That weekend looks good, oh wait, so does that weekend. From football to festivals, there are enough events to fill your calendar and make you seem super popular. So plan a visit or four and spend your weekends exploring what makes north Florida the perfect destination to come and play as you are.

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Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

September 29, 2018 - May 5, 2019
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

Step back in time 290 million years when distinctive creatures dominated life on land and sea, and learn about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen.

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Gainesville’s Modern Landmarks: Celebrating our Mid-Century Architectural Past (1945-1975)

April 2 @ 11:00 am - June 1 @ 4:00 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

This exhibition has been produced in partnership with Gainesville Modern and the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections of […]

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Love to Learn- Adult Beginner Tennis Classes

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Joyce Oransky Tennis Center at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1004 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32605 United States

For new players or beginners with minimal tennis experience, Love to Learn is a 6 week play opportunity with players […]

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7:30 am

Depot Park Parkrun #30

April 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

All ages and abilities are welcome! Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or […]

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8:30 am

Native Plant Sale

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States

Plant sale featuring native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers suited for North Central Florida. Experts on hand for free landscape […]

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9:30 am

Earth Day & Heritage Nursery Plant Sale

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669 United States

We will be having tables on various topics such as, Plants for Pollinators, Invasive Exotic Plants, Building a Bee House, […]

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10:00 am

Roller Derby 101: Gainesville Roller Rebels Recruitment Day

Gainesville Roller Rebels
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States

What are you made of? Find out — join the Gainesville Roller Rebels for a morning of Derby 101. This […]

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11:00 am

Earth Day at Lucky’s Market

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lucky’s Market, 1459 NW 23 Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605 United States

Guests at all Lucky’s Market’s locations will delight over spring food tastings, festive music and kids’ crafts around sustainability and […]

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Alachua Car Show

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Street Alachua, 15000 Bob Hitchcock's Main Street
Alachua, FL 32615 United States

Stroll down Main Street Alachua to see the finest automobiles in North Florida at the Alachua Car Show.

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1:00 pm

Pre Garth Brooks Concert Tour

Carson Springs Tour
April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. COUNTY ROAD 225
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
$8 – $12

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation hosts a two hour tour with a professional zoologist. Big Cat feeding demonstrations. $5 to […]

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2:00 pm

“The Historic Turpentine Industry in Florida”

The Historic Turpentine Industry in Florida Event April 20
April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center, 7225 SE 221 Street
Hawthorne, FL 32640 United States

In the early 1900s, north Florida's vast pine forests oozed a golden elixir - the resin that fueled the turpentine […]

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3:00 pm

Trisha’s Tailgate (sold out)

Trisha's Tailgate Logo
April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gator Walk (North Lawn), 121 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

Join Trisha Yearwood for the ultimate tailgate party before the Garth Brooks concert.

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7:00 pm

Garth Brooks Stadium Tour

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 157 Gale Lemerand Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year brings his North American stadium tour to Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin […]

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Family Play Night at the Hipp

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

The first Thursday of every Mainstage production is FAMILY PLAY NIGHT! Looking for a night out of family fun? Look […]

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8:00 pm


April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Well it’s that time of year again, and we have a special movie to make this special Saturday night a […]

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Full Pink Moon Tour on the Santa Fe River

Kayaks on the Santa Fe River
April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Santa Fe Canoe Outpost, 21410 NW US Highway 441
High Springs, FL 32643 United States
$45 – $55

In April, the full moon is the Pink Moon, named after one of the first spring flowers, Phlox. Explore the […]

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9:00 pm

The Mischievous Madams Burlesque Troupe – 6th Anniversary Show!

Madams 6th Anniversary Show
April 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$10 – $15

We can hardly believe it's been six years since the Mischievous Madams first blazed onto the scene with a mission […]

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