Festivals and Events Alachua County Region


Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)  11/29-12/1/2018

Downtown Festival and Art Show – December 1 & 2



Thornebrook Village:  November 15, 2018 5:30-8 PM

City of High Springs: November 23, 2018 5-8

Tioga: November 25, 2018 4-8 PM

Haile Plantation: November 30, 2018 5-9 PM

Festival of Lights, Stephen Foster -11/30 – 12/24  4-9 PM

City of Alachua – November 30th 6-8 PM

City of Gainesville: (Thomas Center) Usually 1st weekend  December 1st 2018

Duck Pond: December 1st, 2018

City of Williston – December 1st, 2018

Shops at Butler  – December 8, 2018



Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb



Gainesville Veg Fest (Gainesville)

Battle of Olustee Reenactment (Olustee)

Cinema Verde Film Festival (Gainesville)

Heritage Day Festival (Brooksville)

Florida Blue Grass Classic  (Brooksville)

Chimera Fest  (Gainesville)

Heartwood Music Festival  (Heartwood) February 23rd 2019

Wetlands Music Fest (Flavet Field)

Active Streets & 352 Creates (Depot Park)



Wild Game Feast (Gainesville) for Boys & Girls Club March 1

Florida Azalea Festival (Downtown Palatka)  March 3 and 4th

GFAA Winter Fine Arts Fair – March 3rd and 4th

Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville) NHRA Gatornationals

Newberry Main Street Annual Spring Festival – March 17th

The Alachua Car Show (Alachua) March 17 5:30 PM

Spring Garden Festival – March 24th

Gainesville Native American Festival (Alachua County Fairgrounds) March 23rd – 24th 2019

Spring Bluegrass Festival (Brooksville) March 21 – 25th 2018

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 24-25

RiverFest 2018 – March 25  Rum 138



Levy County Fair (Williston)

Annual O’Leno Chili Cookoff (Oleno State Park)

Annual Hampton Veterans Memorial BBQ and Music Festival (Lake City)

Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival (Gainesville) April 6 and 7th 2019

Starke Strawberry Festival (Starke)

Swallowtail Farm Spring Festival (Alachua)

Keystone Music Festival (Keystone)

Jest Fest  (Gainesville)

WestFest  (Newberry)

Wanee Festival  (Spirit of Suwanee Park)

Fifth Avenue Arts Festival – (Gainesville)

Ocala Bike Fest – (Ocala)

Alachua Main Street Spring Festival – (Alachua)

Brooksville Blueberry Festival (Brooksville) April 28

Leesburg Bike Festival (Leesburg) April 27-29th

Pioneer Days (High Springs) April 28-29

Grove Street Festival (Gainesville) April 28


Gainesville Free Jazz Fest (Newberry – Tioga Town Center) May 5th

Annual Garden Show and Spring Festival (Williston) Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Noche De Gala

Shimmy Mob – World Belly Dancing Day May 12  (Thornebrook Village) Noon

Windsor Zucchini Festival (Windsor) May 12

Florida Folk Festival (Stephen Foster, White Springs) Memorial Day Wkend



Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland (1st Saturday in June) June 1st 2018


Festivals and Fanfare, Flavet Field Gainesville, July 3rd 7 PM

City of Alachua Fireworks, July 4th

Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade

Red White and Blue Jeans Barbeque





Folk in the Springs, High Springs

Latino Film Festival Gainesville



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

The Planet Festival, Fruitland Park, October 18-October 21, 2018

Tom Petty Weekend, Gainesville, October 18-20, 2018

Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, October 20 & 21

Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy, October 27 & 28

Boo at the Zoo

Corn Maze (Newberry)


Newberry Fall Festival (12th Annual), Newberry  November 17

Yankeetown Seafood Festival – 11/17 – 11/18/2018

Downtown Blues Concert (Kick off to the Downtown Festival and Art Show) Nov 30, 2018