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 20

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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Seahorse Key Open House

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

Depot Park Parkrun

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

McIntosh 1890 Festival

Annual 1890 Arts Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh, Florida Admission is free to the 1890's Festival to be held in ...

Fall Day of Service

Experience giving back to the community in a large group to witness that power. Join several hundred volunteers for a ...

Get Air Gainesville Sensory Saturdays

We offer a dedicated time just for jumpers with special needs. Music is played at a lower volume and the ...

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

Hungry for Seafood? Arts & Crafts? Live music from a Clam Boat stage and family fun on the Gulf? Cedar ...

O'Leno State Park Alligator Warrior Fest

Alligator Warrior Festival is an annual non-profit event, in memory of the years between 1800 and 1859, when Lake City ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Park entrance is $5/vehicle (2-8 people)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

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 ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $5/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

C and T's BOO at the Barn

Come join us for this wonderful fall festival! We have our horses dressed up in Halloween costumes, trick or treating, petting ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Canterbury Showplace, 23100 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free to enter-tickets sold for certain activities
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler-Ween

Dress up for some spooky fun at GET AIR Trampoline Park! During Toddler Time, kids under 46” and parents can ...

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 ...

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 ...

October Preschool Kids Crafts at Chick-Fil-A (Archer Road)

This October, we have many fun fall activities planned for Preschool Club! Preschool Club is every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30, ...

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: $8 and up, One free adult jump per transaction.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Sun Country Sports Broadway Babies

Do you have a little one who loves to move and dance? We have the perfect parent-toddler activity for your ...

  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10/member $12/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • 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 ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

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

Get Air Gainesville Toddler-Ween

Dress up for some spooky fun at GET AIR Trampoline Park! During Toddler Time, kids under 46” and parents can ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Preschool Program

Introduce your preschooler to STEAM learning through hands-on, educational activities! Topics will change each week.

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 ...

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

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 ...

Halloween ComicFest

Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating local comic shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season ...

Depot Park Parkrun

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

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 road around Lake Mize and the ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 10599 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL US 32609
  • Cost: Early registration is $5 for children 13 and under, $10 for students, and $20 for adults.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Get Air Gainesville Sensory Saturdays

We offer a dedicated time just for jumpers with special needs. Music is played at a lower volume and the ...

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 ...

Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off

Join us for the 7th Annual Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off to raise money for breast cancer research at the University of ...

Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. ...

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 ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $5/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Storytime at Greentree Park

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

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 ...

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

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops

Be sure to check out our Halloween Event coming up! We will have FREE Crafts, FREE Photos, a Pumpkin Toss ...

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

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 ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler-Ween

Dress up for some spooky fun at GET AIR Trampoline Park! During Toddler Time, kids under 46” and parents can ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Rural Folklife Days

Rural Folklife Days celebrates the region's rural past with demonstrations and hands-on learning activities. Visitors can taste jellies, play traditional ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5 per person in addition to regular park admission,( $5.00 per vehicle, up to eight passengers)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

October Preschool Kids Crafts at Chick-Fil-A (Archer Road)

This October, we have many fun fall activities planned for Preschool Club! Preschool Club is every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30, ...

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 ...

Halloween at the Florida Museum of Natural History

Guests who visit the Florida Museum of Natural History in costume on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

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: $8 and up, One free adult jump per transaction.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs