More than 100 white tent booths showcased plants, garden tools, arts and crafts and educational exhibits. Just beyond the designated festival area, the 68-acre expanse of flora provided a reprieve from the crowd of eager festival goers.
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The Reitz Union will be lit up with the vibrant color schemes of artwork, the powerful punch of oral performances and the musicality of dance as students take to the stage to present their work honoring this Women’s History Month.
Allison Martineau was surrounded by the affection of pit bull breeds at an early age. Now, the memory of the true nature of pit bulls motivates the 28-year-old substance abuse lead technician to foster the misunderstood dog type. “They love you like no other,” Martineau said. “Every dog has the ability to be a blessing.”
On UF’s campus, the Vietnamese Student Organization, the Chinese American Student Association and the Korean Undergraduate Student Association hold yearly celebrations showcasing cultural traditions and student talent.
Whether you’re meeting up with a last-minute Tinder match or celebrating an anniversary, each of the Avenue staff’s date night selections will put a smile on your face.
At their last food truck rally of the year Dec. 4, High Dive hosted 10 food trucks for a night of food trucks and local musicians for patrons. The event raised $600 for Girl's Place, a local nonprofit.
Lebowski’s Pet Pub, an outdoor bar and subscription-only dog park hybrid, opened its gates Dec. 3 with a launch party. The bar is ready to be a hangout space for dogs and humans alike.
Sitting Swan hosted the "Better than Black Friday" market at 4th Ave Food Park Friday. More than 15 local vendors gathered in the outdoor area, selling art and thrifted clothing alongside the park’s existing food vendors.
The Worthwich School of Wizardry made its way into Bivens Arm Nature Park Nov. 14 for a wand-making workshop, where participants were taken through a crash course on wands before being instructed on how to make one.
A new champion was crowned to top off the FEST: We Are Family 4 wrestling event on Oct. 30. The spectacle took place at Knockin’ Boots Saloon in downtown Gainesville for four hours of high flying and pile drivers.
On Oct. 15, the downtown Gainesville venue hosted a bubblegum bass dance party in tribute to the late music producer SOPHIE, who passed away earlier this year.
Friends of the Library hosted its first in-person book sale since Fall 2019 Oct. 23, kicking off the five-day comeback event that will last until Oc. 27.
“Ski Weekend,” the debut novel from lawyer-turned-author and UF alum Rektok Ross, is set to debut Oct. 26.
The Big Big Swap Meet returned to Heartwood Soundstage Sept. 19 to introduce locals to the many small businesses that Gainesville has to offer, showcasing a variety of local vendors and small businesses.
In an effort to show their appreciation for the same community who welcomed them so graciously, Satch² has decided to give back to healthcare workers by donating pizzas to different Gainesville hospital departments.
After working on the crafts for close to a year, local artist Avery Bender is featuring handmade rugs at The AUK Market, a mixed-vendor marketplace located at Curia on the Drag. The exhibition opened Sept. 10 and will stay up through the beginning of October.
Florida Cryptocurrency and Alternative Assets is a new club established this Fall. The club aims to bring awareness to cryptocurrency blockchain technology and the digital assets part of it to students at UF.
With the first week of the Fall semester coming to a close, the Avenue compiled a list of our favorite on- and off-campus study spots to settle into a study routine.