Big Bend Quilt Trail

September 01 - December 14, 2019

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to coordinate the Big Bend Quilt Trail Project. A public art installation of large wooden quilt blocks placed around the community.The trail will be launched September 1st with a website detailing all participants and locations.

In conjunction with the promotion of the Gadsden Community Quilt Trail, the Museum will host From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830's to Today, an exhibition of quilts borrowed from private and public collections in the North Florida area. Curated from multiple generations, the exhibition will be on display at the Museum September 14 - December 14. 2019. It will include antique to modern quilts, and will discuss the practical function of quilting, the social value, the preservation family history through fabrics, and the art of traditional symbols and designs. Havana Main Street is also developing an annual quilt exhibition and sale that will be opening in September.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Movie Night at the Museum featuring "Singin' in the Rain"

September 20, 2019

Join us for Movie Night at the Museum! Featuring "Singin' in the Rain" a 1952 American musical- romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920's.

Enjoy refreshments starting at 6 pm followed by the film at 7 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Havana History & Heritage Society Museum or reserved by phone at (850)-443-2362

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $5
Location: Havana History & Heritage Society Shade Tobacco Museum

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Quilt Show

September 21, 2019

The Second Annual Havana Quilt Show is back! Come stroll the streets and admire handcrafted quilts made by our very own local residents! If you love quilts this is a great show to see, buy and learn. Wendy Adams a master quilter has donated 40 quilts that we will be selling at the show, for unbelievably low prices. She has also made a beautiful king size quilt that is being raffled. The quilt will be displayed at Wanderings Decor & More. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at select merchants, $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. In addition, from 9/14-12/14 the Gadsden Art Center will be hosting an exhibition of quilts.Plan a quilting weekend!

Downtown Havana, FL

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September - 2019

ROOTS: Selections from our region's artists

February 01 - January 31, 2020


The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to present its newest exhibition Roots, featuring works from the museum's Permanent Collection by some of our local artists. The North Florida region is home to a great many visual artists, and the Gadsden ArtsCenter & Museum is honored to preserve and collect their work. Over half of the works included have never been on display in the Gadsden Art Center & Museum before, making Roots a compelling exhibition for all visitors of the museum. Roots features work by several well known artists from the region, including Dean Mitchell, Beth Appleton, and Joe McFadden.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

ArtZone Drop-in Studio

August 12 - May 29, 2020

The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting art projects like printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and more.
The ArtZone has a children's art library and exhibition space for children/student exhibitions. Visit our Facebook events page for information on each month's featured artists and storybooks.


Friday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Story Time is at 11 am every First Saturday (recommended for children ages 7 and under)
Group visits may be scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 850-627-5023.
Cost: Free for all visitors, thanks to our sponsors!

13 N Madison St. Quincy, Florida

Big Bend Quilt Trail

September 01 - December 14, 2019

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to coordinate the Big Bend Quilt Trail Project. A public art installation of large wooden quilt blocks placed around the community.The trail will be launched September 1st with a website detailing all participants and locations.

In conjunction with the promotion of the Gadsden Community Quilt Trail, the Museum will host From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830's to Today, an exhibition of quilts borrowed from private and public collections in the North Florida area. Curated from multiple generations, the exhibition will be on display at the Museum September 14 - December 14. 2019. It will include antique to modern quilts, and will discuss the practical function of quilting, the social value, the preservation family history through fabrics, and the art of traditional symbols and designs. Havana Main Street is also developing an annual quilt exhibition and sale that will be opening in September.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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From the Cedar Chest: Generations of Southern Quilting, 1830s to Today

September 14 - December 14, 2019

From the Cedar Chest: Generations of Southern Quilting, 1830's to Today is an exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our community, beginning 200 years ago and in an area spanning just 50 miles. The quilts selected represent the multiple generations of quilters, beginning as far back as the 1830's to present day, the multiple cultures living in our community, the various quilting traditions used in the area and ultimately, how these generations, cultures, and traditions come together through the beloved art of quilt making.

Encompassing quilts from multiple generations, this exhibition will present quilting traditions from our rural North Florida community, borrowed from private and public collections. Many of the quilts have been completed by several family members over a period of time, as the projects have been passed down through the generations. Including antique to modern quilts, this exhibition discusses the practical, social, and special values of quilting in addition to its artistic qualities.

Interested in sponsoring this exhibition? Contact Grace Robinson at 850-627-5020

Dates: September 14 - December 14 Tuesday- Saturday 10am - 5pm

Cost: Free for Gadsden Arts Members and Children 17 under
Non-Member Adults $5 with the ArtZone and Fletcher Museum Shop Free

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351

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Movie Night at the Museum featuring "Singin' in the Rain"

September 20, 2019

Join us for Movie Night at the Museum! Featuring "Singin' in the Rain" a 1952 American musical- romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920's.

Enjoy refreshments starting at 6 pm followed by the film at 7 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Havana History & Heritage Society Museum or reserved by phone at (850)-443-2362

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $5
Location: Havana History & Heritage Society Shade Tobacco Museum

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Quilt Show

September 21, 2019

The Second Annual Havana Quilt Show is back! Come stroll the streets and admire handcrafted quilts made by our very own local residents! If you love quilts this is a great show to see, buy and learn. Wendy Adams a master quilter has donated 40 quilts that we will be selling at the show, for unbelievably low prices. She has also made a beautiful king size quilt that is being raffled. The quilt will be displayed at Wanderings Decor & More. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at select merchants, $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. In addition, from 9/14-12/14 the Gadsden Art Center will be hosting an exhibition of quilts.Plan a quilting weekend!

Downtown Havana, FL

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Antique & Classic Car Show

September 21, 2019

Join us September 21st from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.



South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

Havana Bicycle Ride

September 25, 2019

Join us every Wednesday at 6 pm in front of Hops De Vine for a nice bike ride through Havana. The ride is 5 miles out to Shady Rest Road and 5 miles back to downtown. After the ride enjoy a cold beer or nice wine.

206 1st St NW, Havana, FL 32333

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October - 2019

Havana Community Social - Thirsty Thursday at Hops De Vine

October 03, 2019

Get to know more about Havana Main Street. Join us for Thirsty Thursday at Hops De Vine on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 6 pm. This event is an informal meet and greet, where the Havana Main Street Board of Directors are present to answer questions and discuss plans for the community. Everyone is invited to join the fun and make new friends!

206 1st St NW, Havana, FL 32333

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Cattlemen's Steak Supper

October 03, 2019

Join us for this year's Cattlemen's Steak Supper! We will be serving up steak from some of Florida's finest grill men. Dishes will be available for take-out or eat-in. The new Cattlemen's exhibit will be open as well at the museum. This fun evening is sure to sell out fast so be sure to call for tickets now at (850)-270-7315

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm -7:30 PM
Admission: $25
Location: Havana History & Heritage Society Shade Tobacco Museum

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Artist Workshop featuring Melanie Morris: Fast and Fearless Floral

October 04 - October 05, 2019

Join Melanie Morris for a fun workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings. Each student will choose a floral from a number of arrangements that will be provided. Melanie will start the class by walking students through how to create a successful floral painting from composition to color mixing. The class will then paint a series of timed, small paintings with Melanie providing individual instruction. Melanie will also paint numerous demos each day. Students love this class and are often surprised to find their favorite paintings are the ones they created in the shortest amount of time. If you want to create looser florals without fear, this is the class for you.


Tuition: $320 Members, $340 Non-Members
Register by: September 4th

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Story Time in the ArtZone

October 05, 2019

Join us for reading and art-making in the ArtZone October 5th at 11am! Recommended for ages 7 and under. The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting art projects like printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and more. The ArtZone also has a children's art library and exhibition space for children/student exhibitions. The ArtZone is part of the Community Connections Renovation & Expansion Project.


ARTZONE Fees: FREE for all visitors, thanks to our sponsors: Centennial Bank, Second Saturdays are sponsored by Marjorie Turnbull, Third Saturdays are sponsored by Bell & Bates Home Center, and Fourth Saturdays are sponsored by the Woodward and Fleming Families. Media Sponsor: Gadsden County Times. Weekdays are sponsored by an anonymous friend of Gadsden Arts.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Charity Auction

October 05, 2019

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Havana Bead Show

October 05 - October 06, 2019

Come out and explore countless beads from multiple vendors over two days located at the Planters Exchange Pavilion! Actual times of events will be updated as information becomes available.

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Free Admission Saturdays

October 05, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by October 5th and explore our exhibitions featuring From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting 1830s to Today.
Visit the ArtZone, a drop-in studio for visitors of all ages to get creative as well as the Museum Shop featuring unique items from local artists, craftspeople, authors, and more!

Cost: Admission FREE
Parking: On the Courthouse Square: 2 hours Streets leading into Washington Street, East of Duval Street: all day, free Handicapped Spaces available.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

Food Truck Fridays

October 11, 2019

Join us Friday October 11th, for Food Truck Fridays in front of the Quincy Courthouse from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M,
Enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, games and giveaways!
FREE admission to the Gadsden Art Center's ArtZONE and much more!

10 E. Jefferson St Quincy, Florida 32351

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Pumpkin Festival

October 12, 2019

Join us for the 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival in Havana on October 12th from 10 am-5 pm. There will be Lots of fun activities such as pony rides, train rides, face painting and carriage rides will be available for children. Lots of arts and crafts, homemade goodies and food vendors will be lined up along the streets for your enjoyment.

Downtown Havana, FL

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Concert in Havana featuring the Keith Taylor Band

October 12, 2019

Come on out and listen to The Keith Taylor Band! Their musical style blends Folk Rock, Classic Boogie Rock and Blues sounds with seasoned vocal harmonies. Join us for great music that is sure to get you dancing! The concert will be in downtown Havana from 3 pm - 6 pm on the stage by the fountain.

Downtown, Havana Fl

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Cocktails and Collections

October 17, 2019

Save the Date! Join the Gadsden Arts staff for refreshments and the fascinating collection of Lou and Calynne Hill at their beautiful home in Tallahassee.
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact Anissa Ford (850) 627-5023.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Movie Night at the Museum featuring "October Sky"

October 18, 2019

Join us for Movie Night at the Museum! Featuring "October Sky" a 1999 American biographical drama film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen and Laura Dern. Based on the true story of Homer H. Hickman Jr. a coal miner's son who became a NASA engineer.

Enjoy refreshments starting at 6 pm followed by the film at 7 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Havana History & Heritage Society Museum or reserved by phone at (850)-443-2362

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $5
Location: Havana History & Heritage Society Shade Tobacco Museum

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Museum Talk featuring Dale Cox

October 19, 2019

One of our most knowledgeable speakers on Gadsden County and Florida history Dale Cox will be in Havana to discuss Prospect Bluff, also known as Ft.Gadsden located on the Apalachicola River. Cox is involved in on-going researched at Prospect Bluff and his new book entitled "The Fort at Propect Bluff" soon to be released. With nearly 20 books to his credit, some of which rank among the best-selling nonfiction books in their categories, This is a discussion you won't want to miss.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 11 AM
Location: Havana History & Heritage Shade Tobacco Society Museum

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Antique & Classic Car Show

October 19, 2019

Join us October 19th from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

2019 Behind the Scenes Florida Art Trip

October 22 - October 24, 2019

Annual Fine Art Trip!
Every year, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum takes a group on an exciting and art-filled city- part fundraiser, part fun trip! We've gone to Philadelphia, New Orleans, Tampa/St. Pete, Boston, Bentonville, Arkansas, Chicago, and Havana, Cuba!

This year's Annual Fine Art Trip will be a 3 day, 2 night behind the scenes trip to a few of the hidden gems in Northeast Florida. The tour begins at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum, the largest collection of Florida art in the world housed in a brand new building designed to look like a tobacco barn, then checkout a whiskey distillery, and stay at the luxury Shores Resort & Spa right on the beach. Next day tour the art museum at the Daytona Museum of Arts & Sciences with Director Andy Sandall, then drive up to St. Augustine and get a behind the scenes tour with Registrar Megan Mosley of the Lightner Museum, the home of one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country. Then the group will stay at the OMNI hotel on Jacksonville's Riverwalk, and finally tour one of the finest collections of art in the Southeast spanning from 2100 B.C. to 21st century at the Cummer Museum with a special tour by Chief Curator, Holly Keris. Price $995/per person based on double occupancy, $200 additional for single, and includes: Admission, tour fees, 2 dinners, 3 lunches and 1 breakfast, and hotel in Daytona and Jacksonville are in included in the trip fee. Participants will be responsible for transportation to venues.

DEADLINES
Director's Circle deadline to register and pay deposit: July 19, 2019
Membership deadline to register and pay deposit: August 16, 2019
Trip balance due: September 20, 2019

CALL 850.627.5020 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

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OLLI Class: The History of Shade Tobacco

October 31, 2019

The shade tobacco industry had a huge social and economic impact on the character of the people and communities in this area, known as the "Shade Tobacco Capital of the World" (with a 1900 Paris World's Fair first place award to prove it). With active production from 1890-1978, this was a very profitable but complex agricultural industry.

This course is offered through the Florida State University OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program. The course discusses the cultivation, processing and inventions relating to this enterprise, as well as the social and economic impact not only on this area, but worldwide. The course will feature five guest speakers and two classes will be held in the Havana Shade Tobacco Museum. One class will be a visit to an 1840-1978 tobacco farm, with barns, many artifacts and remarkably preserved worker housing.

Registration is required in advance with OLLI at olli.fsu.edu.
Notes: Soft drinks and water is available. Attendees may bring their choice of snacks.
Requirements: Ability to walk. These sessions will involve walking around the Museum exhibits, and the farm grounds, barns, and tenant housing.

Dates: October 31, November 7 and 14
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm
Admission: $40
Location: Havana History & Heritage Society Shade Tobacco Museum



Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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November - 2019

Free Admission Saturdays

November 02 - December 07, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by November 2nd and December 7th and explore our exhibitions featuring From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting 1830s to Today.
Visit the ArtZone, a drop-in studio for visitors of all ages to get creative as well as the Museum Shop featuring unique items from local artists, craftspeople, authors, and more!

Cost: Admission FREE
Parking: On the Courthouse Square: 2 hours Streets leading into Washington Street, East of Duval Street: all day, free Handicapped Spaces available.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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The Return: Beatles Tribute Band

November 09, 2019

"Beatlemania" is alive again with The Return-the world's most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band. These four lads have carefully and skillfully recreated the Beatles experience by not only performing all the great songs of the original four, but also by sporting the same suits, boots, mop-tops, musical instruments, and gear. The Return makes it possible for music fans from every generation to experience the same thrilling rush felt by fans who were fortunate enough to attend an actual Beatles concert in the early sixties. The Return concert is more than reminiscent of a Beatles concert, it's as close to the real thing as you can get. Join us for a Tribute to the Beatles, November 9th from 7:30pm-10pm.

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Holiday Open House

November 09 - November 10, 2019

Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping in Havana, FL. The quaint & charming shops will hold their annual Holiday Open House on November 9 & 10. You don't want to miss the chance at winning a shopping spree, the lighting of our infamous Christmas tree, and the Christmas cookies of course!

November 9, 2019: 10am-5 pm
November 10, 2019: 12 pm-5 pm

Downtown Havana, FL

Open House & Meet Santa Event

November 10, 2019

Join us for a special Santa meet and greet and open house at the Havana History & Heritage Society. At dusk we will also have a tree lighting at the Planters Exchange.

Planter's Exchange Complex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, FL, 32333

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Chicken Pileau Event

November 14, 2019

The Havana History & Heritage Society will be hosting a Chicken Pileau on November 14 at the Pavilion in front of the Museum.This event is sponsored by the Don Vickers family. Proceeds will benefit the Havana History & Heritage Society Museum (Shade Tobacco Museum).

204 NW 2nd St., Havana, Florida 32333

Havana Benefit Concert

November 15, 2019

Join us November 15 at 6 pm for the Havana Benefit Concert! Proceeds will go toward HPD toys for Havana kids program.The concert will feature performances by Anna Wescoat , Aubrey Wollet and Exit Smith. Come on out, grab a bite to eat from one of the local establishments and have a great time with us at the downtown stage! Limited seating is available for front and center stage, For tickets contact Vic Vickers at (850)-599-2623. The street will be blocked off for free seating, bring a lawn chair and have a good time with friends and family!

Downtown, Havana FL

Antique & Classic Car Show

November 16, 2019

Join us November 16th from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

Havana Garden Club Craft Show

November 23, 2019

Join us Saturday November 23rd from 8:30am - 12pm for the annual Havana Garden Club craft show. Crafts of all types made by locals will be on display.The Havana Garden Club is a non-profit organization chartered to advance the fine art of gardening and to beautify the Havana area.

128 E. 7th Avenue. Havana, Florida 32333

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December - 2019

Winter Festival & Lawnmower Parade

December 14, 2019

Winter Fest will take place Saturday December 14 from 10am-4 pm. Join us for train rides, carriage rides, face painting and snow! The parade features cool cars, local school bands, cheerleaders and more! After the parade, Santa will sit in his big chair and listen to every Christmas wish from the children. Food and craft vendors will line the street.

Downtown Havana, FL

Antique & Classic Car Show

December 21, 2019

Join us December 21st from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

January - 2020

Antique & Classic Car Show

January 18, 2020

Join us January 18th from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

February - 2020

Winter Sidewalk Sale

February 08, 2020

The Havana Fall Sidewalk Sale is here! Join us on February 8, 2020 from 10 am - 4 pm.Be sure to stop by each sidewalk display as many great deals will be offered. Also go inside, some merchants don't show sale items outside but are offering great buys in store.

Downtown Havana, FL

Antique & Classic Car Show

February 15, 2020

Join us February 15th from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

March - 2020

Antique & Classic Car Show

March 21, 2020

Join us March 21st from 4pm-7pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet-Friendly.

The show takes place in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

South Portion of 1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

Airstream Rally

March 26 - March 29, 2020

Check out the airstream rally in the friendly and charming Havana, Florida. Over 90 airstreams will be on display throughout downtown.

Downtown, Havana FL