Celebrate hilarity, experience the derring-do, and feel the thrill of this free, family friendly spring festival. JestFest! presents world acclaimed comedy/variety and cirque-style entertainment each Saturday in April at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Each JestFest! Saturday features entirely different entertainers starting promptly at 6 pm. JestFest! is an experience not to be missed!
PHOTOS FROM JEST FEST!
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DID YOU TAKE A GREAT PHOTO AT JEST FEST?
Enter our photo contest with a grand prize of tickets for two to Cirque du Soleil in Orlando!
Submit your favorite photo from each of the first three Jest Fest! Saturdays to the Jest Fest! Facebook page. You must be present at the finale to win. Can’t make all of the Jest Fest! dates? Don’t worry - there will also be prizes for best photo from each of the first three Jest Fest! Saturdays. Prizes include $50 gift certificates donated from The Lunchbox Café, Vellos and Harry’s, and are redeemable for dining at these fine downtown restaurants.
Scheduled to perform:
Cirikli Stilt Birds (puppets)
Cast of "The Tempest"
(from the Hippodrome Theater)
The Flying Wallendas (high wire acrobatics)
Barbara & Ina (living statue)
Ed Thomas & Hugo (comedian/ventriloquist)
Johnny Fox (magician/sword swallower)
Marc Dobson (one man band)
Dan Raspyni (juggler)
Avner the Eccentric (silent clown)
Puppet & Mask Parade
Waltens Acrobatic and
Performing Dog Show
Cory Tabino (handbalancer and acrobat)
The Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located on the corner of Southeast First Street and East University Avenue.
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