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Military, Veteran, and First Responder
Rock & Ride

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

To kick off Okefenokee Swamp Park’s first Rock & Ride we are honoring our military, veterans, first responders, and their families with a 45-minute motorcycle ride and southern rock concert. This is a free event, but donations are heavily encouraged as they will benefit the efforts of organizations and their dedication to the healing of these important Heroes and suicide prevention.

Day 1

Laura S. Walker State Park

Day: Friday 11.12 | Time: 7:30 – 9:30 PM

5653 Laura Walker Rd. Waycross, GA 31503

Enjoy a s’mores buffet by the campfire as Laura S. Walker State Park kicks off our Military and Veteran Appreciation Weekend with a meet and greet! Book your cabin, tent, or RV spot at Laura S. Walker now before they sell out. Visitors are not required to stay overnight at the campgrounds to attend the event.

Day 2

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Day: Saturday 11.13 | Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd. Waycross, GA 31503

4:00 PM Motorcycle Rider Check-In and Line-Up Begins 

Engines must be off and parked by 4:25 PM

4:30 PM Opening Ceremony 

The opening ceremony for the Okefenokee Swamp Park’s Military, Veteran, and First Responder Rock & Ride begins with a Color Guard ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance, and salute to our Heroes who have served and continue to serve our country and communities.

5:00 PM Motorcycle Ride 

Register your bike for $15 using the form below! For $10 get the official 2021 Military and Veteran Swamp Rock & Ride T-Shirt to raise money for suicide prevention in our heroes. Additional riders are $5, please also include the second rider’s size in registration if they would like one. You must register by 10/13/2021 to receive your shirt at registration, otherwise, it will be mailed to your provided shipping address. Indicate T-Shirt size AFTER booking in the follow-up email questionnaire. Shirts will be available for sale at the event as supplies last.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Benefit Concert

The riders will begin arriving back at the park just in time before the Benefit Concert begins. Bring a chair, blanket, and your dancing shoes to enjoy this Southern Rock Concert. This is a free event, but donations are heavily encouraged as they will benefit the efforts of several veteran suicide awareness organizations and their dedication to healing our Heroes and suicide prevention.

REGISTER FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDE

Rider Registration $15 | Additional Rider $5

2021 Official Swamp Military and Veteran Rock & Ride T-Shirt $10

Indicate T-Shirt size AFTER booking in the follow-up email questionnaire. Shirts will be available for sale at the event as supplies last.

Day 3

Okefenokee Adventures

Day: Sunday 10.24 | Time: TBA

4159 Suwannee Canal Rd. Folkston, GA 31537

We are offering a special multi-day multi-entrance pass for Military and Veterans with IDs to experience both swamp entrances, each offering different ways to experience the wonders of the Okefenokee Swamp. Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross offers Boat Tours, Train Rides, Interactive Exhibits & Animal Encounters. Okefenokee Adventures, located within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, offers Guided Boat Tours, Kayaking, Hiking Trails, and Camping Excursions.

BOOK MULTI-PARK / MULTI-ENTRANCE PASS  >>

 

Traders Hill Campground

& The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce

Day: Sunday 10.24 | Time: TBA

1388 Tracys Ferry Rd. Folkston, GA 31537

The Closing Ceremony of Okefenokee Swamp Military and Veteran Appreciation Weekend will end the weekend with a Color Gaurd ceremony, food trucks, and live music.