Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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November

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.

Show events from all categories

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HobbyTown USA-Rally Car Mini Practice

Join us for rally car mini practice all day!

Escape Room Fundraiser

This Escape Room Fundraiser is presented by the students of Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives. So what is an escape room ...

  • 5:00 pm
  • Location: Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives, 8700 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Website: trilogyschool.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Spirited Away at Regal Butler Town Center 14

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a spirit world where ...

Escape Room Fundraiser

This Escape Room Fundraiser is presented by the students of Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives. So what is an escape room ...

  • 5:00 pm
  • Location: Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives, 8700 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Website: trilogyschool.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Escape Room Fundraiser

This Escape Room Fundraiser is presented by the students of Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives. So what is an escape room ...

  • 5:00 pm
  • Location: Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives, 8700 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Website: trilogyschool.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Special Olympics 5K Run/Walk

Support Special Olympics Florida athletes from Alachua County! The University of Florida student club Special Olympics College is hosting a 5K ...

Jearl Miles Clark 5k Run/Walk

Join the S.A.Y. 5KRun/Walk Community Event. Proceeds to support S.A.Y. - Scholarships, Autism and Youths. Event Endorsed by olympic gold ...

GYC 5K Run/Walk and 1Mile Fun Run

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Gainesville Youth Chorus 5K Run & Walk. This is a trail run on the beautiful ...

Ranger Led Tours at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Enjoy a ranger led tour of Sweetwater Wetlands Park, a new city park on Williston Road in Gainesville. Tours will ...

Daddy Daughter Day: Jaguars vs. Bengals

A day to celebrate dad's and daughter's. Enjoy a pre-game tailgate starting at 10am in lot X full of food ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Dr Jacksonville, Florida 32202
  • Cost: starts at $60
  • Website: www.fevo.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

The 33rd Annual Ocklawaha River Raid will be held on November 4 and 5, 2017, and is hosted by the ...

Alachua Main Street Fall Festival

All along Main Street in Downtown Historic Alachua residents, visitors, vendors, and friendly shopkeepers come together for a leisurely afternoon. ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

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

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville Food Fest

It's Food Fest Time! Bring your family, friends & appetites to The SunState FCU Gainesville Free Food Fest to enjoy AWSOME ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83 St., Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: General Admission is only $10 and VIP Tickets available are only $25.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Oak Hall presents Twelve Angry Jurors

Join us November 9-11 at 7 pm in the Cofrin Theater. Twelve Angry Jurors is based on the popular screen play ...

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Oak Hall presents Twelve Angry Jurors

Join us November 9-11 at 7 pm in the Cofrin Theater. Twelve Angry Jurors is based on the popular screen play ...

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Buchholz High School Band: Veterans Day Concert at UF Auditorium

The community is invited to join the Buchholz High School Band & Aviance in this year’s annual Salute to Veterans ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF University Auditorium, 333 Newell Drive, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free, donation of non-perishable food item requested
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts, Free

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Haile Farmers Market Fall Festival

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2017 Fall Festival! Saturday the 11th of November we'll have special extended ...

Alachua County Veterans Day Celebration

Join us for the annual Veterans Day Celebration! Bring your lawn chairs! Scheduled events include: Skydivers Dozens of military and organizational tents to ...

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 ...

Archer Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony to honor our local Veterans and their families. We warmly encourage all community members to come out ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Archer Community Center 16639 SW 137th Ave, Archer, Florida 32618
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Eco Farm Fall Festival

Learn, Share, Experience the joys of simple living. Lots of great vegetarian food. Children’s activities. Classes and workshops include: Care ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Hare Krishna Farm, 17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: $5, Children under 12 are free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

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Hike Tuscawilla

Join ACT’s land management team for a quick hike around Tuscawilla Prairie. Mark Larson (former Assistant Land Manager for ACT) ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Preserve Parking at Micanopy Native American Heritage Park
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Dance for Kindness

The purpose of Dance for Kindness is to look beyond ourselves – beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

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

Buchholz High School presents Fahrenheit 451

The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 at door, $8 in advance
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

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Career Academy Forum

For 8th grade parents and students. Visit booths for each High School Career Magnet Academy, meet directors, and receive information ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 Northwest 27th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Website: www.sbac.edu
  • Category: Informational, Free

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Gamesville Tabletop Beginners D&D

Ever had the feeling you would like to get into role playing games but were not sure how to start? ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop Inc., 4405 NW 25th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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Thanksgiving Parent/Child Art Class

Come get in to the Holiday spirit and join our parent/child Thanksgiving art class. This month we will be creating ...

Operation CONE Truck Unveiling

Please join us Thursday as we unveil the new graphics on the Operation CONE truck. See you at Hitchcock's in ...

Thornebrook Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

Join us for the 2017 Thornebrook Village TREE LIGHTING, and a performance by the Gainesville Youth Chorus.

Matheson Museum Idylwild Cowgirls

The Matheson History Museum is excited to welcome local author Debra Segal to discuss her young adult adventure novel, "Idylwild ...

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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Smart Start at Zion: Open House Fundraiser

Stop in anytime from 4-6 pm at Zion Lutheran Church on November 17th! We will be having a gift baskets, ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th St., Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

High Springs Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

After the lighting of the High Springs Christmas tree, we will enjoy a visit from Santa Claus at the downtown ...

Innovation Square: One Tree, One Planet

Join us for a special event as artist Naziha Mestaoui unveils Live Oak Tree of Life, her light projection of ...

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

441 Farmer's Market Fall Harvest Fest

Bring family and friends to celebrate Fall harvest! We will have food demonstrations, a children's area with fun activities, raffle ...

Florida Off-Road Invasion: Fall Family Spectacular

Florida Off-Road Invasion at The FIRM is back! Florida Off-Road Invasion (FORI) is a family friendly Off-Road festival held twice a ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The FIRM 7266 Airport Road Starke, FL 32091
  • Cost: $20-$79
  • Website: goo.gl
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

High Springs Holiday Expo and Bake Sale

The GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club invites everyone to visit their event. Many new and returning vendors will ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 West U.S. Highway 27, High Springs FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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Florida Off-Road Invasion: Fall Family Spectacular

Florida Off-Road Invasion at The FIRM is back! Florida Off-Road Invasion (FORI) is a family friendly Off-Road festival held twice a ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The FIRM 7266 Airport Road Starke, FL 32091
  • Cost: $20-$79
  • Website: goo.gl
  • Category: Family Fun

SO College UF vs. FSU Rivalry Game

This is a Special Olympics Unified Sports® game where each team represents one of the NCAA rival teams. These rivalry ...

High Springs Holiday Expo and Bake Sale

The GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club invites everyone to visit their event. Many new and returning vendors will ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 West U.S. Highway 27, High Springs FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

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

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Pom-pom Ornaments

Use a Pom Pom maker & paint with acrylic paint.

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Mrs. Claus and Mr. Elf Holiday Tree Program

Bring the family down to the Melrose Public Library Tree Decorating Program on Tuesday, November 21st, at 10:30am. The happy ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

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Gobble Till Ya Wobble

Our 4th annual Gobble ’til ya Wobble party will be a beer drinking, booty shakin’, food truck eatin’ kinda shin ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Swamp Head Brewery: 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Pattern Pillow

Learn to follow a pattern & sew curved seams to make a personalized pillow. Free pattern with class

  • 1:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

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Old Tyme Farm Days

Bring the entire family on a trip back in time! Since 1989 Old Tyme Farm Days has been celebrating rural ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, 3076 95th Dr, Live Oak, FL 32060
  • Cost: $10 per carload
  • Website: www.oldtymefarmdays.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa at Main Street Pie

Santa will be at Main Street Pie at 6pm. "Miracle on 34th Street" to play in the dining room.

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

The Christmas Express is a wonderful holiday event that runs on select nights in November and December. There is lots ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: Advance tickets: $10/person, Children 2 and under are Free, Combo ticket pass is $20 in advance
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Light the Night at Depot Park

Come out to Depot Park on then evening of Friday, Nov. 24, when we will turn on the holiday lights ...

Old Tyme Farm Days

Bring the entire family on a trip back in time! Since 1989 Old Tyme Farm Days has been celebrating rural ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, 3076 95th Dr, Live Oak, FL 32060
  • Cost: $10 per carload
  • Website: www.oldtymefarmdays.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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FLMNH Pop-Up Museum at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Join us as we venture outside our walls and bring the Museum to you! This themed event features hands-on activities ...

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 ...

GreenMan Festival

At the request of Depot Park, Vortex productions is creating the quintessential “green” event for Gainesville by bringing together the ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

GreenMan Festival

At the request of Depot Park, Vortex productions is creating the quintessential “green” event for Gainesville by bringing together the ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

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

Sunday with Santa at Blackadder Brewing

Spend Sun, Nov 26 with Santa at Blackadder Brewing Company! Kids can enjoy craft tables and milk & cookies. Adults can ...

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

Youth Basketball Skill Clinic

FREE Basketball Clinics Offered by the Coaching Staff of Eastside High School. Participants registered in the City of Gainesville Youth ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St Gainesville, Florida 32602
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

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

Hippodrome presents A Year with Frog and Toad

A whimsical musical that tells the tale of two best friends: the easy-going Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad. The story ...

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Trinity UMC Family Advent Festival

On Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30-7:15, join us for a special evening of dinner, crafts, caroling, Chrismons, and cookies! Reserve ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: 0-5-Free; Children: $3; Adults: $5; Family Cap: $16
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Youth Basketball Skill Clinic

FREE Basketball Clinics Offered by the Coaching Staff of Eastside High School. Participants registered in the City of Gainesville Youth ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St Gainesville, Florida 32602
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Hippodrome presents A Year with Frog and Toad

A whimsical musical that tells the tale of two best friends: the easy-going Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad. The story ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

Hippodrome presents A Year with Frog and Toad

A whimsical musical that tells the tale of two best friends: the easy-going Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad. The story ...

Buchholz Drama Winter Snowcase

Featuring our best performances for District Thespian competition with selected holiday favorites. Come see and support these amazing performers.

Santa Fe College Songs of the Season

Professor Lynn Sandefur directs the Santa Fe Singers in an evening of holiday music certain to delight audience members of ...

Gainesville Community Playhouse: Annie

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage ...