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    First Fridays - Passport to Downtown

    First Friday Passport to Downtown will take place on Friday March 2, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will have specials, music and activities. Stop by the table at  Glamour on the Go, located at 121 SE 1st Street to pick up your "Passport to Downtown" which will give you access to amazing deals on downtown participating businesses and be able to participate at our great raffle.  Free Valet service for participants provided by Lifestyle Valet Service.

    First Friday is sponsored by Lifestyle Valet Service, Sunshine Broadcasting, Premier Beverages and Blue Moon. Our FaceBook event page is http://www.facebook.com/events/342927885726773/

     

    Primavera Festival

    GDOT has recently joined with our cultural community in the new Primavera Festival, a collective effort to build a world class festival, tap new audiences, and put Gainesville on the cultural destination map. Primavera will showcase Gainesville’s and Alachua County’s cultural events occurring during the spring season of March 20 – April 22, 2012, and annually thereafter. Just as the members of GDOT are more powerful joined together, our community’s cultural events and organizations working together can create a bigger marketing presence and draw more visitors to our events.

     
    GDOT is joining Primavera with such members of our cultural community as UF Performing Arts, the Harn Museum, Florida Museum of Natural History, the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival, and the Hippodrome to name a few.
     
    As a Primavera Showcase partner, GDOT and its members with music, arts, and other cultural events will be promoted in a variety of ways, including social media, program guide, website, and poster. A comprehensive Primavera marketing campaign through local, national, and international media will also be done including travel bloggers, social media, article placement, PSA's, and print ads (see attached print ads currently going to publication in Florida, the midwestern US, Canada, and Germany). Primavera is devoted to sharing your story and promoting Gainesville as a prime springtime, cultural destination.
     
    To help us market your music and cultural events occurring March 20 - April 22, please send your event name and dates, your business info (business name, address, website, contact person), and press materials (press release, press quality photos, and logos) immediately. Include a description of any ways you are currently marketing your event so it can be folded into the overall Primavera campaign. The Primavera website www.PrimaveraFestival.us is filling with images and now is the time to get featured: send in your event images and information and you’ll start getting the marketing value!
     
    Primavera is debuting this year and will grow year by year into what will be our community's annual, signature cultural festival. We encourage you to begin planning now to include Primavera in your event scheduling for next year and 2014. Through Primavera we'll grow our reputation, develop our cultural economy, and ultimately partner with the technology sector to establish Gainesville as an arts-tech hub city.

    GDOT has recently joined with our cultural community in the new Primavera Festival, a collective effort to build a world class festival, tap new audiences, and put Gainesville on the cultural destination map. Primavera will showcase Gainesville’s and Alachua County’s cultural events occurring during the spring season of March 20 – April 22, 2012, and annually thereafter. Just as the members of GDOT are more powerful joined together, our community’s cultural events and organizations working together can create a bigger marketing presence and draw more visitors to our events.
     
    GDOT is joining Primavera with such members of our cultural community as UF Performing Arts, the Harn Museum, Florida Museum of Natural History, the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival, and the Hippodrome to name a few.
     
    As a Primavera Showcase partner, GDOT and its members with music, arts, and other cultural events will be promoted in a variety of ways, including social media, program guide, website, and poster. A comprehensive Primavera marketing campaign through local, national, and international media will also be done including travel bloggers, social media, article placement, PSA's, and print ads (see attached print ads currently going to publication in Florida, the midwestern US, Canada, and Germany). Primavera is devoted to sharing your story and promoting Gainesville as a prime springtime, cultural destination.
     
    To help us market your music and cultural events occurring March 20 - April 22, please send your event name and dates, your business info (business name, address, website, contact person), and press materials (press release, press quality photos, and logos) immediately. Include a description of any ways you are currently marketing your event so it can be folded into the overall Primavera campaign. The Primavera website www.PrimaveraFestival.us is filling with images and now is the time to get featured: send in your event images and information and you’ll start getting the marketing value!
     
    Primavera is debuting this year and will grow year by year into what will be our community's annual, signature cultural festival. We encourage you to begin planning now to include Primavera in your event scheduling for next year and 2014. Through Primavera we'll grow our reputation, develop our cultural economy, and ultimately partner with the technology sector to establish Gainesville as an arts-tech hub city.

    Download Poster Here

     

    Holiday Historic Homes Tour

    Join us for an evening filled with beautiful decorating ideas, carriage rides, holiday music, delicious treats and warm friendship!

    Saturday December 10, 2011

    6-8 pm

    FREE

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Camellia Rose Inn 205 SE 7th Street

    Laurel Oak Inn 221 SE 7th Street

    Magnolia Plantation 309 SE 7th Street

    Matheson House 528 SE 1st Avenue

    Medlin House 15 SE 7th Street

    Mode Salon
    603 E. University Avenue

    Sweetwater Branch Inn 625 E. University Avenue

    Plus, several Private Residences

    Stop by the Matheson Museum to get started. 513 E. University Avenue 352-378-2280 info@mathesonmuseum.org 

    First Fridays

    The Gainesville Downtown Owners and Tenants (GDOT) is excited to produce our First Friday Passport to Downtown event on Friday February 3rd from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. First Friday is a free family-friendly event in downtown Gainesville.  To enhance the visitors’ experience, each First Friday has a different theme. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will have special music and activities during First Friday related to the theme.   Stop by the table at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza to make your donation and pick up your "Passport to Downtown".

    Holiday Open House Block Party

    This upcoming Sunday (Nov 27) come out to enjoy music, refreshments, and special savigins from noon - 5pm. Bring your guests, family, and friends. Support local businesses!

    Participating businesses include Persona, Artisans' Guild Gallery, Simply Gorgeous, Sarkara Sweets, and Calzatura. 

    Call 352-378-1383 for more information.