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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Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day at Santa Fe College Zoo

It’s a bear! It’s a monkey! No…it’s a tree kangaroo! You heard right. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: $6 for adults •$5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), Active Military & Veterans, and UF staff and students with ID •Free for children 3 and under, zoo members, and Santa Fe College students, staff members, and retirees with ID
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Greentree Park

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

Family Yoga at Depot Park

We took a few weeks' break but now we're back! Join me, Jillian Goldstein, certified yoga instructor for a yoga ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

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 ...

Tot Trot Nature Walks at the Florida Museum

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone Nature Ambassadors for a safe and exciting hands-on ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, 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 ...

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 ...

Joann Fabric: Learn to Decorate with Frosting for Kids

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn how to prepare, fill, and use decorating bags, learn basic piping techniques using ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

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

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 ...

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 ...

UF Shands Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group

Join our breastfeeding support group every Tuesday. Facilitated by Breastfeeding Educators.

Wednesday 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 ...

Chick-fil-A 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 ...

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

Storytime with Book Lady Erin

NEW TIME! Join us at 9:30AM every Thursday in April and May for story time! Bring your little ones and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

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 ...

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.

Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

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 ...

Green Kids Workshop at The Green House Nursery

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

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 ...

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

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

Family Yoga at Depot Park

We took a few weeks' break but now we're back! Join me, Jillian Goldstein, certified yoga instructor for a yoga ...

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park: Memorial Day

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: $12.50/person | Children under 3 are free
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Memorial Day

Military Families take $2 off each Attraction purchase!

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Kids Summer Cookies at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to create fun treats, to decorate with icing using bags and tips and ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Toddler Try It Art Class at Working Food

MAY 28 / Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt JUNE 25 / Raining Cats & Dogs JULY 30 / Winter ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: sliding scale: $5-15 for each toddler, plus $1 for additional siblings over age 5
  • Website: toddlerstryit.brownpapertickets.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 ...

UF Shands Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group

Join our breastfeeding support group every Tuesday. Facilitated by Breastfeeding Educators.

Wednesday 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 ...

Chick-fil-A 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

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 ...

Storytime with Book Lady Erin

NEW TIME! Join us at 9:30AM every Thursday in April and May for story time! Bring your little ones and ...

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 ...

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 ...

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our iPlaydate on Thursdays at 10:45am for children ages 5 and Under! If they’re actively on the MOVE, ...

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 ...

City of Gainesville Summer Heatwave Teen Pool Party

Kick off the summer with our first Heatwave Pool Party! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the ...

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Dwight H. Hunter "Northeast" Pool 1100 NE 14th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

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.