Festivals and Events Alachua County Region


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

Newberry Main Street Annual Spring Festival – March 17th

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

Spring Garden Festival – March 24th

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

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 24-25

RiverFest 2018 – March 25  Rum 138




Annual O’Leno Chili Cookoff (Oleno State Park) April 7 11Am – 3 PM

Annual Hampton Veterans Memorial BBQ and Music Festival (Lake City) April 7th

Swallowtail Farm Spring Festival (Alachua) April 14th 12 PM

Keystone Music Festival (Keystone) April 14 11 AM – 3 PM

Jest Fest – (Gainesville)  April 15

WestFest – (Newberry) April 15th

Wanee Festival (Spirit of Suwanee Park) April 19-21

Alachua Main Street Spring Festival – April 22nd

Tioga Car Show (Newberry) April 23 10 AM

Brooksville Blueberry Festival (Brooksville) April 28

Pioneer Days (High Springs)

5th Annual Arts Festival (Gainesville)

Swallowtail Farm Spring Festival (Alachua)  April 14 12-9 PM



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

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





Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade

Tioga Jazz Festival





Folk in the Springs, High Springs

Latino Film Festival Gainesville




Butterfly Festival

Thornebrook Arts Show

High Springs Fall Festival & Car Show

Noche De Gala

Boo at the Zoo

Newberry Fall Festival

Main Street Fall Festival (Alachua)

Corn Maze (Newberry)





Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville) NHRA Gatornationals Dec 1st

Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)

Downtown Festival and Art Show – December 1 & 2

Parade Schedule:


Tree Lighting Schedule:


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

Thornebrook Village:

Haile Plantation:

Duck Pond:

High Springs: (Usually Friday Night during Artwalk)




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)

Wetlands Music Fest (Flavet Field)

Active Streets & 352 Creates (Depot Park)