Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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December

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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 ...

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

Dudley Farm Fall Farm and Cane Festival

See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane using ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Dudley Farm Historic State Park 18730 W. Newberry Road Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Park Admission: $8.00 per vehicle. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
  • Website: friendsofdudleyfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Community Day in Micanopy

Join the Willie Mae Stokes Community Center for the annual Community Day celebration from 10 PM to 2 PM on ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Willie Mae Stokes Community Center, 355 NW 6th Avenue, Micanopy, Florida 32667.
  • Cost: Free
  • 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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

  • 7:30 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

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

Tacachale Tree Lighting

On December 6, Tacachale will host its 34th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony ...

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

High Springs First Friday Night

Join us on the first Friday of the month in lovely downtown High Springs! September 7th: End of Summer Chalk Art ...

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 ...

  • 7:30 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

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, ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Trinity UMC, 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child ($30 cap per family)
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Native Wildlife of North Florida at Devils Millhopper

Join Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation for Native Wildlife of North Florida at 11:00 AM on December 8th 2018. Devils Mill hopper ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Harley-Davidson's Annual Chili Cook-off

It's time for a mouthwatering good time! Join Gainesville Harley-Davidson for its 17th Annual Chili Cook-off, raising funds and awareness ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Harley-Davidson, 4125 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Museum : Whale People Exhibit Opening

Learn about the Lummi People, the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia, and their belief that ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sweet Dreams Winter Flavor Night

Since last year's winter flavor night was such a success we will be doing it again. I will be dreaming ...

Michaels MAKEbreak Design a Frame

Make a frame for someone who lights up your world! Buy the frame, and the supplies to decorate it will ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: cost of frame
  • Website: www.michaels.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

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 ...

  • 7:30 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

Chick-fil-A Archer Road Family Night

Now that we have officially mooved, family night is back! Join us Tuesday night!

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Chick-Fil-A, 3938 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free crafts
  • 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

Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER WATCH - $10 a Car Load (Cash Only Event) Concessions will be available - Lay beneath the ...

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

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

Flip Factory Zone Ugly Sweater Party

Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and hop on over to Flip Factory on December 14th! There’s trampolines, 2 story ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: see website
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pet Expo at Oaks Mall

Pet adoptions, demonstrations, pet food drive, veterinarian presentation, Q&Asegments, Best Trick/talent contest, Cutest Pet Contest. Benefiting local animal rescue groups!

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

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 ...

  • 7:30 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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: The Depot Event Space, 201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Craft Station at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a ranger to make a fun holiday nature decoration. Stop by the boardwalk pavilion anytime between 1-3 pm. Event ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free with park admission ($5 per vehicle/$2 per bike or pedestrian)
  • 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

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 ...

  • 7:30 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

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

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

Orlando Apollos Event at Celebration Pointe

Join us for a fan event like no other! The Orlando Apollos of The Alliance of American Football will be at ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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

(FULL) Night Hike at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

(Event is full) Join a park ranger on a walk under the moonlight at Sweetwater Wetlands Park to experience the sights, ...

  • 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

Meet Magic Mike at Flip Factory Zone

Let's celebrate the holidays with great music, dancing, jumping, and a private magic show! *MUST purchase platinum package to attend ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: see website
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Breakfast with Santa at High Springs Lions Club

Breakfast with Santa-Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, and pancakes. All of this for only $5.00 a person. Kids under the age ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs FL
  • Cost: $5.00 per person, under the age of 5 bring a canned good
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas in the Pines

Christmas in the Pines - Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 from 3PM to 8PM - $5 per Car Load Please note: ...

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

First UMC Christmas Caroling

Sprinkle some holiday spirit into the community by joining us for Christmas caroling! Carolers will meet in the Roper Park side ...

  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: First UMC, 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.fumcgnv.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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Adults $25 | Under 12 are $8
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Flip Factory Zone New Years Eve Countdown Party

Come countdown the New Year early with your family! Wear your New Years gear and party with us to end ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: see website
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station New Years Skate

Don't miss the best New Year's Bash ever! All night ticket includes unlimited play, breakfast, dinner, hats, leis and horns!

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $9 until 11pm, $25 prepaid and $30 at the door for All Night
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun