Wondering what to do with yourself on a gorgeous spring weekend in Gainesville, Fl? We’ve got you covered. Gainesville is a great place for family life, live music, and late night fun!
1.Orange & Blue Game (April 13th)
The 2019 Orange & Blue Game, presented by Sunniland Corp, will be a fun-filled Saturday in Gainesville with multiple food options, music, tailgating and football.
2. Great Gainesville Car Show
The 3rd Annual Great Gainesville Car Show is coming back! Come out on April 13th from 9 am to 2 pm, and enjoy the sights of vintage and modern cars. There will be music, trophies and prizes. The event is free for spectators! To register your car there is a $20 fee and a $10 fee for motorcycles to be paid at the event. Registration will be from 9 am to 11 am. All proceeds benefit the Noah’s Endeavor foundation.
3. Don-Ba 1st Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival!
Don-Ba means “grand celebration” in the African language of Djoula, and this festival embodies the essence of unity, heritage, joy, and art that an authentic “Don Ba” would bring to a village or community.
They have events going on all weekend long, be sure to stop in and support this new festival! https://www.meetup.com/Gainesville-WestAfrican-Dance-Drum-Meetup/events/259712649/
4. Howl at The Moon Benefit at High Dive
In early October of 2018, Hurricane Michael devastated the panhandle of Florida. The Cat 4 storm destroyed housing, roads, and one very special place in Chipley, Florida. The Seacrest Wolf Preserve is a volunteer-run facility that breeds and rehabilitates wolves in order to place them back into the eco-systems of various state parks around the nation. This facility is home to three packs of gray wolves and one pack of arctic wolves. It also houses a small animal rehab center for skunks, possums, foxes, bats, and other local wildlife.
The benefit will feature Burlesque, Live Music, and Drinks at the High Dive.
Sure to be a HOWLING good time
5. North Central Florida Home and Garden Show
Presented by Florida Credit Union and The Gainesville Sun, the show will feature products and services related to home improvement, landscaping, remodeling, decorating and home sales. In addition to the many home and garden exhibits, the Home Show also includes informational seminars and how-to clinics.
For more information visit http://www.gatehouselive.com/expos/homeshow/gainesville
6. We Are Neutral’s Earth Day Celebration at Depot Park
For the past ten years, We Are Neutral has helped local businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints. By inspiring local citizens to achieve carbon neutrality, we have in turn reduced the carbon footprint of Gainesville as a whole.
Join us and Fracture at Depot Park to celebrate Earth Day and learn how you can take action to reduce your environmental impact.
We’ll supply all the good, Earth-loving vibes with live music, local craft vendors, food trucks, a silent auction, an opportunity to calculate and offset your carbon footprint, and more!
This is a free, family-friendly, rain or shine event.
Bears and Lions
7. Gainesville Rose Society 45th Annual Rose Show
“The Gainesville Rose Society is hosting their Annual Rose Show at the Tower Club at the Village, Gainesville. The show features roses exhibited by rose growers from the Deep South District of the American Rose Society. Please visit our website, gainesvillerosesociety.org for the rose show schedule and rules for entry.”
8. Swamp City Sirens vs. Jacksonville J-Villains (April 13th 6:00pm – 8:00 pm)
Watch the Gainesville Roller Rebels team, The Swamp City Sirens, take on the Jacksonville J-Villains! Rumor has it there’s an after-party at Downtown Gainesville House of Beer.
9. Depot Park Run
For all those cardio bunnies out there, Depot Park does a weekly Saturday morning 5k!
“All ages and abilities are welcome!
Join us for Depot Park parkrun’s free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated in a parkrun event, you will need to complete a one-time registration and print a barcode here: https://www.parkrun.us/register/form. Be sure to bring that barcode with you to the event! Parkrun starts at 7:30 am each Saturday. Registered participants will receive their time by email, as long as they have their barcode.”
10. Jungle Book Kids & The Little Mermaid
Take your kids to a family friendly theatre event, without the ticket to NYC!
Jungle Book Kids: April 12, 2019 7:00 PM
The Star Center Theatre
11 NE 23rd Ave Gainesville, Florida 32609
The Little Mermaid: March 23-April 14
Gainesville Community Playhouse,
4039 NW 16th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL
11. Rabell Realty Group Open House Take Over (April 13th – 14th)
Last but not least, we couldn’t help but do a little shout out to our Open House Take Over, going on all weekend long! To see what beautiful homes are ready for you to stroll through, check our facebook events here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BuySellRabell/events/