Gainesville’s Best—2018 Festival Schedule—Save The Dates!

Gainesville is home to festivals of all kinds.  They range from “medieval faires” to “punk rock” music events to curated art shows.  Each year, thousands of visitors come to this North Florida college town to enjoy food, art and just to have a great time.  In 2018, there are events planned almost any month.  Here’s …

Don’t Miss a Trip to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida

Located in a grove of oaks and pine trees, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the Natural North Florida destinations you don’t want to miss!  While the Cafe is open daily, try to time your visit during one of the many festivals and music events held there throughout the year.    Typical …

Save The Dates: Natural North Florida’s Fall 2017 Music Festivals

As summer winds down in Natural North Florida, residents and visitors alike flock to our famous music and food festivals.   It seems that every year, the number of events increase, as do their quality and breadth.  In 2017, three are of particular note. In Hamilton County, just north of I-10 and east of I-75, the …

It’s Springtime In Natural North Florida–Plan Some Festival Fun!

By the time mid-February rolls around, folks in our Natural North Florida region are really tired of all those “cold” 50-degree nights and 70-degree days.  Yes, we’re spoiled! In February we’ll have a few quick, wet and windy, cold fronts move through the area and we’ll have to bundle up with a sweater and maybe …

Celebrate the Arrival of 2017 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park–A Party Like No Other!

There’s always something going on in Suwannee County at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground.  Of course there’s music and camping, but there are great events throughout the year.  January is no exception, but the “big fun” begins on December 31 with the big New Year’s Eve Party. Expect music by the …

Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival, Perry, Fl–December 9 & 10/2016

Don’t miss the festivities at the 2016 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival in Perry, Florida.  The event starts on Friday, December 9 and continues until the BBQ Cook-Off Awards on Saturday night.  In the meantime, while you’re not eating pulled pork or snacking on festival “fare”, you can listen to some great music. Nationally …

Fanfares & Fireworks at UF’s Flavet Field in Gainesville, July 3, 2016

Join the crowd on the University of Florida campus for the annual Fanfares & Fireworks.  The music begins at 7PM on Flavet Field and the fireworks usually start just after dusk at about 9:40. The event is sponsored by the City of Gainesville, WUFT, and the Florida Credit Union. Music will be performed by: Bears …

Bradford County Strawberry Festival, Starke, FL–April 9 & 10, 2016

The 17th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival will be held on April 9 and 10 in Downtown Starke.   There will be lots of great food (including, of course, STRAWBERRIES), as well as music and craft vendors.  The event is FREE and it’s also PET FRIENDLY, so pack up the kids and the pups and head …

Bo Diddley Plaza to Reopen February 25, 2016 in Gainesville

Charles Bradley will reopen the Bo Diddley Plaza with a free concert on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m. The concert is part of the frank 2016 Community Street Fair. The public event will also feature live art by 352Creates, performances by local bands and a variety of food trucks and craft-brews. …

Santa Fe River Fest and Songwriters’ Festival, April 17, 2016, Sponsored by Rum138

This annual fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will include the songwriting contest, music by Terraplane Rhythm & Blues, a great silent auction (art, jewelry, vacations, etc.), Kid’s Corner, 50/50 raffle, music jam session, grilled burgers and dogs, delectable desserts, beer and drinks. Proceeds go to educational and advocacy activities of Our Santa Fe …