Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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January 16

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

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Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

Bring your little one, who is under 46 inches, from 10 am to Noon on Tuesday or Thursday and the ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Skate Station School's Out Skate

Join us for tons of fun!

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Oak Hall School Stay and Play

Come take a peek! Oak Hall School invites families with children ages 2, 3 & 4 to visit our Early ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Oak Hall School, 8009 SW 14 Avenue Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.oakhall.org
  • Category: Family Fun

YMCA Open Gym for Pre-K Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

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

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Florida Arbor Day

Celebrate with us as the City of Gainesville celebrates its 34th year as a Tree City USA. Commissioner Harvey Budd ...

  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: A. Quinn Jones House, 1013 NW 7th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • 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 ...

Skate Station Night at the Races

Join us for fun and games!

  • 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

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 ...

Pancake Breakfast in Micanopy

Give yourself a Saturday off from doing breakfast dishes and come eat with us! Money goes to support MACS amazing ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Micanopy Area Cooperative School, 802 NW Seminary Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: $8-10
  • Website: www.macschool.us
  • Category: Family Fun

FLMNH Collectors Day

The Florida Museum’s 39th celebration of collections and collectors shows collecting isn’t only for scientists! This free, popular event attracts ...

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

January Kids Zone Event at JCPenney

Kids of all ages are invited to JCPenney's January Kids Zone Event. We are getting ready for Valentine's Day by ...

New Year Nature Journals at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Come enjoy the New Year at Sweetwater Wetlands Park! Join a ranger to learn about upcoming flora and fauna sightings ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Williston Road, Gainesville
  • Cost: free with admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Pay to Play

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

High Springs Music in the Park Series

High Springs Music in the Park 2018 Season Kickoff: Featuring Jacob Johnson (guitarist) and Elio Piedra & Friends (Latin Percussionist) ...

YMCA Open Gym for Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

Skate Station Candy Scramble

Prizes and Candy for All!

  • 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

Bring your little one, who is under 46 inches, from 10 am to Noon on Tuesday or Thursday and the ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

YMCA Open Gym for Pre-K Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

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

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

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 Super Bowl Showdown

Which team has the most fans? Dress in your favorite team's colors!

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Skate Station Funworks, 1311 Northwest 76th Boulevard, 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

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 ...

Step 317 Unicorn Mini Session

These magical sessions will be outdoors with a real pony decked out as a unicorn. The pony is the perfect ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee: $49
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Yesterday's Festival at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

We invite you to experience a piece of history at one of Florida’s first state parks. Take a Walk Back ...

Great Invader Raider Rally

Be a part of this annual tradition to remove invasive plant species from our natural areas! Individuals and groups are ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East Univeristy Ave., Gainesville, Florida, 32641
  • Cost: FREE but registration is required
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.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

Allied Capoeira League Open House

Are you looking for something different for your child's extracurricular activities? Find out why our students and parents LOVE our ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: 2020 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 2900 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $18 for adults — $8 for ages 5–17 | Free for children under 5
  • Website: www.hoggetownefaire.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Pay to Play

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

St. Francis High School Souper Fun Sunday

Souper Fun Sunday is Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition showcasing the area’s best soups from more than 30 local restaurants ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Adults $15, Seniors/students $10, Children 5-10 $5
  • Website: souperfunsunday.com
  • Category: Family Fun

YMCA Open Gym for Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

Bring your little one, who is under 46 inches, from 10 am to Noon on Tuesday or Thursday and the ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Moonlight Night Hike at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a park ranger on a walk under the moonlight at Sweetwater Wetlands Park to experience the sights, sounds, and ...

  • 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Williston Road, Gainesville
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle (cash)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

YMCA Open Gym for Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...