Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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July 15

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

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Florida Walk-Through Aviary Opens at Santa FeTeaching Zoo

Come take a look at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo's new Florida Walk-Through Aviary! Filled with native Florida birds, ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville FL 32606
  • Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for children, Military/Veterans, UF students with Gator1 card, and seniors 60+, Free for children 3 and under and SF student/staff/retiree with ID.
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Kid's Corner at Gilchrist Blue Springs

Come join us on Sundays at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for interactive kid's activities! From 10 am - 2 ...

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

Come join us for some exciting, FREE, family-friendly activites! We will have a Daisy Inflatable BB Range so kids (Ages ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free, (jump socks required)
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Krispy Kreme's Glazin Hot Summer Party

Calling all kids! It’s so Glazin’ HOT outside we decided to have a little fun! Join us at Krispy Kreme ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Krispy Kreme Gainesville: 310 NW 13th St., Gainesville
  • Website: krispykreme.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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 ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle
  • Website: friendsofdudleyfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Movies on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

This summer, we're putting the biggest movies on our biggest screen! Come out on Wednesday nights to watch some of ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free, (jump socks required)
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

Come join us for some exciting, FREE, family-friendly activites! We will have a Daisy Inflatable BB Range so kids (Ages ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Main Street Alachua will host its new monthly “Third Thursday on Main” community event! Visitors can relax and enjoy a ...

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

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

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Kicks & Cupcakes: Ladies' Night for Self Defense

Join us for a fun night of learning self defense, and enjoy delicious cupcakes! We'll cover basic self defense techniques ...

  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Location: 4000 W Newberry Road, Suite F, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: gnvdefense.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Game On at Depot Park

Join every Friday and Saturday in the center of the park for Chess, Checkers, Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4 …and maybe ...

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for our monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to ...

YMCA Free Swim and Wellness Saturdays

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

  • 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

Santa Fe College Zoo: Zookeeper Day

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a zookeeper? On Saturday July 21st from 9 a.m. – ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: •$6 for adults •$5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), and UF staff and students with ID •Free for children 3 and under, and Santa Fe College students or staff members with ID
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Elks Lodge Family Fun Splash Day

The Gainesville Elks Lodge will be holding a "Summer Splash Family Fun Day" at their lodge. This will be a ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 2424 NW 23rd Blvd,. Gainesville, Fl
  • Cost: Donations accepted
  • Category: Family Fun

Depot Park Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp

Join us every Saturday at 10am at Depot Park for Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp! This one hour workout is kick-butt and ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kid's Corner at Gilchrist Blue Springs

Come join us on Sundays at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for interactive kid's activities! From 10 am - 2 ...

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

Come join us for some exciting, FREE, family-friendly activites! We will have a Daisy Inflatable BB Range so kids (Ages ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Frozen Tea Party 2 at Haile Village Bistro

Elsa, Ana, and friends will be visiting us for tea and you're invited! Reservations required.

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 5323 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Adults $26.99 Children under 10 $11.99
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free, (jump socks required)
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Movies on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

This summer, we're putting the biggest movies on our biggest screen! Come out on Wednesday nights to watch some of ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free, (jump socks required)
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Live Music and Frisbee At The One Love Cafe

All ages are welcome to join us at the One Love Cafe for some Frisbee, live music and fun. It ...

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

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Game On at Depot Park

Join every Friday and Saturday in the center of the park for Chess, Checkers, Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4 …and maybe ...

M2 Battle Sports Waldo Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...

Community Fun Bowl at Splitz

You have NEVER had this much fun bowling!!! Perfect for the whole family! You don't have to bowl to get ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Splitz Bowling 1301 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $ 25.00 (price includes sales tax) per Bowler with up to 5 bowlers per lane.
  • Website: www.HawthorneAreaChamber.org
  • Category: Family Fun

PAVE Back to School Rally

You and your children are invited to the Annual Back to School Rally at the Santa Fe College Gym. The ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Gymnasium, 3000 NW 83rd Steet, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: pavingpeace.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Depot Park Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp

Join us every Saturday at 10am at Depot Park for Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp! This one hour workout is kick-butt and ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toys for Tots Christmas in July

Join us and Alachua County USMC Reserve Toys For Tots for Christmas in July! On July 28th from 12PM-6PM we'll ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Outside World of Beer & Fluid Lounge in Town of Tioga
  • Cost: free, cash and donations accepted but not required
  • Category: Family Fun

Belk KidFest

Fun anyone? Join us for Kidfest: Face Painting, Balloons, and our biggest shopping event of the year!

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

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free, (jump socks required)
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun