Festivals | Events Alachua County Region Latest Updates

Covid-19 Phase 3


Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb Virtual 2021


Gainesville Veg Fest (Gainesville)

Battle of Olustee Reenactment (Olustee)

Cinema Verde Film Festival (Gainesville)

Heritage Day Festival (Brooksville)

Florida Blue Grass Classic  (Brooksville)

Heartwood Music Festival  (Heartwood)



Wild Game Feast (Gainesville) for Boys & Girls Club

White Springs Wild Azalea Festival (First Saturday in March)

Ocala Strawberry Festival – (McPherson Complex, Ocala)

Florida Azalea Festival (Downtown Palatka)

Suwannee Spring Reunion -(Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville) NHRA Gatornationals

Santa Fe Audubon Festival

Spring Garden Festival (Kanapaha Botanical Gardens)

Gainesville Native American Festival (Alachua County Fairgrounds)

2020 EMS Spring Fest  (Brooksville)

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts (Cedar Key)

Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival (Gainesville)

RiverFest 2020 – Rum 138



Levy County Fair (Williston)

Annual O’Leno Chili Cookoff (Oleno State Park)

Springing in the Blues – Jacksonville –

Bradford County Strawberry Festival (Starke)

Swallowtail Farm Spring Festival (Alachua)

Jest Fest  (Gainesville)


WestFest  (Newberry)  April

The Alachua Car Show (Alachua)

Fifth Avenue Arts Festival – (Gainesville)

Ocala Bike Fest – (Ocala)

Brooksville Blueberry Festival (Brooksville)

Leesburg Bike Festival (Leesburg)

Pioneer Days (High Springs) (4th Weekend in April)


Gainesville Free Jazz Fest (Newberry – Tioga Town Center)

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

Noche De Gala  –

Shimmy Mob – World Belly Dancing Day  (2nd Saturday in May)  (Thornebrook Village)

St Augustine Jazz and Blues Festival –

NCFBS Women In Blues Showcase

Windsor Zucchini Festival (Windsor)

76th Annual  Newberry Watermelon Festival

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



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



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

City of Alachua Fireworks, Legacy Park, July 4th , 6-10 PM

Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade and Fireworks





Folk in the Springs, High Springs

Latino Film Festival Gainesville

Touch A Truck 2020


Butterfly Festival

Thornebrook Arts Show (35th 2020 Annual)

HVMF 2020 Chili Cookoff & Music Festival, Melrose

RiverFest 10th Annual:  Singer/Songwriting contest and fundraiser Cancelled for 2020

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

Tom Petty Weekend, Gainesville

Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key,  October

Cancelled -Boo at the Zoo

Postponed Until 2021 – The Fest (Gainesville) October 30 – Nov 1st 2020

Corn Maze (Newberry)  (No Current Dates Available)



Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy

Cancelled – Downtown Free Blues Show Produced by the NCFBS

Main Street Fall Festival (Alachua)

Downtown Festival and Art Show – Virtual

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

Yankeetown Seafood Festival



Festival of Lights, Stephen Foster

Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)

Downtown Concert and Countdown Dec 31

Sparks In The Park  Dec 31




Thornebrook Village:

City of High Springs:


Haile Plantation:

Festival of Lights, Stephen Foster –

City of Alachua:

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

Duck Pond:

City of Williston:

Shops at Butler: