Ready for the Weekend: August 11-12 Events

Don't miss the annual Kickoff 5K at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on August 11.

Who's ready for the weekend? I know, I know – you've been stuck inside an office all week, with no time to plan out what you are going to do with your free time. I know how it goes, so I've decided to start giving you the scoop on what's coming up right around the corner. So, if you are looking for some last-minute things to do, here are a few events that will get you outside:

There are lots of cool things going on this weekend in Florida State Parks. If you are looking to learn more about sea turtles, Fort George Island Cultural State Park in Jacksonville is putting on a program on August 11. It's a free event, and starts at 2 p.m. 

Lace up your running shoes and head over down to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for the annual Kickoff 5K, hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners Club. The park entrance fee is included in the race registration fee. The race takes place on August 11, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Check out www.gflrrc.com for more information. 

On Sunday, August 12, take the little ones over to Anastasia State Park for a kids birding workshop. It's for children ages 8-12 and lasts about an hour and a half. A chaperone is required for the event, which starts at 9 a.m. Advance registration is needed. Call Cristy Leonard at 904-461-2035 or send email to cristy.leonard@dep.state.fl.us.

Know of some cool outdoorsy events? Share them with me over on the VISIT FLORIDA Outdoors and Nature Facebook Page and I'll help spread the word. 

 

 

 

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