Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Fishing Tournament, February 13, 2016

Anglers–don’t miss this tournament!  It’s part of the 8th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival, and with a 1-3PM weigh-in at the Sea Hag Marina, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the events and to grab some great “street eats”.  The entry fee is $25 per angler, and there are sizable payouts for the winners.  Tickets …

Celebrate Birds–Live Birds of Prey Festival – Saturday, January 30, 2016- First Magnitude Brewery in Gainesville

Live Birds of Prey Festival – Saturday, January 30 – First Magnitude Brewery Join Wild Birds Unlimited at First Magni-tude Brewery from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 30 for an afternoon with live birds of prey from the Apopka-based Avi-an Reconditioning Center (ARC). This year’s event will feature a Bald Eagle and four other species of raptor …

Santa Fe River Fest and Songwriters’ Festival, April 17, 2016, Sponsored by Rum138

This annual fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will include the songwriting contest, music by Terraplane Rhythm & Blues, a great silent auction (art, jewelry, vacations, etc.), Kid’s Corner, 50/50 raffle, music jam session, grilled burgers and dogs, delectable desserts, beer and drinks. Proceeds go to educational and advocacy activities of Our Santa Fe …

2016 Olustee Battle Reenactment and Festival, in Natural North Florida’s Columbia County

2016 Olustee Battle Reenactment An annual re-enactment of a Civil War Batte between the North and the South. Hundreds of re-enactors come from miles around to participate in this historical event. The Annual Olustee Battle Reenactment will be held February 13th & 14th, 2016 at the Olustee Battlefield State Park. This is the famous site of …

Don’t Miss The 41st Annual Micanopy Fall Festival, October 31 and November 1, 2015

If you’re looking for something to do over Halloween weekend in the Gainesville/Alachua County area, you can go wrong at the annual Micaonopy Fall Festival.    For the past 40 years, thousands have gathered under the old oak trees for the Micanopy Fall Festival. The festival is sponsored by a committee comprised of fifteen local …

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 …

Country In The Pines Music Festival, Perry, Fl, September 25 & 26, 2015

  This year’s Country In The Pines Music Festival  is going to be a great, two day event, with music, good eats and lots of fun.  The event will take place September 25 and 26, 2015 at the Forest Capital Park in Perry, FL.  The schedule of events is still being put together, but should …

61st Annual Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, FL–June 6, 2015

The 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is coming up on June 6th. There will be contests, a parade, music, entertainment for the kids, and of course watermelon! This event will be taking place at the Train Depot Park in Chiefland from 8am to 2pm The Annual Watermelon Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Chiefland …

Island Grove Blueberry Festival, Saturday May 16, 2015

>>>BLUE BERRY FEST 2015 SATURDAY MAY 16. IN ISLAND GROVE 8am – 4pm<<< Fun for the Whole Family! Delicious Florida foods, blueberry bake sale, arts and crafts vendors. Kids activities and entertainment, old time activities ( cow drop, turkey shoot, etc.) blueberries and plants. Proceeds benefit Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department 21921 S HWY 301 …

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 …