Special Events

Giraffe 5 K June 24, 2023 

Raising awareness about giraffe conservation. Participants may choose 5K cross country run or 5K walk. Registration includes: Race timing, runners bib, same day zoo admission, event medal, and beverage



Safari Sounds 

Friday July 21, 2023 

Gainesville Farmers Market 

7pm -11pm

Jerry Hart & Flatland perform a mix of Hot Country Music with a kick of Rock N Roll. Ray Price mixed with Merle Haggard, to Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan and of course, some of the Texas Country greats, Aaron Watson, Randy Rogers, Kevin Fowler. Add a twist of Rock in there of with Rolling Stones and Joe Walsh. There is something for everyone!
Joe Forlini and Friends is a trio All-Star band featuring Joe Forlini, BB Morse and Ty Grimes. BB Morse performed with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard to name just two. Ty Grimes performed as Ricky Nelson’s drummer at Carnegie Hall and all over the world. Joe is a master guitarist that has been the lead guitarist for Jerry Jeff Walker, Rusty Weir, Larry Joe Taylor and has recorded with such other greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers and many more. Highly influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duane Allman, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton and Santana. Joe and friends have set their own original work to the side to showcase your favorite early Southern Rock recordings. They make it look easy while knocking your lights out.
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