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 a list of a few favorites, with links to their websites:

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

January, 2018

Alachua County Fairgrounds , Gainesville, Florida

Spring Garden Festival

March, 2018

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens , Gainesville, Florida


GFAA Tioga Winter Art Fair

March, 2018

Tioga Town Center , Gainesville, Florida

Fifth Avenue Arts Festival

April, 2018

Downtown , Gainesville, Florida


Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival

April, 2018

Downtown , Gainesville, Florida

GFAA Art Festival at Thornebrook

October, 2018

Thornebrook Village Shopping Center , Gainesville, Florida


Alachua County Fair

October, 2018

Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida


The Fest

October, 2018

Several Venues, Gainesville, Florida


Downtown Arts Festival

December 1 & 2, 2018

Downtown Gainesville, Florida

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