Visit Gainesville, Alachua County has been in constant communication with stakeholder event producers, venues and attractions to provide the most accurate and complete information on closures and postponements due to the COVID-19 crisis.
We urge you to stay informed and to follow public health protocols as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health.
If you make plans to attend an activity, it is advisable to check that organization’s social media and website for updates.
We are maintaining an updated list of impacted events and attractions in Alachua County. If you are an event organizer, keep us up to date via email to email@example.com.
Wishing you safe travels – Your friends at Visit Gainesville, Alachua County
Events Canceled or Postponed:
Florida Gators Athletics
Remaining SEC conference and non-conference competitions are canceled for the 19-20 athletic year, including the Orange & Blue Game. NCAA Winter and Spring Championships are canceled. Find more information on FloridaGators.com.
Jewish Film Festival, March 15-26
51st Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Postponed to September 25-27
Hippodrome Jazz Series: Jose Valentino and Robert Acevedo, March 16
2020 Digital Salon at UF Digital Worlds Institute, March 18
Union Street Farmer’s Market, March 18 and March 25
Artwalk Gainesville, March 20
Da Real Deal in Da Ville Basketball Tournament, March 20-22
Celebrate Women 2020 Parade and Rally, March 21
Gator Fly-In and Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Gainesville Regional Airport, March 21
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Spring Festival, March 21-22
Gainesville Native American Festival, March 21-22
Suwannee Valley Kennel Club at the Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, March 21-22
Viva Europe, March 21
World Water Day Festival, March 22
UF Trigators Triathlon, March 22
Roots Vegetarian and Vegan Festival, March 22
GFAA Artwalk Reception, March 27
Artwalk Gainesville, March 27
Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, March 28-29
Next year’s dates are April 10-11, 2021
Florida Dairy Goat Gig and Rut Fest at the Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, March 28-29
UF IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm, March 28
USSSA Baseball Tournament, March 29-30
Santa Fe Plein Air Paintout & Reception, March 31-April 5, Rescheduled for summer, dates TBA
Accent Speakers Bureau presents Dave Portnoy, April 1
Pepsi Florida Relays, April 3-4
Opening Weekend of Hallelujah Girls at High Springs Playhouse, April 3, rescheduled for May 8
Swallowtail Spring Festival, April 4, Rescheduled date TBA
Gainesville Cycling Club Ride to Remember, April 4
8th Annual Hogtown Beer Run, April 4, postponed
Spring Kick-off Dressage, April 4-5
Gainesville Sun Home and Garden Show, April 4-5, Rescheduled date TBA
Chili Cookoff and Springs Fest at O’Leno State Park, April 4
Jest Fest!, April 5
Citrus Cup Regional Championship, April 8-11
Tree Fest 2020, April 11
352 Fest, April 17-19
Horse Shows in the Park Simply Schooling Show, April 18-19
Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, April 25
Spring Fever Dressage, April 25-26
GLAM Spring Craft Show 2020, April 26
14th Annual Mutts and Pups Dog Show, postponed to a later date
Fanfares & Fireworks, July 3
The Price is Right Live, rescheduled to August 23
Spring Commencement, rescheduled to July 31-August 2
If you would like to know the latest about an upcoming event, please get in touch with event organizers directly.
Impacts to Local Attractions:
The Florida Museum of Natural History and Butterfly Rainforest is closed until further notice and events have been rescheduled or canceled.
- Tot Trots for March 16 is canceled
- Shake Your Honey Maker 5K on March 21 is going virtual. Registrants will receive a shirt and medal, and can race from anywhere. For more information visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/5k
- The SciArt Meetup: Women Scientific Illustrators event on March 24 is rescheduled to April 21
- The Historic Bike Tour on March 29 is rescheduled to April 18 as part of the Earth Day Celebration
- The SciArt Meetup: Bookmaking and Papermaking event on April 21 will be rescheduled for a later date
- Spring Plant Sale, postponed to later date
- Florida Springs Film Series “Lost Springs,” rescheduled to September 14
- Fieldwork Fails: Live Storytelling, rescheduled to September 24
- Earth Day is Going Virtual on April 22
- National Geographic Live, April 26
University of Florida Performing Arts
Performances at UFPA venues through April 26 have been canceled or rescheduled. Find the event schedule and more info here.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
As of May 4, the gardens are open to the public. All events at the gardens are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
The zoo will remain closed until further notice. Find updates from Santa Fe College here.
University of Florida College of the Arts
Concerts, recitals and performances have been canceled or postponed through June. Find future College of the Arts events here
Alachua County Library District
Library branch locations are closed until further notice. Library programs and events are suspended.
Florida State Parks
A limited number of parks are open to visitors as of May 4. Find the list of parks here.
City of Gainesville Parks and Facilities
Playgrounds, pools, recreation facilities and some parks are closed. Open-air parks, field and trails will remain open. Find the latest City of Gainesville updates here.
Activity at the race track is suspended until further notice.
Matheson History Museum
The museum is closed until further notice and upcoming programs and events are canceled.
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery
The GFAA Gallery is closed. The next exhibition, The Garden, is available online here.
Harn Museum of Art
The museum is closed to the public until further notice.
Historic Haile Homestead
The homestead is closed and tours are postponed.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
The museum is temporarily closed to the public and events are canceled until the museum reopens.