at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Explore North Florida's natural beauty & local culture along the Suwannee River in our learning programs for adults age 55 and older. Leisure or active programs are available. Learn more about the life and music of Stephen Foster. Enjoy church suppers, local musicians and craftsman, or canoe and hike along the Suwannee. Call
386-397-7009 for more information.
Stephen Foster Day
There will be musical performances in period attire. The newly crowned Stephen and Jeanie who are the winners of the “Stephen Foster and Jeanie Auditions,” a statewide vocal competition sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, will give a live performance on the Stephen Foster Carillon, which is more than 200 feet tall and contains the largest collection of tubular bells in the world.
With 97 individual bells, the live performance will be just a highlight of this year's celebration.
The concert will begin at the Stephen Foster Carillon Tower and there will be refreshments sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization after the concert.
Admission to the event is free with paid park admission
of $5 per vehicle of up to eight passengers.
For more information, call 386- 397-1920
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
December 6, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Open every night during that time
Christmas Eve will be drive thru only and
Closed Christmas Night
This award winning high voltage holiday Fills the park
with over 5 million lights on display each evening until 9pm.
Celebrate the First day of this event with fun-filled
activities including the White Springs annual Christmas
Parade, refreshments and activities for the whole family!
Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop
will be open everyday from noon until 9:00 p.m
Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn are served nightly as the Craft Square comes alive with craft demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone.
Visitors can experience a “flurry” of fun in our winter wonderland which includes Santa! Weather reports predict a chance of snow flurries every evening on the hour and giant snow families have been spotted in the area!
The Festival of Lights is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, and made possible by the generous support of numerous local individuals and businesses.
The entrance fee for this event is $3.00 per person.
Children under 3 free
Named a Top 20 Event in the southeastern United States, visitors can enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds throughout the park.
Unique holiday light displays include majestic oak trees decorated with thousands of lights, an antebellum Museum dressed in full holiday splendor, a gingerbread village, a candy cane forest, Santa’s runway and much more.
The park’s centerpiece is the 200 foot tall Carillon Tower, which illuminates the night sky as holiday music rings from its bells.
Wild Azalea Festival
March 15th 2014
The 14th annual Festival will take place in the town of White Springs and in the Stephen Foster State Park
Some of the things that will be happening will be:
Friday Night Street Dance and Dessert Tasting
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Silent Auction Nature Hike Music & Food
We will be updating this information as things are firmed up.
Visit the Gingerbread Village in the Craft Square
There will be demonstrations in each one of the cabins.
The museum is beautifully decorated for the
Are you looking for the special gift? One that is different? Visit Thelma Bolton's Gift Shop which has many, many things to choose from for the young and old.
Santa said he would visit