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Alachua County Library District: Ongoing Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Gator Nationals

The Gatornationals is an annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national drag racing event held each March at Gainesville Raceway ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Auto Plus Raceway: 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: See website for pricing, Kids 12 and under are FREE with paying adult to ALL raceway events!
  • Website: gainesvilleraceway.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Step 317 Spring Duckling Mini Session

Come experience a fun session with real baby ducklings held during March and April at our Gainesville studio.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee: $49
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Step 317 Free Spring Mini Session

Join Step317 Photography for an adorable spring themed mini session at their studio. Each session includes a special treat for ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee: free
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Come to a pancake breakfast! Kids under 6 with a parent eat free! Enjoy pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee. Take-outs ...

  • 7:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Gainesville High School Cafeteria, 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $6/person, kids under 6 eat FREE
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stride Against Silence 5k

The purpose of Stride Against Silence is to raise money for the Cochlear Implant Department at the UF Health Speech ...

Family Fishing Day

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting ...

UF Diabetes Institute Dash 5K and Family Day

The University of Florida Diabetes Institute is hosting a morning of health and wellness activities for kids and families on ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Commuter Lot, Gale Lemerand Drive, University of Florida, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free to attend, $10 to run
  • Website: diabetes.ufl.edu
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $25 + tax
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cade Museum's Makey Makey Musical Buffet

Ages 8+ What will be taught? Engineering Physics Technology In this maker’s lab, students will create music using bananas as keys, or play a ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Clink Lacinak/St. Patrick School 5K run/walk and Carnival

St Patrick School has a 5K run/walk beginning at 9:00am to support our scholarship program. This is run by the ...

Day Out with Thomas the Train

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 20 minute ride with Thomas ...

  • 9:00 am 
  • Location: Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St E., Parrish, FL 34219
  • Cost: $19.00 to $23.00
  • Website: www.frrm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Kanapaha Botantical Spring Garden Festival

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $8 Adults, $5 kids
  • Website: www.kanapaha.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Hawthorne Youth Sports Opening Day

Free fun for the family includes bounce house, slide, and dunk tank. Chicken dinners with green beans, baked beans and ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: pin Hide Map Hawthorne Recreation Park SE 205th St, Hawthorne, Florida 32640
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Historic Haile Homestead Saturday Tour

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

Michaels Kids Club

Let your kids explore their creativity every Saturday while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All ...

Skate Station Funworks Open Bounce Saturdays

Have fun all morning at Skate Station! Admission includes bounce houses, rock climbing and Kid's Adventure soft play area.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $9 for ages 6-10 | $7 for ages 5 & under
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs


GatorTRAX is for students who are interested in math and careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, especially those students ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: University of Florida, Reitz Union, G310, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ufgatortrax.com
  • Category: Classes

Guitar Center Free Workshop: Learn to Play Ukulele

Guitar Center is proud to offer this beginner ukulele group workshop for all of our newest ukulele players. Every customer ...

Dream on Purpose Flower Empower Yoga

Roll out your Mats and Come Yoga with Us Once a Month! A free event for girls ages 11-18, every ...

Hammer and Stain: Mommy and me Light-Up Pallet Workshop

Join us Saturday, March 18th at 11am to make one of our adorable light up pallets. This class will allow ...

  • 11:00 am 
  • Location: Hammer and Stain, 6450 SW Archer Rd 6450 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $50
  • Website: hammerandstain.com
  • Category: Classes

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses. The Retirement Home for Horses gives lifetime care to ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Capoeira Academy of Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza

Every Saturday, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that ...

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Gainesville Ducks Fall Football and Cheer Registration

Gainesville Ducks Fall Football and Cheer Registration Day for 5-12 year olds! Save 50% on March 11th.

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Play It Again Sports, 3425 W University Ave Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are never too young or old to Learn to Skate! !Skate Station Funworks offers a skating lesson program on ...

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 320606
  • Cost: Free with paid admission ($9)
  • Website: www.funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Cade Museum's Superheroes vs Supervillains: Battle in your Body

Ages 8+ What will be taught? Biology Chemistry History The workings of the immune system come alive in this class that will show you how ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $25 +tax
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Capoeira Family Classes at Depot Park

Join us, parents and kids for a Family Class every Saturday on the open lawn!

French Fun Food & Foreign Languages Saturday Club

Kids experience the French culture through music, games, food and more. They also learn the language with an age-appropriate ...

Grande Liberté Farm Presents Sylvia Zerbini and her Amazing Horses

An artistic blend of up to 15 horses at Liberty. Witness the herd of stallions and geldings working together to ...

Harn Museum of Dance

Be There. Be Moved BE THERE for performances of contemporary dance, hip-hop, ballet and West African dance in dialogue with ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 3259 Hull Road • Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Petco Meet the Critters

Bring your kids and come Meet the Critters every Saturday from 1–3 pm. Discover scales, tails and a whole lot of ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Petco, 6869 West Newberry Road Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.petco.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa Fe Community Education: Mommy and Me Painting

Learn to use acrylic paint in our step-by-step, 2-hour class. You and your child will each create your own complimentary ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Corks and Colors, 3415 W. University Ave, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $39
  • Website: epublic.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Classes

E.A.R.S. One Day Membership Tour for Kids

Come see Lions, Tigers, Bears, Monkeys and More! All animals are in locked enclosures and this is a slow moving ...

  • 1:45 pm -  3:15 pm 
  • Location: 2615 East Hwy 318, Citra FL 32113
  • Cost: $18.00 for ages 10 and over and $10.00 for ages -2-9 per person. WE accept cash and checks only.
  • Website: www.earsinc.net
  • Category: Informational

Spring Farm Tour Hosted by Frog Song Organics

Come on out to see what our farm looks like as we head into Spring. Visit strawberry fields, vegetable crops, ...

UF Reitz Union Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Movies are open to the public on Saturday and Sundays.

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium offers a kids matinee every Saturday. Check the website for updated schedule and show information.

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults: $5 Seniors and kids 4-12: $4, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Corks and Colors: All Ages Florida Sunset

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Canvas options are 12x16in ($20), 16x20in ($25) or 18x24in ($35).

  • 4:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: 3415 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $20- $35
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Classes

Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally

This local tradition, The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally, is celebrating over 4 years as the first food truck rally ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Laser Mania

Enjoy a pure sensory adrenaline rush with a collection of the most current rock and pop hits available in any ...

Gainesville Youth Chorus Presents "A Sweet Taste of Broadway"

This light theatrical show features songs from your favorite Broadway musicals, and is a highlight of our season! A performance ...

  • 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Glen Springs Auditorium, 2826 NW 31st Avenue, Gainesville Florida
  • Cost: Adult $25, Child (16 & Under) $20, Reserved Table (8 seats) $300
  • Website: www.gainesvilleyouthchorus.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...