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Upcoming Events, Concerts, and Festivals in 2023

By: Hotel ELEO / 12 Dec 2022
Upcoming Events, Concerts, and Festivals in 2023
Get ready to celebrate some of Gainesville's best upcoming events and things to do in 2023. Enjoy Shen Yun at the UF Performing Arts, step back in time at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, and witness the Winds Go Pop Concert by the Santa Fe College of Fine Arts and Entertainment Technology.
Other upcoming events include Tom Petty Birthday Bash, The Fest (Punk Rock), Pepsi Relays, Gator Nationals, Gator Stomp (Graduation pub crawl), UF Homecoming and Gator Growl, and Downtown Arts Fest.
Discover our guide to top events in Gainesville, FL, starting in January.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Come and spend a day at the fourth annual Sunshine State Book Festival, beginning with a meet-and-greet. Join us to celebrate Florida's amazing literary history for an event that's fun and educational, bringing together both avid readers and writers.
January 27, 2023, at 7 PM
January 28, 2023, at 5 PM

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Travel back in time, cheer on jousting knights and witness a battle on the living chess match at the 36th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Enjoy nine entertainment stages featuring medieval dancing, full-flight falconry, and armored combat. Wander through the marketplace with hundreds of artisans selling their medieval wares or enjoy old-world games, rides, and food.
  • January 14-15 – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • January 21-22 – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • January 27 - 9 AM to 4 PM (Family Friday)
  • January 28-29 – 10 AM to 5 PM



Shen Yun 2023

Experience an extraordinary journey through 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture of Shen Yun at the UF Performing arts. Features exquisite beauty from the heavens to profound wisdom from previous dynasties, timeless legends, and ethnic traditions. All of this springs to life through classical Chinese dance, live orchestral music, authentic costumes, and patented interactive backdrops.
When: January 3 - 4, 2023

Sexy Beast: A Wild Honey Tales Musical Conclusion

A Wild Honey Tales Musical Conclusion is an emotional performance that inspires audiences to be the best version of themselves and empowers them to use their inner voice when faced with adversity and grief. This event is set to return to the Hippodrome Theatre, a regional professional theatre in Downtown Gainesville.
When: February 12, 2023

Gainesville Veg Fest 2023

Come and explore the healthy plant-based foods at the 6th annual Veg fest at Depot Park in Gainesville, Florida. This event is perfect for the whole family, featuring entertainment and activities plus expert speakers, a cooking demo, vendors, and animal rescues.
When: February 12, 2023

Winds Go Pop Concert

Enjoy an enchanting musical evening of classical and contemporary concert band classics featuring solo performers and small ensembles under the direction of Dr. David Smith. Start planning your getaway for our exciting season of performances presented by the Santa Fe College Fine Arts and Entertainment Technology.
When: February 23, 2023

Plan an Unforgettable Getaway to Hotel ELEO

Hotel ELEO is close to Gainesville, Florida's upcoming 2023 events, concerts, and festivals. After your day out, relax in our contemporary-style rooms and suites. Indulge incredible dishes at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails. Start planning your getaway with our exclusive hotel specials and deals now.

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