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.

Show events from all categories


Town of Bronson Fireworks

Saturday July 1, 2017 the Town of Bronson will be hosting a fireworks display at dark. Food vendors will be ...

Williston Independence Day Celebration

The event begins with a parade on Noble Ave. at 5:00 p.m. Immediately after the parade we welcome you to Williston ...

Fireworks Extravaganza in Trenton

We will have Free Food, Fireworks, Family Fun, Live Music and Water Slides!!! So bring your towels, your swimsuits, your ...

Interlachen 4th of July Celebration

This is always a great day with lots & lots of FREE stuff for the kids to do. Bike ...

Independence Day Celebration in Newberry

Join the American Legion and your community Veterans at Post 149 as we celebrate our country's independence and our men ...

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Newberry American Legion - Post 149 26821 W Newberry Rd., Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website:
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Kids' Day

This event is focused on fun for kids ages 13 and under! Here is what to expect: Magic shows, farm animal ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: ages under 3: FREE| ages 3 – 13: $10 adults: $8 , adult members: FREE Cash or check only, PLEASE no credit cards!!
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Theater Connect: Day Camp for Teens

Join the UF Arts in Medicine Theater Team and the UF Health Youth Gender Program for a day of theater, ...

Gainesville Elks Lodge Annual Splash Day

On July 22nd, the Gainesville Elks Lodge will be holding a "Summer Splash Family Fun Day" at their lodge. The ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 2424 NW 23rd Blvd., Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free (donations accepted for CARD)
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Breastfeeding USA Meeting

Come meet other breastfeeding moms in the community, share support, learn more about our local chapter of Breastfeeding USA, and ...

Painting with a Twist: Pigs Kidz Camp

Ages 7 and up are welcome! Ages 7-12 MUST be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. ...

PAVE Back to School Rally

You and your children are invited to the Annual Back to School Rally at the Santa Fe College Gym on ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Gymnasium, 3000 NW 83rd Steet, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Mount Olive's Back to School Fest

Mount Olive's Back to School Fest will include: free backpacks, school supplies, a pair of brand new shoes, books, food, ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 510 NE 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Free

Belk KidFest

Fun anyone? Join us for Kidfest: Face Painting, Balloons, and our biggest shopping event of the year!

Musical Me Theater presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is ...

Musical Me Theater presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is ...