Steinhatchee Honeymoon Cottages
Panacea Blue Crab Festival
UF Butterfly Rainforest Gainesville
Sign at Suwannee River Rendezvous Mayo
Great Fishing at Steinhatchee
Kanapaha Botanical Garden Gainesville
Canoeing a Spring Run in Natural North Florida
Biking on the Saint Marks Trail
Jousting at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Haunted Orbs at Denham House in Monticello
Ray Charles Monument Haffye Hayes Park Greenville
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and Museum White Springs
Kayaking on the Suwannee River Dixie Gilchrist Levy Counties
Weekly Farmers Markets
Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Competition
Historic Homes Walking Tour Monticello
Wakulla Springs Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Riding the Trails of Natural North Florida
Monticello Opera House Southern Music Rising Festival
Heart of Palm Salad Cedar Key
Margorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park Cross Creek
Four Freedoms Monument Madison
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Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment
Experience the History of the Civil War like never before! The Kirby Family Farm is very proud to present the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. One of the largest reenactments in the Sunshine State, the Battle features a full size historical locomotive on Florida’s largest private railroad. Before the Battle there’s a whole day of fun including period music, daily artillery or mortar demonstrations, Union and Confederate camps, sutlers, optional historic tram ride, authentic artifacts, and more. Enjoy a train ride through the battlefield and camps.
Cane Boil & FiddleFest
11/29/14 visit website
Every November on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend: Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 9am-4pm.
Experience life in 1870’s North Central Florida at Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm. Visitors can sample fresh cane syrup and homemade biscuits, experience live folk music, farm animals and much more! The Longleaf Pine Youth Fiddle Contest will take place during the Annual Cane Boil, thus bringing together the traditions of giving thanks and fall harvest with a music tradition that has been so influential throughout the South.
Make this event part of your Thanksgiving weekend tradition!
Light Up Williston-Christmas
12/06/14 visit website
Watch Santa come to town on an elephant! Take a quick trek to the Christmas lighting ceremony, held in Heritage Park, 444 NW Main Street immediately following the parade. This exciting evening includes Christmas entertainment along with food and beverages available.
Kirby Farm's Christmas Express
Kirby Family Farm is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, an unforgettable holiday attraction the whole family can enjoy. There are lots of activities to see and do including the featured train ride through thousands of Christmas lights pulled by an old-fashioned, full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.
Specific Run Dates: Nov 28,29,30, Dec 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,22,23,26,27 & 28. Christmas hours also 5:30pm-10 pm.
Kanapaha Spring Gardens Festival
Spring Garden Festival: March 21 (9am - 5pm) & 22 (10am - 5pm) 2015
This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a walk-through butterfly conservatory, children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. If you are interested in being a vendor, download an application by clicking here. Please refer to the FLEPPC plant guide of plant species we ask you to avoid selling by clicking here.
Sponsors of the show include: Visit Gainesville, Dominos Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives
Welcome To Natural North Florida -- the original Florida tourism destination.
There are off-beat and old-fashioned towns to explore where you can still savor a slice of life from bygone days. This region is also home to the largest collection of natural springs in the world, amazing sunsets, wonderfully quiet recreational rivers and trails, and world-class flora and fauna. With no crowds and no palm trees, it'll alter your stereotypes of the state. As you wander along the tree-lined and scenic roads winding through the region, you'll forget that you are in the fourth largest state in the US.
It's a "come as you are" kind of place, where you'll find people very down home yet very sophisticated, natural and nice, all at once.