Festivals and Events

Cur­rent :  Covid-19 Phase 3


But­ter­fly Festival

Can­celled ‑Thorne­brook Arts Show (35th 2020 Annual)

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

High Springs Fall Fes­ti­val & Car Show  (No Date Available)

Can­celled — Tom Pet­ty Week­end, Gainesville 

Can­celled Annu­al Cedar Key Seafood Fes­ti­val, (51st Annu­al) Cedar Key

Can­celled ‑Boo at the Zoo

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

Corn Maze (New­ber­ry)  — Oct 24, 30 and 31


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:


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 2021

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