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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February 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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Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival

The Annual Cinema Verde Annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival has something for everyone. The goal of this 4-day Festival ...

Olustee Festival and Re-Enactment

The Annual Olustee Festival, held in beautiful downtown Lake City, features homemade arts & crafts from vendors all over the ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Lake City (Marion Street), Florida
  • Cost: free Festival, Battle Reenactment is $10/adult, $5/child, (Free for kids 5 and under)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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 ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

This class allows your child to fall in love with music. Watch your toddler or preschooler respond to tempo, dynamics ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4 per family
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

The Oaks Mall Carnival

This family-friendly event features midway rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and ...

  • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies.
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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

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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: Canciones con Amigos

This class features simple traditional Spanish songs and finger plays. The main goal of the class is language acquisition as ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:25 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4/family per class, suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: The Remix

Join us for some of the favorites from Music and Movement and Conciones con Amigos. We'll do it all in ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4.00/family per class, suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Walks are free, but park admission is $5/car, $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

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 ...

Santa Fe Community Education: Mommy and Me Tots and Bots

Have a curious 4 to 8 year old who is curious about technology? This class is a fun way to ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: CIED DB-112 530 W. University Ave, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $39, Register in advance
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Classes

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

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 ...

Homeschool Pottery at Do Art with Yopp

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

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

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

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

Free Magic the Gathering lessons. You also get a free deck to take home and practice with.

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 ...

Teen Driver Challenge

Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our 8 hour, free 1 day Teen Driver Challenge. This ...

Gainesville's Largest Yard Sale at Bass Pro Shops

Join us in supporting March of Dimes with Gainesville's Largest Garage Sale! Private vendors of all sizes are welcome to ...

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

World's Greatest Baby Shower at Westwood Middle School

Join us for the 15th annual Jesse "Sam" Butz's "World's Greatest Baby Shower," taking place Saturday, February 23th from 9am ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Westwood Middle School, 3215 NW 15th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: https:
  • Category: Informational, Free

Green Kids Wokshop at The Green House Nursery

Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a fun Gardening Craft Activity. RSVP online.

Blue Lagoon Aquatic Center Mermaid Class

Join us for Mermaid Class! Limited to 4-6 kids. Class comes with Mermaid Tail (must chose and size prior to ...

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 ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Active Streets and 352Creates: Create in Community

Join Active Streets + 352Creates Sunday, February 24th 11am-3pm in downtown Gainesville, Florida. 352Creates 'Create in Community' event will be ...

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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

This class allows your child to fall in love with music. Watch your toddler or preschooler respond to tempo, dynamics ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4 per family
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

Oak Hall School's Early Childhood Learning Center Stay and Play

Oak Hall School invites families with children ages 2, 3, & 4 to visit our Early Childhood Learning Center. Meet our ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Oak Hall School Early Childhood Learning Center,1700 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free, RSVP online
  • Website: www.signupgenius.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: Canciones con Amigos

This class features simple traditional Spanish songs and finger plays. The main goal of the class is language acquisition as ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:25 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4/family per class, suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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 ...

Smart Start at Zion: The Remix

Join us for some of the favorites from Music and Movement and Conciones con Amigos. We'll do it all in ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4.00/family per class, suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Walks are free, but park admission is $5/car, $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

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 ...

La Leche Meeting at Millhopper Library

La Leche League of Gainesville will hold two meetings a month: -2nd Saturday of the month at 10am at the Tower ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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 ...

Health and Wellness Expo at Library Partnership

Mark your calendars as on February 28, our Library Partnership Resource Center is hosting its annual Health and Wellness Expo. ...