Festivals & Events in Alachua County

JUNE

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

 

JULY

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

City of Alachua Fireworks, July 4th

Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade

 

AUGUST

 

SEPTEMBER

Folk in the Springs, High Springs September 15, 2019

Latino Film Festival Gainesville (No Current Dates Available)

 

OCTOBER

Butterfly Festival – October 12, 2019

Thornebrook Arts Show (34th 2019Annual),

HVMF 2018 Chili Cookoff & Music Festival, Melrose

Main Street Fall Festival (Alachua)

High Springs Fall Festival & Car Show

The Planet Festival, Fruitland Park,

Tom Petty Weekend, Gainesville,

Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key,

Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy,

Boo at the Zoo

Corn Maze (Newberry)

 

NOVEMBER

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),

Yankeetown Seafood Festival –

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

 

DECEMBER 

Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)

 

TREE LIGHTING SCHEDULE:

Thornebrook Village:

City of High Springs:

Tioga:

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:

 

DECEMBER 2019

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

New Year’s Eve – Bo Diddley 12/31

 

JANUARY  2020

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb

 

FEBRUARY 

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

 

MARCH

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 –

 

APRIL

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 ?

 

MAY

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

 

APRIL

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 ?

 

MAY

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

 

JUNE

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

 

JULY

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

Micanopy Annual July 4th Parade, Micanopy, and Fireworks July 4th

City of Alachua Fireworks, City of Alachua, July 4th, 3 PM

 

AUGUST

 

SEPTEMBER

Folk in the Springs, High Springs

Latino Film Festival Gainesville

 

OCTOBER

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)

 

NOVEMBER

Yankeetown Seafood Festival

Free Downtown Blues Show

Downtown Festival and Art Show

 

DECEMBER 

Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville) NHRA Gatornationals Dec 1st

Christmas on the Square (Live Oak)

 

Parade Schedule:

 

Tree Lighting Schedule:

Tioga:

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

Thornebrook Village:  November 15, 2018

Haile Plantation:

Duck Pond:

High Springs: (Usually Friday Night during Artwalk)

 

JANUARY  2020

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb

 

FEBRUARY 

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)

 

MARCH

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 2020  – March

 

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