Area Events, Activities & More Near Your Apartment

Attending events, from art shows to University of Florida athletics, is one way to plug yourself into Gainesville culture. For your convenience, Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP has compiled a list of local events and activities that take place near your apartment. Most of the events we have selected are also close enough for you to walk or ride a bike to and from many apartments in Gainesville.

Gainesville Events

Living History Days

Sometimes the best entertainment isn't viewed, but experienced. Living History Days is an experiential history exhibit that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. The juxtapositions between the past and present are among the most striking aspects of the event. In today's student apartments for rent, Gainesville residents enjoy all the creature comforts. But at Living History Days, audiences gain a real sense of what life was like in 1870. Forget about the high-speed internet and air conditioning. In the Living History Days' 19th-century farm setting, viewers get a firsthand look at how Florida's early settlers would have lived off the land!

Gainesville Music Association Public Symposium & Workshop

Want to learn the ins-and-outs of the music business? Visit the Public Symposium & Workshop by the Gainesville Music Association. These workshops, which take place on the first Monday of every month, introduce topics relevant to the music community at large. Possible topics might include tips on marketing and music promotion. Meanwhile, the workshops act as networking events for current and aspiring entertainers, as well. All workshops are free and open to the public.


Live music has deep roots in Gainesville that go back decades to include music legends, such as Tom Petty and Maya Rudolph. THE FEST is an event that aims to preserve Gainesville's musical legacy. With several hundred bands, ranging from local to international, and entertainers who perform at more than twenty venues around Gainesville, THE FEST is a landmark live-music festival for the entire city.

Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show

Immerse yourself in a city-wide display of artistry at the Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show. From digital arts to photography to painting to jewelry, this art show presents the full gamut of creative mediums lining the sidewalks of downtown Gainesville. What’s more, in Gainesville, apartments are never located too far from downtown, so renters may attend this annual festival with ease.

Gators Football Home Games

Huddle up with thousands of Gators fans during college football season at UF. Every year, the Florida Gators play at least a half-dozen home games at Gainesville’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, which can host over ninety thousand fans! To buy tickets, visit the Gators ticket office, where student tickets are likewise available. Also, be sure to display your Gator pride with at least one orange-and-blue article of clothing each game day.

Find Off-Campus Apartments in Gainesville

Since many of Gainesville's events take place near apartments, renting is a great way to stay involved in local affairs. As a student, off campus apartments near UF make the most sense for housing, because you can conveniently take part in both local and campus events. Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP has off-campus apartments tailored to meet your needs and preferences. From student housing to urban lofts, we have a range of apartments to suit all types of renters. Contact us to find an apartment in Gainesville or learn more about our services.