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New Year’s Eve at Cypress & Grove

Spark Wonder New Year’s Celebration

New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party

Downtown Countdown

New Year’s Eve – Global Peace Dance

First Day Hike – Birding Tour at Dudley Farm


Twice as Nice Dressage 1

Guided Walk at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Gainesville Camellia Society Annual Show

‘Crocs’ exhibit leaves Jan. 5, 2020

Perfect Strangers with Johnny Lee

Before You Tie the Knot: Relationship and Communication Workshop

Blake Pouliot, violin

SMART Couples: Elevate

Before You Tie the Knot: Relationship and Communication Workshop

Improv Comedy Night

Local Stand-Up Comedy Showcase featuring LUNCHBOX

Somatic Shifts Exhibition – Opening Reception

Hippvana Nights


Saint Simon / Midbrain (Reunion) / Seaplanes

[registration full] Metta Baxter Driving Clinic

Alachua Audubon 60th Anniversary Celebration

Florida Museum 41st Collectors Day Jan. 11

Possum Creek Skate Jam

NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Kids Day at Dudley Farm: Our Feathered Friends

2020 Author Series: Jill Ciment

The Hipp Unplugged: Fireflies

College Football National Championship at Cypress & Grove

The Book of Mormon

Florida Museum hosts Museum Selfie Day

Gamboa + Anakena

Burning Kentucky

Millhopper Montessori Middle School 9th Shakespeare Festival

The Picturebooks / Kamasutra / Driptones / Starhouse

Chef Night at River Run Olive Oil

JB Crockett / Clay Brooker (Country Concert)

Play in a Day

Downtown Drag ROAST

Hutch Hutchinson Talk “An Environmental History of Eastern Alachua County”

Great Invader Raider Rally

International Travel Club

Street Boxing Training with Martin Wheeler

International Travel Club

Gainesville Comedy Con

High Springs Music in the Park Season Kickoff

Live Blues with The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood

The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood / The Shakedown

2020 Mock Caldecott Awards

Live Music: The PairODocs at Blackadder Brewing

“What Colors Do You Bleed?” blood drive challenge

“What Colors Do You Bleed?” blood drive challenge

Garden Bros. Circus

Black Lips / The Walkers / The Amphetamines


BLACK FLAG at High Dive

“What Colors Do You Bleed?” blood drive challenge

Who is on the Other Side of the Footlights? YOU!

Who is on the Other Side of the Footlights? YOU!

Red Horse

“What Colors Do You Bleed?” blood drive challenge

Little Women

B-I-N-G-O for Charity at Blackadder Brewing

Sunshine State Book Festival

Gainesville Orchestra presents: Honoring Dr Jackson Sasser

Opening Night for Lone Star Spirits at the Hippodrome

“What Colors Do You Bleed?” blood drive challenge

The Front Porch Backsteppers Live Music

(Sold Out) GREASE at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale

Florida Museum Opens New Pollinator Exhibit

Sunshine State Book Festival

Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour

2020 Author Series: Rochelle Alers

3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Crazy Horse – The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy

Sip and Stroll Tour

Southern Culture On The Skids / Rick Ryan Band

Sunshine State Book Festival

Joe Knetsch talks WWI and Florida

“McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition

Santa Fe River Paddle

Discover Florida Museum volunteer opportunities Jan. 29

Learn about mosquitoes at ‘Science on Tap’

“The Committee” with Author Sterling Watson

Catherine Russell

Hed PE / Shadow the Earth / Magg Dylan / Everyday Losers

Artwalk Reception: Still Life & Home Is Where The Art Is

Story Summit

Billy Buchanan at Cypress & Grove Brewing, Co.

On Borrowed Time

THE FORUM / Glass House Point / Causa


Vietnam Veterans Tribute

(sold out) DIY Butterfly Specimen Pinning Workshops Feb. 1 and 2

Cristina Pato Quartet

The Original Waffle House Burlesque & Variety Show

Springs Run 2020

Original Gainesville FOOD TRUCK RALLY benefiting UF Mobile Outreach Clinic

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