Press release from Celebration Pointe
GAINESVILLE, Fla – Celebration Pointe announced today the 2022 “Chomp the Block” schedule, the official block party of the Florida Gators, to be held every Friday before home football games. The events, starting Sept. 2, feature food and drinks from onsite restaurants, food trucks, live music, giveaways, and games, along with a pep rally, complete with the Gators’ Spirit Team. Celebration Pointe is North Central Florida’s premier mixed-use development, prominently located just off I-75 and Archer Road in Gainesville.
“The start of college football season is an exciting time of year in Gainesville, and we are thrilled to once again work closely with UF Athletics for this season’s exceptional, uniquely-themed block parties,” said Sean McIntosh, Vice President of Asset Management, Celebration Pointe. “Celebration Pointe is a welcoming and convenient venue for these fun, family-friendly events.”
A Chomp the Block party is held each home-game Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be food and beverages at Celebration Pointe restaurants and outdoor bars, plus food trucks and a kids’ zone with child-friendly games such as a bounce house, face painting, and balloon animals. The band Chillula will be on hand to play live music for this first event of the season.
This year’s Chomp the Block schedule invites you to Celebration Pointe on the following dates with these featured bands:
- Sept. 2 – Chillula
- Sept. 9 – Whiskey Jones
- Sept. 16 – Benny & the Band
- Sept. 30 – Heavy Pedal
- Oct. 7 – Jamie Davis
- Oct. 14 – You’re Gonna Get It!
- Nov. 11 – Gainesville Retro Society
These exclusive block parties are part of a comprehensive, ongoing partnership program with the Florida Gators. In addition to Chomp the Block parties, the agreement includes Celebration Pointe hosting Gator Talk Radio with Florida Athletics coaches, which started Aug. 22 and is held at 6 p.m. on most Mondays at The Keys Grill & Piano Bar inside Celebration Pointe.
Celebration Pointe is also a Gator Aider location for convenient, game day park-and-ride to and from UF football games on Saturdays
Visit www.celebrationpointe.com for more information and a full lineup of this year’s official block parties, bands, and food trucks.
Chomp The Block parties are hosted in collaboration between Celebration Pointe, UF University Athletic Association, IMG/Learfield and Frankel:.