Events

  • Party for the Planet - 04/01/2017
    The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be hosting it's annual Party for the Planet in celebration of Earth Day on April 1st and 2nd. The day focuses on environmental conservation and sustainable practices. We strive to offer the community the opportunity to learn how they can become stewards for wildlife and wild places. Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83 St Gainesville, FL 32606
  • REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE - 04/02/2017
    REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE Event Type: Informational Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM Library: Micanopy Library Branch Description: We are celebrating Earth Day early with a wonderful program from Alachua County Public Works. Learn about recycling and participate in the fun Recycle Relay game. Age(s): Elementary (5-11 years)
  • Gainesville 2017 VEGFEST - 04/08/2017
    Gainesville VegFest is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. Our hope is for people of all ages to have fun and learn about the many ways to improve health, lessen our impact on the environment and reduce animal suffering. This free, family-friendly event will include speakers, veg vendors, exhibitors, educational booths, music, children’s activities and more. Here’s an excellent opportunity for local vendors to showcase their products, services, merchandise and vegan food to hundreds of vegans, vegetarians, conscientious consumers, fitness lovers and people interested in living a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. VegFests have grown to great heights in host cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa and Cocoa. Our goal is to get Gainesville on the vegfest map of Florida! Come join us! Event is from 11am - 5pm Saturday April 8th, 2017 Location: Westside Park 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Tree Fest - 04/15/2017
    We would like you to help us plant some trees. Solar Impact, Inc. and Swamp Head Brewery have teamed up again to make Tree Fest, an annual event hosted at Swamp Head brewery around Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. Tree Fest will celebrate the environment by raising money to plant trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust in an event that will feature food trucks, family-friendly activities, and of course, Swamp Head beer. 5 trees will be planted for every beer purchased during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all sponsor donations will increase our tree planting. The trees are one year old longleaf pines and will be planted by the Alachua Conservation Trust at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, Florida. We are grateful for the many people and companies that are coming together to sponsor and participate in this event. -- Tree Fest 2017 will be from 1-11pm Saturday, April 15th. It is free to attend. We plant 5 trees for every beer sold during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all money raised from sponsorships will directly increase the number of trees we can plant. 1-5pm is our family & community time. Bouncin' Big will have free bounce houses for kids, and our community partners will be tabling and offering some activites. Tabling ends and bounce houses shut down at 5p. Starting at 5pm we will have live music going the rest of the event. Food will be available (vendors TBD). ----- For more information about Tree Fest and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.treefestfl.com or email info@treefestfl.com
  • Spring for Supply Drive (Tools for Schools) - 04/17/2017
    You can help! Every day, local businesses and households throw away countless items which still have educational value to them. Overruns and no longer needed supplies are just a few of the materials sent to the landfill instead of being reused. Imagine those items in the hands of eager students! They become useful supplies to help make math, science, and language arts concepts real.​​
  • Earth Day - 04/22/2017
    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
  • The 33rd An​nual Windsor Zucchini Festival - 05/13/2017
    Come Celebrate Our 33rd An​nual Windsor Zucchini Festival Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Activities include: Duke of Zuke & Zuqueenie Pageant Arts & Crafts Vendor Show Cook-A-Zuke Contest Plant a Pot For MOM Zion Coin Hunt - Games - Hay Rides Fried Zucchini - Zucchini Ice Cream Zucchini Carving Live Band providing music Arts & Crafts Food - Food - Food Raffle Plant Sale Country Store with locally grown produce Pony and Cart rides by Debs Party Ponies Live Entertainment provided by: Vicky and Dave Trezak Food - Food - Food: Mike Hill's Famous Bar-B-Que Chicken Cracker Boys Hunt Club Fresh Veggies Windsor Community's Fried Zucchini Sweet Dreams Homemade Zucchini Ice Cream Merchandise: Cookbooks T-Shirts Tote Bags Country store with locally grown produce
  • Tools for Schools back-to-school supply drives - 07/01/2017
    You can help! Every day, local businesses and households throw away countless items which still have educational value to them. Overruns and no longer needed supplies are just a few of the materials sent to the landfill instead of being reused. Imagine those items in the hands of eager students! They become useful supplies to help make math, science, and language arts concepts real.
  • Gainesville Downtown Arts Festival - 11/11/2017
    North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday , November 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 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 art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. More than 100,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station, a free hands-on art activity area including sidewalk-chalk drawing, painting, mask design, puppet creation, clay sculpting and interactive entertainment. For music lovers enjoy continuous, live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies.
  • America Recycles Day - 11/15/2017
    This Fall, Take the #BeRecycled Pledge by Committing to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Buying Recycled!
  • Trashformations Recycled Art Show & Competition - 11/17/2017
    Annual student recycled art competition sponsored by Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History
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  • Gainesville, FL 32653
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