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 …

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 …

Visit A Natural North Florida Wonder–Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park in Gainesville

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park near Gainesville, is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, …

Re-Live The Past at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Near Gainesville

Located in Cross Creek, just a short drive from Gainesville (and historic Micanopy), the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a look back into the time when the famous author penned classics like her Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Yearling.  The Rawlings home at Cross Creek has been restored and is of interest to …

Early Spring Fishing “ON FIRE” in Alachua County Lakes!

Freshwater anglers looking for largemouth bass and speckled perch (crappie, specks) don’t have to travel far within North Central Florida to find some amazing fishing, especially in Alachua County.  Despite its reputation as a “college town”, Gainesville’s proximity to Newnans, Lochloosa and Santa Fe lakes makes it the perfect jumping-off spot for some terrific freshwater …

3rd Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend, March 20 and 21, 2015

If you’re interested in modern homes, mid-century modern architecture or furnishings, this is the event for you.  The 5 home tour should be informative and you never know who you’ll meet or see at the film screening or cocktail party.  The events are sponsored by gainesvillemodern.org, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Gainesville’s modern architectural past …

Visit Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville, FL

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is located in Gainesville, Florida. The park’s main feature is the 120 feet deep limestone sinkhole known as “Devil’s Millhopper.” There is a wooden boardwalk with 212 steps going down to the bottom of the sinkhole. The park also features a half mile nature trail going around the top of the sinkhole as well as a …

Try Gainesville’s Sweetwater Organic Coffee It’s Caramelized–NOT Carbonized!

There’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee.  And nothing worse than one made with over-roasted and burned beans.  I’m not “dissing” the big coffee chains, but many coffee drinkers just don’t know any better than drinking what many consider “carbonized” coffee beans. Not only is the coffee roasted at Sweetwater Organic Coffee tasty, …

Bike Florida Horse Country & Springs Tour, April 19-24, 2015

This All-Inclusive Tour should be fun.  20 riders will get to visit Gainesville, High Springs, Micanopy, Cross Creek and lots of spots in-between.  There’s even a Pedal & Paddle event planned on Day 4 (April 23rd) on the Ichetucknee River! Here’s what’s included: Hotel Accommodation (double occupancy) Restaurant Meals Full SAG and Luggage Support Sweep …

The 46th Annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals are scheduled for March 12-15, 2015 in Gainesville, FL

    The NHRA Gatornationals drag races have become a Gainesville tradition.  Drag racers and enthusiasts come from far and wide to participate and to see some fast-moving action.  The event draws big crowds, so we urge you to plan accordingly regarding lodging opportunities. Scheduled for March 12-15, 2015! Spectator tickets will go on sale …