Happy Friday everyone! It will be a great weekend for outdoor activities...
In Columbia County, the 1864 Civil War Battle of Olustee is being remembered this weekend. In downtown Lake City Saturday, the Olustee Festival will feature a variety of activities including arts and crafts, entertainment, and activities for the kids The Olustee Civil War Parade starts at 10:30 Saturday morning . At the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park 15 miles east of Lake City it will be a busy weekend as well. The main events are the demonstration battle Saturday at 3:30....with the annual reenactment of Florida's largest Civil War battle Sunday at 1:30. Website
If you'd like to enjoy the cool weather out at the 'cool' Gulf coast, the folks in Steinhatchee would love to see you. The community is hosting it's 5th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival. There'll be seafood, arts and crafts, and lots of other activities.... Including the fiddler crab races. You might want to check out the parade that starts Saturday at 10 am. The Fiddler Crab Festival runs through Sunday at the Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Drive Southeast in Steinhatchee. Website
In Gainesville, it's Five Points of Life Race Weekend. The Five Points of Life raises awareness of the need for lifesaving donations of blood, marrow and other related products. Saturday from 8 to 4 there will be a fitness expo. Also at 8 a.m. there's the 5 points 5 k race, followed at 9 by the Kids Marathon. Sunday starting at 7 a.m. there's the Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay. Be sure to check out the link on our website for more details on each race. Website
Just west of Gainesville, Tioga Town Center is host to the Winter Fine Art Fair. The Gainesville Fine Arts Association is presenting the event for art lovers of all kinds. The event goes until 9 tonight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Website
Finally, it's going to be a great weekend for Gator sports on the UF campus. The action starts tonight with both the baseball and softball teams in action. Website
Enjoy your weekend!