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

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Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses. The Retirement Home for Horses gives lifetime care to ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Free

Capoeira Academy of Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza

Every Saturday, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that ...

Mary Kay Cool Mint Party

A Social event for girls of all ages! Keep cool this summer: Sip mint iced tea and indulge in Mint ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 12505 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606; Suite 103
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.marykay.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

UF Fanfares & Fireworks

Fanfares and Fireworks is the annual Independence Day celebration. Featuring local and regional bands, music, and the traditional fireworks display, ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Flavet Field at the University of Florida, 605 Woodlawn Drive, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.wuft.org
  • Category: Free

Fireworks Extravaganza in Trenton

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

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 NW CR-339, Trenton, FL, 32693
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Lake Butler 4th of July Celebration

Lake Butler is the place to be this 4th of July! The Lake Butler Rotary Club is sponsoring the event, ...

  • 7:00 am
  • Location: Lakeside Park, 155 NW 3rd Street, Lake Butler, 32054
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Interlachen 4th of July Celebration

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

Shoot GTR Independence BBQ Open House

-Food provided by Adam's Rib Co. at 12pm - 3pm Raffle -.22 Caliber gallery for kids - Bounce house fun - Head ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Shoot GTR, 1610 NW 65th Pl, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Lake Santa Fe Boat Parade

A long-standing tradition on Lake Santa Fe is the annual 4th of July Boat Parade. Typically the circumnavigation begins at ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Lake Santa Fe Park, Northeast State Road 26, Melrose, Florida
  • Website: www.lakesantafe.org
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Single Parent Meet Up at Depot Park

Calling all single parents! Bring your kid/s to the Play Area for Single Parent Meetup @ Depot Park 6-7pm, 1st Friday of ...

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

FLMNH Creative B Movie Series

Friday nights in July, the Museum and Creative B will host FREE movie screenings and explore the balance between science ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free and open to the public
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Alachua Elementary Free Sports Physicals

Physicians will be on-site to provide free Sports Physicals for children needing them. Insurance is not required. Many thanks to ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua Elementary School,13800 NW 152nd Pl, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Hogtown Pet a Reptile Program

We give kids the chance to ask the questions they want to know about. While learning something new, they get ...

Gigi's Playhouse: LMNOP

L-M-N-O-P (Language, Music ‘N Our Peeps) July 8th • July 22nd • August 5th • August 19th 10AM-11AM (Ages Newborn - 36 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: gigisplayhouse.org
  • Category: Free

Menchie's Grand Opening: Free Frozen Yogurt

Free FROYO until 1pm and T-shirts for the first 25 kids, 12 and under! Also enjoy a balloon artist and ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 1150 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Target Post-Remodel Bash

Our Target store is so thankful for the community's patience as we have remodeled our store! It's time to celebrate ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 3970 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Free

Depot Park MAP for Youth Art Workshop

Kid’s Arts and Crafts presents Music and Arts Program for Youth, an arts foundation with workshops that emphasize the fun ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Menchie's Free FroYo for Kids

Free FROYO for kids 10 and under.

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 1150 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

HealthStreet Yoga with Wendy

Did you know Yoga is proven to reduce stress, increase flexibility and increase mindfulness? UF HealthStreet is hosting FREE yoga ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Nights

Join us for our once-a-month event where we are open in the evenings. Museum Nights offer multiple activities and performances ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free food and admission
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

City of Gainesville and GRU: Pop Up Camp

The City of Gainesville has partnered with Gainesville Regional Utilities to host two, free, one-day camps for the kids in ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Tiger Bay Apartments, 2415 Southeast 4th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Storytime at Depot Park

Alachua County Libraries presents Storytime @ Depot Park in the Children's Play Area on the second Friday of the month. This ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

FLMNH Creative B Movie Series

Friday nights in July, the Museum and Creative B will host FREE movie screenings and explore the balance between science ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free and open to the public
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Family Fishing Day

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: sfrc.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses. The Retirement Home for Horses gives lifetime care to ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Free

Capoeira Academy of Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza

Every Saturday, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that ...

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: Free

Free Ice Cream Day at Cold Stone Creamery

Gift Certificates and More's 3rd Annual FREE Cold Stone Ice Cream Day is almost here! Head over to either Cold Stone ...

  • 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Cold Stone of Gainesville 3822 W Newberry Rd / 3443 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: free for GCM members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

FLMNH Discovery Zone Opens

Join the Museum in welcoming its new permanent exhibit: Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone Explore, observe, study, pretend and play! This ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

HealthStreet Yoga with Wendy

Did you know Yoga is proven to reduce stress, increase flexibility and increase mindfulness? UF HealthStreet is hosting FREE yoga ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

FLMNH Creative B Movie Series

Friday nights in July, the Museum and Creative B will host FREE movie screenings and explore the balance between science ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free and open to the public
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Family Dance Party with DJ ELO at Depot Park

Depot dance party! This Friday marks the return of DJ-ELO! Regular guests know he plays a mix of everyone’s favorite ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

FIRM Open House

Bring the whole family out to The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park Open House on July 22nd! We are ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7266 Airport Rd, Starke FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Gigi's Playhouse: LMNOP

L-M-N-O-P (Language, Music ‘N Our Peeps) July 8th • July 22nd • August 5th • August 19th 10AM-11AM (Ages Newborn - 36 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: gigisplayhouse.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

HealthStreet Yoga with Wendy

Did you know Yoga is proven to reduce stress, increase flexibility and increase mindfulness? UF HealthStreet is hosting FREE yoga ...

Free Drum Circle with Jim Donovan of Rusted Root

Join Jim Donovan for a drum circle on the Phillips Center Main Stage! A limited number of drums will be ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Skate Station Tiny Tots: Thursdays

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Free

Magic Mike at HobbyTown USA

Hobby Town now has a magic department! Magic Mike will be demonstrating magic that you can do from 2-4pm on ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7420 West Newberry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Community Food Center Open House

Join us at the new Working Food Community Food Center! Learn about the new space, share your ideas, and meet ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

FLMNH Creative B Movie Series

Friday nights in July, the Museum and Creative B will host FREE movie screenings and explore the balance between science ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free and open to the public
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Epic End of Summer Bash in Chiefland

In this event we bring the community together to provide free services and products to help the kids get ready ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Chiefland First United Methodist Church 707 N. Main St Chiefland, FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Canterbury Cool Summer Show Series

This is a open pleasure show with classes for English, Western, Ranch, Beginners, Amateur Owners and event a division for ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Canterbury Florida Equestrian Showplace: 23100 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL, 32669
  • Cost: Spectator Admission is FREE
  • Website: canterburyshowplace.com
  • Category: Free

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: pavingpeace.org
  • Category: Free

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses. The Retirement Home for Horses gives lifetime care to ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Free

Crafts with the Trash Princess at Depot Park

Come out to Depot Park for a repurposed craft with the Trash Princess! Free to participate and materials are provided!

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Corks and Colors: 7 Year Anniversary Party

Corks & Colors Studio opened July 2010 and we’ve had 7 wonderful years of creating, teaching, and learning about art, ...

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Corks & Colors Studio 3415 W University Ave, 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Free

First UMC Family Movie Night

Get geared up and ready for Gadgets and Gizmos Vacation Bible School with your church family for a movie night ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Florida 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free