Now that summer has official arrived, kids and parents alike are taking advantage of some vacation time and Ecotourism is booming (participating in activities that don’t harm the ecosystem). Visiting national parks are a great way to get out of the house. Gamble Rogers is conducting three different types of hikes that are family friendly and economically inviting, going on in June!
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach is known for great site seeing photographs! Be sure to remember your camera and share your pictures with us! See you there!
Low Tide Bike Ride – June 21, 2013 12:00pm-2:00pm
Bring your bike, or rent one of ours, and join a ranger for a low tide bike ride! This Ranger led event features a 3 mile low tide bike ride and bird watch. Bring water, bicycle, snack, binoculars, and sunscreen. Riders should be prepared for weather conditions on the beach which could be influenced by heat, cold, wind and sand.
Full Moon Beach Hike – June 23, 2013 8:00pm-9:00pm
Join Ranger Tony for a beach hike! All ages welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. The hike will leave from the beachside day use pavilion. Please bring water, a flashlight and dress for the weather. Hike will be less than a mile long. Moon rise is set for 8:44 p.m.
RSVP Required: (386) 517-2086
Shore Bird Watching Beach Walk – June 30, 2013 9:00am-10:00am
Join a Park Ranger for an introduction to the shorebirds that frequent the beach of Gamble Rogers. Please bring binoculars if you have them, along with drinking water and sun protection. Dress for weather conditions. The walk will be less than a mile long. Meet at the Beachside Day-Use Pavilion.
RSVP Required: (386) 517-2086
Cost: The cost of each event is included in the regular park entrance fee.
$5.00 per carload of two to eight people, $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist.
Location: Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S Ocean Shore Blvd Flagler Beach FL 32136
For more information, feel free to visit the event website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/gamblerogers
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This Saturday, April 23rd, Flagler Beach will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt near Veteran’s Park! The Easter Bunny will be stopping by to take free photos with the children. Get your baskets together and join us for a fun Saturday in the park with the kids!
10:00am Toddlers- 3 yr olds
10:20am 4-5 yr olds 11:00 6-7 yr olds
11:20 8-9 yr olds
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Join us at the Wickline Center on April 15th for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. This event gives everyone across the world a chance to celebrate the lives of people who are fighting or survived cancer and also to remember those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease.
Participants will take turns walking or running around a path for 18 consecutive hours because “cancer never sleeps,” at least one of your team members must be on the track at all times.
Relay began in 1985 and draws more than 3.5 million people each year to participate and raise money. Anyone can form their own teams and invite friends and family to the event to fundraise in various fun ways from face painting to crafts.
So, if you’ve been touched by cancer, want to help out, or perhaps just enjoy a nice walk near Flagler pier, sign up for Relay today! Visit http://relay.acsevents.org to register your team or donate.
On Saturday, May 21st starting at 9am, Flagler Pier will host Mayday Memorial Surf Classic in memory of Dollie Sue Watson. This event will feature men and women’s pro amateur divisions and legends. In addition, there will be several activities including a raffle and bikini contest. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Entry deadline is May 18th so apply today!
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That time of year is finally here! From March 4th-13th, Daytona Beach will host Bike Week 2011. This annual event which hosts motorcycle races, concerts, parties, and street festivals draws crowds of approximately 500,000 people from across the country.
Bike Week started on January 24, 1937 as the Daytona 200 race. This first race was a 3.2 mile beach and pavement course. Ed Kretz from California won, riding an Indian motorcycle with an average speed of 73 mph. The race took a 5 year break from 1942 to 1947 due to World War II. During the years off, an unofficial event called Bike Week was still taking place. Once the official race resumed, it gained in popularity once the late William France Sr., co-founder of NASCAR began promoting it.
Nowadays, Bike Week welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors and is enjoyed by locals and motorcycle enthusiasts world wide. And it’s all happening right here on the Palm Coast!
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While visiting Flagler Beach, you can look forward to endless activities and nature sites to take part in! From kayaking to bird watching to cycling, Flagler Beach has over 44 parks to visit and explore. Become a fan of our Facebook page for more information and links to plan your next visit!
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Come out and enjoy the 4th Annual Flagler Beach Chili Cook Off at Veteran’s Park where guests will enjoy the New Orleans Dixieland Style music that will be played by the US Navy “TGIF” Band. Car Clubs will be cruising in to put their cars on display for. And of course, there will be plenty of fun and chili to enjoy for all those in attendance. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or a blanket and to enjoy the music and food that will be available to them. For registration, rules, or just more information call 386-517-2040.
On Saturday, October 23rd, the City of Flagler Beach will be hosting Family Movie Night at Wickline Park. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the movie “Planet 51” under the stars.
The park is located at the corner of Central Avenue and South 7th street. Not only is admission free, but there will be raffle tickets and awesome prizes. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a flashlight. Hot dogs, popcorn and soda will be available to purchase from the Junior Lifeguards.
For more information visit, cityofflaglerbeach.com.