Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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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 ...

  • 9:00 am
  • Location: Paynes Praire State Park , La Chua Trail, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: San Felasco State Park, 12720 NW 109th Lane, Alachua FL
  • Cost: free for participants
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

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

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

Join the fun, get the facts! Youngsters, with an adult, can join a Morningside Nature Center animal caretaker for amphibian ...

Morningside Nature Center Living History Days

Step back in a time when the roosters’ crow and the rising sun, not an alarm clock, welcomed a new ...

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 ...

Gigi's Playhouse: LMNOP

LMNOP stands for Language, Music, 'N Our Peeps. It is a GiGi's Playhouse favorite! Designed especially for our new little ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: GiGi's Playhouse, 3345 SW 34th St, Ste 2, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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

Tinkergarten Trial Class

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

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten provides educational and fun classes for kids ages 18 months to 8 years old, in the healthiest classroom of ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: Jonesville Park behind the basketball courts
  • Cost: free, registration required
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Free

Gigi's Playhouse: Leaps and Bounds

***New for Spring 2018*** Leaps and Bounds is the GiGi's Playhouse signature program for 3-5 year olds with Down syndrome. ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: GiGi's Playhouse, 3345 SW 34th St, Ste 2, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Tinkergarten Trial Class

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

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten provides educational and fun classes for kids ages 18 months to 8 years old, in the healthiest classroom of ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: Jonesville Park behind the basketball courts
  • Cost: free, registration required
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Free

Santa Fe College Zoo Storytime

Join the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Storytime ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free storytime
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

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

Horse Shows in the Park

Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center open to horse-related events and horse shows. It`s the perfect place for horse ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Canterbury Florida Equestrian Showplace: 23100 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL, 32669
  • Cost: Spectator Admission is FREE
  • Website: canterburyshowplace.com
  • Category: Free

Florida Mushroom Festival in Interlachen

Join us for the Florida Mushroom Festival! Free music, free samples, free demos and workshops!

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Old Town Hall, Interlachen, Florida
  • 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 ...

SwampCon

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

  • 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF, Reitz Union, Gainesville FL
  • 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 ...

Horse Shows in the Park

Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center open to horse-related events and horse shows. It`s the perfect place for horse ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Canterbury Florida Equestrian Showplace: 23100 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL, 32669
  • Cost: Spectator Admission is FREE
  • Website: canterburyshowplace.com
  • Category: Free

SwampCon

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

  • 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF, Reitz Union, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: 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 ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: National Parks
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.nps.gov
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

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: Free

Millhopper Montessori Middle School 8th Shakespeare Festival

Millhopper Montessori School celebrates 40 years of academic excellence this school year and the 8th Shakespeare Festival is part of ...

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.millhopper.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 ...

Gigi's Playhouse: LMNOP

LMNOP stands for Language, Music, 'N Our Peeps. It is a GiGi's Playhouse favorite! Designed especially for our new little ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: GiGi's Playhouse, 3345 SW 34th St, Ste 2, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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

Noah's Endeavor Basketball for All

Six Sundays of free fun for players and buddies of all abilities--with and without disabilities. These FREE programs are offered through ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: noahsendeavor.org
  • Category: Free

Storytelling and Puppet Show Week at City College Library

Join us for a fun week at City College of Gainesville, Library where the Librarian will be reading children’s and ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 7001 NW 4th Blvd- City College Library
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening

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

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 8181 NW 38th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Storytelling and Puppet Show Week at City College Library

Join us for a fun week at City College of Gainesville, Library where the Librarian will be reading children’s and ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 7001 NW 4th Blvd- City College Library
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Storytelling and Puppet Show Week at City College Library

Join us for a fun week at City College of Gainesville, Library where the Librarian will be reading children’s and ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 7001 NW 4th Blvd- City College Library
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Storytelling and Puppet Show Week at City College Library

Join us for a fun week at City College of Gainesville, Library where the Librarian will be reading children’s and ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 7001 NW 4th Blvd- City College Library
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Artwalk Gainesville

Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, ...

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 ...

Heart Pine Waldorf School Open House

Heart Pine Waldorf School embraces children’s natural love of learning, enriching childhood by direct experience of arts, science and the ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 1000 NE 16th Ave, Building C, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free Open House - See website for tuition and scholarship opportunities
  • Website: www.heartpineschool.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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

Noah's Endeavor Basketball for All

Six Sundays of free fun for players and buddies of all abilities--with and without disabilities. These FREE programs are offered through ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: noahsendeavor.org
  • Category: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...