Not that winter is all that harsh in the Sunshine State, but there’s something about the slight increase in temps during the day and those few extra minutes of sunlight in the evening that tell us that spring is on the way. Here’s 5 more ways we know springtime is coming, as portrayed by a few local events and more.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Spring Festival
You’ve been analyzing the layout of your flower bed in preparation for all the plant life that’s about to take root there. You even made space for a family of garden gnomes. Breathe in the fresh scent of spring’s first flowers, live plants, and kick back with the live entertainment, children’s activities and live auctions. The event’s 175 booths offer plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, food.
WHEN: March 19 (9am – 5pm) & 20 (10am – 5pm), 2016
photo credit: kanapha.org
Gators Baseball Season Has Begun
You can smell the scent of ballpark franks on the grill, fresh-popped popcorn and hear the crack of the bat as our team smacks one out of the park! First game of the season is today, February 19th!
Gators Baseball Schedule
photo credit: floridagators.com
Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival
You’re already clearing out space in your house for some new artwork you know you’re going to snag at this much anticipated arts event. Set amid picturesque turn-of-the-century homes in the Northeast Gainesville Historic District, the 47th annual Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival on Sat.-Sun., April 2-3, offers fun and inspiration for the whole family. This festival is one of the largest in Gainesville and is known for its abundance of high-quality and unique artwork. It’s an event not to miss!
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 5pm and Sunday, April 3, noon to 5pm
WHERE: NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601
photo/facts credit: The Santa Fe College Foundation
Your car is yellow, no matter what color the paint actually is. Florida is known for being green pretty much year round and with that comes a price – POLLEN. You’ve also stocked up on anti-histamines, extra car wash liquid and terry cloths to keep your vehicle clean.
Love Bugs Everywhere
This isn’t just for Gainesville, but really the whole state of Florida! What is it with nature attacking our cars in this state? If it’s not pollen, it’s the strange, yet oftentimes abhorred little critter known as the love bug that wreaks havoc on our cars’ paint jobs in droves. Small, fragile and odd creatures are the love bugs, but it wouldn’t be Florida without them. Time to buy even more car detailer and terry cloths.
photo credit: tampabay.com