Upcoming Events



Kanapaha's Moonlight Walk is a magical experience where there will be twinkle lights, lanterns, and approximately 1500 luminaries along a 1.25 mile walkway. There will also be live entertainment and the Alachua Astronomy Club will be out with telescopes to view the cosmos. Free Lovin' Foodery, Backyard Grill & Smoke & Kona Ica will be out selling food and refreshments! Feel free to bring out a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs. Bringing a flashlight is recommended. Fifteen dollars for adults, $7 for children ages three to thirteen. Members receive a $4 discount. Please use cash or check for admission.


5pm -6pm: Gardens closes

6pm: Admissions tables and Gardens open, find your spot on the lawn.Get here early to get an on-site parking spot.

7pm: Food vendors available for purchase. Alachua Astronomy Club out viewing the Moon!

8pm: Luminaries are lit, Alachua Astronomy Club out viewing the cosmos, and Keith Peters begins playing original music

11pm Event ends

Note: May 6th the gardens will close at 5:00pm and re-open at 6:00pm for the Moonlight Walk!

If you are interested in being a food vendor, download application below:

moonlight walk application 2018

Sponsors of the event include: Bass Pro Shops, Celebration Pointe & Visit Gainesville.



There is some free parking on the grounds of the gardens but it fills up quickly. It is recommended that patrons use one of the remote parking lots and board the free shuttle buses to get to and from the gardens. The free shuttle buses run every 15 minutes Saturday from 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm.

Remote Parking is available at:


Bass Pro Shops & Celebration Pointe
4526 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608





Painting courtesy of Tim Malles