2017 Gainesville Tailgate~ Kickoff to a Cure, in its 13th year, combines two of Gainesville’s favorite pastimes: food and football. With various companies, restaurants and families, the Saturday fun will offer guests the opportunity to "tailgate" with foods from local restaurants while cheering on the Florida Gators. The Florida Gators will provide the entertainment from the South Carolina Gamecocks away game via TVs in the Touchdown Terrace, Spurrier Field, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. During the first half, many of the area’s favorite restaurants will entice football fans with an indoor tailgate of signature fare. While our team is strategizing during halftime, the fans will bid on fabulous live auction prizes. A silent auction of artwork, sports memorabilia and great getaways will run throughout the day. The event winds down in the second half with marvelous desserts and, hopefully, a big Gators’ win!