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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August

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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Alachua Library: The Year of Cross Creek

Valerie Rivers, Park Manager at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, will read The Secret River, an absorbing story ...

High Springs Library Martial Arts Demonstration

Summer at the Library: High Springs Choi Kwang Do instructors and students will amaze you with a great martial arts ...

National Night Out in High Springs

Join us for one of the largest Community Events in the Tri-City Area, National Night Out, America's Night Out Against ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: High Springs Civic Center 330 Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Dudley Farm Domestic Skills Child-Friendly Workshops

A resource person person will demonstrate a variety of domestic skills on Wednesdays (except the 3rd Wed). Come to the ...

Archer Library Summer Reading Carnival

Celebrate the end of summer with a carnival at the Archer Library. Enjoy face painting, music, crafts and more!

High Springs Library Ice Cream Science

Registration required. Discover the science behind ice cream this Summer At Your Library. First, follow the recipe to mix up the ...

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: Family Fun

Newberry Library Tails of the K9 Crusaders

Come out and meet members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit. Animals are a big part of ...

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 110 South Seaboard Drive, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: aclib.us
  • Category: Library Programs

High Springs Library REFIT for the Family

Summer at the Library. The REFIT Revolution is a fitness program for the entire family with a twist! All ages ...

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 ...

Intro to IEP/506's at Millhopper Library

Gainesville (N FL) Special Needs Parent Support/Community Resources is hosting an event for the introduction to IEP/504's and creating positive ...

Tropical Smoothie Café®: Grand Opening for New Store in Gainesville!

Tropical Smoothie Café will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration for its newest restaurant in Gainesville on Fri., Aug. 4, ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids Simple Summer Shorts

Learn to use a pattern, hem & insert elastic. Intended for children 8 years & older. Supplies are required for ...

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $45
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Gainesville Rocks Pop-Up Rock Painting Event

You're invited to a FREE Pop-Up rock painting event at Depot Park. Bring the kids, bring a friend, bring a ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville, FL - 200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, 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 ...

Kids Cooking Classes at Depot Park

The first Saturday of June, July, August and September, I am excited to have the opportunity to teach YOUR kids ...

Kids Saturday Club at Splitz

Bowling, arcade, & bounce house!

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling Center, 1301 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $12.99/person
  • Website: www.bowlsplitz.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Haile Jewelry Food4Kids Food Drive

Come by Haile Jewelry & Loans anytime between 11a-2p Saturday, August 5th to drop off food donations for Food4Kids Backpack ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2725 SW 91st Street, Suite 140, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer Heatwave Teen Pool Party

Want to cool off and avoid the summer heat? Come to one of our pool parties! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, ...

  • 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Dwight Hunter (Northeast Pool), 1100 NE 14th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Newsies

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a ...

Super Hero Safety Camp

This hour and a half workshop will address the protection of young children under the age of seven with specific ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: The ITM Group, 1208 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

High Springs Playhouse : Annie Jr.

Our Youth Production is entirely produced and played by children ages 8-18. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from ...

AVGD Backpacks 4 Success

The AVGD team is looking for families to join our movement in creating an attitude of gratitude. Make a difference ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $20 donation per backpack
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Headquarters Library Summer Reader Palooza

Celebrate Summer Reader Palooza on Sunday, August 6, 2 p.m. at the Headquarters Library, featuring the Elements of Inpiration Art ...

Haircuts for Heart

Come on down to Eden Michele salon on Monday August 7th and get that back to school haircut you've always ...

Newberry Library Art Classes

Learn basic techniques taught by a local elementary school teacher.

Learn with Jo-Ann: Kids' Crochet

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

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Newberry Library Taste the Food of the Gods

Learn about the history of chocolate from Gainesville's premier chocolatier, Maureen Jewett of Simply Delightful Confections.

Summer Sings and Strings Final Concert

The Gainesville Civic Chorus is proud to present the final concert for the Summer Sings & Strings on August 7th, ...

Dudley Farm Domestic Skills Child-Friendly Workshop

A resource person person will demonstrate a variety of domestic skills on Wednesdays (except the 3rd Wed). June 21 - ...

High Springs Library:Our Native Americans

Summer at the Library: Join Linda Tiffany for a fun afternoon learning about Native American history from past to present.

Newsies

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a ...

Summit Salon Academy Free Back to School Haircuts

Free Haircuts for kids K-12th grade. Appointments welcomed. First come, first served. Come see us and get your kids ready ...

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: Family Fun

Newberry Library The Gourmet Rodent

Newberry's own business, The Gourmet Rodent, brings an assortment of reptiles.

High Springs Library REFIT for the Family

Summer at the Library. The REFIT Revolution is a fitness program for the entire family with a twist! All ages ...

Princess Luau Party by Chick-Fil-A at River Cross Church

Come join us for our first Princess Luau Party! Kids come dressed as your favorite Princess and be ready to ...

  • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: River Cross Church 5100 Southwest 91 Terrace Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $5-$12.50
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer Fun in the Kitchen

Encourage healthy eating habits and appetites for youngsters. Kitchen fun needn't be complicated nor sugar-laden. Learn easy ways to use ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice 4401 NW 25th Pl, Ste D, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Newberry Library End of Summer Party

Celebrate the end of the Summer at the Library with us by making badges for your accomplishments on beanstack ...

Learn with Jo-Ann: BFF Sleeping Bag and Pillow

Learn to trace a template, machine-sew & hand stitch. Intended for children 8 years & older. Supplies are required for ...

  • 1:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Alachua Library Ice Cream Science

Registration Required. Discover the science behind ice cream this Summer in the Library. First, follow the recipe to mix up ...

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 ...

O2BKids Back to School Bash & Fall Class Sign-Up

Sign up for fall classes and enjoy Blastoff bounce house, rock wall fun, face painting, awesome art and obstacle course.   ...

Splitz Youth League Registration Day

We are having a free bowling day on August 12th for kids and their families to meet our coaches and ...

Kids Saturday Club at Splitz

Bowling, arcade, & bounce house!

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling Center, 1301 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $12.99/person
  • Website: www.bowlsplitz.com
  • Category: Family Fun

MyTeenFriends Bowling

Join us for bowling and some fun before heading back to school! There is no cost for MyTeenFriends to bowl, but ...

Magic the Gathering at Satchel's

Bring your best spells, nastiest goblins, and that sweet new artifact you just picked up. We will supply the pizza, ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Satchel's Pizza 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Library Partnership Meet the Beekeepers

Summer at the Library. Visit with experienced beekeepers and BEE happy! We'll have games and projects for kids, and demonstrations ...

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Pregnant? Postpartum? Join us at Postpartum Wellness and Family Counseling. Babies welcome. Drop-in as you can and come as you ...

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: Family Fun

Cameron Dancenter North Open House

Nina Cameron and the Dancenter staff welcomes you to a fun filled afternoon full of surprises for your child. Greet ...

  • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Dancenter North, Ridgeway Village, 5003 NW 34th Blvd.Suite 120, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Youth Chorus Auditions

Make new friends and enjoy the Gainesville Youth Chorus choral experience all year long! Auditions are open to children ages ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Glen Springs Elementary, 2826 NW 31st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Auditions

Headquarters Library Solar Eclipse Kids Science Party

On August 21st there is going to be a FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE! So in preparation, we are going to learn ...

Cameron Dancenter West Open House

Nina Cameron and the Dancenter staff welcomes you to a fun filled afternoon full of surprises for your child. Greet ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Eclipse

SOLD OUT Prepare for the August 21st, solar eclipse! You see the moon all the time, but do you know its ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Eclipse

SOLD OUT Prepare for the August 21st, solar eclipse! You see the moon all the time, but do you know its ...

Eilite Baseball Fall Tryouts

Florida Elite Baseball Tryouts are Set for August 19th! We hope to see you there. In the Fall we will ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Champions Park of Newberry, FL 24617 SW 30th Ave, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Gatorball Fall Baseball Evaluations

Who can register? This program is for players of all ages and all levels of ability interested in learning the ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park, 3401 NW 143rd St, Gainesville, FL, 32606
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Other

Ninja Jam Saturday at Sun Country

Who wants to be a Ninja? Don't miss Ninja Jam on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Ninja Jam will ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: members $15.75 non-members $19
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

UF Student-Family Welcome

What to Expect: ~Information important to kids, spouses, partners and student-family academic success ~Free family activities ~Free food ~Tables for multiple administrative, academic, and ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: UF, Corry Commons, 620 Village Drive, Gainesville FL 32612
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Guitar Center Free Workshop: Learn to Play Ukulele

Guitar Center is proud to offer this beginner ukulele group workshop for all of our newest ukulele players. Every customer ...

Rally in the Swamp

Student gates on the East side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will open at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the event, ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 121 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Tinkergarten Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader Amy Carson ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Eclipse

Prepare for the August 21st, solar eclipse! You see the moon all the time, but do you know its story? ...

Engineering for Kids Solar Eclipse Workshop

In this special Engineering for Kids event, students will get to observe one of the most spectacular astronomical phenomenon viewable ...

  • 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: 5000 NW 34th Blvd, Suite 15 & 16, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: $30 ($25 each for siblings)
  • Website: www.iclassprov2.com
  • Category: Classes

Solar Eclipse Viewing at UF Observatory

View the partial solar eclipse from the UF Campus Teaching Observatory! UF Astronomers will be on hand with telescopes and ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory,211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Free Tinkergarten Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Tricia Nelson, will ...

Single Mothers Support Group

A fun gathering for single mothers. The event is free and there will be cookies and drinks! A great way ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Millhopper Branch Library 3145 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

ESE Open House

Come meet Donna Kidwell, Alachua County ESE Director. She will be talking about 504s & IEPs. There will be several ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kirby-Smith Center, 620 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Gainesville Youth Chorus Auditions

Make new friends and enjoy the Gainesville Youth Chorus choral experience all year long! Auditions are open to children ages ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Glen Springs Elementary, 2826 NW 31st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Auditions

Y.E.S. Gainesville Meeting

What will Y.E.S. Gainesville (Youth Empowered Solutions) look like this year? How will we represent ourselves & our shared values? ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gestalt Center Of Gainesville 1505 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational

Dash and Splash Summer Series

It’s time to be challenged! Come participate in four races to keep fit and have fun this summer! This year ...

Medical/Dental Family Welcome Fair

Calling all medical/dental student, resident, and faculty families! New to Gainesville? Side By Side Gainesville and JMG - Junior Medical ...

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 ...

Guitar Center Free Workshop: Learn to Play Ukulele

Guitar Center is proud to offer this beginner ukulele group workshop for all of our newest ukulele players. Every customer ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Tricia Nelson, will ...

Meet & Greet Local Babysitters

Been needing a babysitter but just don't know any you can trust? Come meet and get to know a few ...

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 1223 NW 101st Drive; Gainesville Florida
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Sun Country Dance Theatre Auditions

Sun Country Dance Theatre (SCDT) will hold Open Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season on SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017. Sun Country Dance ...

  • 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Ter, Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Auditions

Nutcracker & Next Generation Auditions

Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle will be casting for selected roles in DANB’s 2017-2018 productions as well as NUTCRACKER. Directors ...

  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Pofahl Studios,1325 NW 2nd Street,Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $20 fee
  • Website: dancealive.org
  • Category: Auditions

IndepenDance Studio Birthday Dance Party & Open House

Join us with our always-awesome party DJs- KISS 105.3 as we celebrate of 8 lucky years of helping the community ...

Allied Capoeira Free Demo Week

Join us during our Demo Week to find out who we are and what we are all about. Capoeira is ...

Baton Twirling Class

Come and experience the fun of the world of twirling! All skill levels for ages 4 and up. First class ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: first class is free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Allied Capoeira Free Demo Week

Join us during our Demo Week to find out who we are and what we are all about. Capoeira is ...

Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics at YMCA

Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental ...

Gainesville Wing Bowl

Team Dynamo & Montini Orthodontics presents the 6th annual Gainesville Wing Bowl benefiting the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to be ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling Center, 1301 NW 76th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults $20, Children (aged 5-10) $10, Children under 5 are FREE
  • Website: www.gainesvillewingbowl.org
  • Category: Family Fun

ESE Open House

Come meet Donna Kidwell, Alachua County ESE Director. She will be talking about 504s & IEPs. There will be several ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Kirby-Smith Center, 620 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Allied Capoeira: Pre-School Capoeira

See what your little one is capable of in our Pre-Capoeira Class! They will be exposed to music, movement, language, ...

Allied Capoeira Free Demo Week

Join us during our Demo Week to find out who we are and what we are all about. Capoeira is ...

College Night at Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College will host its annual FREE College Night on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ...

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Gymnasium, Building V, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Informational

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: Family Fun

Gainesville Youth Chorus Auditions

Make new friends and enjoy the Gainesville Youth Chorus choral experience all year long! Auditions are open to children ages ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Glen Springs Elementary, 2826 NW 31st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Auditions

IndepenDance Studio Birthday Dance Party & Open House

Join us with our always-awesome party DJs- KISS 105.3 as we celebrate of 8 lucky years of helping the community ...