Festivals & Events in Alachua County


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

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

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





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) 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

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)

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