2021 - 2022 Upcoming Events
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Dade City Christmas Parade
It is official, the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village will take over the Dade City Christmas Parade with the support of the City of Dade City. Who better to carry on our city's long standing tradition than a museum that preserves our local history. Thousands of spectators come to Downtown Dade City every year, since at least 1982, to see the Dade City Christmas Parade make its way through our downtown area. The museum hopes this year will be no different. Simpson Lakes is our first sponsor and Grand Marshall of this year's parade.
Please save the date:
Friday, December 10th, 2021, 7:00 pm.
THE OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE - Parade begins at MLK Jr. Blvd and 5th Street; goes west on MLK Jr. Blvd. to 7th St. south to Church Av., east to 5th St., in front of the post office. More information coming soon.
PARADE APPLICATIONS Applications are due by Nov 12th, 5 pm. Limited spaces, first come, first serve. Registration may close early if we are full.
Upcoming Event/Festival Dates
Now accepting vendors and sponsors for most events! VENDOR APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION
"The Battle of Gainesville"
Nov. 19, Field Trip Day, Living History, Civil War (9 am - 1 pm) More information, registration and lesson plans
Nov. 20, 21, 2021 Living History, Civil War, 10 am - 4 pm, Reenactments at 2 pm
Speakers, sutlers (time period vendors), encampments, live music, traditional craft demonstrations, great food, all museum buildings open, blacksmith demonstrations, cane syrup making and more. 352-567-0262 for more information.
Dec. 4, 2021: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Admission $5 per person (under 5 free)
*Tickets sold at the gate only
*Wonderful, unique vendors for great Christmas presents
*Live entertainment with GiGi and Friends and more! The multi-talented Gigi was formerly with Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus
*Children's reindeer games
*Make and take home arts and crafts, ornaments
*Buildings decorated for Christmas
*Docents in time period dress
*Gnome Scavenger Hunt with prizes
*Accepting canned goods for the hungry
More to come!
GiGi and Friends Holiday Show!
Both authors will be a part of the program.
Dec.18-19, 2021, Living History, Seminole War, 10 am - 4 pm, Reenactment 3 pm both days
- Featuring all 3 Seminole Wars, from 1817 - 1858, with an emphasis on the 2nd Seminole War
- First-person impression of historical figures
- Authentic native and pioneer skill demonstrations
- Author and historian Dale Cox and author and professor Dr. Anthony Dixon
- This event is presented in special partnership with the Seminole Wars Foundation and a grant from Florida Humanities.
- More information and schedule of events coming soon
Dec 17 Field Trip Day Living History, Seminole War (9 am - 1 pm). Students and chaperones only. Pre-registration required
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.
SS.4.A.3.10: Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.
Jan. 8 2022: Raising Cane Moonshine Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sugar Cane Syrup Making, Syrup Tasting Contest, US Sugar presentation, vendors, great food, live music, tour our Moonshine Exhibition and hear local moonshine stories. More to come!
Feb. 5, 2022: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 pm - 5 pm, Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon, Quilt Show, food, vendors and more! Quilt Show Form
March 5, 2022: Cracker Cowboy Day 10 AM - 4 PM (more details to come)
Mar. 26 2022: Jelly Bean Fling (Spring Festival) 9 AM - 4 PM
Apr 22, 2022 School Field Trip Day Living History WWII (9 am - 1 pm)
Apr 22-24., 2022 Living History WWII Event, , 10 am - 4 pm
$12-$18 per person - min 5/max 20
call 813-789-0904 with questions.
Join us for a morning of old timey fun. Make your own butter, roast biscuits on a stick over a camp fire, enjoy with local honey! Also, learn to prepare a wonderful brunch recipe over the campfire Smokey eggs with prosciutto and fresh Parmesan cooked in a Dutch oven. Coffee and tea will be included. - Also speaker on bees and fresh Florida honey.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors in the cool fall morning and learn a new skill, have a tasty meal and maybe even make a new friend or two!
Instruction will be provided by Jeanene Fisher of Not a Clue Adventures – Outdoors Guide $18 per person
Please wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available. Please socially distance from those not in your party. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority. masks are welcome, but not a requirement.