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The City of Alachua is proud to host a variety of holiday and special events throughout the year.  Events are sponsored by the City as well as other organizations. You can find to do in Alachua for every season. Arts and music festivals in the spring, the Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in American the summer, parades and tree lightings in the fall and winter.  Admission to city-sponsored events is free and the entire family is encouraged to attend.

Whether a resident or a visitor in Alachua, be sure to check out our events throughout the seasons and mark your calendar for family fun.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION
Monday, January 16

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at Cleather Hathcock, Sr. Community Center - 15818 NW 140th St.
Cost:  Free        Contact: City of Alachua (386) 418-6100

MAIN STREET SPRING FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 9

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Located on Main Street
Cost:  Free        Contact: Alachua Business League
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City Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April
15

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at Hal Brady Recreation Complex - 14300 NW 146th Ter.
Cost: Free       Contact: City of Alachua (386) 418-6100

RELAY FOR LIFE - ALACHUA/HIGH SPRINGS
Friday, April 28

6 p.m. - -10 p.m.
Located at Hal Brady Recreation Complex - 14300 NW 146th Ter.
Cost: Free     Contact: City of Alachua (386) 418-6100

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP CHALLENGE
Tire Roundup
Friday and Saturday
May 5 and May 6
Tire Drop Off at City of Alachua, Wastewater Treatment Plant
Clean up and Beautification Projects
Saturday May 6

7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free        Contact: City of Alachua, Public Services Dept, 386-418-6140

CELEBRATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Thursday, May 4

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at Foundation Park - 1493 NW 119th Lane
Cost: Free        Contact: BioFlorida,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, July 4
3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Located at Hal Brady Recreation Complex - 14300 NW 146th Ter.
Cost: Free        Contact: City of Alachua, (386) 418-6100

WHITE CANE WALK
Saturday, October 14
Sponsored by the Alachua City Lion's Club.

MAIN STREET'S SCARECROW ROW
The Month of October

Come walk Scarecrow Row anytime during the month of October
Cost:  Free       Contact: Alachua Chamber of Commerce (386) 462-3333

ALACHUA GOES PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
The Month of October

Participation throughout the City
Cost:  Free      Contact: City of Alachua (386) 418-6100

TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET
Tuesday, October 31

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Located on Main Street
Cost: Free        Contact:  Alachua Chamber of Commerce (386) 462-3333

MAIN STREET FALL HARVEST FESTVIAL
Sunday, November 5

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Located on Main Street
Cost: Free        Contact:  Alachua Business League
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A.L. MEBANE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI PARADE
Saturday, November 25

Noon – 1 p.m.
Located on Main Street
Cost: Free        Contact:  A.L. Mebane High School Alumni Association (386) 462-2539

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT
Friday, December 1

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Located at Downtown Main Street Park then Theatre Park
Cost: Free        Contact: City of Alachua (386) 418-6100

CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 9

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Located on Main Street
Cost: Free        Contact: Alachua Chamber of Commerce (386) 462-3333