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:

Super 8
(352) 378-3888
4202 S.W. 40th Blvd- Archer Road and I-75(exit 384)
Rate: $70 (standard room – 2 double, 3rd floor only)
Ask for reservation under “Art Festival”
Complimentary breakfast, Pet friendly (Designated Pet Rooms, Deposit Required)
5 miles from Downtown Gainesville
Super 8

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

Sleep Inn & Suites
(352) 376-4145
4110 SW 40 th Blvd – Archer Road and I-75(exit 384)
Rate: $99 (2 queen)
Ask for reservation under “Art Festival”, rate good until Oct. 10th
5 miles from Downtown Gainesville
Sleep Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
(352) 240-9300
101 S.E. 1st Avenue – I-75 (exit 387) (East to Downtown)
Rate: $149 (single)
Group Name: ART, rate good until Oct. 24th
Complimentary hot breakfast, Flexible dates allow you to customize your stay
Located in the heart of the festival
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

Magnolia Plantation
(352) 375-6653 w. 1-800-201-2379
309 S.E. Seventh Street
Rate: Start at $182
Mention “Art Festival” and provide promo code “DAS” to receive 15% off a one-night stay, Free cancellation available 7 days prior to reservation
3 Blocks from the festival
Magnolia Plantation

AC Hotels by Marriott Gainesville
(352) 448-2637
151 NW 14thStreet
Rate: $99
Ask for reservation under “Downtown Festival & Art Show Group”, rate good until November 2
Newly opened, 1 mile from Downtown Gainesville
AC Hotels

Comfort Inn University
(352) 264-1771
3440 SW 40th Blvd
Rate: $80.00 (king), $85 (2 queen)
Ask for reservation under “37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show”
Next to shopping and restaurants, 6 miles from Downtown Gainesville

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