Walk to End Alzheimer's Gainesville
Oct
21
8:00am 8:00am

Walk to End Alzheimer's Gainesville

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Take a step to a world without Alzheimer's!

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Take the first step by registering at act.alz.org/gainesville. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

 

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HAPPYween
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

HAPPYween

Bring the family out to Depot Park for HAPPYween! The kids can trick-or-treat at over 40 Alachua County, City of Gainesville and UF services tables while the parents gather valuable information. Giveaways, candy, games, and much, much more! No charge.

Sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Alachua County Community Support Services and Office of Community Stabilization

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The Fest 16 at Boxcar
Oct
28
12:00pm12:00pm

The Fest 16 at Boxcar

The Fest comes to The Boxcar patio on Saturday 10/28!

Free and open to the public! Kid friendly event!
Boxcar Bar will be serving up great beer and wine!

www.thefestfl.com

Here is our lineup:

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM TELEPATHIC LINES
8:10 PM - 8:40 PM WILD PINK
7:20 PM - 7:50 PM WOOLBRIGHT
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM INSIGNIFICANT OTHER
5:40 PM - 6:10 PM PACEMAKER
4:50 PM - 5:20 PM BOYFRIEND MATERIAL
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM WALTER, ETC.
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM QUINN CICALA
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM CERAMICATS
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CONSENT
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM GUTLESS
12:00 PM DOORS

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Yoga for Punks at the Fest FL 16
Oct
29
10:00am10:00am

Yoga for Punks at the Fest FL 16

Come on out and join us for some much needed stretching and recharging on Sunday morning of Fest at 10am! 

We will be having a one hour all levels yoga class in the Depot Park Event space led by our friend Miguel Chen, of Teenage Bottlerocket.

Please bring your own mat, towel or blanket. This event is all ages, free, and open to the public!

Depot Park is a beautiful space with a bar that also offers grab and go sandwiches, bagels, and fresh juices to nourish you afterwards to get you through the last day of partying!

Namaste!

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Five Points of Life Presents: Second Annual One Miler
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Five Points of Life Presents: Second Annual One Miler

Join us for the second annual One-Miler, in conjunction with First Magnitude Brewing Company. Funds raised support the Five Points of Life Foundation, a support affiliate of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Five Points of Life Foundation educates and raises awareness of the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood, organ and tissue. 

Waves (both chip timed):

Wave 1 – Race Wave (open to all runners)

Wave 2 – Family/Kids Wave (open to all kids, families and walkers)

This one mile road race begins at First Magnitude, continues through the newly opened Depot Park and finishes back at First Magnitude for awards, live music and food trucks. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each wave.

Register now at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FivePointsofLifeOneMiler

Check for updates: 
http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/races-events/five-points-of-life-one-miler/

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Birds and Brews
Nov
5
4:15pm 4:15pm

Birds and Brews

First Magnitude is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon society to host monthly bird walks!
We will meet the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 in front of the metal Maggie sign by the entrance to The Source. The group, led by volunteers from the Alachua Audobon society will head for Depot park at 4:15 PM. Once at Depot, there will be an hour long guided tour identifying all of our lovely aerial pals!
The tour should return to the brewery around 5:30 PM, giving you plenty of time to have a nighthawk...er...nightcap!
The Audubon Society will provide some binoculars and bird guides, but feel free to bring any equipment you wish!

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GreenMan Fest - Going Green in Gainesville
Nov
25
to Nov 26

GreenMan Fest - Going Green in Gainesville

Green Man Fest - Going Green In Gainesville is a Craft Fair with a focus on Locally made Arts and Crafts, Vegetarian Food vendors and Florida's only Seed to Flame Meat producer/Caterer. This year we are doing a Green Transportation Technology Expo with Electric and Hybrid Cars. Art bikes, Scooters and Bicycles.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Five Points of Life Presents: Race Weekend 2018
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Five Points of Life Presents: Race Weekend 2018

Run for a great cause at the 13th Annual Five Points of Life Race Weekend on February 17 & 18, 2018 in scenic Gainesville, Florida! 

The marathon course is a Boston Marathon qualifier and USATF certified, and starts in front of the University of Florida Center for Performing Arts and weaves through Gainesville’s most popular running areas. The route takes you past the iconic 34th Street Wall where thousands of UF students and Gainesville residents have commemorated important events in their lives and in the community. You’ll be challenged by the historic hills of 16th Avenue, a popular training route of Frank Shorter who won the 1972 Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and will enjoy Gainesville’s beautiful Duck Pond and downtown areas.

On the first half you’ll also pass through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home to the 2008 National Championship Florida Gators, and may see some real gators sunning themselves on the shores of Lake Alice. After the split, marathoners will continue a route that leads runners through the revitalized Depot Park, out and back the Hawthorne Trail, with shaded segments, and finishing back through campus, running through the Swamp and around Lake Alice a second time before the finish. A festive post race party welcomes you to the finish line and you’ll enjoy pizza, refreshments, live entertainment and awards.

All proceeds from the weekend benefit the Five Points of Life Foundation, who raises awareness for the five ways to share life through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, organ/tissue and cord blood.

For more information and to register, visit:
http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/race/registration/

https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FivePointsofLifeRaceWeekend?remMeAttempt

www.visitgainesville.com

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Gainesville VegFest 2018
Feb
17
10:00am10:00am

Gainesville VegFest 2018

Please join us for the second annual Gainesville VegFest! This family-friendly event will include speakers and entertainment, vendors and exhibitors, food, educational booths, children’s activities, and more.

Our Mission: Gainesville VegFest is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. Our hope is for people of all ages to have fun and learn about the many ways to improve health, lessen our impact on the environment, and reduce animal suffering.

Thank you to those of you who attended the first annual VegFest and shared your experiences and suggestions! We have taken them into account and are planning a bigger and better event for next year! Get excited! 

Like our page at facebook.com/GainesvilleVegFest to stay up to date on the event details! Our website http://gainesvillevegfest.com/ is currently being updated, but feel free to take a look at the photos from the 2017 Gainesville VegFest in the slideshow on the homepage! 

Vendors and exhibitors, food vendors and speakers: TBD
We are looking for your suggestions or interests!
Sponsors: TBD

Get involved! Come volunteer with Gainesville VegFest! 
We are looking for volunteers to fill the following positions on our Planning Committee:
-Web Developer
-Advertising Coordinator (co-lead position)
-Vendor & Exhibitor Coordinator (co-lead position)
-Sponsorship Coordinator (co-lead position)
-Sponsorship committee members
-Vendor & Exhibitor committee members
Please email organizers@gainesvillevegfest.com if you are interested in one of these positions!

There are also opportunties to volunteer at the event! These positions will be made available as the event date approaches and you will be able to sign up for them on our website at that time.

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NAMI Walk 2017
Oct
14
8:30am 8:30am

NAMI Walk 2017

"On the Move for Mental Health" is a charity walk for the Gainesville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For the first time, it will be in Depot Park, and will include music, art, and information. You can participate in this fun event as an individual or a team, or be a sponsor or exhibitor. Call/text Meg at 352-317-2567 for more info.

 

 

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3rd Annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Oct
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

3rd Annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

Mark Your Calendars!

The 3rd Annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Gainesville will be held Sunday, October 8th at Depot Park 1-3pm!

Folks will gather at the CIFAE tent outside Box Car at 1pm and the march will proceed from there and follow the path around the beautiful Depot Park natural areas and playscape. This is a family event, all ages are encouraged.

Prizes will be given for the most creative elephant and rhino costume, elephant and rhino “bike”, and best “save the elephant and rhino” chant or song. There will be an adult and kid prize for each.

Afterwards, we will flow to First Magnitude to celebrate with great food, beer discounts, door prizes, and free live music!

Our event cosponsors are Depot Park/City of Gainesville and First Magnitude Brewery. Please connect with them via Facebook or other social media, and thank them for helping Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant (CIFAE) make this wonderful event a reality!

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Birds and Brews
Oct
1
4:15pm 4:15pm

Birds and Brews

First Magnitude Brewing Company is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon society to host monthly bird walks!
We will meet the first Thursday of each month at 6:45 in front of the metal Maggie sign by the entrance to The Source. The group, led by volunteers from the Alachua Audobon society will head for Depot park at 7 PM. Once at Depot, there will be an hour long guided tour identifying all of our lovely aerial pals!
The tour should return to the brewery around 8 PM, giving you plenty of time to have a nighthawk...er...nightcap!
The Audubon Society will provide some binoculars and bird guides, but feel free to bring any equipment you wish!

 

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Friday Family Dance Party
Sep
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Fun for Families hosted by Do Art with Yopp
Sep
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fun for Families hosted by Do Art with Yopp

Join Do Art with Yopp and explore clay! Do Art will have clay slabs available and clay tools for children to enjoy making their own clay creations. Clay experts will be on hand to help answer questions so you can create your own masterpiece. Take your piece home or let us take it back to the studio to fire in the kiln so you have a professional piece of bisque that you can glaze!

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Gainesville Games
Sep
24
11:00am11:00am

Gainesville Games

https://www.facebook.com/events/114487012531231/

Student Discount now available!

Grab a team of 4-6 people and participate in a full day's worth of games to be crowned the Gainesville Games Champion!

Don't have a team? Sign up to be a Free Agent or just come and enjoy the music and other activities! 

***Games***
**SIGN UP FOR A TEAM TO PLAY* *
Human Foosball - Super Pong - Hungry Hungry Humans
Tricycle Race - 4-Way Tug of War - Giant Ring Toss
Relay Race - Gagaball

***Activities***
**FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
Live Art - Food Trucks - Giant Jenga
Kan Jam - Corn Hole

***Live Music***
**Boxcar**
*FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
Aquanova - The Walkers - ZZ Bottom
King Bada - LL Cool Jams
**High Dive After Party**
*FREE ENTRY WITH EVENT T-SHIRT* *$8 at Door*
Trophy Ceremony
Jay Rogue & The Stoges - The Reinhards

***Team TIcket Includes***
6+ Hours of Games
T-Shirt
Free Entry to After Party at High Dive
Access to great raffles and prizes

***Free Agents***
Sign up on Eventbrite for Free Agency!
You'll be placed on a team with fellow single players for what will surely be a most epic time!

The Gainesville Games is a sports field day held at Depot Park on Sun, Sept 24th 2017. Games include: Human Foosball, Hungry Hungry Humans, Tug of War, Relay Race, Tricycle Races & more! 

Grab a team of 4-6 people and participate in a full day's worth of games and fun to be crowned the Gainesville Games Champion! All teams will play games from Noon - 6pm. The top 2 teams will then advance to the championship game at 6:30pm. Sign up at www.GainesvilleGames.com

Gainesville, at its core, is a small town. We take care of each other, and we pride ourselves on making Gainesville a happy, healthy place to live. That's why three local startups, RevnetWildcard Audio, and Preview have teamed together to create the Gainesville Games, an annual fundraiser to benefit an organization make sure the next generation is better off than the last. This year, we're proud to be working with the March of Dimes and their mission to end birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For almost 80 years, the March of Dimes has worked tirelessly to give every baby a fighting chance, and we can't think of a more worthy cause. Join us on September 24th to help give the next generation a better tomorrow.

The trophy ceremony and after party will be held at High Dive directly following the Championship Game!

There will be music and food trucks at the Boxcar all day long too!

Questions/Concerns?
Jared@GainesvilleGames.com
443-417-7457

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Nature Tours with Miles
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Nature Tours with Miles

Miles, our nature guru and prized Depot Park Amabassador, is looking forward to hosting tours focusing on the conservation area at Depot Park. Join him for a nice Saturday morning walk through the park. Meet at the East Overlook next to the main parking lot at 9am. 

Recommended: water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and binoculars if you have them.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Park in the main lot for Depot Park, or for additional parking locations, visithttp://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Sep
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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(CANCELLED) The Gainesville Big Band
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

(CANCELLED) The Gainesville Big Band

Bring your chairs or blankets and come out to Depot Park to enjoy the big sounds of The Gainesville Big Band. Under the direction of Marco Thomas, this 18-piece
jazz band will be playing standards to contemporary, Latin to Big Band sound of the swing era including; Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gordon Goodwin, and Buddy Rich.

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(CANCELLED) Friday Family Dance Party
Sep
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

(CANCELLED) Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Sep
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Urban Nature Tour with Pete Monte
Aug
26
9:00am 9:00am

Urban Nature Tour with Pete Monte

Join us for an Urban Nature Tour @Depot Park, every 4th Saturday in June, July, Aug. Pete Monte, UF Avian Research Technician, will be your guide. Meet near the pavilions at 9am. Free.

Recommended: water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and binoculars if you have them.

Park in the main lot for Depot Park, or for additional parking locations, visithttp://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Aug
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Depot Park Birthday Celebration - It's Fun To Be One!
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Depot Park Birthday Celebration - It's Fun To Be One!

Join us THIS Saturday, Aug. 19, 6-9pm for Depot Park’s Birthday Celebration. Fans of Depot Park will not want to miss this free, fun-filled, family friendly event – live music, choo-choo train rides through the park, lots of games and activities. AND YES, WE WILL HAVE SHADE TENTS!

• Live music from Shanticakes at 7pm & Bears and Lions at 8pm
• Aerial arts performances by S-Connection Aerial Arts
• Kids Dance Party with DJ Billy Beats and Depot Park Ambassadors at 6pm
• Knockerball games by Swampy Gator Knocker Balls
WeFooz Human Foosball games
• Choo-choo train rides through the park
• Scavenger hunts with lots of prizes!
• Kids crafts hosted by The Repurpose Project ‘Trash Princess'
• Rock painting by Fun 4 Gator Kids
Gainesville Roller Rebels derby
• Interactive children’s games by Master Builder Camp
• Balloon animal art by Tyger Tales
• Fare available from Big Island Bowls Gainesville food truck, Fly'n Hawaiian Concessions LLC food truck, Tropical Sno FloridaMINI BITESPop-a-Top General Store and Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden and Depot Event Space.

This event is free and open to the public.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Aug
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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August Scavenger Hunt
Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

August Scavenger Hunt

Join us on Wednesday, August 16th at 6pm sharp and meet Cameron a bee expert from the University of Florida. Learn lots of cool things about honey bees and see up close some bee keeping equipment and even taste some honey. 

Right after the show and tell we will have a scavenger hunt for the kids ages 3-12. Find a paper bee cutout and redeem it for a prize from park Ambassador Brandon.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Jazz All Stars at Depot Park
Aug
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jazz All Stars at Depot Park

Come on join us this August 12th at Depot Park for a very special Jazz Concert by some great musicians. They will be playing some Funk, Smooth and Latin Jazz for you. We hope to see you all !!!

This event is free and open to the public.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Friday Family Dance Party
Aug
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Friday Family Dance Party

Join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There’s something for everyone to dance to. 

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Single Parent Meet Up
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Single Parent Meet Up

Calling all single parents! Bring your kid/s to the Play Area for
Single Parent Meetup @ Depot Park

6-7pm, 1st Friday of June, July, Aug

*Check in with the Park Ambassador for an optional sticker that will be provided.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Kid's Arts & Crafts brings The Repurpose Project's 'Trash Princess'
Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Kid's Arts & Crafts brings The Repurpose Project's 'Trash Princess'

Kid’s Arts and Crafts brings the Repurpose Project’sTrash Princess’ back to create repurposed throwaways turned into art with an educational environmental story included. All materials will be provided.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Family Dance Party w/ DJ DAD
Jul
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Family Dance Party w/ DJ DAD

Depot dance party with DJ DAD. He gets everybody moving in time to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There's something for everyone to do. Music, bubbles and sunsets make great memories.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Karaoke for Kids
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Karaoke for Kids

Kid’s Arts and Crafts presents Music and Arts Program for Youth. For many children learning to read is challenging and not a lot of fun. Singing karaoke is a great way to practice reading without even knowing it! Children build self-confidence and an appreciation for music by participating in karaoke in this safe environment. All materials are provided.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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'Live Onstage' at Depot presents Gypsy Star
Jul
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

'Live Onstage' at Depot presents Gypsy Star

‘Live Onstage’ at Depot presents Gypsy Star. Weaving a colorful melodic tapestry of enchanting, uplifting tunes brought to life with vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation such as classical guitar, violin, bass, drums and array of hand percussion. The Fly’n Hawaiian food truck will be there to serve their full menu.

This event is free and open to the pubic.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park, For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Urban Nature Tour with Pete Monte
Jul
22
9:00am 9:00am

Urban Nature Tour with Pete Monte

Join us for an Urban Nature Tour @Depot Park, every 4th Saturday in June, July, Aug. Pete Monte, UF Avian Research Technician, will be your guide. Meet near the pavilions at 9am. Free.

Recommended: water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and binoculars if you have them.

Park in the main lot for Depot Park, or for additional parking locations, visithttp://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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