Upcoming Events
at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Road Scholars

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. 

"Movie Night​"
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*Special Event Pricing

Please call for additional Ranger lead programs throughout the year.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ Hwy 41
White Springs, FL 32096
(386) 397-2733, (877) 635-3655

​Gift Shop 386- 397-1920 

Dulcimer Retreat @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park 

Friday, November 13, and Saturday 14 2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm EST

This event invites participants to a weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts. The Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat will be hosted by dulcimer master David Beede. The retreat will offer in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, taught by nationally recognized instructors. Concerts featuring the masterful instructors from the workshops are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

Additional Information: 
Tickets for public admission for the concerts are $10.00.
After October 23, there is a $15.00 late registration fee.
$95.00 includes all workshops, jam sessions, concerts and discussion groups.
Friday: $45.00, Saturday: $55.00, Both Days: $95.00

Festival of Lights 
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park  
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:00pm EST to Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:00pm EST

Holiday celebration features more than five million lights! 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, the North Pole with Santa’s workshop and much more. 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. 

Additional Information: 

Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop will be open everyday from noon until 9 p.m. 

Museum open until 8:30 p.m.

December 24 is a drive through only

Closed the night of December 25

$3 per person

Children 3 and under Free
More Information:
Events team (877) 635-3655