Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 2-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games. Reservations must be made in advance so we can prepare materials for arts and crafts. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a … Continue reading Sea Squirts

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The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Growing up, I knew the selection of my Halloween costume was one of the biggest decisions of my year. It’s a time to be anybody or anything you want to be. You can be spooky, silly or glamorous; the sky is the limit. This year, Americans are expected to spend over 9 billion dollars on this holiday. We spend 3.4 billion on adult costumes, 1.2 … Continue reading The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

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EdgeFest Back to School Party

Close out the summer with tons of fun at the EdgeFest Back to School Party! Summer is more than halfway over and it is time to begin to think about the kids returning to school. Our annual Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). The event begins at 10 a.m. … Continue reading EdgeFest Back to School Party

Time to Walk the Plank

Pirate and Treasure Museum, St. Augustine  Avast ye, matey! Did ya hear? Pirates have invaded St. Augustine!  Things to Do for Families in St. Augustine After commandeering Key West for five years, a band of pirates have made their home in historic St. Augustine at the Pirate and Treasure Museum. Situated along the water and across from the famed fort, Castillo de San Marcos, this … Continue reading Time to Walk the Plank

Whistle Stop Park entrance

Celebration of the reopening of Whistle Stop Park

The City of Edgewater is thrilled to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting at Whistle Stop Park (651 Roberts Road) on Saturday, May 4, 2019. In the November 2015 election, the voters of Edgewater approved the GO for Parks referendum. This authorized the City to issue up to $3.5 million in general obligation bonds for proposed improvements to Whistle Stop Park that included: a … Continue reading Celebration of the reopening of Whistle Stop Park

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

A message from the City of Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt in Edgewater Spring has sprung and we hope you will hop on over to the Hawks Park Ballfields (behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA at 148 West Turgot Avenue) on Saturday, April 13 for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza. We will have four fields, designated by age group, loaded with a total of 15,000+ eggs. All … Continue reading It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

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Barberville Strawberry Fest

March 16 – 17, 2019 @ 10 AM –  5 PM Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105 Cost: Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit their website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Enjoy family fun and festivities: arts and crafts live entertainment free bounce houses pony rides face painting Free Hula Hoop Contest Free Rock Painting … Continue reading Barberville Strawberry Fest