Directions & Hotel Sponsors

Join Us for the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show in Historic Downtown Gainesville!

On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy live music and sample international cuisine. Since its creation, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has risen dramatically in national rankings. Since 1996, it has ranked among the top festivals in the nation and has steadily climbed in rankings in recent years. The Downtown Festival & Art Show was ranked No. 24th on Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list of top fine arts festivals in the nation. For more festival features and attractions, please visit our About the Festival Page

Festival Location

Special discount hotel rates are available at the following hotels

200 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601 

Parking: Parking in the City parking garage is located, 2 blocks west of Main Street. Cost is $1.00 per hour with $6.00 maximum 6am – 6pm and $5 flat fee 6pm – 6am. It is open 24 hours a day. For more parking information:

(352) 377-4000, 1-877-992-9229
2900 S.W. 13th Street – on Biven’s Arm Lake (on 441)
Rate: $92.00 – good until sold out
Newly renovated (formerly the Paramount Plaza), 1 mile from Downtown Gainesville
Wyndham Garden

(352) 240-9300
101 S.E. 1st Avenue – I-75 (exit 387) (East to Downtown)
Rate: Single- $159.00– good until Sep. 28
Book under the group code: ART; and the block name: Downtown Arts Festival
Complimentary hot breakfast – located in the heart of the festival
Hampton Reservation

(352) 378-3888
4202 S.W. 40th Blvd – Archer Road and I-75(exit 384)
Rate: $61.99 (2 double beds) – good until Oct. 21
Complimentary breakfast, newly renovated, pet friendly (small fee applicable), 5 miles from Downtown Gainesville
Super 8

(352) 376-4145
4110 SW 40th Blvd – Archer Road and I-75 (exit 384)
Rate: $129.99 – good until Oct. 21, ask for reservation under Art Festival
Complimentary hot breakfast, 5 miles from Downtown Gainesville
Sleep Inn

(352) 372-1880 w 1-888-502-8722
1900 S.W. 13th Street (on 441)
Rate: $54.00 (king), $58 (double) – Ask for reservation under Art Festival
All ground floors; 1 mile from Downtown Gainesville
Americas Best Value Inn

(352) 336-3311, 1-800-733-7663 (call for reservation)
3500 S.W. 42nd Street – I-75 (exit 384) off Archer Road
Rate: $94.99 (standard double) – good until Oct. 4
Block code: Art Festival (B257ARTS16)
Pet friendly (single pet); 5 miles from Downtown Gainesville
Red Roof Inn

(352) 375-6653 w 1-800-201-2379
309 S.E. Seventh Street
View room selections and rates online:
Rates start at $185, mention “Art Festival” and receive 10% off a one-night stay
3 blocks from the festival

Make your reservations early to ensure you receive the discounted rate. When making reservations remember to ask for the Downtown Festival & Art Show special rate or give them the Block Code