Calendar of Events
 
Calendar of Events for Broward County Parks
Our nature centers have their own Monthly Calendar pages. Consult them and the monthly Highlights and Nearby Nature electronic newsletters for additional information.

Preregistration is often required and may be available online. Call individual parks to confirm and for fee information. Florida sales tax is also now applicable to many program and facility fees, although the regular weekend and holiday gate fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) at regional parks is not affected.
 
Adverse weather conditions may affect outdoor activities. Call ahead to confirm that programming will still take place.
 
ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
 
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Date/Time Activity  Park
OCTOBER 2018
Wed., Oct. 24
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Thurs., Oct. 25
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Secret Woods
Fri., Oct. 26
​6-8 p.m. ​Ghosts & Goblins Family Fun Night Fern Forest
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Quiet Waters
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 26 & 27
​6-9 p.m. ​Trick-or-Treat Through the Trees Long Key
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 & 28
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​Plant Affair Plantation Heritage
Sat., Oct. 27
8:30 a.m.-noon ​Natural Area Volunteer Workday Highlands Scrub​
​9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Trick-or-Treat Trail Deerfield Island
​​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Fall Festival Tradewinds
10:30-11:30 a.m. ​Exploring Oceans Hike Anne Kolb
noon-3 p.m. ​Secret Woods Rocks Secret Woods
6:30-9 p.m. Family Hayride & Campfire Markham
Sun., Oct. 28
​7 a.m.-noon ​Spooktakular 5K Road Race ​T.Y.
​10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike Long Key
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Canine Oktoberfest ​T.Y.
1-4 p.m. ​Jamming in the Park Secret Woods
5:30-7:30 p.m. ​A Creature's Trick-or-Treat Secret Woods
​Tues., Oct. 30
​6:30-7:30 p.m. ​Trunk-or-Treat Roosevelt Gardens​
Wed., Oct. 31
​10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist: Web Wonders Long Key
7-8 p.m. ​Trick-or-Treat Trail ​Saw Palmetto
NOVEMBER 2018
Thurs., Nov. 1
​7-9 p.m. ​Friends of Anne Kolb Meeting Anne Kolb
7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Sierra Club Meeting Fern Forest
Sat., Nov. 3
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Fern Forest, Long Key
10-11 a.m. ​Butterfly Garden Expedition Markham
10-11 a.m. ​Plant Propagation Lecture: Seeds Secret Woods
11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​All About Coral! Anne Kolb
Sun., Nov. 4
9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
​2-3:30 p.m. ​Family Fun Nature Series: Be a Good Angler! Anne Kolb
Wed., Nov. 7
​6-7 p.m. ​Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Thurs., Nov. 8
10-11 a.m. ​Preschool Play 'n' Learn: Tree Time Long Key
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Florida Trail Association Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Nov. 9
​10-11 a.m. ​Tot Walk Secret Woods
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Delevoe
Sat., Nov. 10
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods
​10 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Oceanfest Anne Kolb
8-9 p.m. ​New-Moon Hike Markham
Sat., Sun., & Mon., Nov. 10, 11, & 12
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Nature Crafts for Families: Cards for Veterans Long Key
​Sun., Nov. 11
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
noon-5 p.m. ​Veterans Day Family Picnic & Game Day Miramar Pineland
2-4 p.m. ​Dan Barrow Memorial Bluegrass Jam Fern Forest
Tues., Nov. 13
​11 a.m.-noon ​Investigate It! Secret Woods
Wed., Nov. 14
​5:30-6:30 p.m. ​Sunset Hike Miramar Pineland
5:30-7:30 p.m. ​Parent Camp: Put first Things First Franklin
7-9 p.m. ​Florida Native Plant Society Meeting Secret Woods
Fri., Nov. 16
​10 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Nature Crafts for Kids: Nature's Gifts Long Key
​6-7 p.m. ​Night Hike Highlands Scrub
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Quiet Waters
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire T.Y.
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18

​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.

​Family Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
Sat., Nov. 17
6:30-8:30 a.m. ​Sunrise Paddle West Lake
8:30 a.m.-noon ​Natural Area Volunteer Workday Highlands Scrub
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Anne Kolb
9:30-11:30 a.m. ​Family Volunteer Day Long Key
10-11 a.m. ​Shells & Claws Hike Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Epiphytes Fern Forest
​10-11 a.m. ​Grass-to-Gravel Nature Trail Markham
Sun., Nov. 18
​noon-1 p.m. ​Nature Lecture Series: Snakes Fern Forest
​2:30-4 :30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt Fern Forest
Tues., Nov. 20
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots West Lake
5-7 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Wed., Nov. 21
​6-7 p.m. ​Night Hike Secret Woods
Thurs., Nov. 22 ​OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY (Holiday) All Parks (except Deerfield Island)
​Fri., Nov. 23 ​OPEN DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING (Holiday) All Parks (except Deerfield Island)
Sat., Nov. 24
​9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
noon-3 p.m. ​Secret Woods Rocks Secret Woods
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Markham
Sun., Nov. 25
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike Long Key
noon-1 p.m. ​Nature Lecture Series: Spiders & Insects Fern Forest
1-4 p.m. ​Jamming in the Park Secret Woods
Mon., Nov. 26
​10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist: Winter Wonderland Long Key
Wed., Nov. 28
​10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist: Free FALLing Long Key
DECEMBER 2018
Sat., Dec. 1
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Fern Forest, Long Key
10-11 a.m. ​Plant Propagation Lecture: Cuttings Secret Woods
Sun., Dec. 2
noon-1 p.m. ​Nature Lecture Series: Invasive & Exotic Species Fern Forest
​2-3:30 p.m. ​Family Fun Nature Series: Art & Nature Anne Kolb
Wed., Dec. 5
​6-7 p.m. ​Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Thurs., Dec. 6
​10 a.m. ​Silver Bells Franklin
6-8 p.m. ​Friends of Anne Kolb Meeting Anne Kolb
7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Sierra Club Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Dec. 7
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Easterlin
Sat., Dec. 8
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Butterfly Garden Expedition Markham
8-9 p.m. ​New-Moon Hike Markham
Sun., Dec. 9
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
2-4 p.m. ​Dan Barrow Memorial Bluegrass Jam Fern Forest
2-4 p.m. ​Krafting With Kay Secret Woods
Tues., Dec. 11
​11 a.m.-noon ​Investigate It! Secret Woods
Wed., Dec. 12
​5-6 p.m. ​Sunset Hike Miramar Pineland
7-9 p.m. ​Florida Native Plant Society Meeting Secret Woods
Thurs., Dec. 13
10-11 a.m. ​Preschool Play 'n' Learn: Wild About Weather Long Key
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Florida Trail Association Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Dec. 14
10-11 a.m. ​Tot Walk Secret Woods
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Quiet Waters
​7-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 14-16
​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Family Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
Sat., Dec. 15
8:30 a.m.-noon ​Natural Area Volunteer Workday Highlands Scrub
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Ferns Fern Forest
10 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Nature Crafts for Kids: Nature's Gifts Long Key
11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Decapod Day Anne Kolb
Sun., Dec. 16
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
2:30-4:30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt Fern Forest
5-7 p.m. ​Twilight Jammin' Fern Forest
Tues., Dec. 18
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots West Lake
Thurs., Dec. 20
​9-11:30 a.m. ​EcoPaddling Tour West Lake
Fri., Dec. 21
​6-7 p.m. ​Night Hike Crystal Lake
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire T.Y.
7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Full-Moon Forest Stroll Fern Forest
Sat., Dec. 22
​9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
Sun., Dec. 23
​1-4 p.m. ​Jamming in the Park Secret Woods
​6-8 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle ​West Lake
Mon., Dec . 24
​2-3 p.m. ​Mangrove Adventure Hike Anne Kolb
Tues., Dec. 25 CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS ​All Parks
Wed., Dec. 26
​2-3 p.m. ​Mangrove Adventure Hike Anne Kolb
Thurs., Dec. 27
10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Secret Woods
​2-2:30 p.m. ​Aquarium: Behind the Scenes Anne Kolb
Fri., Dec. 28
​2-3 p.m. ​Mangrove Adventure Hike Anne Kolb
Sat., Dec. 29
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Sunrise Paddle West Lake
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire ​Markham
JANUARY 2019
Sat., Jan. 5
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
Wed., Jan. 9
​5:30-7:30 p.m. ​Parent Camp: Think Win-Win Franklin
Fri., Jan. 11
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire T.Y.
Fri.-Sun., Jan. 18-20
​check-in: 3 p.m. Fri.
checkout: 1 p.m. Sun.
​Family Bed & Breakfast Quiet Waters
Fri., Jan. 18
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Quiet Waters
Sat., Jan. 19
​10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Prairie Fern Forest
Fr., Jan. 25
​noon-2 p.m. ​Lunch-and-Learn Nature Series for Adults: A West African Tale in South Florida - The Vervet Monkeys of Dania Beach Anne Kolb
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Tradewinds
FEBRUARY 2019
Fri., Feb. 1
​6 p.m. ​Red & White Ball Urban League
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Easterlin
Sat., Feb. 2
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
Fri., Feb. 8
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Tradewinds
Wed., Feb. 13
​5:30-7:30 p.m. ​Parent Camp: Seek First to Understand...Then to Be Understood Franklin
Fri., Feb. 15
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire T.Y.
Sat., Feb. 16
​9 a.m.-noon ​Native Plant Sale Anne Kolb
​10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Invasive Exotic Species Fern Forest
​Fri., Feb. 22
​noon-2 p.m. ​Lunch-and-Learn Nature Series for Adults: From the Sea to the Drugstore - Marine Natural Products ​​Anne Kolb
6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Tradewinds
MARCH 2019
Sat., Mar. 2
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
​Thurs., Mar. 7
​7 p.m. ​Parks Public Forum ​Central Broward
Fri., Mar. 8
​6:30-9 p.m. ​Family Hayride & Campfire Tradewinds
Wed., Mar. 13
​5:30-7:30 p.m. ​Parent Camp: Synergize Franklin
Fri., Mar. 15
​noon-2 p.m. ​Lunch-and-Learn Nature Series for Adults: The Inner Secrets of Southwest Florida Mollusks Anne Kolb
Sat., Mar. 16
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale Fern Forest
​10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Ethnobotany Fern Forest
APRIL 2019
Thurs., Apr. 4
​TBA ​Soup & Salad Bowl Franklin
Sat., Apr. 6
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
Sun., Apr. 7
​3-6 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale ​T.Y.
MAY 2019
Sat., May 4
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale Secret Woods
Wed., May 22
​5:30-7:30 p.m. ​Parent Camp: Sharpen the Saw Franklin
Thurs., May 23
​10 a.m. ​Rolling Into Summer Delevoe
JULY 2019
Sat., July 20
​noon-5 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale Long Key
AUGUST 2019
Sat., Aug. 31
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale Secret Woods
SEPTEMBER 2019
Sat., Sept. 21
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Native Plant Sale Fern Forest
 
 
 
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.