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What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County, June 23-29, 2022

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

Individual businesses in Alachua County may have masking and distancing requirements at their private establishments. We encourage you to become familiar with businesses, venues and attractions you intend to visit and to reach out directly to these establishments should you have questions regarding their current public health and safety procedures. 


artwalk gainesville

Take a Self-Guided Tour of Gainesville’s Art Scene at Artwalk Gainesville
Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. |Various Locations

Artwalk Gainesville celebrates 30 years of celebrating arts in the community. June’s Artwalk features an interactive art experience with The How Bazar at First Magnitude Brewing Company, pet portraits and animal artwork from Samm Wehman at Bingo Deli and Pub, a Moonlight Art Market at Artisans’ Guild Gallery and more. Preview the venues and download a map of tour stops online.


2022 summer showcase

Meet Local Artists and View Their Latest Work at the 2022 Summer Showcase Artwalk Reception
Friday, June 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Gainesville Fine Arts Association
1314 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601

The Summer Showcase exhibit highlights the latest work from artists without any limitations of themes or mediums. Preview the exhibit online.


we're here and we're queer

Celebrate Diversity at the Pride Month Festival  “We’re Here and We’re Queer”
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Heartwood Soundstage
619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601

Join the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida and WellFlorida’s High Impact Prevention Program for a Pride celebration. The event features a queer makers market, drag show, food trucks and more.


free fridays

Get Down with Funky Grooves from Stereo Vudu at the Free Fridays Concert Series
Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Bo Diddley Plaza
Downtown Gainesville

Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu blends rock, blues, funk and culturally rich Haitian influences into a unique sound dubbed “Vudu Rawk.”

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free outdoor concert from the outdoor stage. Make a night of it and grab dinner and drinks from walkable downtown Gainesville restaurants. Find the complete 2022 Free Fridays Concert Series schedule online.


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

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.


pride spirit at the zoo

Delight in Diversity of the Animal Kingdom at Pride Spirit Weekend at the Zoo
Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26 | Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606

Add to your zoo experience with a photo spot on the pavilion, rainbow enrichments and more. Saturday includes resources from Pride Community Center of North Central Florida and Sunday features a special keeper talk about diversity and the connection in the animal kingdom at 1 p.m. 


national hot tub expo

Browse New Ways to Relax at the National Hot Tub Show
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25 | Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center

23100 W Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL 32669

View a display of major brands of hot tubs and swim spas all in one place. Find discounts and more sale details online.


blues pioneers and their progeny

View a Curated Collection of Blues Icons at Blues Pioneers and their Progeny
Now through August 30 | A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center
1013 NW 7th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

20th century blues icons are portrayed in folk-art illustrated portraits. Featured musicians include Bo Diddley, Louis “Satch Mo” Armston, Big Mama Thornton, Robert Johnson, Ruth Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more. Each musician portrait includes a description of their lives and accomplishments. 


pride street party

Celebrate Pride in the Streets of Downtown Gainesville at Pride Street Party
Friday, June 24, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | The Bull
18 SW 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Party in front of The Bull with a schedule of events including an art showcase, live music, drag show and DJ dance party. 


pizza and beer night

Share an Evening of Pizza Making and Beer Tasting at Pizza and Beer Date Night
Monday, June 27, 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., #100, Gainesville, FL 32608

Learn how to stretch pizza dough, add sauces and toppings then finish in an Italian wood-fired oven. Pair your pizza creations with a private craft beer tasting hosted by First Magnitude Brewing Company. Limited tickets available online.


sunshine state games

See a Display of Athleticism and Skill at the Fencing Showcase of the Sunshine State Games
Saturday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Rd., Alachua, FL 32615

The Sunshine State Games Alachua County Festival concludes with a fencing tournament. Disciplines of foil, sabre and epee are included with age groups ranging from youth to veteran. 


cactus flower

Find Laughter and Unexpected Romance on Stage at the Final Weekend of “Cactus Flower”
Friday, June 24 – Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. | High Springs Playhouse
23416 W U.S. Hwy. 27, High Springs, FL 32643

The comedic play by Abe Burrows follows a dentist claiming to be married to keep his affairs at arms’ length. When his lies catch up to him, he recruits his prickly nurse to pose as his “wife.” Laughter and romance ensue as the dentist finds himself falling in love with the lovely “cactus flower” who was right under his nose.


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Arts & Theatre

honky tonk laundry

Sing Along with Soap, Suds and Cheatin’ Hearts at Honky Tonk Laundry at the Hippodrome Theatre
Country hits from Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and more are featured in this toe-tapping musical. The story follows Lana and Katie as they transform their laundromat into a honky-tonk and exact revenge against those who did them wrong.

Drunken Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at High Dive
Sunday, June 26, 7 p.m.


Events & Festivals

PinkFest 2022 Cancer Awareness Festival at Celebration Pointe
Saturday, June 25 , 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


See Ham Radios in Action at Alachua County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Field Day at Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rainbow Prom at Bo Diddley Plaza
Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

coffee

Camera Café Meetup at Volta Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m.


Pop-Up Markets

meelypops

Collectible Cards and Giveaways at Meelypops 4th Anniversary Weekend at The Meelypops Shop
Saturday, June 26 – Sunday, June 26, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Music & Performance

After Market Concert Series with Indie Rock from Wild Pines at Heartwood Soundstage
Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

boot scootin boogie

‘90s Pop Country Line Dancing at Boot Scootin’ Boogie at The Wooly
Thursday, June 23, 10 p.m.

Eclectic Mix of Genres with Prime Time! at Playlist at the Pointe at Celebration Pointe
Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Lovesong, a Tribute to The Cure at High Dive
Friday, June 24, 8 p.m.

the glimmers

Pop Punk with Glimmers at Loosey’s
Friday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.

Americana with the Front Porch Backsteppers at 4th Ave Food Park
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gainesville Girls Rock Camp Showcase at High Dive
Saturday, June 25, 4 p.m.

Classic Covers with Cassie and Chris at Lightnin’ Salvage
Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Punk with For Your Health at Loosey’s
Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.

Psychedelic Bluegrass with Firewater Tent Revival at High Dive
Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.

Funk and Soul with Showtime at the Pure White Party at 1908 Grand
Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Blues with Mr. Aullie at 4thAve Food Park
Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bollywood Karaoke Night at Lightnin’ Salvage
Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

jazz wednesdays at covey kitchen and cocktails

Jazz Wednesdays with The Oak Trio at Covey Kitchen and Cocktails
Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 


Craft Breweries

GNV Creations Artist Projects Film Screening at First Magnitude Brewing Company
Saturday, June 25, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Seinfeld Trivia at Blackadder Brewing Company
Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Brewery Yoga at First Magnitude Brewing Company
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.

Trivia Night at Blackadder Brewing Company
Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Bingo Night at Big Top Brewing Company
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

U-Picks & Farmer’s Markets

vegetables from sweetroots organic

Farm Market at Sweet Roots Organic Farm
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

U-Pick Blueberries and Locally Made Wines at Bluefield Estate Winery
Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Wine Tasting Hours: Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Book a Blueberry Picking Session at Deep Spring Farm
Now through July 2, Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

Archer Farmer’s Market at Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum
Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

GNV Market at South Main Station Featuring Live Music
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

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

Newberry Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Haile Village 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

Wine Tasting at Superette Wine and Provisions
Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wine Tasting at Petit Uppercrust
Saturday, June 25, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Book a Cooking Class at the Fat Tuscan, View their Upcoming Schedule

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.


Sports

Women’s 2’s Quicksand Volleyball Tournament with Gainesville Volleyball at Jimmy Durden Park
Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m.

Backwards K Showcase at Champions Park
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

archery targets

Funtastic Fridays Archery at Easton Newberry Archery Center
Friday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. 

USAA State JOAD State Outdoor Archery Competition at Easton Newberry Archery Center
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.

us jr swimming

2022 Artistic Swimming U.S. Junior Olympic Championship at Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Saturday, June 25 – July 2

Summit Racing Series Drag Racing at Gainesville Raceway
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.

Muay Thai Exhibition Fights at Hal Brady Recreation Complex
Saturday, June 25, 5 p.m.

Axe-Throwing for the Whole Family at The Hatchetbury Axe Throwing Bar
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Parks & Trails

Free Family-Friendly 5K with parkrun at Depot Park
Saturday, June 25, 7:30 a.m.

group at devils millhopper

Sinkhole Guided Walk at Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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.


Museums & Galleries

Now Open at the Harn Museum: Speechless, Text and Image in Global Culture
Now through December 30, 2022
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Red Dot Sale Pop-Up Preview at Artisans’ Guild Gallery
Friday, June 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Explore Local History at the High Springs Historical Society Museum
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore the Cosmos at the Cade Museum’s New Exhibit: Voyages – A Trip Through Space and Time
Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This featured exhibit is part of the museum-wide theme “Wandering the Milky Way – A Tour of the Solar System.” Discover how spacecraft from the 1970s still teach us about the galaxy and learn how scientists are designing a mission that spans generations.

painting by ernest m lee

The Works of Ernest M. Lee at Santa Fe College Art Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

fossil exhibit

Dig Into the Past at the Florida Museum’s New Fossil Exhibit, Now Open
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Take a unique look behind the scenes, interact with scientists while they work and explore some of the museum’s coolest specimens in the “Science Up Close: Fantastic Fossils” exhibit. Come face-to-face with giant dinosaur skeletons, beautiful botanical fossils and ancient microscopic life.
Photo by Florida Museum/Jeff Gage 

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


Save The Date

90th Hawthorne Homecoming, June 30 – July 3

Waldo Railroad Days, July 2

Fanfares and Firework sat UF Bandshell, July 3

Micanopy Independence Day Parade, July 4

City of Alachua Fourth of July Celebration, July 4


Gainesville Chain Hawks Disc Golf MVP Circuit Challenge, July 16

For a complete list of events please visit www.visitgainesville.com/events/

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