Happy Friday everyone! It does get hot this time of year...so being careful outside is a good idea.
Outside Saturday, take your bottle of water with you to Suwannee County as the fourth annual Live Oak June Bug Festival will be underway. Centered around downtown Live Oak, the festival will provide lots of fun for the family. There'll be a big car show in addition to a homemade ice cream contest. You can also check out the arts and crafts and activities for the kids....and take in the live entertainment throughout the day. The event wraps up with fireworks in the evening. The June Bug Festival runs Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm at Millenium Park in Live Oak. Website
In Williston, the folks with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs are hosting their first annual Bark-A-Que Saturday. It's a fundraiser for the organization that trains service dogs for people with disabilities. The event will feature plenty of Bar-B-Q, in addition to games, kids activities, door prizes and a silent auction. Bark-A-Que goes from noon to 4 Saturday at the 'Angels facility located at 3251 NE 180th Avenue in Williston. Website
This weekend in Ocala you have a chance to see some very small ponies. The Orange Blossom Miniature Horse Club is holding it's Fun in the Sun Show. The club was formed 3 years ago to promote the American Miniature Horse and Shetland Pony. This is a judged event where you'll get a chance to see a variety of little horses. It runs Saturday and Sunday at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala. Website
Also in Ocala, personnel from Marion County Sheriffs Office and Fire Rescue will be competing to raise awareness for water safety. They'll be competing to prove which department is most fit...while funds are raised to help provide Marion County kids with survival swimming lessons. The event starts at 11 am Saturday at CrossFit Pinnacle, 7175 South Pine Avenue in Ocala. Website
Finally, don't forget to catch the Gators in the College World Series as they take on South Carolina at 9 Saturday night on ESPN. Website
Enjoy your weekend!