Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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Bradford County Strawberry Festival

Family Fun, Entertainment, FREE Train rides and Bounce House, Strawberry 5K run, Food and Craft Vendors, Pet Friendly!

UF Bug Week Scavenger Hunt

The University of Florida’s annual Bug Week will feature a fun-for-all-ages, FREE scavenger hunt at the Museum! Teams will be ...

Florida Virtual School Presents Jump the Creek Benefiting Grind for Life

Jump the Creek is a day of fun skateboarding events at Possum Creek. Schedule: 10am - 12pm: Skateboarding Lessons 12pm - 1:30pm: Game ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Possum Creek Park, 4009 North West 53rd Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: theboardr.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Pay to Play Preview

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bradford County Strawberry Festival

Family Fun, Entertainment, Free Train rides and Bounce House, Strawberry 5K run, Food and Craft Vendors, Pet Friendly!

AVGD Baskets of Sunshine Family Volunteer Event

Join us as we create baskets to brighten up the lives of children at the Ronald McDonald House. We want ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $15 donation per basket
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

St. Francis Catholic Academy Beowulf Players presents Mary Poppins Jr.

The Saint Francis Catholic Academy Beowulf Players Proudly Present MARY POPPINS JR. THE MUSICAL Thursday April 12th & Friday 13th Doors open ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Abundant Grace Community Church, 12505 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7-$4
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

St. Francis Catholic Academy Beowulf Players presents Mary Poppins Jr.

The Saint Francis Catholic Academy Beowulf Players Proudly Present MARY POPPINS JR. THE MUSICAL Thursday April 12th & Friday 13th Doors open ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Abundant Grace Community Church, 12505 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7-$4
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alligator Lake Spring Festival

Enjoy a free community festival celebrating nature. Kitty Carroll from Birds of the Gauntlet will display a whole slew of ...

  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen, Lake City, Florida 32025
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Great Gainesville Car Show at Bo Diddley Plaza

Come to Downtown Gainesville for the Second Annual Great Gainesville Car Show! The show is from 9am-2pm; registration from 9-11 ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Dynasty CrossFit Kids/Teens Open House Play Day

Join us Saturday April 14th in at Dynasty CrossFit for the kick off of our Summer program and get all ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Dynasty CrossFit, 3737 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32608
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holi Festival of Colors

Reveling in throwing colors, live music, dancing and feasting, Holi is a thousand-year old traditional Spring festival from India that ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Hare Krishna Farm, 17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free admission, $10 parking
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Pay to Play Preview

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Eastern European Showcase at UF Reitz Union

The show will begin with a flag parade and will be followed by live music, dances, interactions with the audience ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF Reitz Union Ballroom, 655 Reitz Union Dr, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

North Florida EnergyWhiz Expo

Join us at the Santa Fe College Track and encourage future scientists and engineers to explore science in their community ...

Dudley Farm: Earth Day and Heritage Plant Sale

Celebrate Earth Day! Learn how to recycle. Also "Florida Friendly Landscaping", "Protect the Environment: What GRU is Doing" and "Plants ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Dudley Farm Historic State Park 18730 W. Newberry Road Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Park Admission: $5.00 per vehicle. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

World Circus Day at Gainesville Circus Center

Step right up and enter the Gainesville Circus Center on Saturday, April 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm as we celebrate ...

Bouncers Pay to Play Preview

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Get Out the Vote Festival in Melrose

Come one 'n come all Mateys! Music, Giant Puppets, Dunk Tank, Music, Food Trucks, Info Tables, Games, Music, 'n did ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Melrose Heritage Park, 204 Pearl St, Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua Main Street Spring Festival

The Alachua Business League's Main Street Festival will take place in the historic, downtown area of Alachua. We invite all ...

Sweet Dreams Spring Chocolate Night

Enjoy a selection of over 30 different flavors of chocolate ice cream during Chocolate Night! Get there early as many ...

Bouncers Pay to Play Preview

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Step 317 Unicorn Mini Session

These magical sessions will be outdoors with a real pony decked out as a unicorn. The pony is the perfect ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $49 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) will host its annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy at Veterans Memorial Park (7400 ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 7400 SW 41st Pl., Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Now through April 26, registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 12 and younger); day-of registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children.
  • Website: www.efof.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Disc Golf and Hot Dogs

The Gainesville Chain Hawk Disc Golf Club will be hosting a day of fun and food at Northside Park. We ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Northside park Disc Golf Course, 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Super Hero Event at JCPenney

JCPENNEY is excited to be hosting a Super Hero Event on April 28. Kids can come dressed as their favorite ...

Bouncers Pay to Play Preview

For a limited time only, we are selling Pay to Play tickets due to high demand to preview the space ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are FREE, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Bird Walk for Kids with Alachua Audubon at the Zoo

We will look for birds outside the zoo and then see some special birds inside the zoo walls. Appropriate for children ...

April Tisher for School Board Meet and Greet

Join co-hosts Amber Ferrell and Shauna Edwards at the Blue’s Creek Clubhouse to meet and greet April Tisher, candidate for ...