CommUNITY Fest is exactly what the name implies, a community festival honoring the legacy of Richard E. Parker while celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Gainesville. The event includes marching bands, steppers, choral groups, live bands, a kick ball tournament, and more.
A signature event of the Gainesville150! anniversary, CommUNITY Fest honors Richard E. Parker, the first band director of the newly established Eastside High School in 1970, who composed the school’s alma mater and fight song, Ram Jam.
Gainesville150! CommUNITY Fest is one of the city-produced events in a year-long series of exhibitions, programs, promotions, workshops and activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Gainesville on April 14, 1869. Gainesville150! proudly observes this historic milestone with events to bring the community together throughout the anniversary year and reflect on our shared heritage, engage in building stronger relationships and look forward toward our boundless future as the “New American City.”
Saturday, March 14
Fred Cone Park
2841 E University Avenue, Gainesville