Events

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Spring Garden Festival - 03/23/2019
    March 23 (9am - 5pm) & 24 (9am - 5pm), 2019 This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and off-site parking areas (Celebration Pointe & Bass Pro) are serviced by shuttle buses. Please no pets at this event. Sponsors of the show include: Celebration Pointe, Bass Pro, Visit Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Dominos Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives.
  • The Great American Cleanup - 03/30/2019
    The 2018-2019 Great American Cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Volunteers for the 2018-2019 Great American Cleanup are encouraged to pickup their supplies and assignments before the date of their event. Whether you and/or your group will be painting, planting or picking up trash and recyclables on Saturday, March 30th, or another date, we can set you up with litter grabbers, safety vests, trash or recycling bags, gloves and a first aid kit BEFORE your event. This will allow you to get started right away and make the most of your event. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please register on our Event Registration tab. After the event, supplies can be returned on the following Monday or Tuesday. Be sure to turn in your supplies and VOLUNTEER SUMMARY SHEET to our office. We will also have a drawing for those participants that capture the day through photographs. Each photograph entered on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram equals a chance to win a prize. You can get some ideas from our photo gallery. KACB tags and addresses are: Twitter @keepacbeautiful Facebook: Keep Alachua County Beautiful Instagram: keepalachuacountybeautiful
  • Santa Fe College Party for the Planet - 04/13/2019
    The zoo is having a Party for the Planet and you are invited! In honor of Earth Day, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is hosting Party for the Planet: Spring into Action and you’re all invited! This event is perfect for the whole family. We welcome you and your kids to explore the zoo and participate in fun activities such as crafts, face painting, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more! We will also be joined by local conservation organizations in front of the zoo and delicious food trucks. Visit with the animals, chat with the zookeepers, and learn about fun ways we can all enjoy and conserve nature. Make sure to stop and meet some of our animal ambassadors and chat with our zookeepers. Don’t miss out on the wildest party of the year! Date Saturday, April 13, 2019 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Party for Planet Cost $6 for adults $5 for children (ages 4-12), Active Military and Veterans, Seniors (60+), and UF staff and students with ID Free for children 3 and under, Zoo Members, and Santa Fe College students or staff members with ID Where Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, Florida For more information call 352-395-5601
  • Tree Fest 2019 - 04/27/2019
    Date/Time 04/27/2019 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Location Swamp Head Brewery Event Information We would like you to help us plant some trees. Solar Impact, Inc. and Swamp Head Brewery have teamed up again for the 5th Tree Fest, an annual event hosted at Swamp Head brewery around Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. Tree Fest celebrates the environment by raising money to plant trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust in an event that features food trucks, family-friendly activities, live music, 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. 2015 | 20,543 trees planted 2016 | 52,970 trees planted 2017 | 83,565 trees planted 2018 | 79,246 trees planted 2019 | Can’t wait to find out! We are grateful for the many people and companies that are coming together to sponsor and participate in this event. Attendance is free!
  • Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show - 11/16/2019
    Downtown Festival & Art Show November 16 & 17 2019 North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the highly acclaimed 38th Annual 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.
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  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
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