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.


  • Print
November

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

Show events from all categories

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Rural Folklife Days

Rural Folklife Days celebrates the region's rural past with demonstrations and hands-on learning activities. Visitors can taste jellies, play traditional ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5 per person in addition to regular park admission,( $5.00 per vehicle, up to eight passengers)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Glen Springs Elementary Fall Carnival

Join us for an evening of fun! Safety patrols are selling meals.

  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Glen Springs Elementary School, 2826 Northwest 31st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Wristbands are for sale for children (Adults FREE & under 3 yrs old FREE)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Campus USA Movie on the Lawn Event: Coco

The annual family friendly event will be showing "Coco" on a large outdoor screen in front of the Empower Park ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 14007 NW 1st RD Jonesville 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: Campuscu.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Homecoming Festival

The Homecoming Festival connects past, current, and future gators through family-friendly carnival style activities such as bounce houses, vendors, live ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: University of Florida, Plaza of Americas, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: gatorgrowl.org
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Homecoming Parade

UPDATE: will start at 11:30am. One of the longest-standing Gator traditions at the university, the Homecoming Parade is truly an event ...

Skate Station Gator Homecoming School's Out Skates

Join us from 12-6pm and 7:30-Midnight on November 2nd for Best Chomp, Feed the Gator and more! Wear your Orange ...

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

Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

The 34th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend is rapidly drawing near on November 3 ...

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park 11008 S. HIghway 475 Ocala, Florida
  • Cost: $10 donation per carload
  • Category: Family Fun

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival

Sugar Camp Ranch invites you and your family to our Grand Opening Event during our 1st Annual Harvest Festival. Join us ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: $12 (Kids 3 and under are free)
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Greenway Challenge

The Gainesville Greenway Challenge is a year-round effort whose aim is to restore natural habitat in Gainesville by removing invasive ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Palm Point, 7401 Lake Shore Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32641
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Greenfield Fall Festival

Greenfield Preschool and the Newberry Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a family fun fall festival at Easton Newberry Sports ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

The 34th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend is rapidly drawing near on November 3 ...

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park 11008 S. HIghway 475 Ocala, Florida
  • Cost: $10 donation per carload
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua Main Street Fall Festival

Shop with local businesses and unique street vendors while strolling the Main Street of Historic Downtown Alachua. Food vendors, live ...

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Night

It's that time of the year again, where we offer 36 unique flavors of chocolate on one special day. For ...

Bowl-a-thon at Splitz

Join us for our Annual Bowl-a-thon” on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Splitz at Funworks! Fundraising Teams * Register your team of ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling, 1301 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Museum Homeschool Day

The Florida Museum of Natural History invites home-schooled students of all ages to participate in guided programs on Nov. 5 ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $6/person, ages under 3 are free
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Hackerspace Open Project Night

Welcome to our weekly Open Project Night at the Gainesville Hackerspace! We open our doors on Tuesday at 7:00 for ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Hackerspace, 2803 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

New Oak Grove Fall Family Festival

*Pony Rides* *Snow Cone Truck* Hot Dogs and Chili Bounce House Bounce Slide Craft Holiday Devotional Photo Area with Props Cakewalk Hayride Trunk or Treat

  • 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: New Oak Grove Baptist Church, 18100 N.W. 262nd Ave, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Depot Park

Alachua County Public Libraries presents Storytime @ Depot Park in the Children's Play area. This event is free and open to ...

UF Art Bash

The School of Art and Art History invites everyone to a behind the scenes tour, offering them the chance to ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF School of Art + Art History 1370 Inner Road, School of Art + Art History, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival

Sugar Camp Ranch invites you and your family to our Grand Opening Event during our 1st Annual Harvest Festival. Join us ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: $10 (Kids 3 and under are free)
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Join us for a Friday Night Gator Block Party at Celebration Pointe! As the official place where Gators come to celebrate, ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.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

Sangria 5K Dash and Jazz in the Grove Festival

Join us for our Island Grove Wine Company 3rd Annual Sangria 5K Dash and Jazz in the Grove Festival on ...

  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Island Grove Wine Company, 24703 SE 193rd Ave., Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Marketplace at First UMC

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) presents: Holiday Marketplace 2018! The holiday shopping and family fun event of the year! All proceeds ...

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival

Sugar Camp Ranch invites you and your family to our Grand Opening Event during our 1st Annual Harvest Festival. Join us ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: $12 (Kids 3 and under are free)
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Farm and Field Day

Healthy family fun for all ages! We have invited organizations from around the county to connect you to fun family ...

Swallowtail Farm Fall Festival

Swallowtail Farm's annual celebration of the fall harvest and everything green and good on the farm, our brilliant local community, ...

  • 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 17603 NW 276th Lane, Alachua FL 32615
  • Cost: $18, Children 12 & under FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ask a Scientist: Peoples of the Pacific Northwest

Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning on Nov. 11 from ...

Alachua Conservation Trust Youth Art and Observation Workshop

Join ACT for an afternoon of art and observation! This event is specifically geared for 3rd -5th grade students, but ...

Gainesville Hackerspace Open Project Night

Welcome to our weekly Open Project Night at the Gainesville Hackerspace! We open our doors on Tuesday at 7:00 for ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Hackerspace, 2803 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event and Family Festival

The Ocala Jockey Club hosts a spectator and media-focused International 3-Day Event with a family-friendly atmosphere. Kid-Zone area for children ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 8720 W HWY 318, Reddick, FL 32686
  • Cost: Free - $75
  • Website: www.OJC3DE.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event and Family Festival

The Ocala Jockey Club hosts a spectator and media-focused International 3-Day Event with a family-friendly atmosphere. Kid-Zone area for children ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 8720 W HWY 318, Reddick, FL 32686
  • Cost: Free - $75
  • Website: www.OJC3DE.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Museum Starry Night

Observe the night sky and explore the world beyond at the Florida Museum on Nov. 16 from 6 to 10 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Join us for a Friday Night Gator Block Party at Celebration Pointe! As the official place where Gators come to celebrate, ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event and Family Festival

The Ocala Jockey Club hosts a spectator and media-focused International 3-Day Event with a family-friendly atmosphere. Kid-Zone area for children ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 8720 W HWY 318, Reddick, FL 32686
  • Cost: Free - $75
  • Website: www.OJC3DE.com
  • Category: Family Fun

YMCA Free Swim and Wellness Saturdays

Come swim at the Y's swimming pool for FREE every 3rd Saturday of the month! Try the Y during Wellness ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34th Blvd. 32605 Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Fall Festival

Downtown Newberry Mainstreet Fall Festival, along Seaboard/Keene Drive. Free Admission. Bounce House, Face Painting, Music, Dancers, food, music, and art. ...

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Bring the kids and ride from Depot Park down to the Alachua Lake Overlook on the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail for ...

Let's Skate Ocala

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event and Family Festival

The Ocala Jockey Club hosts a spectator and media-focused International 3-Day Event with a family-friendly atmosphere. Kid-Zone area for children ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 8720 W HWY 318, Reddick, FL 32686
  • Cost: Free - $75
  • Website: www.OJC3DE.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hey, Neighbor! Carnival

Join the UF Diabetes Institute and the UF College Diabetes Network in celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month with a family-friendly ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Magnolia Park/ One Love Cafe - Northwest 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tot Trot Nature Walks at the Florida Museum

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone Nature Ambassadors for a safe and exciting hands-on ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Hackerspace Open Project Night

Welcome to our weekly Open Project Night at the Gainesville Hackerspace! We open our doors on Tuesday at 7:00 for ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Hackerspace, 2803 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gobble Till Ya Wobble at Swamp Head Brewery

Our 5th annual Gobble ’til ya Wobble party is the ultimate pregame to your Thanksgiving plans of busting out the ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Swamp Head Brewery: 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Character Party

Come join us for before Thanksgiving Day for our Character Party. This is a great time for Out of Town Guests ...

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Non Member Tickets are $12 in advance and $18 at the door for ages 3 and up Non Member Tickets are $7 in advance and $12 at the door for ages 2 and under
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife Thanksgiving Tours

Come celebrate a late Thanksgiving with Tuesday the baby cheetah, Doodle the baby clouded leopard and their friends! Tours start ...

Bouncers Post Turkey Playdate

Come burn the Turkey off! Invite your friends to this playdate after thanksgiving! This is way easier to meet up ...

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Members are FREE!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Balloon Glow

Hot air balloons glowing at dusk, tethered balloon rides, the best local food vendors, shopping village and activities for the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park, 11008 S Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480
  • Cost: $10 vehicle admission, Balloon rides $20/person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife Thanksgiving Tours

Come celebrate a late Thanksgiving with Tuesday the baby cheetah, Doodle the baby clouded leopard and their friends! Tours start ...

Morningside Cane Boil and Fiddle Fest

This event is held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and combines traditions of giving thanks and fall harvest with ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Fl, 32641
  • Cost: Adults: $2 | Kids $1, Free for 3 and under.
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Balloon Glow

Hot air balloons glowing at dusk, tethered balloon rides, the best local food vendors, shopping village and activities for the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park, 11008 S Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480
  • Cost: $10 vehicle admission, Balloon rides $20/person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ocala Balloon Glow

Hot air balloons glowing at dusk, tethered balloon rides, the best local food vendors, shopping village and activities for the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park, 11008 S Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480
  • Cost: $10 vehicle admission, Balloon rides $20/person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Honey Tasting Event

Honey flavors can vary as much as, if not more than, wines. Different floral sources blooming at the time while ...

  • 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 435 South Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Hackerspace Open Project Night

Welcome to our weekly Open Project Night at the Gainesville Hackerspace! We open our doors on Tuesday at 7:00 for ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Hackerspace, 2803 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

(FULL) 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 ...

  • 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Williston Road, Gainesville
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle (cash)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend

Come and enjoy a unique weekend in “The Best Little Pirate Town in Florida.” The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

  • 4:30 pm
  • Location: Ocala Petting Zoo, 11150 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482
  • Cost: Ages 13 and up: $18 | 12 and under at $12 | Free for 3 and under
  • Website: www.20thcenturycircus.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Trashformations

Ever wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun