Levy County is home to Cedar Key, Inglis and Yankeetown on Florida's gulf coast. Beautiful and pristine springs such as Devil's Den and Blue Grotto in Williston, Fanning and Manatee Springs State Parks near Chiefland and Blue Springs in Bronson. Withlacochee and historic Suwannee River connect to springs and parks. Goethe State Forest, Lower Suwannee Refuge and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge are a wonderland of trails. Primary focus is nature-based tourism with birding, boating, horseback riding and fishing.
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Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit: Museum On Main Street
Now - October 24, 2014
Museum On Main Street (MOMS) is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and State humanities councils nationwide that serves small-town museums and their patrons. This is a one-of-a -kind access to Smithsonian exhibitions and educational humanities programs. Like all MOMS exhibitions, THE WAY WE WORKED was specifically designed for students and families to "Think About It", "Let's Talk About It", "Let's Listen" and "Let's Watch" through visual displays as well as audio and view of video throughout the exhibition. The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum & the City of Cedar Key will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit
or six weeks from Sept 13-Oct 24, 2014. Cedar Key was chosen with only five other cities in Florida to host the Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibition.
Cedar Key Library - Smithsonian Exhibit - "THE WAY WE WORKED"
Cedar Key Historical Museum - "How We Worked Then & Now"
Cedar Key Museum State Park *entry fee
Cedar Key Aquaculture Association & University of Florida - IFAS Clam Farming Exhibit & Touch Tank
Two Tails Ranch is having it's 3rd annual elephant appreciation day fundraiser! Come join the fun & learn All About Elephants! There will be animal rides, face painting, live music, and food!
We will also have animal talks, encounters, demonstrations and more…
Special Guests from Big Cat Habitat!
The Peanut Festival is in its 23rd year. It features delicious food, assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, rides, music, crafts, antique tractors and the Little Peanut King & Queen, including the Baby Peanut Contest. A petting zoo, pony rides and free grilled PB & J sandwiches while they last!
Learn the story of an old Carnival train that derailed off it’s tracks, just south of the little town of Williston during a terrible storm. When the townspeople came out the next morning it had completely disappeared. Or did it? Come masterfully navigate your way through our Mega Maze of Fun, and see if you can discover the Lost Railroad! Climb aboard our Historical 1800’s Locomotive & Railroad and hold on tight! All ages will enjoy this adventure as it’s not too Scary, but kinda Spooky! It’s Fall family fun like never before!
This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning.
In addition on this weekend, there is an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, the big island 3 miles to the west of Cedar Key. Explore the lighthouse, look at the exhibits and wander this beautiful island. Shuttle boats are available at City Marina. Be sure to remember your camera and binoculars!
Kirby Family Farm is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, an unforgettable holiday attraction the whole family can enjoy. There are lots of activities to see and do including the featured train ride through thousands of Christmas lights pulled by an old-fashioned, full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.
Watch Santa come to town on an elephant! Take a quick trek to the Christmas lighting ceremony, held in Heritage Park, 444 NW Main Street immediately following the parade. This exciting evening includes Christmas entertainment along with food and beverages available.
Experience the History of the Civil War like never before! The Kirby Family Farm is very proud to present the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. One of the largest reenactments in the Sunshine State, the Battle features a full size historical locomotive on Florida’s largest private railroad. Before the Battle there’s a whole day of fun including period music, daily artillery or mortar demonstrations, Union and Confederate camps, sutlers, optional historic tram ride, authentic artifacts, and more. Enjoy a train ride through the battlefield and camps.
Hop on down to the Kirby Family Farm for our Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rides, Games, Spring Farm Babies Petting area, meet the Easter Bunny and of course climb aboard The Kirby Family Railroad, a full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.
The Fair will have a great midway for the 2015 fair. Lots of food and craft vendors are preparing to join us. The fair includes livestock & equestrian shows plus creative arts competitions. Entertainment includes karaoke, gospel music and the Miss Levy County Fair pageant.
The 15 mile race is held on the Waccasassa River. There are six canoe classes and two kayak classes ranging from amateur to experienced. Prizes are awarded. Everyone is invited to join the festivities for food, music and fun. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the scenic Waccasassa River.
Anglers will target the waters of the Withlacoochee River and the Withlacoochee Bay in a fun, conservation-oriented, catch-photo-release format. Fishing will begin at safe light on April 28. The entry fee includes a captain's bag with a tournament t-shirt, rights to fish, entry into the raffles and banquet. Trophies, prizes and gift certificates will be awarded for the first place through third place finishers in four open divisions which include Redfish, Trout, Cobia Slam, biggest Redfish, biggest Trout and biggest Cobia. There will also be prizes for best Jr. Angler and "Mystery Fish".