Special Events

  1. Festivals and Events Alachua County Region

    DECEMBER 2018 Festival of Lights, Stephen Foster -11/30 – 12/24  4-9 PM New Year’s Eve – Bo Diddley 12/31   JANUARY  2019 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb   FEBRUARY  Gainesville Veg Fest (Gainesville) Battle of Olustee Reenactment (Olustee) Cinema Verde Film Festival (Gainesville) Heritage Day…

  2. Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

    The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on January 26-27 & February 1-3, 2019. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness…

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    Dance Alive National Ballet brings you the perfect evening! Celebrate Passion! Join us in a delicious pre-show dinner hosted by Sweetwater Catering then get all heated up by TANGO MUCHO MADNESS! on stage at the Phillips Center. Package $85. Dinner $50.

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  4. Changeville Music and Arts Festival

    A festival for Social Change February 7-8 2019 presented by frank.    With the mission of cultivating connections between artists, influencers and activists, Changeville is a festival that showcases and connects those who use music, comedy, film, virtual reality and storytelling as a vehicle to drive…

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  5. Changeville’s Kickoff event: Locos Por Juana

    Changeville kicks off with a free music concert in downtown Bo Diddley Plaza, featuring Locos por Juana, a bilingual fusion band based in Miami have been nominated for both a Grammy and Latin Grammy thanks to their captivating blend of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and…

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  6. LAND OF LA CHUA 150 Years!

    Dance Alive National Ballet celebrates its home! Join us! Celebrate Gainesville’s 150th Anniversary! Our town through the ages!  It’s all there, with contributions from the Matheson Museum, artist Margaret Tolbert, poet Lola Haskins, composer Stella Sung, Will McLean’s ‘Black Hat Troubadour’ songs, spokesman Weaver Gaines,…

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    Dance Alive National Ballet presents A birthday bash to end all birthday bashes! The outrageously successful ‘Gainesville Dancing with the Stars’, dancing to music by Gosia and Ali, dinner by Classic Faire, silent auction, hosted by TV 20’s Dave Snyder. Sponsored by Parris Dance. Tickets…

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  8. Welch-Ledbetter Connection/Little Mike & the Tornadoes/Bridget Kelly Band

    The North Central Florida Blues Society is excited to offer a triple helping of mighty Blues music on Friday, April 5 at the High Dive! A powerful throwback to the west side sounds of 1960s Chicago, The Welch-Ledbetter Connection has become an absolute force in…

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