Tag Archives: Bo Diddley Community Plaza

Gainesville Market Vendors Voice Concern Over Bo Diddley

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.

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Pictures: Thousands Attend 33rd Gainesville Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The 33rd Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists, musicians, food vendors and attendees to the streets of downtown Gainesville this weekend.

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Fest Expands Into Bo Diddley Plaza After Ordinance Changes

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Punk music festival Fest will have bands perform for the first time at Bo Diddley Community Plaza Halloween weekend. The use of the venue comes with ordinance changes Fest organizers have been waiting three years for.

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One-Stop Shelter Aims To Be Sole Provider For The Homeless

By and on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.

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In The News: Plaza To Undergo Redesign, One-year Anniversary Of Boston Bombing, Gainesville Firefighters Recognized Statewide, Military To Open Combat Jobs To Women

By and on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

Plans to redesign plaza beginning to take shape – After four years of discussing the redesign of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, city commissioners are working on a plan. The proposed project would open up the plaza to University Avenue in [...]

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Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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Downtown Festival Expected to Draw Diverse Artwork Because of Nationwide Acclaim

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

This weekend’s 32nd annual Downtown Festival and Art Show in Gainesville climbed into the number-10 spot on Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list of fine arts festivals, moving up three spaces from last year.

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Where To Donate Clothes For Gainesville Homeless As Temperatures Drop

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

As temperatures drop in North Central Florida, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry advises the community not to drop donations downtown, but rather bring them to the shelters accepting donations.

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Jest Fest!, a celebration of merriment, begins in April

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Jest Fest!, a monthlong event featuring jugglers, jokesters, magicians and acrobats, will begin April 6. Gainesville’s Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Department is bringing a host of variety acts to Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the entire month of April. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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“Viva Europe!” brings European culture to Gainesville

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Europe comes to Gainesville with the second annual “Viva Europe!” festival held in Bo Diddley Community Plaza over the weekend.

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