When: October 31-November 3
Where: Gainesville, Fla.
It’s well-known that the punk community at-large thrives with anything that’s under-the-radar and D.I.Y. so Gainesville, Florida’s The Fest is an all-around win. The immense sense of community that bands and fans create here can’t be understated. Traditionally held on the weekend of the Florida-Georgia football game when most of the fine people of Gainesville are in nearby Jacksonville for the game, this punk festival hosts hundreds of bands and thousands of fans at their myriad house shows and venues. Plus everything’s generally real cheap.