Upcoming Events in Gainesville

April 24th, 2015 by

Family Outting

There are quite a few upcoming events in Gainesville and you don’t want to miss out on them! Below we have created a short list of the events and activities that you and your family can enjoy.

Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

Visit downtown Gainesville anytime until May 7th to enter for your chance to win a gift basket filled with presents from downtown businesses. Whenever you shop downtown, make sure to enter your name in the Sweepstakes boxes so that you have a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on May 8th and then contacted about their prizes.

Spring Chicken Festival Cook-Off, Parade, and Art Market

This Saturday is the big festival on the Square! The event will take place from 10am till 4pm. The Chicken City parade will start at 10:30 followed by a tasting of the best chicken you’ll ever eat.

Cluck cards will be $5 and they will get you 10 samples of chicken, or you can buy a family pack of 5 Cluck cards for $20. In addition, there will be a ‘kid zone’ for the little ones that they can enjoy all day long. Make sure to check out the Re-Hatched Artist Market as well, as it features wonderful pieces of repurposed and up-cycled art.

Blue Sky Concert Series

Prepare your ears for some wonderful music! Every Wednesday at noon in May there will be a live concert for downtown visitors. Here are the performers each day:

  • May 6th – R&B/Motown performers, Rodney Appleby and David Anderson
  • May 13th – Acoustic performers, Storm Tipton
  • May 20th – Rock and classic performance by Wendell Christian and band
  • May 27th – County performer Steve Bryson

There’s a lot going on, so be sure to get downtown and enjoy all that Gainesville has to offer! If you want more information about events happening downtown, visit Gainesville.org.