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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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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Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Family Game Day

The greatest joys of gaming is sharing those games with people. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring whoever you ...

Family Yoga at Aurora Healing Arts

This Family Yoga Class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breathwork, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $15/child and $5 for additional siblings
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

The Sewing COOP: Zipper Pouch

This class is for child beginners who have little to no experience using a sewing machine. In this class students ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 706 NW 23rd Avenue, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: thesewingcoop.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey. New themes each week. Slime Fridays!

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $2-5
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Corks and Colors: All Ages Minecraft

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Canvas options are 8x10in ($10), 12x16in ($20), or 16x20in ($25).

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time: Summer Hours

Joins us for our earlier Summer Hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 AM to 10 AM (Beginning June 5th). We have ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

The 2018 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. ...

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Wednesday Tot Time on the farm 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

Dudley Farm Domestic Skills Child-Friendly Workshops

Come to the following child-friendly workshops this summer! 6/20 - Weaving Workshop: Introduce your children to the art of weaving making ...

Chick-fil-A PreK Kids Club (Archer Road)

Make Wednesday mornings the highlight of your child’s summer! At kids club, your pre-k age child will explore the mysteries ...

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: $8 and up, One free adult jump per transaction.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time: Summer Hours

Joins us for our earlier Summer Hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 AM to 10 AM (Beginning June 5th). We have ...

Sun Country Sports Broadway Babies

Do you have a little one who loves to move and dance? We have the perfect parent-toddler activity for your ...

  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10/member $12/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) to ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 10 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7 Incl. Skating, Soft Play & Bouncing!
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Kids Travel Pillow at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Level Kid Class Learn how to sew seam with a sewing machine, how to add a ...

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Kid's Gardening Workshop at East End Eatery

Kid's Summer Gardening Club--on the back patio with Jenna (weather permitting). You can enjoy breakfast inside while Jenna leads your ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: East End Eatery, 1202 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey. New themes each week. Slime Fridays!

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $2-5
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Summer Fun Bash Vendor and Craft Festival in Lake Butler

Join us for family fun! Live entertainment by Sondra Hunt, Food, face painting, direct sale vendors and more!!

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Butler Union Depot Park, SW 3rd Ave, Lake Butter, Florida 32054
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Learn to Sew for Kids at Joann Fabric

Learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & construct a simple pillow! Intended for ...

  • 9:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $22
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Junior Ranger Program at Paynes Prairie

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Learn how to become a Junior ...

  • 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free to park visitors
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Kulaqua River Ranch: Community Sundays

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: $11.75/person | Children 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.campkulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Free TInkergarten Trial

Registration is required. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, ...

Learn to Crochet for Kids at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 2 : Intermediate Level Kid Class Learn basic crochet terminology, how to make a slip knot and crochet a ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $22
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Gamesville Tabletop Family Game Day

The greatest joys of gaming is sharing those games with people. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring whoever you ...

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey. New themes each week. Slime Fridays!

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $2-5
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Corks and Colors All Ages Unicorn

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Canvas options are 8x10in ($10), 12x16in ($20), or 16x20in ($25).

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike is back! Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons. Fun for the whole family!

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time: Summer Hours

Joins us for our earlier Summer Hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 AM to 10 AM (Beginning June 5th). We have ...

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 ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Bouncin' at The Rock

Bouncin' @ The Rock will begin Thursday, May 31 and be held in the air-conditioned gymnasium of The Rock School ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: The Rock School, 9818 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32067
  • Cost: $5 for kids 2-12 | Kids under 2 and parents are free
  • Website: therocklions.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

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 ...

Wednesday Tot Time on the farm 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

Chick-fil-A PreK Kids Club (Archer Road)

Make Wednesday mornings the highlight of your child’s summer! At kids club, your pre-k age child will explore the mysteries ...

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: $8 and up, One free adult jump per transaction.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time: Summer Hours

Joins us for our earlier Summer Hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 AM to 10 AM (Beginning June 5th). We have ...

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 ...

Sun Country Sports Broadway Babies

Do you have a little one who loves to move and dance? We have the perfect parent-toddler activity for your ...

  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10/member $12/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

Bouncin' at The Rock

Bouncin' @ The Rock will begin Thursday, May 31 and be held in the air-conditioned gymnasium of The Rock School ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: The Rock School, 9818 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32067
  • Cost: $5 for kids 2-12 | Kids under 2 and parents are free
  • Website: therocklions.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

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 ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Kid's Gardening Workshop at East End Eatery

Kid's Summer Gardening Club--on the back patio with Jenna (weather permitting). You can enjoy breakfast inside while Jenna leads your ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: East End Eatery, 1202 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Learn to Quilt for Kids at Joann Fabric

Learn basic quilting skills and terminology, how to use a sewing machine and sewing tools, how to sew a basic ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $22
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Summer at the Library

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs during the summer for children ...

Seahorse Key Open House

Seahorse Key is an island located three miles from Cedar Key by boat and is managed by the Lower Suwanee ...

Northeast Dash and Splash

It’s time to be challenged! Come participate in four races to keep fit and have fun this summer! This year ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Online/Early Bird Registration Fee City Resident: $19.00*; Non-City Resident $25.50 On-site Registration Fee City Resident: $25.00*; Non-City Resident: $38.00
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

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 ...

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 ...