New Year Events

This page lists New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events for families in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: New Year's Eve Events - Fun 4 Gator Kids
12/30 YMCA End of Year Celebration

The YMCA is excited to host this End of Year Celebration event which will offer an array of exciting activities for all ages. Enjoy a family, carniva ...

December 30
Hours: 11am-5pm
$5 (Children 5 and under get in free)
5201 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
12/31 Downtown Countdown

The Downtown Countdown begins at 9 p.m., and continues until midnight in Bo Diddley Plaza. It features two bands and a countdown to midnight to ring i ...

December 31
Hours: 9pm-12:30am
Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Florida
12/31 Sparks in the Park - Depot Park

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Gainesville with Fireworks, Live Music and a Countdown to Midnight. Begin the evening at Depot Park – music, a ...

December 31
Hours: 5-7pm
200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park: First Day Hike

A guided walk around Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' farm, including the duck and chicken pens, gardens, outhouse, porches, barn and citrus grove. Each of t ...

January 1
Hours: 9-10am
18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
O'Leno State Park First Day Hike

Start the new year off with a river walk at O'Leno State Park. A Park Ranger will lead the group along a 1.5 mile hike around the river as you learn a ...

January 1
Hours: 9am-12pm
410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL, 32643