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Alachua County, Florida

Tom Petty’s birthday is October 20, view events celebrating his musical legacy.

Enjoy world-class performing arts, museums, festivals and live music on dozens of stages. Explore 8 state parks with more than 100 miles of trails for biking, birding and hiking or cool off in crystal-blue freshwater springs. When you’re done with your day, kick back at a craft brewery and savor innovative cuisine and specialty cocktails at inspired local restaurants.


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THE FEST 18

November 1
Whats Good Alachua County

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What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County on Tom Petty’s Birthday Weekend, October 17 – 20, 2019

Tom petty mural at heartwood soundstage

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Tom Petty Birthday Weekend Events in Gainesville, FL October 17 – 20, 2019

Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center

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Alachua County Acquires Agriculture and Equestrian Events Facility

Poe Springs Park

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Stay Cool in Gainesville and Alachua County

Skeletons at the Florida Fossil Hall at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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Top 10 Family Friendly Attractions in Gainesville & Alachua County

Whats Good Events July 4 2019

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What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County July 3-7, 2019

Flying bird and a butterfly

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Get Up Close and Personal With Gainesville Birding Hot Spots

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