VIVA EUROPE 2013! Celebration March 23

VIVA EUROPE 2013! Celebration March 23

VIVA EUROPE 2013! is back again from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville. At this day-long celebration of European culture, the possibilities are endless — sample authentic European cuisine from food vendors, touch interesting objects at country display tables, participate in a pretzel-eating contest (register early as it is limited to the first 10 sign ups prior to 1 p.m.) and kids’ activities, shop at the marketplace, take mini-language lessons, see and hear music and dance performances and more.

Groups from Germany, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greenland, Croatia, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Spain, France and more will be represented.

Bring a chair and your appetite for European culture. Admission is free.

VIVA EUROPE 2013! sponsors include the UF Center for European Studies; UF International Center; Santa Fe College International Education; SF Student Life; The Institute of Turkish Studies; UF Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies; UF Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Getting to Know Europe and Pepsi.

For more information about being a vendor, performer, volunteer or sponsor, please email Gail Keeler at or call 352-294-7142.