College Cricket Central Broward Regional
Fri., Mar. 18
​noon-2 p.m. ​Lunch & Learn Nature Series for Adults: A Visit to the Galápagos Through the Eyes of an Explorer Anne Kolb
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Owl Prowl ​​Long Key
​7-9:30 p.m. Go Green Dance Tamarac Community Center
​7:30-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
Sat., Mar. 19
​7 a.m.-2 p.m. ​Walk to Defeat ALS ​​Vista View
​8 a.m. ​Family Bike Rally Vista View
​8:30-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Everglades Holiday
​10 a.m.-noon ​Doggie Egg Hunt ​​Easterlin
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 19 & 20
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Sun., Mar. 20 ​Krafting With Kay (ages 9-12) ​Secret Woods
​10 a.m.-2 p.m. ​Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Tradewinds
​11-11:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
​2:30-4:30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt ​Fern Forest
Mon.-Thurs., Mar. 21-24
​8:30 a.m.-noon & 12:30-4 p.m. ​Junior Urban Farmers' Camp (ages 5-8) Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Spring Break Horse Camp (ages 9-16) Tradewinds
Wed., Mar. 23
​1 p.m. ​Bike for Life Bike Rodeo Roosevelt Gardens
Fri., Mar. 25
​10 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Fun Friday Nature (ages 3-10) ​​Long Key
Sat., Mar. 26
​8 a.m.-6 p.m. Color Vibe 5K Run Central Broward Regional
​10-11 a.m. ​Plants of Anne Kolb Nature Center Hike Anne Kolb
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 26 & 27
​10 a.m.-6 p.m. Florida Renaissance Festival Quiet Waters
Sun., Mar. 27
​10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike ​​Long Key
APRIL 2016
Sat., Apr. 2
​​8:30-10:30 a.m. ​​Bird Walk Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island (ages 8+) Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-2 p.m. Low-Cost Pet Rabies Clinic Roosevelt Gardens
Sat. and Sun, Apr. 2 & 3
​To Be Announced Rockfest 80's Markham Park
Sun., Apr. 3
​8 a.m. ​Bird Walk Tall Cypress
​noon-1 p.m. ​Super Science Sunday (ages 7-12) ​Secret Woods
Wed., Apr. 6
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Eggselent Animals (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Sat., Apr. 9
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday ​Snake Warrior's Island
Wed., Apr. 13
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Broward Nature Book Club:
The Talking Earth
Saw Palmetto
Fri., Apr. 15
​7:30 p.m. Night Hike by the Seashore Hollywood North Beach
Sat., Apr. 16
​9-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Florida Crocodilians
Everglades Holiday
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. Go Native Plant Sale Secret Woods
Sat. & Sun., Apr. 16 & 17
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., Apr. 17
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series Fern Forest
Wed., Apr. 20
​8-9 p.m. Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Fri., Apr. 22
​7:30 p.m. Night Hike Secret Woods
​8 p.m. Full-Moon Hike Long Key
Sun., Apr. 24
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series: Spiders ​​Fern Forest
MAY 2016
Sun., May 1
​8 a.m. ​Bird Walk Tall Cypress
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series:
Dangerous Plants, Animals, & Insects
​​Fern Forest
​noon-1 p.m. ​Super Science Sunday (ages 7-12) Secret Woods
Wed., May 4
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Beaks & Bills (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Sat., May 7
​8:30-10:30 a.m. ​Bird Walk (ages 8+) Deerfield Island
Wed., May 18
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Broward Nature Book Club:
The Old Man and the Sea
Deerfield Island
​7 p.m. ​Sunset Nature Walk Miramar Pineland
Fri., May 20
​7-9:30 p.m. ​Teen Social: Hawaiian Luau
(ages 13-22 w/ developmental disabilities)
Fern Forest
Sat., May 21
​8 p.m. Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Hike Long Key
​9-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Pretty Plants Pressed for Picture Preservation
Everglades Holiday
Sat. & Sun., May 21 & 22
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
JUNE 2016
Fri., June 3
​8 p.m. Full-Moon Hike Long Key
Sat., June 4
​8 p.m. ​New-Moon Hike Pine Island Ridge
Sun., June 5
​8 a.m. ​Bird Walk Tall Cypress
Mon.-Thurs., June 6-9
​8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Junior Farmers Camp ​Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Trailblazers Camp Tradewinds
Fri., June 10
​6-9 p.m. ​Splashtacular Quiet Waters
​7-9:30 p.m. Friday Night Social
(ages 18+ living w/ mental illness)
Tree Tops
Sat., June 11
​9 a.m.-2 p.m. Low-Cost Pet Rabies Clinics Plantation Heritage
Mon.-Thurs., June 13-16
​8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Junior Farmers Camp ​Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Trailblazers Camp ​Tradewinds
​Fri., June 17
​7:30-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astonomy Program ​Fern Forest
Sat., June 18
​9-11 a.m. Science Eye Nature Program:
Telling Time With a Sundial
Everglades Holiday
Sat. & Sun., June 18 & 19
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
​Mon.-Thurs., June 20-23
​8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Junior Farmers Camp ​Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trailblazers Camp ​Tradewinds
​Mon.-Fri., June 20-24
​9 a.m.-noon Nature Detectives Fern Forest
Fri., June 24
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
​Mon.-Thurs., June 27-30
​8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. ​Junior Farmers Camp ​Tradewinds
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trailblazers Camp Tradewinds
JULY 2016 PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH
Mon., July 4
​7:30-10 p.m. ​Fireworks Viewing ​​Vista View
Fri., July 8
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
Mon.-Thurs., July 11-14
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Horsemasters Camp Tradewinds
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
Mon.-Thurs., July 18-21
​8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Horsemasters Camp 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
Fri., July 22
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
​8 p.m. Nature at Night Hike Long Key
AUGUST 2016
​Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 1-4
​8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Horsemasters Camp ​Tradewinds
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5
​9 a.m. -noon Nature Detectives Fern Forest
Fri., Aug. 5
​6-10 p.m. ​Superhero Splash Bash Quiet Waters
​Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 8-11
​8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Horsemasters Camp ​Tradewinds
Sat., Aug. 13
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Go Native Plant Sale ​Secret Woods
Fri., Aug. 19
​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
SEPTEMBER 2016
Wed., Sept. 7
​9:30-11 a.m. ​Polliwogs: Walk, Waddle, Wiggle (ages 3-5) Hillsboro Pineland
Fri., Sept. 16
​7:30-9 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
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 17 & 18
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sat., Sept. 24
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Fall Into Foliage Native Plant Sale Fern Forest
​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
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
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
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
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
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
Sun., Nov. 27
​noon ​Nature Lecture Series: Spiders ​​Fern Forest
DECEMBER 2016
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
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
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

 

 

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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.