Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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January

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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

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

Gamesville Tabletop D and D Kids Club

From 5pm to 7pm the tables are set up for Kids D&D, showing the younger generations the glory of the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

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 ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us for our Fun-tastic Fridays! Come participate in the fun archery games or just some extra practice!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, free for members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Ranger Led Tours at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a park ranger for a comfortable walk around Sweetwater Wetlands Park and learn how the park benefits our water, ...

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for Kids Workshops, free how-to clinics for children. Projects include ...

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

Iche Nippy Dip Day

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Staff would like to invite you to the “Annual Iche Nippy Dip Day.” Participate in an ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, North Entrance, 8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: free with park admission, $6/vehicle
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife Saturday Tours

Come out and visit the animals every Saturday! No reservations required!

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Come learn and play in the best classroom, nature! The event is free but registration is required.

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

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 ...

New Year Community Wellness Fair

Be sure to start 2019 right by stopping by our New Year Community Wellness Fair! There will be plenty of ...

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Forest Green Apts, 3101 NE 15th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of 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

Gamesville Tabletop D and D Kids Club

From 5pm to 7pm the tables are set up for Kids D&D, showing the younger generations the glory of the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Bingo Night at Blackadder Brewing Company

B-I-N-G-O is back! Join us for an evening of fun for a great cause. January's charity partner is Thieves Guilde ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Blackadder Brewing Company, 618-A NW 60th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $3/card
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife Saturday Tours

Come out and visit the animals every Saturday! No reservations required!

Florida Museum Collectors Day

Join the Florida Museum for the 40th celebration of collectors! Visitors may talk with collectors of all ages and learn ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

January Kids Zone Event at JCPenney

Join us for a calendar craft, goody bags, snacks, juice and more! Parents receive a coupon to use in ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: JCPenney, 6481 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

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 ...

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of 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

Gamesville Tabletop D and D Kids Club

From 5pm to 7pm the tables are set up for Kids D&D, showing the younger generations the glory of the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your "pre-weekend" on! On the Thursday of each month Main ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us for our Fun-tastic Fridays! Come participate in the fun archery games or just some extra practice!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, free for members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Great Invader Raider Rally

Be a part of this annual tradition to remove invasive plant species from our natural areas! Individuals and groups are ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East Univeristy Ave., Gainesville, Florida, 32641
  • Cost: FREE but registration is required
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife Saturday Tours

Come out and visit the animals every Saturday! No reservations required!

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are never too young or old to Learn to Skate! !Skate Station Funworks offers a skating lesson program on ...

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 320606
  • Cost: Free with paid admission ($9)
  • Website: www.funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium offers a kids matinee every Saturday. Check the website for updated schedule and show information.

  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults: $5 Seniors and kids 4-12: $4, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

High Springs Music in the Park Series

High Springs Music in the Park 2019 Season! Join us on the third Sunday of the month!

  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Musuem or James Paul Park, High Springs FL
  • Cost: free, donations ssuggested
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Eclipse Show at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College, in collaboration with the the SF College Astronomy department is celebrating ...

  • 9:30 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $4 Adults, Free for children ages 4-12 and SF College affiliates
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

MLK March in High Springs

Join us for a commemorative march. Line up at High Springs City Hall. Will go to Catherine Taylor Park across ...

Garden Bros Circus

Garden Bros Circus presents a fast paced 90 minute show in a Theatrical European 3 ring setting featuring the Human ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

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 ...

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of 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

Gamesville Tabletop D and D Kids Club

From 5pm to 7pm the tables are set up for Kids D&D, showing the younger generations the glory of the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

4-H Rain Barrel Workshop and Showcase

Youth between the ages of 5-18 are invited to attend the second annual Rain Barrel Workshop and Showcase. Each youth ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Cirque Italia Water Circus Gold

Cirque Italia is an Italian entertainment company that brings a performance of European style. It is truly described as a ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 37740
  • Cost: tickets start at $10 (use coupon code: FREE for 1 free child ticket)
  • Website: cirqueitalia.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us for our Fun-tastic Fridays! Come participate in the fun archery games or just some extra practice!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, free for members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Flip Factory Zone Super Hero Night

Are you a DC or Marvel super fan? Flip Factory is hosting a super hero night where kids can come ...

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

Cirque Italia Water Circus Gold

Cirque Italia is an Italian entertainment company that brings a performance of European style. It is truly described as a ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 37740
  • Cost: tickets start at $10 (use coupon code: FREE for 1 free child ticket)
  • Website: cirqueitalia.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Countryside Mustache Dash

This is our 3rd annual family- friendly 5K walk and run at Tioga Town Center. All proceeds go to Countryside ...

  • 7:00 am
  • Location: Town of Tioga • 105 SW 128th Street Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: $25, Kids 10 and under are free
  • Website: www.active.com
  • Category: Family Fun

New You Run 5K 10 K Fun Run

What's a good way to celebrate New Years and jump start your New Years Resolution? Participate in the New You ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5-29
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

YMCA Free Swim and Wellness Saturdays

Come swim at the Y's swimming pool for FREE! Try the Y during Wellness Weekends Open House!

  • 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

Comprehensive Women's Health Grand Opening Event

Fun for the whole family! Food, vendors, games, and tour our new facilities!

Marshmellow Skewers Family Day at Leslie Tharp Designs

Marshmallow Skewers- Family Day Project -The Saturday, Jan. 26th workshop is perfect for beginners and is our featured Family Day ...

Category5K

The Category 5K is a new and exciting race being held at Depot Park in Gainesville, FL. All proceeds from ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Ave Gainesville, FL US 32601
  • Cost: Preregistration: $10 for children ages 2-8, $20 for those ages 9-18, and $30 for adults. Cost is $35 if registering the day of.
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 2900 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $18 for adults — $8 for ages 5–17 | Free for children 4 and under
  • Website: www.hoggetownefaire.com
  • Category: Family Fun

St. Francis High School Souper Fun Sunday

Souper Fun Sunday is Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition showcasing the area’s best soups from more than 30 local restaurants ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Adults $15, Seniors/students $10, Children 5-10 $5
  • Website: souperfunsunday.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

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 ...

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of 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

Gamesville Tabletop D and D Kids Club

From 5pm to 7pm the tables are set up for Kids D&D, showing the younger generations the glory of the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & 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

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 ...

St. Francis High School Souper Fun Sunday

Souper Fun Sunday is Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition showcasing the area’s best soups from more than 30 local restaurants ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Adults $15, Seniors/students $10, Children 5-10 $5
  • Website: souperfunsunday.com
  • Category: Family Fun