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Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Celebration
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
111 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
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"Downtown Countdown" New Year's Eve Celebration December 31, 2014 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM Bo Diddley Community Plaza The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host Downtown Countdown, a New Year’s Eve celebration concert at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The
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29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire photo
Jan 24 - Feb 1, 2015
Alachua County Fairgrounds 2900 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
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The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Come be swept away by medieval magic as troupes of actors, street performers and musicians journey back to the days of yore on January 24-25 & January 30-February 1, 2015
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The Great Invader Raider Rally and Gainesville Greenway Challenge
The Great Invader Raider Rally and Gainesville Greenway Challenge photo
Jan 31, 2015
3540 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
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The hard work of 15 years of Great Air Potato Round Ups, along with some persistent and hungry beetles, has made quite a dent in the air potato crop! That great news allows us to focus on other challenges in our natural areas. With the momentum and community spirit that has guided the Round-Up for
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29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire photo
Jan 24 - Feb 1, 2015
Alachua County Fairgrounds 2900 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
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The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Come be swept away by medieval magic as troupes of actors, street performers and musicians journey back to the days of yore on January 24-25 & January 30-February 1, 2015
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Plow Days
Plow Days photo
Feb 6 - Feb 7, 2015
18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32609
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Plow teams will demonstrate farming life post Civil War prior to the invention of tractors. Observe draft horse teams pulling old time plows, discs and harrows as they work the land getting it ready for our spring planting. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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6th Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival
6th Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival photo
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2015
Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 2900 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
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6TH ANNUAL CINEMA VERDE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL The Cinema Verde Festival features over 40 films, music and art focusing on sustainable solutions for environmental concerns. The 6th Annual Cinema Verde Festival runs from 5 PM on Thursday, Feb. 12 through 8 PM Sunday
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Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment
Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment photo
Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2015
19630 NE 30th Street
Williston, FL 32696
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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
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Kanapaha Spring Gardens Festival
Kanapaha Spring Gardens Festival photo
Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2015
4700 S.W. 58th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
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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 fe
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Antique Tractor & Car Day
Antique Tractor & Car Day photo
Mar 21, 2015
18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32661
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See farmers on their vintage machines plow a field where sugar cane and corn will soon be planted.  This event honors the innovations in methods and equipment, showing the historical significance and importance of the tractor to agriculture.  Also the local Antique Automobile Club of America will di
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Kirby Family Farm's Rock-N-Roll Easter Train
Kirby Family Farm's Rock-N-Roll Easter Train photo
Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
19630 NE 30 Street
Williston, FL 32696
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Hop on down to the Kirby Family Farm for our Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rides, Games, Spring Farm Babies Petting area, meet the Easter Bunny and of course climb aboard The Kirby Family Railroad, a full size 1800’s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.
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Jest Fest!
Jest Fest! photo
Mar 29, 2015
111 East University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Celebrate hilarity, experience the derring-do, and feel the thrill of this free, family friendly spring festival. Jest Fest! presents world acclaimed comedy/variety and cirque-style entertainment. Jest Fest! is an experience not to be missed!
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Spring Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center
Spring Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center photo
Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
3540 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
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“GO NATIVE” AT THE SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE SPRING DATE: Coming Soon! Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in North Florida during the 2015 Spring Native Plant sale, at Morningside Nature Center. An exclusive member's sale is on the Friday prior to the sale and is open to member
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46th Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival
46th Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival photo
Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2015
NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Set amid picturesque turn-of-the-century homes in the Northeast Gainesville Historic District, the 46th annual Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival on Sat.-Sun., April 11-12, offers fun and inspiration for the whole family, including the work of fine artists from throughout the country; the Art Jun
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The Butterfly Festivus!
The Butterfly Festivus! photo
Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2015
20329 State Road 26
Earlton, FL 32631
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The Butterfly Festivus! April 11, 2015 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 12, 2015 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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36th Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival
36th Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival photo
Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2015
NW 5th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32603
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The Annual Fifth Avenue Arts festival began in the summer of 1979. The purpose of the Festival was to share the rich cultural history of the 5th ave /Seminary Lane community. The participation in the first year was less than 100 people. A group of people made up of UF students a community residen
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Yulee Railroad Days
Yulee Railroad Days photo
Jun 6, 2015
Archer, FL
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Various events at different venues throughout the day celebrating the history of the Florida Railroad System! Come out and join the fun!
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Art in Thornebrook Village
Art in Thornebrook Village photo
Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2015
2441 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
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The Art Festival at Thornbrook is a two-day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways and on the grassy areas and plaza of Thornebrook Village.
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Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival photo
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2015
P.O Box 335
Micanopy, FL 32667
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Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well a
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Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival photo
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2015
P.O Box 335
Micanopy, FL 32667
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Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well a
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