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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December 11

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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Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

The 2017 Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday December 1, 2017 and will be ablaze this holiday season ...

  • 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Drive Through Only Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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/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

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

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 ...

Santa Fe College Zoo Storytime

Join the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Storytime ...

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

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 ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

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

Pregnancy and Postpartum Moms Group

FREE support group for women during pregnancy and after delivery. We are not perfect Moms, just real ones. Little ones ...

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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/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

Homeschool Pottery Class

Explore a pottery wheel with an experienced instructor. Each child will get the chance to create their own pot on ...

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

Santa at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market

Santa will be at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market for Photos on the following days. Mark your calendars and come ...

Chick-fil-A (Oaks Mall) Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Join us for our annual tradition! Enjoy a Chick-fil-A breakfast meal while you and your family create a Christmas craft, ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Market

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2017 Annual Holiday Market! Two days and plenty of crafts. Saturday the ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

Santa at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market

Santa will be at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market for Photos on the following days. Mark your calendars and come ...

Gamesville Tabletop Family Game Day

The greatest joys of gaming is sharing those games with people. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring whoever you ...

C&T's Winter Festival

Don't forget C&T's Winter Festival coming up! Santa is coming, pony rides, games, snacks, riding demonstrations, and our stalls ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Canterbury Showplace 23100 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free to enter (Tickets sold at the front: (cash & cards accepted) 10 for $10 or 25 for $20)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Pom-pom Ornaments

Use a Pom Pom maker & paint with acrylic paint.

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

The 2017 Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday December 1, 2017 and will be ablaze this holiday season ...

  • 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Drive Through Only Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car seat safety checks and installations. *By appointment only!* Great for new parents, 2nd time parents, grandparents and other caregivers. ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua.floridahealth.gov
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 7050 Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: 10 classes is $60, 5 classes $40 or drop in rate of $10.
  • Website: independancestudio.com
  • Category: Classes

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Pattern Pillow

Learn to follow a pattern & sew curved seams to make a personalized pillow. Free pattern with class

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

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

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

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

Homeschool Pottery Class

Explore a pottery wheel with an experienced instructor. Each child will get the chance to create their own pot on ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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 ...

Santa at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market

Santa will be at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market for Photos on the following days. Mark your calendars and come ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

All Libraries are CLOSED

All library branches are closed December 24-26th.

Gamesville Tabletop Family Game Day

The greatest joys of gaming is sharing those games with people. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring whoever you ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Pom-pom Ornaments

Use a Pom Pom maker & paint with acrylic paint.

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

All Libraries are CLOSED

All library branches are closed December 24-26th.

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 ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Christmas Tour

Take your family on a Christmas safari right here at home! Come to Carson Spring for a special Christmas tour ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $10 for under 12yrs old; $35 for 12yrs old and older)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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.

All Libraries are CLOSED

All library branches are closed December 24-26th.

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

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

Bring your little one, who is under 46 inches, from 10 am to Noon on Tuesday or Thursday and the ...

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 ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 7050 Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: 10 classes is $60, 5 classes $40 or drop in rate of $10.
  • Website: independancestudio.com
  • 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 ...

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 ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 7050 Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: 10 classes is $60, 5 classes $40 or drop in rate of $10.
  • Website: independancestudio.com
  • Category: Classes

Skate Station Funworks Wacky Wednesday

All attractions are just $3.50, including Bounce House (5-9pm)!

  • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3.50 admission, $3.50 attractions
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Sun Country Sports Center Gym Jam Wednesdays

Parents can drop their kids off at Sun Country Sports Center for 2 hours for fun games, gymnastics instructions ...

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 ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

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

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 ...

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

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 ...

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

Homeschool Pottery Class

Explore a pottery wheel with an experienced instructor. Each child will get the chance to create their own pot on ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Gamesville Tabletop Learn To Play Magic the Gathering

Gamesville Tabletop Inc is setting aside time to teach Magic the Gathering to beginners. We've always been willing, and have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

"Tot Time" on the farm with Ponies

"Tot Time" is a "mommy and me" style activity for children 18 months to 6 years of age! Children will ...

Depot Park Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp

Join us every Saturday at 10am at Depot Park for Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp! This one hour workout is kick-butt 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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Family Game Day

The greatest joys of gaming is sharing those games with people. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring whoever you ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

YMCA Open Gym for Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

Sparks in the Park at Depot Park

Celebrate NYE with fireworks and music!