Happy Friday everyone! Things are heating up around town....and not just with the weather. Lots of things to do this weekend so lets get to the weekend goings on.
For over 40 years residents of north-central Florida have been enjoying our first event. The 42nd annual Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival is going on this weekend. Referred to as one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville, the festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors again this year. When it comes to art...there's something for everyone...with sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography, and drawing just to name a few. The festival is family friendly, with children's activities, entertainment on two stages, and plenty of food. Just head to historic NE First Street in Gainesville. The Spring Arts Festival runs from 9 to 5:30 Saturday and noon to 5:30 Sunday. Your text to link...
If you'd like to get a little exercise this weekend....how about a little walk. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida's Gainesville office is hosting it's annual Walk-a-thon Saturday. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness....and to raise money for a variety of services provided for area residents. More than 375,000 Floridians suffer from epilepsy and seizure disorders. The Walk-a-thon begins with registration at 8 am Saturday...with the walk starting at 9. Just head to Westside Park located at 1001 NW 34th Street in Gainesville. Your text to link...
The beautiful community of Alachua is celebrating Spring this weekend. The 9th Annual Alachua Spring Festival runs from 11 to 5 on Sunday. Located on Main Street in downtown Alachua, the festival will feature plenty of arts and crafts....in addition to plenty of food. There will also be music on two stages....and plenty of things for the kids to do. Just head north out of Gainesville on highway 441 or I-75. Your text to link...
Sunday night in Gainesville many will be dressing in their best black and white to raise money for a good cause. It's time for Puttin' on the Ritz. This years version of the event will be at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Over a thousand people are expected at the event which benefits the Children's Home Society of Florida. There'll be food from almost two dozen restaurants, in addition to live music and a silent auction. Puttin on the Ritz runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the museum near the corner of Hull Road and SW 34th Street in Gainesville. Your text to link...
And, of course, don't forget the Orange and Blue Debut....our first look at the new Gator football squad. It's Saturday at noon in the Swamp. Your text to link...
Enjoy your weekend.
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