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City of Alachua

Holiday & Special Events Calendar

The City of Alachua is proud to host a variety of holiday and special events throughout the year.  Some events are sponsored by the City and others are sponsored by other organizations and volunteers.  There is something to do in Alachua for every season, from arts and crafts festivals in the spring, to the Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America in the summer, to parades and tree lightings in the fall and winter.  Admission to City-sponsored events is free and the entire family is encouraged to attend.

So whether you’re a resident or visiting Alachua for the very first time, be sure to check out our events throughout the year and mark your calendar for family fun.

THIRD THURSDAY ON MAIN

Every Third Thursday of each month

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Located on Main Street

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

WHITE CANE WALK

Saturday October 13, 2018

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Located at Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 21

Cost: Free        Contact:  Alachua County Council of the Blind (352) 338-7951

ALACHUA MAIN STREET FESTVIAL

Sunday, November 4, 2018

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Located on Main Street

Cost: Free        Contact:  Alachua Business League (386) 462-9552

TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Located on Main Street

Cost: Free        Contact:  Alachua Chamber of Commerce (386) 462-3333

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT

Friday, December 7, 2018

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Located at Downtown Main Street Park

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

ALACHUA CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday, December 8, 2018

2 p.m.

Located on Main Street

Cost: Free        Contact: Alachua Chamber of Commerce (386) 462-3333

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION

Monday, January 21, 2019

Noon – 3 p.m.

Located at City of Alachua Municipal Complex - 15100 NW 142nd Ter.

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

CELEBRATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Thursday, May 10, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Located at Foundation Park

Cost: Free        Contact: BioFlorida This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOURTH OF JULY

Wednesday, July 4, 2019

3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Located at Hal Brady Recreation Complex - 14300 NW 146th Ter.

Cost: Free        Contact: City of Alachua, Kimberly Vermillion (386) 418-6100

If you have a special event taking place in the City of Alachua and would like for it to be displayed on our website, please contact Mike DaRoza at (386) 418-6100.