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Poinsettias in the “Butterfly Rainforest”
Poinsettias in the “Butterfly Rainforest” photo
Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2014
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
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Visit the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31 to see the remarkable presentation of multicolor poinsettias, which make an ideal backdrop for holiday photographs. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend relea
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Kirby Farm's Christmas Express
Kirby Farm's Christmas Express photo
Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2014
19630 NE 30th Street
Williston, FL 32696
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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, on
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Light Up Williston-Christmas
Light Up Williston-Christmas photo
Dec 6, 2014
North Main Street
Williston, FL 32696
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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.
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Cane Day Festival
Cane Day Festival photo
Dec 6, 2014
18730 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32661
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Cane Day Saturday, December 06, 2014 09:00am - 03:00pm See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane using mule power and boil it into syrup. Old-time craft demonstrations including woodworking, blacksmithing and butter churning, quilt drawing,
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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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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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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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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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