Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Historic Thomas Center, 12_6pm. FREE ADMISSION! It is with great pleasure that we can announce the 3rd season of Jest Fest, the City of GainesvilleÍs newest signature event. For the past two years, Jest Fest occurred each Saturday night in April at 6:00 pm for a 2 hour show at The Bo Diddley Community Plaza stage in downtown Gainesville. Each Saturday featured completely different world renowned comedy, variety and circus entertainers. This year our Plaza Theater is being renovated and Jest Fest is moving to our CityÍs cultural center at The Historic Thomas Center and Gardens. With the move, we have created 5 stage locations both indoors and out and are combining all of the wonderful entertainers into one fun-filled festival day which will occur on Sunday March, 29 from noon to 6 pm.