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Tag Archives: Bo Diddley Community Plaza
By Maria Valencia 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.
By Christine Preston 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.
By Lauren Flannery 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.
A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.
By Megan Reeves and Nickelle Smith 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.
By Colette DuChanois 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.
By Melissa Walpole 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.
By Leanna Scachetti 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.
By Shaneece Dixon 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.