This Saturday marks the first Gainesville Community Festival. The idea of bringing the community together through local art, restaurants, clubs, crafts and music was formed through all of the different vendors attending the festival. Richard Dreher, CEO of gainesvilleactivities.com, and Jordyn Reese, current UF graduate and freelancer for Alternative Revolt Magazine, are in charge of putting this community gathering together.
“The festival is a showcase of the best of Gainesville featuring local businesses, clubs, nonprofits, art, music and food. We wanted to showcase local culture and create an event that connects local business with local residents,” Reese said.
From lions to tigers to — elephants? Gainesville Community Fest is definitely a great way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day. There’s an adult fun zone, rock climbing, elephant rides, food trucks and much more. You will be able to find some sort of activity at this festival that fits your taste and personality, but more importantly, everything is local.
The best part about this festival is that it’s only $6 for students and $7.50 for children and adults ages 13 and up. A portion of these proceeds go to the nonprofit organization Kids Kicking Cancer. Gainesville Community Fest will take place at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (3100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Fl, 32609). For a full list of exhibitors, festival activities and band line up with set times, visit the festival website HERE.
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