Happy Friday everyone! Spring in our area means lots of outdoor activities...
One spring favorite is High Springs Annual Pioneer Days... now in it's 37th year. At the event there will be a variety of arts and crafts...and you can check out the Heritage Village where artisans will show off their craft. Add in the Kids Korral, shoot-out reenactments, funnel cakes (and other food) and live music and you've got a great weekend event for the family. Pioneer Days is Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm... and from 10 to 4 Sunday in downtown High Springs. Website
There'll be some high flying fun in downtown Gainesville this weekend. The Flying Wallendas will be featured in Saturday's Jest Fest. It's a free, family friendly event sponsored by the City of Gainesville. The Flying Wallendas are known for their aerial acrobatics on the high wire, but will also entertain with their juggling and slapstick comedy clowning. And the famous circus family is only part of the event. Jest Fest runs Saturday from 6 to 8 pm at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Website
Inverness in Citrus County is hosting "It's All About Elvis".... a Florida Elvis festival. Elvis came to Inverness in 1961 as part of filming the movie "Follow That Dream". The fun starts tonight with a free concert at 7:30. Saturday's events include a 5k run at 8 am... with plenty of activities, including live music, throughout the day. The event wraps up Sunday at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Inverness. Website
If you'd like to support a good cause, check out the Cultivating Hope Event in Alachua tonight. The Rotary Club, along with the Gainesville/Alachua community, is helping to change the lives of thousands of Cambodia's children through the event. The goal is to provide clean water, nutrition programs and schools for over 3,500 students... helping to provide them with a better future. There'll be food, a silent auction, and a chance to talk live with the students. The event starts at 6 tonight at Rembert Farm in Alachua. Website
Finally, the bats will be swinging on the UF campus tonight through the weekend. Ladies softball takes on Georgia, while the men's baseball team faces off against Tennessee. Website
Enjoy your weekend!