Dash and Splash Race #1
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Dash and Splash Race #1

It’s time to lace up and dive in! 
Come participate in four races to keep fit and have fun this summer. This year, each race is a progressive distance. It is a great way to achieve your fitness goals!
Sign up at least two days before a race and $ave!
Online registration closes the Thursday before each race.
T-shirts for all participants who sign up by the Thursday before each race.
Registration Fees
Early Bird/Online Race Day

City Resident* $19.00 $25.00
Non-City Resident $25.50 $38.00

Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/gainesvilleparksandrec/Activity_Search/dash-splash-race-1-4-28-depot-park/3599
Collect a Different T-Shirt for Each Race!
Register by the Thursday before a race to receive a shirt.

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Kids Create! at the Depot Event Space
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Kids Create! at the Depot Event Space

The Wooly is proud to present art classes for local children led by local art enthusiasts at our lovely sister venue, The Depot Event Space.

The goal of this monthly series is to foster the joy of creating and imagining through art and expression. We are hoping to inspire Gainesville children, who may one day bolster Gainesville's art scene as an adult.

$5 cost will go toward materials.

Saturday, April 28th
Ages 3-5: 9-10am
Ages 6-10: 10:30-11:30am

at The Depot Event Space
201 S.E. Depot Ave., Gainesville, FL

Limited spots available.

All classes require adult supervision.

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Sunset Saturdays featuring Movies at Depot Park
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Sunset Saturdays featuring Movies at Depot Park

Depot Park proudly presents Sunset Saturdays featuring MOVIES @ Depot Park!

These free outdoor events will take place on The Hill at sunset on the Saturday’s of: 

March 10, 6pm – Moana
April 14, 7pm – The Princess Bride
May 5, 7:30pm – Hidden Figures

What can I bring: Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Will food be available? Pop-a-Top General Store , Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden Bar Bites and Humble Wood Fire pizza truck.

What items are prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and glass containers.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains? Check the Depot Park Facebook page for weather updates and announcements.

Will the Children's Play Area be open? The Children's Play Area is open from dawn to dusk, so it will be closed shortly before the movie begins.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in the overflow parking lot and nearby streetshttp://www.depotpark.org/directions/. And remember a great way to get to Depot Park is by bicycle and bus!

https://www.facebook.com/events/141823436492138/

 

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Fallen Heroes 5k
Apr
15
8:30 AM08:30

Fallen Heroes 5k

The Fallen Heroes 5K was a race started 11 years ago to memorialize those heroes who gave their lives for this country and in honor of two of UF’s fallen heroes, Navy SEAL James Suh, and Naval Special Warfare Officer Thomas Fouke. Both were UF alumni and died while serving their country. 

Our goal is to support veterans and their families who need help financially. They have given their all for us, risking their lives at the cost of our freedom, running this race is the least we can do in honor of them. Money raised will be donated to the Gainesville Fisher House and the UDT-Seal Association. 

Go Navy, Go Gators.

Race notes: Race day registration will close at 8:15 AM and the race will begin at 8:30 AM. Awards will begin shortly after a majority of the participants have completed the race.

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Celebrate the Child
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate the Child

This is a free and family-friendly celebration to learn how children safe. This year’s event will have free food, fun, games, activities, and prizes. The Task Force will be raffling off two weeks of free swim lessons, courtesy of the City of Gainesville!

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7th Annual Gainesville Clot Trot
Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

7th Annual Gainesville Clot Trot

The HFGF Gator Clot Trot 5K and Fun Walk is a fun, healthy, and effective way to show your support for all those living with Hemophilia or other related bleeding disorders. Come run or walk with us in your best Gator gear to raise funds for HFGF to fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for the bleeding disorder community. Awards given for team with best Gator gear, top runners, and top fundraisers! 

Did you know that that 91% of all fundraising dollars support the bleeding disorders community in Florida? The dollars you raise support our medically supervised camp, scholarships, advocacy efforts, emergency financial assistance, educational programs and more.

Where:
Depot Park
200 SE Depot Ave.
Gainesville, FL 3260

Schedule of Events
:00 a.m. Check-in and registration opens
7:50 a.m. On-site registration and check-in closes (our volunteers want to run/walk, too!)
7:55 a.m. Warm up
8:00 a.m. Line up at starting line
8:05 a.m. 5K and Walk starts!
9:00 a.m. Awards ceremony

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Kids Create! at the Depot Event Space
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Kids Create! at the Depot Event Space

The Wooly is proud to present art classes for local children led by local art enthusiasts at our lovely sister venue, The Depot Event Space.

The goal of this monthly series is to foster the joy of creating and imagining through art and expression. We are hoping to inspire Gainesville children, who may one day bolster Gainesville's art scene as an adult.

The first class will be led by artist Cindy Steiler (http://cindysteiler.com/home.html). Class theme and activity TBA.

$5 cost will go toward materials.

Saturday, March 31st
Ages 3-5: 9-10am
Ages 6-10: 10:30-11:30am

at The Depot Event Space
201 S.E. Depot Ave., Gainesville, FL

Limited spots available.

All classes require adult supervision.

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Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!

The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot Park every other week. Come enjoy the (usually) beautiful weather, quality local taps, delicious pizza & bar snacks, good people, & always proper positive vibes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432836630158242/

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March Against Palm Oil
Mar
25
11:30 AM11:30

March Against Palm Oil

Want to get your steps in and raise awareness for a great cause at the same time? CIFAE has the perfect event for you- come join us at Depot Park from 12-2PM on March 25th for our March Against Palm Oil!

We will meet under the CIFAE tent in front of the Box Car at 11:30 AM and we will proceed to march around the beautiful path at 12 PM to raise awareness of detriment palm oil causes. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Also make sure to stop by First Magnitude on Saturday, March 24th where we will have an Anti-Palm Oil Benefit Party (check out the Facebook event for more details).

*Bring your own signs! Get creative!

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Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!

The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot Park every other week. Come enjoy the (usually) beautiful weather, quality local taps, delicious pizza & bar snacks, good people, & always proper positive vibes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432836630158242/

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Doves and Sneaks 5k for Scholarship
Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Doves and Sneaks 5k for Scholarship

It's that time! The 2nd Annual Dove and Sneaks 5k for Scholarship is taking place Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8am at Depot Park.

We had an amazing time last year and looking forward to another awesome time as Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Epilson Omicron Sigma Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter join together in efforts to help some deserving students within our community!

Registration begins December 16th with an early bird registration cost of $20.00 running through January 16th. After the 16th, registration will be $25.00. There will be no on-site registration so make plans now. 

All registered participants receive a finishers medal and a commemorative tee. So let's get ready to have fun with a purpose.

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Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!

The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot Park every other week. Come enjoy the (usually) beautiful weather, quality local taps, delicious pizza & bar snacks, good people, & always proper positive vibes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432836630158242/

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Sunset Saturdays featuring Movies at Depot Park
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Saturdays featuring Movies at Depot Park

Depot Park proudly presents Sunset Saturdays featuring MOVIES @ Depot Park!

These free outdoor events will take place on The Hill at sunset on the Saturday’s of: 

March 10, 6pm – Moana
April 14, 7pm – The Princess Bride
May 5, 7:30pm – Hidden Figures

What can I bring: Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Will food be available? Pop-a-Top General Store , Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden Bar Bites and Humble Wood Fire pizza truck.

What items are prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and glass containers.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains? Check the Depot Park Facebook page for weather updates and announcements.

Will the Children's Play Area be open? The Children's Play Area is open from dawn to dusk, so it will be closed shortly before the movie begins.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in the overflow parking lot and nearby streetshttp://www.depotpark.org/directions/. And remember a great way to get to Depot Park is by bicycle and bus!

https://www.facebook.com/events/141823436492138/

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Youth Birding at Depot Park
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Youth Birding at Depot Park

Let’s look for Birds at Depot Park!

The Alachua Audubon Society will take you on a guided walk through Depot Park's conservation area. They will have binoculars to loan to guests, at no charge. This is a free, family friendly event.
Limited to 20 youth (ages 6-18). 
If under age 12, they must be accompanied by an adult. 

No pets please
Register by emailing audubonyouthbirding@gmail.com.

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Community Celebration & Kick-off Party
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Community Celebration & Kick-off Party

Face painting, Capoeira demonstrations & instruction, Corn Hole, Bean Bag Toss, ACSO’s Ice Cream Truck, Art Projects, great music and more!

Please join us for the official Kick-off of the the Campaign for Children's Trust of Alachua County. In addition to a free day of family fun, you can learn more about local Alachua County resources and how your vote can help local children succeed, including your own!

Join us and help make 2018 the "Year of the Child!"

For more information, visit www.ChildrensTrustOfAlachuaCounty.org.

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Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!

The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot Park every other week. Come enjoy the (usually) beautiful weather, quality local taps, delicious pizza & bar snacks, good people, & always proper positive vibes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432836630158242/

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Steel Bridge Engineering Evening
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Steel Bridge Engineering Evening

Interested in engineering? 
Students of all ages are welcome to attend the Steel Bridge Engineering Evening at Depot Park.

Get hands-on-experience in engineering by collecting steel bridge trading cards, viewing 20ft steel bridges, learning how to build scale bridge models, meeting university student engineers, and exploring engineering-related activities by other student groups. 

Food trucks and local vendors will also be at Depot Park! 

Steel Bridge competition is a student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. 23 universities from across the southeast will be displaying their bridges at this family-friendly event.

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Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Reggae Sundays with The Easy Crew!

The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot Park every other week. Come enjoy the (usually) beautiful weather, quality local taps, delicious pizza & bar snacks, good people, & always proper positive vibes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432836630158242/

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Active Streets + 352 Creates 2018
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Active Streets + 352 Creates 2018

Join Active Streets + 352Creates Sunday, February 25th 11am-3pm in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Stay tuned for the final route!

352Creates 'Create in Community' event will be in partnership with theActive Streets Alliance fifth annual event. 352Creates promotes the idea that creativity benefits us as individuals and as communities & Active Streets Alliance builds community around and in our streets by promoting healthy, active lifestyles. 

Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to lead free, creative participatory activities AND/OR any group activity that will engage attendees in a healthy, active lifestyle. For information on becoming an Activity Leader please fill out this simple one page form: https://goo.gl/forms/KiGyoWRvMnTXpaKP2

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Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby

Each Spring, the Active Streets Alliance will host with partners the southeast’s only kinetic sculpture derby highlighting areas of cultural and natural beauty in Alachua County. The derby will grow from year to year starting at just 2 miles long—mostly on pavement, but also including possible trips through mud and sand with future years requiring entrants to conquer hills and water features.

Kinetic Sculptures are human powered works of art custom built for the derby. They can be up to 35 feet in length, 9 feet wide, 10 feet tall, and powered by from as few as 2 team mates to a maximum of 12. 

For more information visit our website at: www.MenagerieInMotion.org

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The Due Diligence, Rachel Angel, Goode Bye at Boxcar
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

The Due Diligence, Rachel Angel, Goode Bye at Boxcar

Saturday, February 17th

Stick around Depot Park after Veg Fest and come on down to Boxcar for an evening of live music.

The Due Diligence - https://theduediligence.bandcamp.com/album/i-will-wreck-your-life

Rachel Angel - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANHxwGG3zQ

Goode Bye - https://soundcloud.com/goodebye

Start time at 5:30pm

No cover / Cash donations for the touring bands are encouraged!

All ages show

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Gainesville VegFest 2018
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

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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