Festivals and Events Alachua County Region




Folk in the Springs, High Springs September 15, 2019

Latino Film Festival Gainesville (No Current Dates Available)



Butterfly Festival – October 12, 2019

Thornebrook Arts Show (34th 2019Annual), (No Current Dates Available)

HVMF 2018 Chili Cookoff & Music Festival, Melrose (No Current Dates Available)

Main Street Fall Festival (Alachua) (No Current Dates Available)

High Springs Fall Festival & Car Show (No Current Dates Available)

The Planet Festival, Fruitland Park, (No Current Dates Available)

Tom Petty Weekend, Gainesville,  October 19 – 20 2019

Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key,  October 19-20

Boo at the Zoo (No Current Dates Available)

Corn Maze (Newberry)  (No Current Dates Available)



Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy, November 2, 2019

Downtown Free Blues Show Produced by the NCFBS –  November 15 2019

Downtown Festival and Art Show – November 16 & 17, 2019

Newberry Fall Festival (12th Annual),  (No Current Dates Available)

Yankeetown Seafood Festival – November 23 and 24th 2019

Downtown Blues Concert (Kick off to the Downtown Festival and Art Show) November 15, 2019



Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)



Thornebrook Village:

City of High Springs:


Haile Plantation:

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

City of Alachua:

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

Duck Pond:

City of Williston:

Shops at Butler:



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

New Year’s Eve – Bo Diddley 12/31



Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb



Gainesville Veg Fest (Gainesville) February 16th 2019

Battle of Olustee Reenactment (Olustee)  February 15 – 17 2019

Cinema Verde Film Festival (Gainesville) Feb 14 – 16 2019

Heritage Day Festival (Brooksville) February 16 2019

Florida Blue Grass Classic  (Brooksville) February 18 – 24 2019

Chimera Fest  (Gainesville) February 23 – 24 , 2019

Heartwood Music Festival  (Heartwood) February 23rd 2019

Wetlands Music Fest (Flavet Field)

Active Streets & 352 Creates (Depot Park) February 24



Wild Game Feast (Gainesville) for Boys & Girls Club

White Springs Wild Azalea Festival (First Saturday in March)

Florida Azalea Festival (Downtown Palatka)

Jest Fest  (Gainesville)

Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville) NHRA Gatornationals

Newberry Main Street Annual Spring Festival –

Spring Garden Festival –

Gainesville Native American Festival (Alachua County Fairgrounds)

Spring Bluegrass Festival (Brooksville)

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts (Cedar Key)

RiverFest 2020 –



Levy County Fair (Williston) April 4th – 7th 2019

Annual O’Leno Chili Cookoff (Oleno State Park) April 6, 2019

Springing in the Blues – Jacksonville – April 5, 6, 7th 2019

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

Starke Strawberry Festival (Starke)  Dates not confirmed?

Swallowtail Farm Spring Festival (Alachua) April 11, 2019

Keystone Music Festival (Keystone)

WestFest  (Newberry) April 20th, 2019

The Alachua Car Show (Alachua) April 20th 2019

Wanee Festival  (Spirit of Suwanee Park) (CANCELLED 2019)

Fifth Avenue Arts Festival – (Gainesville) April 27 and 28th

Ocala Bike Fest – (Ocala)  April 12 – 14

Alachua Main Street Spring Festival – (Alachua)  – checking into dates

Brooksville Blueberry Festival (Brooksville) April 27 & 28 2019

Leesburg Bike Festival (Leesburg) April 26-28th 2019

Pioneer Days (High Springs) April 27-28 2019

Grove Street Festival (Gainesville) April ?



Gainesville Free Jazz Fest (Newberry – Tioga Town Center) May 4th

Annual Garden Show and Spring Festival (Williston) Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens May 4th 2019

Noche De Gala  – May 4th 2019

Shimmy Mob – World Belly Dancing Day May 11  (Thornebrook Village) Noon

NCFBS Women In Blues Showcase May 19, 2019

Windsor Zucchini Festival (Windsor) May 11

Newberry Watermelon Festival – May 18, 2019

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



Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland (1st Saturday in June) June 1st 2019 8-3 PM



Fanfares and Fireworks,  Flavet Field Gainesville, July 3rd 7 PM

City of Alachua Fireworks, July 4th

Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade