Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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March

Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

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Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Dudley Farm Plowing Up the Past

Join us at Dudley Farm and see how fields were plowed for spring plantings. The antique tractors are a display ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle
  • Website: friendsofdudleyfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Hey, We’re Havin’ Fun Now! The Festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding entertainment and affordable arts & crafts. Visit ...

  • 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine
  • Cost: Kids 15 and under get free admission. Ages 16 and up $5.
  • Website: www.lionsfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

GFAA Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga

The 2017 Winter Art Fair continues the tradition of being the only night time art fair in a place that ...

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

Great American Cleanup

Join us for The Great American Cleanup! The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is a comprehensive program that includes litter prevention, ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: West Side Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Gainesville, 32605
  • Website: www.kacb.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Williston on Wheels

Join us for the our annual car show.

Habitat Strawberry Festival in Ocala

Join Marion County Habitat for Humanity for a family fun festival which offers a huge Kid Zone, Entertainment, Live music- ...

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

Ravine Gardens Azalea Days Festival

Experience Ravine Gardens at its best with our 100,000 azaleas in bloom this time of year! Join Ravine Gardens State ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Cost: $5.00 per vehicle park entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

GFAA Tioga Winter Fine Art Fair

This unique festival begins with a Friday night-time opening with lighted artist booths, and live stage entertainment surrounded by ...

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida SpringsFest

Join us for a weekend of springs filled fun at Florida SpringsFest at Silver Springs State Park! Spring Hunters admins ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Books and Burgers in Waldo

Come on out to the Waldo Community Center on Monday, March 6th, from 5:00PM - 7:00PM for the next edition ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Waldo Community Center 13558 NE 148th Ave, Waldo, Florida 32694
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 2-7th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

IHOP National Pancake Day

On March 7, 2017, from 7 AM to 7 PM, guests from around the world will celebrate the eleventh annual ...

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: IHOP, 3625 SW 13th Street, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: free shortstack of buttermilk pancakes
  • Website: www.ihop.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Live Oak International

Recognized as one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the United States, the Live Oak International Combined Driving and ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida 34481
  • Cost: $10/person, $5/senior, kids under 12 enter free
  • Website: liveoakinternational.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Live Oak International

Recognized as one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the United States, the Live Oak International Combined Driving and ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida 34481
  • Cost: $10/person, $5/senior, kids under 12 enter free
  • Website: liveoakinternational.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

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

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory,211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

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

GHF: Family Fitness Festival at Kanapaha Park

A fun day outside to encourage families to be more active. All Elementary Schools are invited to participate. The purpose ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Kanapaha Park, Tower Road and SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Shands and Kohl's Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair

Join UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida Police Department and several community partners to learn how to ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: O’Connell Center Parking Lot, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Live Oak International

Recognized as one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the United States, the Live Oak International Combined Driving and ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida 34481
  • Cost: $10/person, $5/senior, kids under 12 enter free
  • Website: liveoakinternational.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Car Show for Stop Children's Cancer

This is a great free event to bring the family out to and see some beautiful cars of local and ...

Art at the Archer Depot

Art at the Archer Depot celebrates creativity in Archer, Florida! Everyone is welcome to attend this free event that is ...

Live Oak International

Recognized as one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the United States, the Live Oak International Combined Driving and ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida 34481
  • Cost: $10/person, $5/senior, kids under 12 enter free
  • Website: liveoakinternational.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment

The Kirby Family Farm is very proud to host the 20th Annual Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: $10/student, ages 3 and up
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Strawberry Festival

We will have 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 303 Lemon St, Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Website: www.flstrawberryfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

FLMNH: Ask a Scientist: Geology

Science is all around you! Take advantage of this opportunity to talk one-on-one with researchers from UF’s Department of Geological ...

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

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

Micanopy Spring Fling

You are invited to Micanopy Area Cooperative School 5th Annual Spring Fling! Come support your local school! It will be ...

  • 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Micanopy Area Cooperative School, 802 NW Seminary Ave, Micanopy, FL
  • Cost: $20 armbands
  • Category: Family Fun

Glen Springs Elementary Carnival

Come to the Glen Springs Carnival! With the purchase of a wristband you get UNLIMITED access to games. Turn in your ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Glen Springs Elementary School, 2826 Northwest 31st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/ bracelet, $10 each additional
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

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

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory,211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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

Familly Workshop: Exploring the works of Ana Mendieta

Join the Wayfaring Painter for this interactive family workshop at Superfun! Learn about Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta and then explore ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Superfun! 2117 NW 6th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Donations Accepted
  • Website: instagram.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Reitz Union Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Movies are open to the public on Saturday and Sundays.

High Springs Music in the Park Series

2017 High Springs Music in the Park Schedule: Artists TBD... Jan 15th- Women Showcase ( held at High Springs Womens Center 40 ...

352Creates Pop-Up Art Activities

"Create in Place" everywhere in the 352 area code. Community-wide “pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement ...

Chomp Cancer Carnival

The Chomp Cancer Carnival is presented by Friends For Life of America benefitting pediatric cancer and will be held on ...

Harn Museum 352Creates: Color Your World

Pick up a coloring page based on a work of art in the Harn’s collection and get creative in celebration ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

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

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory,211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Spring Festival

Join us for Newberry's Spring Festival! Food, Art, Crafts, plants, kids' activites, giveaways and demonstrations.

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

352Creates Pop-Up Art Activities at Depot Park

352Creates invites everyone in the 352 area code to join in two days of participatory art-making on March 24 & ...

HobbyTown Grand Re-Opening Party

Saturday, March 25 from 12-4pm, you are invited to HobbyTown's Grand Re-Opening Party! RC car races, Snow cones, Bounce House, ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: HobbyTown USA Gainesville, 7420 W Newberry Rd, Ste B, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • 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

Purple Pint Night

Looking for an event where Mom and Dad AND the kids can have fun? PLUS it is all for a ...

  • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 Veitch Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Website: www.efof.org
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Reitz Union Movie: Rogue One Star Wars

Movies are open to the public on Saturday and Sundays.

Levy County Fair

This will be a full County Fair experience with livestock shows and equestrian events, adult and youth creative arts shows, ...

  • 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 803 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, FL
  • Cost: $5/person (children 2 and under are free) | Ride Armbands $15, Thursday Armband Special: $10| Individual ride tickets are available
  • Website: www.levycountyfair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Open House Gainesville Health & Fitness

Gainesville Health and Fitness is celebrating the completion of a five-year, multi-million dollar transformation with a fun, filled Open House ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 4820 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.ghfc.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Levy County Fair

This will be a full County Fair experience with livestock shows and equestrian events, adult and youth creative arts shows, ...

  • 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: 803 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, FL
  • Cost: $5/person (children 2 and under are free) | Ride Armbands $15, Thursday Armband Special: $10| Individual ride tickets are available
  • Website: www.levycountyfair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

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

Skate Station Glow Party

First 50 paid admissions receive a free glow stick!

  • 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory,211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun