Spend A Day At The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo—It’s Good For You!

There’s only one American Zoo Association accredited zoo on a  college campus,  and it’s on Gainesville‘s Santa Fe College campus.  Santa Fe College offers both Associate and Bachelor’s degrees and won the 2015 Aspen Prize for Educational Excellence.  It enrollment now tops 20,000 and it’s an excellent adjunct to the educational community in Gainesville, which …

2019 Gainesville Native American Festival, Gainesville, March 29-31

The 2019 Gainesville Native American Festival is new and it’s destined to be a great time for folks of all ages.  The event will be held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds and will feature traditional music and dances, handmade arts and crafts, native foods and a living history village.  Hours are 9-3 Friday, 10-6 Saturday …

It’s Getting Cool–Expect FOOD and FUN at 2018/2019 Festivals in Natural North Florida

Fall and winter in Natural North Florida can be warm, but generally not as hot as in the summer months.  And cool days and nights mean that it’s “food festival time”, with several great events on the region’s calendars. Some events revolve around drink, like  the Big Bend Brewfest.  Others center on food, especially the …

Natural North Florida–Music and Fun–There’s Country, Western and More!

There’s a great line in the movie, “The Blues Brothers”, where the owner of Bob’s Country Bunker explains to the band that they play all kinds of music—“Country…AND Western”!  Well, despite the fact that our region made up of 14 mostly-rural north Florida counties furnish America lots of cattle, soybeans, peanuts and seafood, we enjoy …

Monticello, Florida–Bike Fest, May 12, 2018

The 2018 Monticello Bike Fest will take place on Saturday, May 12 and will consist of a series of pro/am bicycle rides throughout beautiful Jefferson County, in Natural North Florida.  It’s a CAAM Tour Series Event, so you’ll rub shoulders with some seriouse cyclists from the southeast. Ride 10, 30, 60 or even 100 miles …

Wild Florida Adventures, December 2017 Events

Greetings Outside Enthusiasts! I’ve just updated the Wild Florida Adventures event calendar for the rest of the month of December with the link here www.localendar.com/public/bbarker This weekend we’re planning two fresh water paddles as the coastal tides aren’t that conducive to good water levels. Plus with the lower temps, its better to paddle venues that …

Don’t Miss These 2015 Holiday Events in Lake City, Florida

Lighting of the Park & Santa in the Park (All of December) Olustee Park Downtown Lake City, FL 386-752-3690 www.lakecitychamber.com     Lake City Snow Day and Christmas Parade (December 12, 2015) Downtown Lake City, FL 386-752-3690 www.lakecitychamber.com      

Fiddlefest and Cane Boil at Gainesville’s Morningside Nature Center, November 28, 2015

This event is held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and combines traditions of giving thanks and fall harvest with live fiddle, banjo and string-band music, which were major influences on American entertainment for more than 150 years. Bring your holiday guests, friends and family out to Morningside’s beautiful Living History Farm to experience the …

6th Annual Jim Moye American Cancer Society’ Tournament, Saturday, May 23, 2015, Horseshoe Beach

The 6th. Annual Jim Moye  American Cancer Society’s Saltwater Fishing Tournament Will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 Memorial day weekend Horseshoe Beach Florida Open to all who love to fish, have fun and wish to support early detection cancer research. Sign up starts at 6:00 am Tournament fishing safe Daybreak till 4:30 pm …

Jest Fest–The Greatest Show In Gainesville, Sunday, March 29, 2015

Don’t miss this event….The Greatest Show in Gainesville, with lots of free family fun.  Headliners include the famous high-wire artists, the Flying Wallendas,  and Avner The Eccentric (from the movie, Jewel of the Nile). Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Historic Thomas Center, 12–6pm. FREE ADMISSION! This is the 3rd season of Jest Fest, the …