What’s Good Update from Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, April 16-22, 2020

We miss you and can’t wait to welcome you back to Alachua County when the time is right. Until then, we invite you to explore fresh new digital
content created by our art galleries, museums, music producers, local shops and more from the comfort of your home. For starters this weekend, the entire family can experience the curious and imaginative world of “Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking Glass” via a special online interactive program presented by the Harn Museum of Art.  

The weekend is also a great time to satisfy your cravings by ordering take-out or delivery from one of our restaurants, bars or breweries. Find searchable listings by clicking here. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates and re-shares of your inspiring photos. Tag us at #whatsgoodalachuacounty   

Please continue to be safe. We are proud to live in this mindful, resourceful and resilient community, and to share with you all that we have to offer – What’s Good. 

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


For more information on mass gatherings, visit the CDC Mass Gatherings COVID-19 website.

For current Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the Alachua County Coronavirus website, 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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The below information was accurate at the time of publishing. Due to the current fluctuating environment, please contact organizers directly to double check details.


Depot Park Nature Trail

Gainesville and Alachua County Feature Outdoor Open Spaces in Spades

With many park closures, it may be difficult to figure out where you can still go for outdoor relaxation, recreation and exercise. Visit Gainesville, Alachua County compiled a list, with photos and descriptions, of parks and open areas to feature What’s Good Now – outdoor areas that remain open as of publishing. Please note that due to the changing environment and regulations open hours are subject to change. We ask that you please adhere strictly to public health safety guidelines, keep 6 feet away from others and follow all State and local ordinances.

Click to find a list of open spaces, What’s Good Now.


Dining section on Visit Gainesville website

Check out the Delicious Dining section on the website. You can now search by Takeout and Delivery.

Interact with Local Restaurants on the EAT GNV Facebook Group

Local Restaurants are Preparing Meals for Take-Out and Delivery. See this list from the Gainesville Sun


Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet with Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Wednesday, April 22, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The virtual event is perfect for the entire family. The zoo will share fun ways that you can Spring into Action to conserve nature, and introduce you to some of their animal ambassadors

Virtual Earth Day Celebration with the Florida Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, April 22, 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, start by appreciating the natural world right in our own backyards. Using Museum resources, spend a day, or an hour, learning about Florida’s backyard wildlife.


FEST from Home with Live Streaming on Facebook
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Heartwood Soundstage and First Magnitude Brewing Company Present: Support Live Music
Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Event organizers are adhering to county and state regulations for public health safety. Please visit the post for a schedule and additional details.

Live at Heartwood

Live at Heartwood – If you are missing local live music performances try streaming some of THE BEST (prerecorded) indie bands to hit the stage at Heartwood Soundstage – on any device, the bigger the better!

MusicGNV Presents: Safe At Home – A Virtual Concert Series
Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
All of the artists will be livestreaming from the MusicGNV Facebook page.

Live Streaming with Billy Buchanan
The Prince Set: Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Worship Set: Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m.
The 80’s Set Part 2: Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Open mic at the bull

Open Mic from Home with The Bull on Facebook Live
Monday, April 20, 9 p.m.

Elio Piedra

Elio Piedra Brings the Fiesta to You on Facebook Live
Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 p.m.
When he’s not bringing the Fiesta to you at the Hippodrome or the Wooly, you can dance the night the night away with Eleo right from your living room. Go ahead, we won’t tell!

pile of jigsaw puzzle pieces. Fun4GatorKids daily challenge

Fun 4 Gator Kids features a daily activity challenge for children.


Shop Sustainably with Life Unplastic

Saporito Oil Vinegar Spice

River Run Olive Oil Company

Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies

Buffalo Girl Soaps

Bundles of dried lavender from the AUK market

The AUK Market Virtual Sale
Find a variety of jewelry, soaps, art, ceramics, clothing and more created by local artists or curated by vintage vendors.


Tell Me on Sunday, Storytelling with Guts & Glory GNV and First Magnitude Brewing Company
Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This curated collection of tales takes you on a journey exploring new themes and ideas. Tune in every Sunday at 7 p.m. for these incredible FREE shows by clicking on the ticket link and signing in to the Heartwood Soundstage web portal.

Flights of beer served in a Florida license plate at First Magnitude Brewing Co

Growler Fills and Kegs from Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

To-go Cans from Swamp Head Brewery

Drive-Thru Beer Pick Up at First Magnitude Brewing Company

Growler Fills and 32 oz. Crowlers at Blackadder Brewing Company

Growler Fills at High Springs Brewing Company

Sangria, Wines and more at Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House

Virtual Beer Tastings with CB Bottle Shop
Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

drink gainesville beer shirt from swamp head brewery

Drink Gainesville Beer and Support Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
Swamp Head Brewery released these new shirts at the brewery and is donating proceeds to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

MAGnify by First Magnitude Brewing Company. Illustration of telescope with heart. Let's Hang GNV

Hang Out Virtually with MAGnify
First Magnitude Brewing Company is hosting a new series of online MAGnify events featuring local entertainers and businesses. Sign up for Virtual Brainaholics Trivia or MAGnify Monday Yoga and stay tuned for future event announcements.

Cocktails To-Go

Looking for Cocktails To-Go?
Ingenious mixologists have delivered a new way to provide your favorite mixed drinks. Find to-go cocktails from Madrina’sBoca Fiesta, Cry Baby’sDragonfly Sushi and Sake CompanyIf It Is Kitchen & CafeThe Keys Grill & Piano Bar, Bahama Breeze and more.


U Pick Blueberries

U-Pick Blueberries at Wacahoota Farms
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

U-Pick Blueberries at Aunt Zelma’s Blueberries
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Strawberry U-Pick and Food Market at Frog Song Organics
Thursday, April 16, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Drive-Thru Farmer’s Market CSA at Working Food
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Farm Stand Fridays at Bambi’s Café
Friday, April 17, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Drive-Up Farmstand and U-Pick Strawberries at Rogers Farm
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Order Online for Pickup and Delivery from Swallowtail Farm
Wednesday and Saturday Pickup at Working Food
Deliveries on Fridays

U-Pick Strawberries and Farmstand at The Family Garden
Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Union Street Farmer’s Market at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

Alachua County 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.

Grove Street Farmer’s Market
Mondas, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.


MAGnify Science: Combating the Insect Apocalypse with the Florida Museum of Natural History and First Magnitude Brewing Company
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family Day: Curiouser and Curiouser Virtual Event with Harn Museum of Art
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – Sunday, April 19, 5 p.m.

Explore the curious and imaginative world of “Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking Glass” from your own home! Discover how a favorite tale can spark creativity and translate into works of art then create your own fantastic narrative by collecting, arranging and capturing a fairy tale story of your own.

GFAA The Garden exhibit

GFAA Virtual Gallery: The Garden

Take a Virtual Museum Tour with the Greatest Hits from Florida Museum of Natural History

View Online Classes presented by the Cade Museum


51st Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, June 5-7

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