Established in 2002, FEST is an independent, multi-day, multi-venue music festival in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The brainchild of Anthony Weinbender and No Idea Records, FEST attracts hundreds of bands and thousands of attendants each year. FEST celebrated its 13th running year this weekend.
Hugo Hern and Vanettzy Altamirano, both from Mexico City, wait to check in to their room at the University Avenue Holiday Inn in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.
Aaron Monger, from Charlotte, North Carolina, waits out the line for FEST registration Friday at the University Avenue Holiday Inn in Gainesville, Florida.
Mark Beemer of Vienna, Virginia, founder of breast cancer awareness organization Shirts for a Cure, sells merchandise with Sarah Potter of Vienna at the FEST Flea Market at the University Avenue Holiday Inn in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.
Tianna Meilinger of Queens, New York, mans the booth Friday for her New York-based company, Vaya Bags. This was Meilinger’s eighth year attending FEST.
Sheena Ozzella, of the Buffalo, New York pop rock band Lemuria, belts out lyrics on the Bo Diddley stage in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.
Michele Lis, University of Florida medical anthropology senior, shows off her Halloween costume at FEST on Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.
FEST-goers raise their hands during The Menzingers’ show at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville, Flaorida, on Friday. The Mezingers are from Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Brass on the Street members Matt Rossmann and Patt Oberlin, from High Springs, Florida, entertain Fest attendants on Southeast Second Street near Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday.
Ignacio Oseguera of Orange County, California, waits in front of The Wooly for musician Tim Barry on Saturday. Oseguera was one of thousands who attended FEST 13 in Gainesville, Florida.
J.R. Thomas, from Satellite Beach, Florida, hangs out in front of The Top on Main Street in Gainesville, Florida, after seeing Descendents on Saturday. Thomas last saw Descendents 20 years ago.