What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County, April 22-28, 2021

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Fun is in order this weekend with What’s Good. Enjoy High Springs’ history, nature and culture at the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival with more than 75 vendors, historical re-enactments, live music and a Kid Korral. Witness thrilling acts at the Super American Circus featuring aerialists, motorcycle daredevils, and more – providing entertainment and laughter for all ages. Party with your wildest friends at the Carson Springs Safari Open House.

Switch it up and hit golf balls into on-field targets as Topgolf Live touches down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – or scroll down for the What’s Good golfing feature, listing area golf courses open to the public. After so much excitement, relax downtown with an open-air concert at the CADE Museum or at Heartwood Soundstage’s Indie Live with King Complex and Wild Pines. Read on for more of What’s Good.

Wear your mask and stay at safe physical distances while you enjoy the most of each day. Please adhere to public safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Be safe and be well,
– Your partners at Visit Gainesville, Alachua County 

The below information was accurate at the time of publishing. Due to the current fluctuating environment, please contact organizers directly to double-check details.

Safety First. Be Informed About COVID19

In Alachua County, masks or face coverings are required when social distancing is not possible. For additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the Alachua County COVID19 Community Resource Portal, the Alachua County Facebook page, call the Coronavirus Information Line at 866-779-6121, visit the Florida Department of Health website, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Step Back in Time for Family-Friendly Fun at the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival
April 24-25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | James Paul Park
23718 W US Hwy. 27, High Springs, FL 32643 

With boots and wagons, the annual Pioneer Days Festival in High Springs celebrates the history and heritage of settlers in the 1800s. The Kids Korral features a petting zoo, bounce house, and face painting for all the young pioneers. See old tractors, equipment demonstrations, authentic crafters and historic reenactments in “Heritage Village” with live music at James Paul Park all weekend long. 

On Saturday, the High Springs Farmer’s Market offers a selection of local produce and artisan goods 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Make the most out of your weekend in High Springs and stop by nearby shops and boutiques, restaurants and antique stores. 

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Party with Your Wildest Friends at the Carson Springs Spring Safari Open House
Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Carson Springs
8528 CR 225, Gainesville, FL 32609

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Stroll through Carson Springs for big cat feeding demonstrations, animal interactions, raptor show and more. Visit these guys and 100 of their wildest best friends at the Spring Safari Open House. Meet rare species and learn about animal care. Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is located on 275 acres of lush Florida woods and farmland. It’s home to approximately 30 rare and endangered species and over 100 animals. The personality-filled residents have made Carson Springs top-ranked on Trip Advisor and a 2020 Traveler’s Choice. Kids 3 and under are free. 

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Witness Entertaining Acts and Superhero-Themed Thrills at Super American Circus
Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25 | The Oaks Mall
6419 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605 

Enjoy a two-hour modern circus showcase featuring performers from around the world. Laugh out loud with the funniest clowns and hold your breath with aerial acrobatics high above the center ring. Pre-show and intermission activities include face painting and photos with superheroes. Find photos of past shows and get tickets online here.

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Get Swept Away with Soaring Music from the Gainesville Orchestra. Join the End-of-the-Season Celebration with Surprises, Guests, and the annual Walk Through the Orchestra
Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | UF Phillips Center
3201 Hull Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611 

The final orchestra performance of the season is a celebration of concert favorites including Bernstein, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Limited seating is distanced to group parties together. Masks are required. Find tickets online here.

Photo by Suzanna Mars

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Aim for the Pin – Local Golf Courses

Catching a round of golf while traveling for business or visiting family can make a good trip even better, providing a relaxing opportunity to bond with colleagues, friends and relatives. And with the country’s public health safety concerns, it is also an activity that can be completed while maintaining CDC protocols. Practice your swing during your next visit to Gainesville and Alachua county at one of these great courses:

Ironwood Golf Course has contoured fairways offering every level of golfer a tremendous opportunity to test their skills on 18 holes over 6,465 yards and a par of 72.

The Gainesville Golf & Country Club 18-hole golf course is surrounded by magnificent, century-old oaks and offers a gently rolling championship layout that stretches 6,938 yards with four sets of tees to accommodate any golfer.

Meadowbrook Golf Club’s rolling hills and creative hole placement are the perfect test for golfers of all skill levels. This is a unique 18-hole course at a great price.

Turkey Creek Golf and Country Club has 18 holes over 6,570 yards with a par of 72. Their expanded practice facility and driving range are excellent for those wanting to warm-up before playing. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at their onsite restaurant, Creek’s 19th.

If you are in the area for more than a day trip, plan your stay with more than 50 area lodging properties, then round out your playtime with a visit to the area’s excellent craft breweries, delicious dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Load up on a Great Breakfast:
43rd Street Deli, Peach Valley Café, Leaning Pig, Big Top Brewery
Unwind after a Day of Play:
Local Craft Brewery, Havana’s Wine & Cigar Lounge, Spark at Embers, Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille (Opening soon!)
Enjoy a Nice Dinner:
Prime & Pearl, Embers Prime Steaks Wood Grill, Mark’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

mini golf at the pink flamingo diner

And if you are looking to play golf, but not in the traditional sense, UF’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is hosting a TopGolf Live event April 22-25; there are premium Disc Golf Courses at Jonesville Park Disc Golf, High Springs Sports Complex and Northside Park Disc Golf; and the Pink Flamingo Diner is home to a professionally designed 18-hole Mini Golf Course.

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Find the county’s most comprehensive and searchable list of area hotels and restaurants at

Learn about our lodging partner’s commitment to a safe stay for all who visit, work and live in Alachua County at Safe Stay Pledge.

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Tee Up a One-of-a-Kind Golf Experience at Topgolf Live at The Swamp
Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 | Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
157 Gale Lemerand Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611 

Topgolf Live brings the immersive Topgolf experience to The Swamp with targets placed directly on Steve Spurrier Field. Swing as hard as you want, or earn more points by hitting the targets on the field. Topgolf Live is fun for all skill levels. Reserve tee times online here.

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Celebrate Famed Jazz Musician Duke Ellington’s Birthday with a Sacred Music Benefit Concert by 1000 Voices
Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m. | The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention811 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601

The uplifting sounds of 1000 Voices of North Central Florida entertain visitors at Depot Park on the lawn outside the Cade Museum with songs from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts. Visit the Cade Museum for some science fun, and then hang out for a free concert on the museum’s lawn. Bring your own chairs or a blanket, grab some takeout from a local restaurant, and enjoy an afternoon of Jazz. Admission is free. 

Between 1965 and 1973, Ellington wrote three massive works that combined elements of jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues and dance. He called them his “sacred concerts,” and they were performed in churches and cathedrals around the world. Duke Ellington called his Sacred Concert “the most important thing I have ever done.”

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Browse for the Perfect Gift and Savor a Refreshing Beverage at the GLAM Craft Show
Sunday, April 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Cypress & Grove Brewing Company
1001 NW 4th St., Gainesville, 32601

Cypress & Grove Brewing Company hosts a well-curated selection of artisan gifts from local makers in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and spring graduations. View selections from HaldeCraft, Pretty Bird Soapery, Lace Grain Co, Lisa Rogers Gallery and more. Find craft beer, wine, kombucha, house-made seltzers and sodas in the brewery’s tap room. Grab a bite from food trucks onsite. Find a map to the brewery with parking locations here.

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Unwind this Weekend with the Indie Rock and Electronic Soundtrack from King Complex and Wild Pines
Saturday, April 24, 9 p.m. | Heartwood Soundstage
619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601 

Heartwood Soundstage and Swamp Records present an evening of indie rock and pop from the outdoor stage. Indie Live, the socially distant outdoor concert series, features plenty of outdoor space to set up a chair or lay down a blanket.

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Visit Artisans Curated by the How Bazar and Sample Diverse Menus at the Food Truck Rally Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. | GNV Commons
100 SW 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Browse vintage and handmade goods in a family-friendly atmosphere in downtown Gainesville. Participating food trucks include Crave Hot Dogs, Curry Coma, Vegan Gator and many more. Find drinks for ages 21+ at the mobile beer and cocktail bar. 

Full Moon Paddle Tour on the Santa Fe River

Enjoy a Serene Cruise Under the Moonlight on a Full Moon Paddle Tour of the Santa Fe River
Saturday, April 24, 7:15 p.m. | Santa Fe Canoe Outpost
21410 NW US Hwy. 441, High Springs, FL 32643 

The paddle tour includes a two-person canoe or double kayak, safety equipment and transportation. Reservations are required. April’s full moon is named “The Pink Moon” after wildflower blooms. It’s also one of two supermoons in 2021 and may appear brighter than other full moons.

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Feel the Blues with an Electric Performance from the Bridget Kelly Band
Sunday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. | High Dive
210 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 

North Central Florida Blues Society presents an evening of the blues with the Bridget Kelly Band, up-and-coming blues phenom Trey Wanvig and genre-blending guitarist Paco. 

Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed its unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines classic urban blues with riff-driven rockin’ blues guitar. 

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Soak Up a Weekend of Live Music and Fun at the MAM Concert Series
Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25 | Monteocha Park
803 NW 192 Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 

Vipper Events presents a weekend celebrating life and music. Friday night features a free movie showing of Raya and The Last Dragon starting at 7 p.m. Live music on Saturday starts at 1 p.m. featuring performances from Heavy Petal, Fabe Hall, Azazus Neptunes Child and The Good Voodoo. Sunday is Women’s Empowerment Day starting at 11 a.m. with a 4K walk, forum on mental health and dance party. 

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Dance Into the Night at Salsa in the Streets
Saturday, April 24, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. | The Bull
18 SW 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 

Move your feet and dance outdoors into the street in front of The Bull on Saturday night. An all-levels bachata dance class starts at 9 p.m. followed by salsa and music all night. Masks are required.

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The Cade Museum

Celebrate the Rich Cultural History of the Fifth Avenue and Seminary Lane Neighborhood at the Virtual 5th Avenue Arts Festival
April 24 – May 3 | Online Event with Cultural Arts Coalition 

The annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival celebrates the historic neighborhood with performances and visual arts. This year the festival features an online format with virtual booths and entertainment online. Starting April 24, visit the virtual festival here.

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Rock Into the Weekend at Playlist at the Pointe with Late Night Delivery
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Celebration Pointe
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608

Classic rock favorites are served up on stage from Late Night Delivery. Pull up a chair or throw down a blanket and enjoy the music as the sun sets. Food, beverages and sweet treats available from Celebration Pointe restaurants.

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Earth Day

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Earth Day Keynote: Mobilizing Advocates for our Earth with Audrey Peterman
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

The Florida Museum of Natural History hosts Audrey Peterman’s Earth Day Talk entitled “Exposure to Love to Action: Mobilizing Advocates for our Earth.”  

Join Florida Springs Institute’s Earth Week 2021 on Facebook Live
Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 

The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute hosts online events during Earth Week 2021 in order to raise awareness about the threats to Florida’s springs. Each day of Earth Week will feature on-line presentations, live events and prizes, with new Annual Membership gifts launched on Earth Day.  

Melrose Earth Day Celebration at Mossman Hall
Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

The free celebration includes activities for kids and adults, located at Mossman Hall (301 S.R.-26, Melrose). For more information, call 352-475-2924. 

Florida Springs Film Series: Biodiversity on Youtube
Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

The Florida Museum of Natural History hosts a panel discussion of the Florida Springs Series highlighting Florida springs. 

Danscompany of Gainesville Pop-Up Dance Performances
Saturday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Various Locations 

Join Danscompany of Gainesville for Earth Day Pop-Up Dance Performances. Dances take place at Haile Village Center at 9:30 a.m., One Love Café at 11:30 a.m. and the Cade Museum at 2 p.m. 

Passport to the Preserves
Now through Monday, May 3

In celebration of Earth Day, visit the new Turkey Creek Preserve, Barr Hammock Preserve or one or several Alachua County Nature Preserves between April 10 – May 1. Fill out this web form for an entry to win an Earth Day celebration prize. Stay tuned to the Alachua County Facebook Page for a Passport to the Preserves post and submit your favorite nature preserve photo in the comments section for another opportunity to win. To participate and learn more, visit Alachua County Environmental Protection website, or contact Hollie Greer at 352-264-6827.

Arts & Theatre

Experience the Critically Acclaimed Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical Fun Home at Gainesville Community Playhouse
Now through Sunday, April 25

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. The original Broadway production won five Tony Awards including Best New Musical. Note this show is rated PG-13. Buy tickets at

Laugh Out Loud at Hallelujah Girls at High Springs Playhouse
Now through Sunday, April 25  

Hilarity abounds when five southern belles decide to turn an abandoned church into a day spa. A sixth Belle wants it for her own private museum. The laughs are non-stop as the women compete, and then the secret in the church basement just adds to the hilarity. This show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for young viewers. 

Acrylic Pouring Art Class at Mai Kai Kava Bar with Spark Art
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

The Big Lebowski Film Screening at The Wooly
Friday, April 23, 8 p.m.

Sunshine State Book Festival Online with Keynote Speakers Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, Coauthors of the NAACP Image Award Nominated I’m Not Dying with You Tonight
Now through June 30

Pop-Up Markets

Sitting Swan Munchies Market at 4th Avenue Food Park
Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

April Pop-Up Market at Flashback’s Recycled Fashions
Saturday, April 24, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Music & Performance

Blues and Classic Rock with Mike Johnson at One Love Cafe
Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. 

Classic Rock with Johnson and Burns at Mother’s Pub & Grill North
Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Comedy Show and Open Mic at Flaco’s
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Alternative Rock with Parrotfish at High Dive
Thursday, April 22, 8 p.m. 

Classic Rock with Crooked Counsel at One Love Cafe
Friday, April 23, 6 p.m. 

Singer Songwriter Night Benefitting GFAA at 4thAvenue Food Park
Friday, April 23, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Classic Rock, to Americana with Aunt Jackie at The Great Outdoors Restaurant
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Americana and Rock and Roll with Matt Woods, Rob Coe and Chase Crawford at Loosey’s
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Acoustic Covers of Popular Music with Hannah Love at the Pink Flamingo Diner
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Jazzy, Grove, Funk with Neptune’s Child, DeVon Gainey, K’Twoo, Ashley Michelle at High Dive
Friday, April 23, 8 p.m.  

Rock with Westfall featuring Karen Morgan at Mother’s Pub & Grill North Gainesville
Friday, April 23, 9 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. 

Folk Jams with the Front Porch Backsteppers at 4th Avenue Food Park
Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Jazz Music with Jose at One Love Cafe
Saturday, April 24, 12 p.m. 

Classic Rock and Blues with the Hogtown Slayers at One Love Cafe
Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m.

Classic Rock with Crooked Counsel at The Great Outdoors Restaurant
Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Classic Rock with Moondog at the Pink Flamingo Diner
Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Live Hip Hop and R&B Show, Vintage Marketplace and Germain’s Chicken Sandwiches at The Function at Simons
Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.  

Rock with Centerlane at Mother’s Pub & Grill North
Saturday, April 24, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Comedy Spring Break at High Dive
Saturday, April 24, 9 p.m.  

Acoustic Guitarist Extraordinaire Richy Stano at One Love Cafe
Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Acoustic Funk and Rock with Shiloh at One Love Cafe
Sunday, April 25, 5 p.m. 

Country Music with Justin Lee Partin at The Great Outdoors Restaurant
Sunday, April 25, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Country Music with Noah Hunton at the Pink Flamingo Diner
Sunday, April 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Country Rock with Cliff Dorsey at The Great Outdoors Restaurant
Wednesday, April 28, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Craft Breweries

Country Music with Jamie Davis at High Springs Brewing Company
Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. 

Eclectic Mix of Blues, Rock and Alt Country with Sides and Morse Live Music at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

The Harvesters at High Springs Brewing Company
Friday, April 23, 6 p.m. 

Bottomless Mimosas Brunch at Big Top Brewing Company Gainesville
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. 

Vendors and Craft Beer at Hops and Shop at High Springs Brewing Company
Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m.  

Live Classic Rock, Blues and More with the Exotic Breed Band at High Springs Brewing Company
Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Cinema on Tap with Screening of Roman Holiday at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company
Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m. 

Beer Yoga with Kori Brooks at High Springs Brewing Company
Monday, April 26, 6 p.m. 

Beer Bingo Tuesdays at Big Top Brewing Company Gainesville
Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Cornhole Tourney at High Springs Brewing Company
Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. 

Team Trivia at Big Top Brewing Company Gainesville
Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m.

U-Picks & Farmer’s Markets

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Farmer’s Market and Artisans at Fresh Pick at Dancing Cows Ranch
Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. 

U-Pick Blueberries at Aunt Zelma’s Blueberries (Check Facebook for Updates)
Saturday, April 24 

U-Pick Blueberries at Wacahoota Farms
Saturday, April 24 

Organic Strawberry and Food Market at Frog Song Organics
Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m.

U-Pick Strawberries at Roger’s Farm
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Cypress & Grove Farmer’s Market
Mondays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

GNV Market at Heartwood Soundstage
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

High Springs Farmer’s Market
Fridays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Newberry Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Alachua County Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Haile Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Waldo Farmer’s Market
Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bites & Brunch

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Wine Tasting at Downtown Wine and Cheese
Thursday, April 22, 6:15 p.m. 

Sweet Breads and Brioche Cooking Class at The Fat Tuscan
Thursday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally at High Dive
Saturday, April 24, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Dine at Local Restaurants, Enjoy Outdoor Seating or Grab a Meal To-Go
Dine-in or take advantage of additional outdoor seating expanded onto sidewalks like “GNV Commons” in downtown Gainesville.

Did you know that our dining scene regularly makes national headlines? Find out why We Chomp with the best of them!

Find a searchable list of Alachua County restaurants here.


Gators Softball vs South Carolina
Friday, April 23, 6 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 1 p.m.

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RC Supercup Championship Series Race at Newberry RC Park
Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

(sold out) High Springs Pioneer Days Disc Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m.

Parks & Trails

Trek Through Trails: Top 5 Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly Hikes
Spending time in nature has been proven to benefit the mind, body and spirit, so round up the kids, find the dog, or go solo and reacquaint yourself with the outdoors on Alachua County’s nature trails.

Race at Your Own Pace at the 2021 Swamp Otter Solo and Virtual 5K at Little Orange Creek Preserve
Join Alachua Conservation Trust for the 2021 Swamp Otter Virtual 5K & Solo Run hosted by the City of Hawthorne and Friends of Little Orange Creek. Between April 9-30, 2021, participants can register and run or walk on a pre-marked course at the scenic Little Orange Creek Preserve.

River & Springs

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Swim Into the Freshwater Springs and Experience Nature Near Gainesville
The springs are a perfect way to get outside and explore the untouched natural side of Florida. Did you know North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs? The water flows crystal clear at 72 degrees all year round so make a splash on your Gainesville and Alachua County itinerary.

Museums & Galleries

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Gainesville Fine Arts Association Member Spotlights Exhibition at GFAA Gallery
Open Tuesday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women at the Matheson History Museum
Open Fridays-Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

a florida legacy exhibit

Florida Landmarks and Scenic Coastlines are Depicted Across Nearly 170 Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings at “A Florida Legacy: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers” at the Harn Museum of Art
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m – 5 p.m.

See Live Animals in the Survival of the Slowest Exhibit at the Florida Museum
Open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spark Wonder at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
Open Friday-Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring Showcase at Firehouse Gallery
Open Thursday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Save The Date

40th Birthday Party for “Henry” the Indian Rhino at Carson Springs Wildlife, May 14

Newberry Watermelon Festival, May 15

Cool Cars Under the Starsat Waldo City Square, May 22

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