Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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January

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Paynes Prairie First Day Hike on La Chua Trail

Start the new year off with a hike at Paynes Prairie. Join a park ranger on a guided walk on ...

Ichetucknee Springs First Day Hike

Join a Park Ranger for an easy hike to start the new year exploring our natural communities and the history ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: chetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: park entry fees are waived for participants
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

O'Leno State Park First Day Hike

Start the new year off with a river walk at O'Leno State Park. A Park Ranger will lead the group ...

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park: First Day Hike

A guided walk around Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' farm, including the duck and chicken pens, gardens, outhouse, porches, barn and citrus ...

First Day Hike at San Felasco Hammock State Park

Join Park Ranger Doug on a 2.5 mile through the Moonshine Creek and Creek Sink trails. Learn some of the ...

Ranger Led Tours at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Enjoy a ranger led tour of Sweetwater Wetlands Park, a new city park on Williston Road in Gainesville. Tours will ...

2nd Annual Eco Friendly Adventure Day

Eco-Friendly Adventure Day is an annual event at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, a unique botanical garden with over 50 ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston FL 32696
  • Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for children, Free for children under 6
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Iche Nippy Dip Day

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Staff would like to invite you to the “Annual Iche Nippy Dip Day.” Participate in an ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, North Entrance, 8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: free with park admission, $6/vehicle
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Three Kings Day Celebration at Blackadder Brewing

Join us on Sat, Jan 6th for: Three Kings Day 12 PM - 4 PM: Kid-friendly activities, Face painting, small gifts ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Blackadder Brewing, 618-A NW 60th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville's Diaper Derby

Did you know that in Alachua County, around 30% of parents with diaper age children struggle to afford diapers and ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Terr, Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.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 ...

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 ...

SwampCon

Ahoy mateys! Prepare to set sail on the seven seas January 13-14th, 2018 with SwampCon: Voyage!! SwampCon: Voyage is a FREE ...

SwampCon

Ahoy mateys! Prepare to set sail on the seven seas January 13-14th, 2018 with SwampCon: Voyage!! SwampCon: Voyage is a FREE ...

National Parks: Free Admission

Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee ...

MLK Day of Service

Join UF students and community members in serving the Gainesville community. Learn about service opportunities in Gainesville, meet new people, ...

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Reitz Union, University of Florida, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Website: www.eventbrite.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 ...

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

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

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

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 ...

Meet CPR Certified Bambino Babysitters

Come meet some great babysitters after our CPR certification class! We look forward to meeting you and hope you can ...

Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening

Fabulous Faces will be at the Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening! Free face painting and balloons!

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 ...

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 ...

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

Nature Hike with Hike it Baby

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays what better way to reset than a morning hike on one of ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Paynes Praire State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: $6/carload
  • 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

Pints and Predators

Educational festival and fundraiser for local wildlife rehabilitators featuring live birds of prey and creatures of the night. Suggested donation ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10-$20 suggested donation
  • 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

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