2018 Florida Folk Festival, May 25-27, Along the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

  The Florida Folk Festival is the “big event” each year in Hamilton County.  It’s widely recognized as one the the most entertaining events at any of Florida’s State Parks and is attended by visitors from the southeast US.  The Festival is all about music, art, history and fun along the Suwannee River at Stephen …

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 …

35th Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival, November 19 & 20, 2016

Fall is here and Yankeetown’s famous “no-see-ums”* have succumbed to the cool weather, making a walk through the annual Seafood Festival lots of fun for the entire family.  Yankeetown is a historic town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is the southernmost town in our Natural North Florida region. It’s located on SR40, just west of …

Meet the Spring Hunters at Rum 138 in Columbia County, FL , July 8, 2016

Come and meet the wildly exciting Spring Hunters, Joe Cruz and Travis Marques: On July 8th, Friday. Rum 138, 6 – 9 pm. will be hosting Joe and Travis for a fine art show (runs through in the main gallery at Rum 138, in Columbia County.  In light of the last comment. I feel compelled …

“Artist Naturalists in Florida-Then and Now” Exhibit in Gainesville, 10/30-12/11/15

This exhibit, at Gainesville’s Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, features about 45 paintings and photographys by artists such as Diane Harm, William Bartram, Mark Catesby and J.J. Audobon.  The exhibit runs through December 11 at “The Doris”, 1315 S. Main Street, Gainesville. When Doris Bardon passed away in 2006, she bequeathed funds to further her …

Downtown Festival & Art Show, November 14 and 15, 2015

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the arrival of the highly acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of …

Welcome to London!…at Gainesville’s Harn Museum of Art, E.O. Hoppé Photos on Exhibit Thru 9/16/15

Now’s your chance to visit London, England while you’re still in Natural North Florida!  The University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art is showing the work of influential photographer, E.O. Hoppé through September 16, 2016.  This is a “don’t-miss” opportunity to see images of royalty, street life, movie stars, circus performers and everyday Londoners, taken …

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, April 11/12, 2015

It’s difficult to write about any one event that’s “the best” during the year in Gainesville, but the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival certainly rates in the top two or three!  Community support has always been strong for the event, and over the past years, local, regional and nationally-known artists have learned that this …

The Blue Trees are in Gainesville

One of the coolest public art projects I’ve seen in a while is going on right now at the University of Florida campus.  Last year UF Fine Arts decided to start celebrate each October even bigger and better than before since it is National Arts and Humanities month.  You might have noticed the Seward Johnson …

Bronze Statues Take Over Gainesville

First they visited Paris and Osaka. Now “Crossing Paths,” a collection of 24 large statues by J. Seward Johnson, has taken up residence across Gainesville, from the University of Florida campus to downtown. (UF’s North Lawn, near the Reitz Union, has 10 sculptures.) The exhibit runs through October 14. Giant statues include a dancing couple, …