Looking for activities for the family to finish out the summer strong? Well look no further!

Here are 7 activities in Gainesville for the entire family to enjoy before diving headfirst
into the 2022-2023 school year.

Haile Equestrian Center Movie Nights

On the second Saturday of every month, the Haile Equestrian Center hosts a movie night with a
variety of classic and current films about horses. The Equestrian Center provides popcorn and
drinks, but make sure to bring your favorite candies and a comfy blanket for the movie!

Date: Saturday, August 13

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free for Haile Equestrian members; $40 for non-members

Back to School Food Truck Rally


Come enjoy an abundance of delicious and tasty foods from BBQ to empanadas and everything
in between, including vegan options, at First Magnitude Brewing Company. The rally will include
a special area for the kids to enjoy, equip with face painting, inflatables, board games, surprises
and more. There will also be live music by Code 787 for everyone to enjoy, and the over 21
crowd can order tasty and refreshing beers throughout the day!

Photo by Kobby Mendez on Unsplash

Date: Sunday, August 14
Time: 2:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free

For more information, visit the event for the Food Truck Rally on First Magnitude’s Facebook
Page. 

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Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe


Drive on over to Celebration Pointe and take part in Jazz on the Green with live music, food
and drinks, lawn games, and more! Bring your blanket, watch the sunset and listen to the Larry
Newcomb Quartet while watching the kids play on the lawn.

Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free

Story Time at Depot Park

Depot Park Gainesville FL
Depot Park

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, the Alachua County Library staff gathers at the Flatcar
Stage at Depot Park for outdoor stories and songs. Families can bring their lawn chairs and get
some Vitamin D while enjoying company and listening to songs and stories!

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: Free

Family Movie Nights in Melrose


Mossman Hall in neighboring Melrose is hosting a family movie night with free popcorn and admission.
Guests can buy drinks and candy to elevate the Back to the Future movie watching experience!

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Free

For more information call (352) 475-2924.

Artwalk Gainesville

Gainesville, Florida, USA downtown cityscape at twilight
Downtown Gainesville

Artwalk Gainesville is a self-guided art experience of local galleries, artist studios, and
cultural events. This event is held on the last Friday of every month, and is a fun way to
experience the wealth of creativity that Downtown Gainesville has to offer.

Date: Friday, August 26
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free

The map above reflects last month's participants. For the latest, we recommend visiting Artwalk Gainesville’s website the week before the event.

Town of Tioga's Free Concert Series


Tioga Town Center is hosting the last concert night of the year, so bring your lawn chair and
mats and come enjoy some music under the stars. Be sure to grab dinner from one of the town
center restaurants to enjoy during the concert!

Date: Friday, August 26

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Free

Hope to see you there!