Gainesville Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 Gator Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Gainesville area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit an Event

PLEASE NOTE: Events and programs are subject to last minute cancellations and changes. Before attending, please contact the business or event host to confirm that the event/program is still taking place, and to register or RSVP if required.


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Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

Events and programs for kids with special needs

Races, Walks, 5Ks includes listings for all types of athletic competitions that kids can participate in - not just watch.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations 

Family friendly shows and concerts

 

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams

One time classes open to kids and families. 

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Ongoing Programs includes any family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Storytime with Erin at Brownie Guy Cafe

Join Book Lady Erin every Thursday in February and March at 10AM for Story time! Bring your little ones and ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Thursday Preschool Program

Join us on Thursdays for our Little Sparks preschool program for children 4 and under. Introduce your preschooler to STEAM ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Program included with regular admission.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Step 317 Spring Duckling Mini Session

Come experience a fun session with real baby ducklings held during March by appointment at our Gainesville studio.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

St. Patty's Fun at Bouncers

Golden coins are hidden at Bouncers. Easy finding for little kids. Timed and dark adventures for the older kids.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10 per child. Members are FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pollitos de Gainesville

This group is aimed at families who speak Spanish with children from 0 to 5 years of age. Los Pollitos ...

Step 317 Spring Duckling Mini Session

Come experience a fun session with real baby ducklings held during March by appointment at our Gainesville studio.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Gator Fly In and Armed Services Appreciation Day

2019 Gator Fly In and Armed Services Appreciation Day. We will have aircraft (military and civilian) on display. Music, Food ...

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Regional Airport- General Aviation, 4701 NE 40th Terr, Gainesville Fl 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Family Fishing Day- Civil Service Appreciation Day

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events (March-November) that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun ...

Gator Clot Trot 5K and Fun Walk

Join us for the 8th Annual Gator Clot Trot at Depot Park to benefit Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida. This ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Free to participate in the Fun Run. $15 for students and kids under 13 to participate in the 5K. $25 for adults to participate in the 5K.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Races, Walks, 5Ks

Step 317 Spring Duckling Mini Session

Come experience a fun session with real baby ducklings held during March by appointment at our Gainesville studio.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kanapaha Botantical Spring Garden Festival

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 125 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 3-13. A two dollar discount is given for Kanapaha members. Cash Only.
  • Website: kanapaha.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Free Sunday Morning Cartoons at The Depot Event Space

Sunday Morning Cartoons are back! Enjoy a nice relaxing Sunday at The Depot Event Space. Beloved cartoon classics from the 1960s through ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Free Tinkergarten Baby Trial

Tinkergarten Babies is where you and baby learn to learn together, naturally. New parents need to learn about their new ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Westside Park, next to the recreation center, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Seahorse Key Open House

Seahorse Key is an island located three miles from Cedar Key by boat and is managed by the Lower Suwanee ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Chick-fil-A March Preschool Club (Archer Road)

We look forward to crafting with you and your little one on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 am!

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Storytime with Erin at Brownie Guy Cafe

Join Book Lady Erin every Thursday in February and March at 10AM for Story time! Bring your little ones and ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Thursday Preschool Program

Join us on Thursdays for our Little Sparks preschool program for children 4 and under. Introduce your preschooler to STEAM ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Program included with regular admission.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Gainesville Native American Festival

The Gainesville Native American Festival comes alive with traditional dancing, music and art. Come be a part of this one ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our Open Studio iplaydate every Friday! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Fallen Heroes 5k

Run or walk in Depot Park on Saturday, March 30th and help support NROTC raise funds for the Gainesville Fisher ...

Great American Cleanup

The annual Great American Cleanup main event will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 8 a.m. Come join us ...

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.kacb.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Santa Fe Baptist Church Community Day- Alachua

Join us for Food - Music - Fun for the whole family!

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe Baptist Church, 7505 NW Cty Rd 236, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Gainesville Native American Festival

The Gainesville Native American Festival comes alive with traditional dancing, music and art. Come be a part of this one ...

Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival

Cedar Key Welcomes 120 Fine Artists and Craftsmen to the Annual Arts Festival. Great food, music and kids activities in ...

Jest Fest!

JEST FEST returns on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 11-6 at The Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville. Old favorites and ...