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Spend Game Day in Gainesville and Cheer On Your Favorite Team

Welcome, Samford and FSU!

Enjoy your stay and fill your weekend with fun things to do in Gainesville and Alachua County.

Weekend Events and Things to Do

Signup with your email to get our What’s Good weekend event guide delivered to your inbox. Plan your weekend with events and festivals, live music, craft breweries, museums and more.


Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

South Eastern Conference Home Towns

The South Eastern Conference highlights college football home towns in a series of articles featuring things to do across the 11-state footprint of the conference. Take a visit through Gainesville on a game day weekend at The Swamp.


Harn Museum of Art

FREE Things to Do

Have fun without breaking the bank. Explore our collection of FREE and activities and destinations in Gainesville and Alachua County.

At the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, view art exhibits and collections at the Harn Museum of Art, and learn about the state’s past at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Across from Lake Alice at sunset, see hundreds of thousands of bats take flight from the UF Bat Houses.

Explore over 100 miles of trails, including the paved 16-mile multi-purpose path on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail, hiking trails at Morningside Nature Center and walking, equestrian and cycling trails at Turkey Creek Preserve.

Make a trip to historic small towns like Micanopy, Alachua and High Springs. Browse galleries, boutiques and antique shops. Relax and feel refreshed at a local cafe or restaurant.


variety of food

Savor Award-Winning Cuisine

From food truck and craft breweries to farm-to-table dinners and fine dining, you can treat your taste buds with delectable culinary options. Browse our listings of restaurants, bakeries, cafes and more online.


sign describing gatorade's birthplace

Game Day Information

Plan ahead with the Florida Gators Football Game Day Guide, and get details including COVID protocols, mobile ticketing, parking and shuttles, pre-game events, tailgating and more.


Football fans, gator band, citywalk. Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Florida Gators Events at Celebration Pointe

For the 2021 football season, Celebration Pointe hosts Chomp the Block, the Official Block Party of the Florida Gators. Friday night before home games, enjoy live music, UF celebrity appearances, cornhole, pop-up bars, kids’ entertainment zone and more.

Every Thursday, the hour-long radio program Gator Talk presented by McCall Service broadcasts from the rooftop bar at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille + Visors from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join the show by submitting your question with the hashtag #GatorTalk on Twitter.

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