Gainesville Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 Gator Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Gainesville area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit an Event

PLEASE NOTE: Events and programs are subject to last minute cancellations and changes. Before attending, please contact the business or event host to confirm that the event/program is still taking place, and to register or RSVP if required.


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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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Helicopter Fly-In

Rain or Shine! Composite FX will host a helicopter rally on April 1-2nd and the public is invited. The event ...

Helicopter Fly-In

Rain or Shine! Composite FX will host a helicopter rally on April 1-2nd and the public is invited. The event ...

Spotlight on Youth

Spotlight on Youth is an annual fundraiser benefiting CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc. and is a unique opportunity ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $15 adults, $10 students
  • Website: www.cdsfl.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Celebrate the Child

The Alachua County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, along with more than 25 local child-focused agencies and businesses will highlight ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Library 401 E University Ave, Gainesville
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tioga Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Get Ready for the 15th Annual Tioga Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt, presented by Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency! There will be light ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tioga Meeting Hall/ Tioga Realty Office, 205 SW 131st St, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Headquarters Library Fandomonium: A Library Comic Con Event

The Third Annual Fandomonium is here! This is a free, all ages library comic con event happening at the Headquarters ...

Congenital Heart Walk

The third annual 2017 Gainesville Congenital Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Flavet Field on ...

UF College of Pharmacy Spring Community Wellness Fair at HealthStreet

Join HealthStreet and various partnering organizations for our Second Annual Spring Community Wellness Fair! We are providing free health screenings, ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: UF HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Baby Gator Spring Scurry 5K Walk/Run

Come out and support Baby Gator Child Development & Research Center at the University of Florida in this family fun ...

Family Easter Fun Day at First Baptist Church

Join our families for a morning of fun with dozens of activities for children and an Easter egg hunt with ...

Faith Presbyterian: Great Surprise Easter Event

Join us Saturday, April 15th, for The Great Surprise Easter Event from 10am-12pm, at Faith Presbyterian Church. This event will ...

Cone Park Community Egg Hunt

Join us at Cone Park for a community egg hunt. Over 2000 eggs, games, and see the Easter bunny.

AGCC Easter Egg Hunt

We will have an Easter Egg Hunt with over 10,000 eggs, Free Food, Bounce Houses, Face Painting and more! ...

Walk with Jesus at Northwest Baptist Church

Walk with Jesus is an annual Easter Sunday Experience for Children and Parents. Come experience the story of Jesus' final ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Northwest Baptist Church, 5514 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL (Right in front of Buchholz High School)
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.discovernorthwest.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Tinkergarten Trial Class (Northeast Park)

Come see what Tinkergarten is all about at this FREE trial class! Tinkergarten provides educational and fun classes for kids ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: Northeast Park, 400 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Simple Skirt

Learn to take measurements, cut fabric, make simple seams & insert elastic. Intended for children 8 years & older. Supplies ...

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

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Simple Skirt

Learn to take measurements, cut fabric, make simple seams & insert elastic. Intended for children 8 years & older. Supplies ...

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

Cade Museum's The Genius of Edison

Ages 6-8 What will be taught? Engineering History Physics It's a blast from the past, back by popular demand! This lab teaches the wonders of ...

  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music Free Demo

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Pre-Capoeira Class! They will be exposed to ...

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 using all the ...

The Rock School: High School Spring Musical

Come one, come all to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Come watch Putnam County's finest middle schoolers spell ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Rock School, 9818 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: Tickets are $5 for regular seating, $10 for premium seats and can be purchased at the door. Kids 5 and under and TRS students are FREE.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Cornerstone Academy presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a drama based on C.S. Lewis' world reknown book, will be performed Thursday, ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Cornerstone Academy, 1520 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Suggested donation prices: Student $3.00; Adult $5.00.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Cornerstone Academy presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a drama based on C.S. Lewis' world reknown book, will be performed Thursday, ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Cornerstone Academy, 1520 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Suggested donation prices: Student $3.00; Adult $5.00.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

UF Mini Mascots Clinic

Join Albert and Alberta and the Florida Dazzlers on April 21, 2017 for a clinic that includes learning cheers, dances, ...

  • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: University of Florida, O'Connell Center, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: floridagators.com
  • Category: Classes

The Rock School: High School Spring Musical

Come one, come all to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Come watch Putnam County's finest middle schoolers spell ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Rock School, 9818 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: Tickets are $5 for regular seating, $10 for premium seats and can be purchased at the door. Kids 5 and under and TRS students are FREE.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Florida Blueberry Festival

Come join us on the historic downtown streets of Brooksville to enjoy Fresh Florida Blueberries, Fresh Blueberry Pies, and Tasty ...

Florida Blueberry Festival

Come join us on the historic downtown streets of Brooksville to enjoy Fresh Florida Blueberries, Fresh Blueberry Pies, and Tasty ...

Head Start Mass Registration

Applications accepted for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2017 and are from low income households, ...

Head Start Mass Registration

Applications accepted for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2017 and are from low income households, ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids' Sewing Comfy Pants

Sew a comfy pair of lazy pants. Ages 8 & older Two 2-hr sessions: April 25 and 27

  • 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $45
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Head Start Mass Registration

Applications accepted for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2017 and are from low income households, ...

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music Free Demo

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Pre-Capoeira Class! They will be exposed to ...

Head Start Mass Registration

Applications accepted for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2017 and are from low income households, ...

Head Start Mass Registration

Applications accepted for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2017 and are from low income households, ...

Project Appleseed

We teach rifle marksmanship and early American heritage in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Florida Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival

Enjoy an unforgettable day at the Florida Sheep, Wool & Herding Dog Festival! There will be sheep shearing, herding dogs, ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Greater Ocala Club Show Grounds, 10205 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala 34482
  • Website: floridasheep.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Project Appleseed

We teach rifle marksmanship and early American heritage in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Florida Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival

Enjoy an unforgettable day at the Florida Sheep, Wool & Herding Dog Festival! There will be sheep shearing, herding dogs, ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Greater Ocala Club Show Grounds, 10205 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala 34482
  • Website: floridasheep.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stop the Stigma

Join us for the 5th annual Stop the Stigma community event. Come have family-friendly fun with free games, bounce houses, ...

Allied Capoeira: Fit and Fun with Capoeira

Increase your child's fitness, focus, and self-confidence through Brazilian Capoeira. Capoeira offers the discipline of Martial Arts parents want, with ...

Monster Jam in Ocala

Featuring Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Carolina Crusher (Gary Porter), Xtermigator (J.R. McNeal), Razin' Kane (Buddy Tompkins), Jester (Matt Pagliarulo), Stinger ...

Monster Jam in Ocala

Featuring Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Carolina Crusher (Gary Porter), Xtermigator (J.R. McNeal), Razin' Kane (Buddy Tompkins), Jester (Matt Pagliarulo), Stinger ...