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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December

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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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 ...

Little Run on the Prairie

The Little Run on the Prairie 5K is a trail run through the historic and pristine Paynes Prairie. It is ...

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Christmas on the Square- Live Oak

Christmas on the Square in Live Oak, FL is one of the largest Christmas festivals in the Southeast. This year ...

Arts and Crafts Fair at Celebration UMC

We are excited to welcome local artists to our first Arts and Craft fair! When you shop at the craft ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Mind Body and Sole 5K

All profits from this race will go to the Carey R. Barber, M.D. Scholarship for Providers Depression Awareness and Suicide ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Gale Lemerand Commuter Parking lot, UF Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $10-30
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

GLAM Craft Show

Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 2 for the 10th annual GLAM Craft Show, once again at First Magnitude ...

Downtown Festival and Art Show

The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten is a research-based program designed to kids develop and get ready for school and life through outdoor, play-based learning ...

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Mark your calendars for our mini-Christmas Session- the first three Monday's of December. Classes begin at 10am and 11am. Classes are ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $2.00/family per class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Tacachale Holiday Parade

On December 4, the center will host its annual Holiday Parade beginning at 10:20 a.m. Come see school bands, ROTC ...

Mom to Mom Support Group

Mom to Mom support group is a FREE group offering of the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition led by ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Gingerbread House Decorating Party at Newberry Library

Come and join us at the Newberry Branch as we decorate Gingerbread Houses! We will be providing the houses and ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our Open Studio iplaydate every Friday! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

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 ...

Florida Healthy Babies Meeting

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County (DOH-Alachua), and the Department of Children and Families' Child Fatality Prevention Partnership ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Thomas Coward Auditorium, 224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Informational, Free

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, Holiday Events

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Chick-fil-A (Oaks Mall) Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Join us for our annual tradition! Enjoy a Chick-fil-A breakfast meal while you and your family create a Christmas craft, ...

Breakfast with Santa at Trinity UMC

Youth & Sonlight invites all children with their families to Breakfast with Santa on December 8 from 8:30-11am. includes breakfast, ...

Snow Day in Lake City

It is going to Snow in Lake City! You heard me right! Break out your winter coats and brace yourself ...

Girls on the Run Fall 5k

Please mark your calendar, December 8th, for the Girls on the Run of Alachua County Fall 2018 5K!! Come join ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

Bring the whole family! Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Enjoy a FREE photo opportunity with ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Mark your calendars for our mini-Christmas Session- the first three Monday's of December. Classes begin at 10am and 11am. Classes are ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $2.00/family per class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Family Promise Fundraiser at Northwest Grille

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to join your support of the Family Promise shelter for working families with children ...

Gainesville Country Day Kindergarten Parent Preview

Are you are interested in learning more about our kindergarten program? Join us Tuesday, December 11th at 9am for incoming ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Oak Hall School's Early Childhood Learning Center Stay and Play

Oak Hall School invites families with children ages 2, 3, & 4 to visit our Early Childhood Learning Center. Meet our ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

UF Shands NICU Pumping Mother's Support Group

Join our pumping support group every Tuesday for all mothers of hospitalized infants. Join us to share pumping tips and ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

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 ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Jordan Glen School Presents A Christmas Carol at Archer Community Center

A classic story around this time of year is "A Christmas Carol" by author Charles Dickens. This is a beloved ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Tonewood Family Music Rhythm Kids Demo

This 45-minute class was designed to be a drum- and rhythm-centered variation of the Parent/Child class. Focusing on drumming and ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial Class

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

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest at Archer Library

Join us for the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Build a winning and tasty creation! All supplies are furnished; ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

VR for the Social Good Demo Day at the Florida Museum

Come experience more than twenty demonstrations of social good projects and immersive stories during "VR for the Social Good" class’s ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our Open Studio iplaydate every Friday! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Sensitive Santa at Lamp Post Therapy Center

Visit with Santa in a calm atmosphere with our elves who are sensitive to all kinds of special needs. Spend ...

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Ugly Sweater 5k and Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our 2nd Annual Montgomery Ugly Sweater 5k! Run or walk this beautiful off road 5k trail winding ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fest

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2018 Holiday Festival! Saturday the 15th of December, 8:30 am-Noon. We'll be ...

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 ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Donuts with Santa at The Depot Park Event Space

SOLD OUT Gainesville FL Moms Blog is excited to present its first premier kids and family event, Donuts with Santa! More ...

Santa is Coming to PDQ

Mark your calendars! Santa Claus will be making an appearance at your local PDQ this Holiday Season, and if you’re ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Mark your calendars for our mini-Christmas Session- the first three Monday's of December. Classes begin at 10am and 11am. Classes are ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $2.00/family per class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car seat safety checks and installations. *By appointment only!* Great for new parents, 2nd time parents, grandparents and other caregivers. ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua.floridahealth.gov
  • Category: Classes

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

UF Shands NICU Pumping Mother's Support Group

Join our pumping support group every Tuesday for all mothers of hospitalized infants. Join us to share pumping tips and ...

Gingerbread House Competition at High Springs Library

Hooray! It's time for the Gingerbread House Competition. Teens and tweens you will be surprised how much fun it is ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Mommy and Me at Flip Factory Zone

This event will be for Mommy and child. Buy 1 jump pass and get 1 free.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Flip Factory Zone 7400 W. Newberry Rd.
  • Cost: Buy one jump time and get one free
  • Website: FlipFactoryZone.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

Ninja Jam Wednesday at Sun Country

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

  • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
  • 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

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Gingerbread House Challenge at Library Partnership Branch

Show your architectural and design skills while building a delicious gingerbread house.

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Mom to Mom Support Group

Mom to Mom support group is a FREE group offering of the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition led by ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

“God bless us, everyone!” Share in the joy and tradition of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starting Saturday, Nov. 24, on ...

Makerspace Architecture for Kids: Gingerbread Houses at Cone Park Branch

Join us at Cone Park to build and to learn about architecture while making gingerbread houses with presenter Ann Stacy. ...

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Green Kids Holiday Event at The Green House Nursery

Kids ages 3 and up, can decorate and learn how to take care of their very own Charlie Brown Christmas ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas Eve Church Services for Families

See the attached link for a list of some Christmas Eve church services for families.

Sensory Mondays at Flip Factory Zone

This event will be held for kids with special needs every Monday of the week. We will have no music/soft ...

Joanne Fabric: Learn to Decorate with Frosting for Kids

Learn how to prepare, fill, and use decorating bags, learn basic piping techniques using buttercream and decorating bags with round ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Corks and Colors: All Ages Circle Tree

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Canvas options are 12x16in ($20) or 16x20in ($25).

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3415 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $20-25
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Classes

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Walks are free, but park admission is $5/car, $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

La Leche Meeting at Millhopper Library

La Leche League of Gainesville will hold two meetings a month: -2nd Saturday of the month at 10am at the Tower ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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 ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Toddler Try It Art Class at Working Food

Let’s celebrate a clean start for the new year with soap and bubbles! A series of open-ended sessions to allow the ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: sliding scale: $5-15 for each toddler, plus $1 for additional siblings over age 5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Bouncers Post-Christmas Character Party

Come join us for after Christmas for our Character Party. This is a great time for Out of Town Guests to ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Non Member Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for ages 3 and up Non Member Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door for ages 2 and under
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets recommended
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

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 ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets recommended
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Hillary Cowart the Magic Man at Conestogas

Join Hillary Cowart at Conestogas in Alachua every Friday and Saturday night for magic and balloons.

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

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 ...

Saturday Tot Time with Ponies

"Tot Time" is a "mommy and me" style activity for children 18 months to 6 years of age! Children will ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Paynes Prairie - Junior Ranger Program

Come visit our Junior Ranger table at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. ...

  • 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Visitor Center 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Camp Shands Winter Blast 6K Run

This challenging course will travel 6 kilometers over varied terrain over sandy roads so wear appropriate shoes. We will run ...

Birding at Dudley Farm

Start the year off right with a visit to Dudley Farm. Join a birding tour guided by a member of ...

Junior Ranger Program at Devil's Millhopper

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn how to become a Junior ...

  • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $4 per vehicle (up to 8 people)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Sensory Mondays at Flip Factory Zone

This event will be held for kids with special needs every Monday of the week. We will have no music/soft ...

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Ring in the New Year with a walk on the wild side! Reservations required. Please email contact@cswildlife.org to reserve your ...

Sparks in the Park New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Gainesville! Begin the evening at Depot Park – music, a beautiful sunset, FIREWORKS, and ...