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.
 
Date/Time Activity  Park
AUGUST 2018
Thurs., Aug. 16
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series: Weedology Secret Woods
Fri., Aug. 17
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies - SOLD OUT Anne Kolb
​8-9 p.m. ​Night Hike Helene Klein
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 18 & 19
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., Aug. 19
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Family Nature Walk Secret Woods
​2:30-4:30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt Fern Forest
Tues., Aug. 21
​9-10 a.m. ​Naturalist-Led Tour Easterlin
10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots West Lake
Wed., Aug. 22
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies Anne Kolb
Thurs., Aug. 23
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Secret Woods
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series: Pollinators & Pests Secret Woods
Fri., Aug. 24
7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Full-Moon Forest Stroll Fern Forest
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies - SOLD OUT Anne Kolb
​Sat., Aug. 25
9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Go Native Plant Sale Secret Woods
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Say No to Drugs & Yes to Baseball Clinic Tradewinds
Sun., Aug. 26
9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Say No to Drugs & Yes to Baseball Clinic Brian Piccolo
10-11 a.m. ​Guided Hike Long Key
1-4 p.m. ​Jamming in the Park Secret Woods
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Wed., Aug. 29
10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist Long Key
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies - SOLD OUT Anne Kolb
Thurs., Aug. 30
​7-8:30 p.m. ​Summer Home Landscape Series: Vegetable Gardening Secret Woods
Fri., Aug. 31
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies - SOLD OUT Anne Kolb
SEPTEMBER 2018
Sat., Sept. 1
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Miramar Pineland
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
Sun., Sept. 2
​6:30-9 a.m. ​King of the Hill 5K Run ​Vista View
​Mon., Sept. 3 ​OPEN LABOR DAY All Parks (except Deerfield Island)
Tues., Sept. 4
​10 a.m.-noon ​Nature Tots Miramar Pineland
Wed., Sept. 5
​8 p.m. ​Sea Turtles & Their Babies - SOLD OUT Anne Kolb
Thurs., Sept. 6
7-9 p.m. ​Friends of Anne Kolb Meeting Anne Kolb
​7:30-9:30 p.m. ​Sierra Club Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Sept. 7
​12:15-12:45 p.m. ​Bite-Size Learning Lunch Easterlin
7:30-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
Sat., Sept. 8
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods
​10-11 a.m. ​Zooming in on Nature Fern Forest
Sun., Sept. 9
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
​10-11 a.m. ​Mangrove Adventure Hike Anne Kolb
Tues., Sept. 11
​11 a.m.-noon ​Investigate It! Secret Woods
Wed., Sept. 12
​7-9 p.m. ​Florida Native Plant Society Meeting Secret Woods
Thurs., Sept. 13
10 a.m. ​S.O.S. - Seniors on Safety Delevoe
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Fern Forest
10-11 a.m. ​Preschool Play 'n' Learn Long Key
​7:30-9 p.m. ​Florida Trail Association Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Sept. 14
10-11 a.m. ​Tot Walk Secret Woods
​8-9 p.m. ​Nature at Night Hike Long Key
Thurs., Sept. 15
​7-9 p.m. ​Moonlight Paddle West Lake
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 16
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Model Steam Train Rides Tradewinds
Sun., Sept. 16
10-11 a.m. ​Family Nature Walk Secret Woods
​2:30-4:30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt Fern Forest
Tues., Sept. 18
​9-10 a.m. ​Naturalist-Led Tour Easterlin
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots West Lake
Fri., Sept. 21
​7-9:30 p.m. ​Friday Night Social (ages 18+ living w/ mental illness) Tree Tops
7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Night Hike ​Crystal Lake
​7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Night Hike by the Seashore Hollywood North Beach
Sat., Sept. 22
9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
​9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Fall Into Foliage Native Plant Sale ​Fern Forest
noon-3 p.m. ​Secret Woods Rocks Secret Woods
2-4 p.m. ​Snakes Are Our Friends Secret Woods
Sun., Sept. 23
6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Kindah Foundation 5K Run/Walk Vista View
7-9 a.m. ​Julia Star Foundation 5K Run/Walk Tradewinds
​1-4 p.m. ​Jamming in the Park Secret Woods
Wed., Sept. 26
​10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist Long Key
Thurs., Sept. 27
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Secret Woods
Sat., Sept. 29
9 a.m.-noon ​National Public Lands Day Long Key
​11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Estuary Days Event Anne Kolb
Sun., Sept. 30
​10-11 a.m. ​Guided Nature Hike Long Key
​2-4 p.m. ​Krafting With Kay Secret Woods
OCTOBER 2018
Tues., Oct. 2
​10 a.m.-noon ​Nature Tots Miramar Pineland
Wed., Oct. 3
​7-8 p.m. ​Pineland at Night Hike Miramar Pineland
Thurs., Oct. 4
​7-9 p.m. ​Friends of Anne Kolb Meeting Anne Kolb
​7:30-8:30 p.m. ​​Sierra Club Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Oct. 5
​7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Dark & Spooky Forest Stroll Fern Forest
Sat., Oct. 6
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Fern Forest, Long Key, Miramar Pineland
10-11 a.m. ​Herbilicious Herbs Secret Woods
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 6 & 7
​8 a.m.-3:50 p.m. ​Barktoberfest ​​Quiet Waters
​10 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Nature Crafts for Kids: Fall & Halloween Crafts Long Key
​11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. ​Weekend Farm Tours ​Tradewinds
Sun., Oct. 7
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Basic Kayak Class West Lake
​2-3:30 p.m. ​Family Fun Nature Series: Recycling Rodeo Anne Kolb
Tues., Oct. 9
​11 a.m.-noon ​Investigate It! Secret Woods
Wed., Oct. 10
​7-9 p.m. ​Florida Native Plant Society Meeting Secret Woods
Thurs., Oct. 11
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Fern Forest
10-11 a.m. ​Preschool Play 'n' Learn: AcroBATics Long Key
​7:30-8:30 p.m. ​Florida Trail Association Meeting Fern Forest
Fri., Oct. 12
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots Fern Forest
10-11 a.m. ​Tot Walk Secret Woods
Sat., Oct. 13
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods, Snake Warrior's Island
​7-9 a.m. ​Think Pink 5K Run/Walk ​Tradewinds
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13 & 14
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​K9 Water Festivals T.Y.
​10 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Monsters of Nature Long Key
​11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. ​Weekend Farm Tours ​Tradewinds
Sun., Oct. 14
​9-11:30 a.m. ​Paddling EcoTour West Lake
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
2-4 p.m. ​Dan Barrow Memorial Bluegrass Jam Fern Forest
Tues., Oct. 16
​10-11 a.m. ​Nature Tots West Lake
Fri., Oct. 19
7-8 p.m. ​Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike Long Key
​7-8 p.m. ​Night Hike Saw Palmetto
​7-10 p.m. ​Fall Frolic Dance (ages 18+ w/ developmental disabilities) Tree Tops
Sat., Oct. 20
​6:30-8:30 a.m. ​Sunrise Paddle West Lake
​9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Anne Kolb
10-11 a.m. ​Saturday Stroll & Learn: Wetlands Fern Forest
11 a.m.-3 p.m. ​Hallo-Green Special Event Anne Kolb
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 20 & 21
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​K9 Water Festivals T.Y.
​10 a.m.-4 p.m. ​Model Steam Train Rides ​Tradewinds
Sun., Oct. 21
​2:30-4:30 p.m. ​Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt Fern Forest
Wed., Oct. 24
​6:30-8:30 a.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
​7-10 p.m. ​Family Night Hayride & Campfire Markham
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 26 & 27
​6-9 p.m. ​Trick-or-Treat Through the Trees Long Key
​9 a.m.-5 p.m. ​Plant Affair Plantation Heritage
Sat., Oct. 27
​9-11 a.m. ​Island History Paddle & Hike Deerfield Island
10:30-11:30 a.m. ​Exploring Oceans Hike Anne Kolb
noon-3 p.m. ​Secret Woods Rocks Secret Woods
​10a.m.-4 p.m. ​Fall Festival ​Tradewinds
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
Wed., Oct. 31
​10-11 a.m. ​Knee-High Naturalist: Web Wonders Long Key
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. ​Plant Propagation Lecutre: 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
Sat., Nov. 10
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods
​10 a.m.-3 p.m. ​South Florida Oceanfest Anne Kolb
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
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
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
Sat., Nov. 17
6:30-8:30 a.m. ​Sunrise Paddle West Lake
​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
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
7-10 p.m. ​Family Night 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
Sat., Dec. 8
9 a.m.-noon ​EcoAction Volunteer Workday Secret Woods
​10-10:45 a.m. ​Trail Stroll Anne Kolb
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
​7-9 p.m. ​An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program Fern Forest
Sat., Dec. 15
​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
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
7-10 p.m. ​Family Night Hayride & Campfire Markham
Sat., Dec. 29
​6:30-8:30 p.m. ​Sunrise Paddle West Lake
JANUARY 2019
Sat., Jan. 5
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
FEBRUARY 2019
Fri., Feb. 1
​6 p.m. ​Red & White Ball Urban League
Sat., Feb. 2
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
MARCH 2019
Sat., Mar. 2
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
APRIL 2019
Thurs., Apr. 4
​TBA ​Soup & Salad Bowl Franklin
Sat., Apr. 6
​9 a.m.-noon ​Survivor Island Deerfield Island
MAY 2019
Thurs., May 23
​10 a.m. ​Rolling Into Summer Delevoe
 
 
 
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.