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Events

There is always something happening at the park.

Listed below are some of our most popular events. For reoccurring  events please check our Event Calendar.

SPECIAL EVENTS

15th Annual Scrub Jay 5k/10k Race
Saturday, February 14, 2015
(See registration for times)
Presented by the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. Registration is required for this Manasota Track Club sanctioned race.
Registration fees for adults is $25, youth 14-18 years of age is $20. Children under 14 are free.
All proceeds support Florida Scrub-Jay Conservation.
Register online.  or Download Registration form
Please call the park for more information at (941) 483-5956.

11th Annual Sarasota Folk Festival
Saturday – Sunday, March 21 – 22, 2015
March 21st, 10:00am – 10:00pm
March 22nd, 10:00am – 5:00pm
If you enjoy folk music, you can’t miss this event! Musicians from all around the state will share their love of folk music with you. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the event, sponsored by the Sarasota Folk Club. There will be a variety of talented musicians, delicious food, vendors, demonstrations and fun-filled activities for kids.
Check back for additional information as the date grows nearer. More information here.
Please call the park for more information at (941) 483-5956.

Kiwanis Fishathon
Saturday, April 4, 2015
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
In cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Venice and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we invite you to come out and catch some fish with us! Open to the first 50 kids, ages 5 to 12 and their parents. We will provide the poles, bait, tackle and lunch. Prizes will be given in several categories.

Park entrance fees will be waived for registered participants.
Check back for additional information as the date grows nearer.
Please call the park for more information and registration at (941) 483-5956.

26th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day at Oscar Scherer State Park with live music, fun-filled activities for kids, environmental and informational booths, and more!
Park entrance fees will be waived for event attendees.
Please call the park for more information at (941) 483-5956.

Father’s Day Orienteering Workshop
Sunday, June 21, 2015
9:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy the great outdoors on Father’s Day weekend and learn how to use a compass. Whether you are just getting started or have experience in orienteering, we’ve got something for you!
Registration opens 1 month prior to the event. Space in the workshop is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so call to reserve your spot soon!
The workshop is free with paid entrance into the park.
For more information or registration please call (941) 483-5956.

 

Weekly Events and Programs

To see our weekly scheduled events and programs please check our Event Calendar.

 

MEETINGS

Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc Board Meeting – 2nd Monday 6:00 PM
All members welcome

Friends of the Legacy Trail – 1st Tuesday 6:00 PM

Please call the park for more information at (941) 483-5956.

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