Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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February

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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Cade Museum's Science Smash Up

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Chemistry History Physics Creating an invention is like putting together a puzzle. You just might find that something you ...

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

St. Patrick School Elementary Open House

Come and see what St. Patrick School has to offer. Elementary open house is from 11:00 to 1:00 and middle ...

St. Patrick Middle School Open House

We will be highlighting what makes St. Patrick such an outstanding middle school and what separates us from the pack. ...

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: St. Patrick Catholic School, 550 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational

Tower Road Library Capoeira

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance, Capoeira. Capoeira also incorporates musical rhythm and ...

Dance Alive presents Robin Hood

In England in the days of yore lived the legendary Robin Hood. Fiercely loyal to his King, he and his ...

Cade Museum's Magnets and More

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Chemistry Engineering Technology Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean is isn’t there. Students will be introduced to ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cade Museum's Carpentry for Kids

Ages 9+ What will be taught? Art Design Engineering Wood, nails, hammers, saws and more! These will be just some of the tools used ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $45 Per Student
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • 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

GHS and BHS Carnival for Special Olympics

Come join our family friendly carnival and have some fun at Buchholz High School! All proceeds go to Special Olympics. ...

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stargazing Dark Sky Party at Paynes Prairie

Purchase tickets online beginning January 18th. Reservations are necessary to attend. Join us for an evening of stargazing at Paynes Prairie ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park 9300 SE CR 234 Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: $10/person for Adults and Children ages 7-18. Free for children 6 and under.
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

The Wonder Lab of Self Directed Learning Info Meeting

If you are struggling to find a learning environment that works for your 4-18 year old, come learn about the ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: The Wonder Lab of Self-Directed Learning, 931 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading Evaluations

Evaluations will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on the following dates: All Flag Football players and cheerleaders MUST attend ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

¡Amigos! Playgroup at Zion Lutheran Church

Amigos is a playgroup which welcomes Spanish and non-Spanish speaking children alike. We learn new words each week by conversing, ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Cade Museum's Tinker Tech Tuesday Series

Ages 10+ New to the Cade Fab Lab is this three-part series that will teach the fundamentals of 3D design, fabrication ...

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $75
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cade Museum's Making Art with Matter

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Art Chemistry Engineering This is a class for all of your wildly creative ideas! Students will learn about the ...

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

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Library Partnership: Black History Kids Programming

During the month of February we will present Black History Programming for kids starting with a movie, Our Friend Martin, ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Tower Road Library Capoeira

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance, Capoeira. Capoeira also incorporates musical rhythm and ...

Okito America Valentine's Day Parent's Night Out

Calling All Parents! We would like to give you a night free of your kids by offering a Parent's Night Out for ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 6900 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, Fl. 32608
  • Cost: $20 ($10 for 2nd child)
  • Website: evite.me
  • Category: Family Fun

Boston Brass at GHS

The GHS Band is excited to announce that the Boston Brass will be live and in concert at Gainesville High ...

Haile Farmers Market Valentine Kids Corner

Bring the kids to market this week! We'll have Valentine's Day crafts to make at Kid's Corner, and of course ...

Next Level Valentine 5K run and Obstacle Course

Geared towards mature middle school students, high school students, and adults of all ages. Our Next Level Runs provide your ...

Cade Museum's Lights. Optics and Action

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Art Design Physics From making oceans blue to skies pink, light is truly an amazing tool. Join us in ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30 Per Student
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Valentine Treats

Learn to use a decorating bag and tip to create sweet messages on envelope-shaped cookies. Supplies are required for this ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Craft Vendor Show at One Love Cafe

Shop with local arts and craft vendors and other small businesses.

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading Evaluations

Evaluations will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on the following dates: All Flag Football players and cheerleaders MUST attend ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

¡Amigos! Playgroup at Zion Lutheran Church

Amigos is a playgroup which welcomes Spanish and non-Spanish speaking children alike. We learn new words each week by conversing, ...

Valentines Day Party at Splitz

.99 cent kids bowling games, bounce house and crafts!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling Center, 1301 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: .99 cent kids bowling games | shoe rental not included
  • Website: bowlsplitz.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Library Partnership Make a Homemade Valentine's Card

Want to give your sweetie or someone else you love a card or drawing that says you care? Better than ...

Cade Museum's Tinker Tech Tuesday Series

Ages 10+ New to the Cade Fab Lab is this three-part series that will teach the fundamentals of 3D design, fabrication ...

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $75
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cade Museum's Stranger Things In Science

Wednesday, January 11, 1:30pm-4:30pm Ages 6-8 Wednesday, January 25, 1:30pm-4:30pm Ages 9+ Wednesday, February 15, 1:30pm-4:30pm Ages 9+ What will be taught? Art Chemistry Physics This new ...

  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • 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

Library Partnership: Black History Kids Programming

During the month of February we will present Black History Programming for kids starting with a movie, Our Friend Martin, ...

UF Wind Symphony Concert

Join the UF Wind Symphony for a concert centered around the theme "Explorations" on February 16, 2017 in the University ...

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. ...

Tower Road Library Capoeira

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance, Capoeira. Capoeira also incorporates musical rhythm and ...

Youth Action Group: Initial Meet-up

Attention T(w)eens & Faithful Guardians: As a result of identified interest amongst youth with whom I work - & as a ...

Family Movie Night at First Baptist Church

Join us for free popcorn and a movie: Finding Dory!

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 14105 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

P.K. Yonge's Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

P.K. Yonge proudly presents their annual spring musical: The Drowsy Chaperone This Tony Award-winning musical pays homage to musical comedies ...

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. ...

Cade Museum's Stranger Things In Science

Saturday, February 18, 9am-12pm Ages 9+ What will be taught? Art Chemistry Physics This new lab introduces students to some fascinating materials courtesy of planet ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cops Against Cancer Trail Ride

The ride will be lead by Park Rangers and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Rural Services Unit. Fun for the ...

Cade Museum's Who Are You? DNA Secrets

Ages 8+ What will be taught? Biology Chemistry History What’s behind your DNA and the secret code used to make RNA and proteins? Discover how ...

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

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. ...

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids' Crochet 101

Crochet passion begins here with these personalized monogrammed tags. Intended for children 8 years & older. Supplies are required for ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

UF String Chamber Ensembles Concert

Join UF School of Music for the UF String Chamber Ensembles Concert on February 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in ...

¡Amigos! Playgroup at Zion Lutheran Church

Amigos is a playgroup which welcomes Spanish and non-Spanish speaking children alike. We learn new words each week by conversing, ...

Cade Museum's Tinker Tech Tuesday Series

Ages 10+ New to the Cade Fab Lab is this three-part series that will teach the fundamentals of 3D design, fabrication ...

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $75
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Town Hall on HPV: "Taking a Shot at Preventing Cancer"

HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida, is hosting its 12th National Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) ...

University Choir Concert | Thinking Chronologically

The University of Florida Concert Choir will present their spring concert entitled Thinking Chronologically Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30 ...

Cade Museum's Squishy Circuits

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Art Chemistry Engineering This lab explores the science and engineering of simple, open, closed and parallel circuits, while ...

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30 Per Student
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • 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

Library Partnership: Black History Kids Programming

During the month of February we will present Black History Programming for kids starting with a movie, Our Friend Martin, ...

Oak Hall School Early Childhood Learning Center Open House

Oak Hall School invites families with children ages 3 & 4 to join us for fun activities as we learn ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Location: Oak Hall School Early Childhood Learning Center, 7715 SW 14th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Free, please sign up as space is limited
  • Website: www.oakhall.org
  • Category: Informational

Let's Dance Workshop

Would you like to share the experience of dance with your child in a sensory-friendly environment? Join us for Let's ...

Norton Elementary Science Night

Come out and have some science fun with your family and friends!

  • 6:30 pm
  • Location: Norton Elementary, 2200 NW 45th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

P.K. Yonge's Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

This Tony Award winning musical pays homage to musical comedies of the early 20th century. Music, laughs and suprises abound ...

UF:The Gator Run

The Gator Run is UF's annual 5K Color Run put on by the UF Alumni Association. Runners start at Flavet ...

Tower Road Library Capoeira

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance, Capoeira. Capoeira also incorporates musical rhythm and ...

UF Fine Arts College Council Presents the 2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

UF Fine Arts College Council Presents the 2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition February 21-March 2 The Fine Arts College Council ...

P.K. Yonge's Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

P.K. Yonge proudly presents their annual spring musical: The Drowsy Chaperone This Tony Award-winning musical pays homage to musical comedies ...

Chimera Fest: Artwalk

Chimera Fest is a celebration of creativity, innovation, art, making, and culture in the Southeast. For more information about Chimera ...

Project Appleseed "Ladyseed" Rifle Marksmanship Clinic

Project Appleseed “Ladyseed” Rifle Marksmanship Clinic is a Project Appleseed event designed specifically for ladies and girls and reserved only ...

Heart Pine Circus

Come one , come all! Join us as the children of Heart Pine dazzle and delight audiences with their circus ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Heart Pine School,(located at Highlands Church) 1001 NE 16th Avenue, Gainesville Florida
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Capoeira Fundraiser

Come spend a day with us. Free activities for your kids, roda de capoeira and much more. We will be ...

Sunburst Beauty Pageant Winter Princess

Do you have a beautiful baby? Does your child enjoy being in front of an audience? Do YOU want to ...

Cotton to the Cade Walking Tour

Science, History and Art are Never Apart! Join us on February 25, 2017 and come downtown to take an exciting, ...

Project Appleseed "Ladyseed" Rifle Marksmanship Clinic

Project Appleseed “Ladyseed” Rifle Marksmanship Clinic is a Project Appleseed event designed specifically for ladies and girls and reserved only ...

Jewish Food Festival

The Jewish Food Festival is a celebration of the glory days of the Jewish-American Delicatessen, 1930s-1960s. It will feature foods ...

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Congregation B'nai Israel - Gainesville FL 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: $25 Adult, $20 Children’s Ticket includes a Kids Plate featuring a hotdog and chips with full access to the kids zone
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Jewish Food Festival

The Jewish Food Festival is a celebration of the glory days of the Jewish-American Delicatessen, 1930s-1960s. It will feature foods ...

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Congregation B'nai Israel - Gainesville FL 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: $25 Adult, $20 Children’s Ticket includes a Kids Plate featuring a hotdog and chips with full access to the kids zone
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun