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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October 17

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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Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car Seat Safety Education Class and Car Seat Review. Offered every 3rd Tuesday. By appointment only. RSVP required. As weather permits. Car ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free class and review
  • Website: alachua.floridahealth.gov
  • Category: Classes

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music WEST

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Music class! They will be exposed to ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

FLMNH Closed

The Museum will be CLOSED Thursday, Oct. 19. The Museum plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Allied Capoeira League Day Camps

We are open for Day Camp during Teacher Workday, October 20th! Let your child spend the day with us while ...

  • 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 2020 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: Free for After School students $25 ACL Students $35 Non-ACL Students
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Embrace CommUnity Day Event

Embrace CommUnity Day Event is day where we ALL unite and join together in the community. We want to provide ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale and Open House

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.kanapaha.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Book Sale of its kind in Florida - More than 500,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, audio, video, paintings, ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430 North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons. Fun for the whole family.

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

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/member, $13.25 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

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Music class! They will be exposed to ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Grins and Giggles Pediatric Dentistry Open House

Grins and Giggles is happy to annouce that we will be holding an open house event! Bring your little ones ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Location: Grins and Giggles Pediatric Dentistry 231 NW 137th Dr, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music WEST

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Music class! They will be exposed to ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Suwannee Hulaween

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, The Spirit of ...

Ocala Pumpkin Run: Fall Festival and Classic Car Show

Ocala becomes the backdrop once again for a premier car show at the beautiful Castro Farms! Car enthusiasts and spectators ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Ocala Pumpkin Run: Fall Festival and Classic Car Show

Ocala becomes the backdrop once again for a premier car show at the beautiful Castro Farms! Car enthusiasts and spectators ...

Flatwoods 5K

The Flatwoods 5K is run just after sunrise on a natural, scenic limerock loop at the Austin Cary Forest. Proceeds ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 10599 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL US 32609
  • Cost: $10-$20, free for 14 and under
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Suwannee Hulaween

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, The Spirit of ...

Ocala Pumpkin Run: Fall Festival and Classic Car Show

Ocala becomes the backdrop once again for a premier car show at the beautiful Castro Farms! Car enthusiasts and spectators ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Free Cat, Bat or Boo Chocolate Dipped Pineapple Pop at Edible Arrangements

Stop into Edible Arrangements in Gainesville and Ocala, October 30 - 31, for a Free Cat, Bat or Boo Chocolate ...

  • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 7050 SW Archer Rd. Ste. 4101 A Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons. Fun for the whole family.

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops

October 21 & 22, 27-31 Join Peanuts and the Gang for our 2017 Halloween Event! The event will run the weekend ...

Charity Nerds Halloween Zombie Safari at First Strike Paintball

Zombies have invaded Newberry. Join our zombie safari where you will ride a train through zombie infested woods. Help defend ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Step 317 Photography: Super Hero Mini Session

Show off your secret powers on this adorable superhero themed set. Bring your own costume or use our red cape ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Category: Other

Step 317 Photography: Fall Mini Session

A fun fall themed mini session. Choose from one of three sets options. Great with or without costume.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Free Cat, Bat or Boo Chocolate Dipped Pineapple Pop at Edible Arrangements

Stop into Edible Arrangements in Gainesville and Ocala, October 30 - 31, for a Free Cat, Bat or Boo Chocolate ...

  • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 7050 SW Archer Rd. Ste. 4101 A Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

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/member, $13.25 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