Special Events

  1. Festivals and Events Alachua County Region

    OCTOBER Butterfly Festival Thornebrook Arts Show (34th Annual), October 13 – 14 2018 HVMF 2018 Chili Cookoff & Music Festival, Melrose Oct 13, 2018 Main Street Fall Festival (Alachua) October 16 and 17th 2018 High Springs Fall Festival & Car Show – October 20th 2018…

  2. Free Fridays Concert Series 2018

    “Free Fridays” Concert Series Returns to Bo Diddley Plaza Each Friday From May 4 – Oct. 19 2018 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2018 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule. The public is invited…

  3. Craft Festival 2018

    The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is excited to host the Craft Festival on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th from 10am – 5pm. Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The Craft…

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  4. Cane Boil & FiddleFest

    Celebrate Bygone American Traditions at Cane Boil & FiddleFest on Saturday November 24, 2018! Free Admission! Every November on the Saturday after Thanksgiving: Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 10 am-4 pm. Contestants may download, complete and email the registration form between now and Wednesday, Nov….

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  5. Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Thomas Center

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, Dec. 1, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center (302 NE 6th Avenue). Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe will be on hand to welcome citizens,…

  6. 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show

    North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the arrival of the highly acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show. The streets of…

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  7. Annual Homestead Holidays

    Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery – with a Wild Bird theme. Docents in Victorian costume! See the Homestead’s famous “Talking Walls.” Enjoy live holiday music performed by young musicians. Free horse & carriage…

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  8. Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead

    A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE HOMESTEAD AT NIGHT – the only time the house is open at night! See the old Homestead, decked out for the holidays and aglow with candlelight and soft lights. Docents in costume top off the stunning beauty of the…

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