EVENTS IN GAINESVILLE
Population (2009): 114,375
Climate: Humid subtropical with warm summers averaging in the upper 80s (F) and cool winters averaging in the mid 40s (F). Unlike many cities in Florida, Gainesville is prone to some freezing temperatures at night between October and May.
Time Zone: Eastern / Eastern Daylight
Gainesville's Top Venues: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, O'Connell Center
Teams in Gainesville: Florida Gators Football, Florida Gators Basketball
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Situated in north-central Florida, Gainesville is a vibrant cultural community that's been inhabited by various people throughout history, including the Spanish, French, British, the Confederacy, as well as a handful of Paleo Indian groups and Alachua or Timucua tribes. This strong Native American presence makes the Gainesville area one of the richest in the state when it comes to art displays and cultural festivals. This urban area also has a flourishing educational community, catering to a diverse crowd of students.
Naturally, the sports scene is quite prominent considering the fact that the state's most popular educational facility is located here - the University of Florida. According to the 2011 U.S. News & World Report, UF consistently ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide and is host to a wide variety of sports. During football season, thousands of fans flock from across the country to watch the famous Florida Gators dominate the field. Other prominent sports at this campus include basketball, track and field, baseball, soccer and swimming. Providing tremendous support to the athletic department, this university budgets more than $85 million for its teams and sports facilities. Adding to Gainesville's athletic reputation, several Olympic finalists have hailed from the University of Florida, including Bernard Williams, Brad Wilkerson and Abby Wambach.
Those who would rather get a little taste of Florida culture can experience several forms of visual arts in the Gainesville area, including the Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum of Art, Hippodrome State Theatre and the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. There are also several smaller theatres that put on some amazing performances, like the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre and the Gainesville Community Playhouse.
The music scene is also renowned in this sprawling Florida community, conceiving legends like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, members of The Eagles, The Motels and Sister Hazel. There are two major annual musical performances that take place in the area - The Fest, which is a three day rock concert, and the charity event known as the Harvest of Hope Festival in nearby St. Augustine.
Anyone who wishes to experience an area that makes Florida unique will surely be pleased by the many vivid colors of Gainesville.
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