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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.

Tours, & 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 and auditions for productions and performances or tryouts for all kinds of kids teams.

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, workshops, and clinics 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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MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Library Story Time at Depot Park

Join us at 10:30am for outdoor stories and songs with Alachua County Library staff! Caregivers and families can bring blankets ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Teens Try Tennis

If you are a Highschool student age 14+ looking to learn tennis from scratch or a recreational player this is ...

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

Alachua's Plein Air Paintout

Visit Main Street Alachua this Friday night from 5-8pm to experience live exhibits by artists. You can even join in ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

2nd and Charles Batman Day Event

Batman Day is where we will be handing out Free Batman Comic Books. While Supplies Last. First Come First Serve.

Depot Park parkrun

Depot Park parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed 5K open to all runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ...

UF IFAS Family Fishing Days

FFS hosts monthly events (March through November) that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun ...

Haile Farmers Market So Long to Summer

Billed as Gainesville's premier farmers market, the Haile Farmers Market is expanding for a special day of additional local vendors. ...

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Haile Farmers Market, SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Haile Equestrian Home Show

Spectators are welcome to our Home Show. Bring your family and friends out for a fun day cheering on our ...

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

At the gate, please take a map of the Sanctuary. On the back, the map includes some highlights of Rooterville ...

Critter Creek Farmers Market

Enjoy vendors, artists, craftspeople, and plant-based food! Meet the critters of Critter Creek and feed them treats!

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary 12626 NW Co Rd 231 Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

Do Art Mommy and Me

Join us for a story at 10 and 11, then paint a piece of pottery to go with it! *Limited ...

Gainesville Community Playhouse Auditions for Oliver

Audition Information: ***All roles are not available, as the previous cast from last season are still playing their parts. (Roles ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Smart Start at Zion

We are gearing up for an 8 WEEK Fall Session! This fall we’ll meet on Tuesdays only at 10:00 and ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: Preschool Story Time - Shapes Find a Home

Shapes of different colors and sizes come together to build a house, discovering friendship along the way. Tune in to ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Searchlight Yoga Kids Class

This class will get your little kid moving!!!! We’ll explore movement and breathing and centering exercises. It will be a ...

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Sun Country Sports Center Broadway Babies

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

Cade Museum Little Sparks

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: Virtual Teen Trivia: Pop Culture 2021

Think you know all there is to know about pop culture? Grab some friends and test your knowledge on this ...

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival

Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, hay rides, petting farm, cow train, super slide, kids zone pumpkin painting and more!

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $10 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

The Maze is not haunted during the daytime and is family Friendly, but when dusk falls the maze becomes haunted. Maze- ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Depot Park parkrun

Depot Park parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed 5K open to all runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ...

Studio TM Kids Mommy and Me Workshops

Do you want to have a hands on morning project with your kiddo in clay, but would LOVE the guidance ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens - FREE

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Hunter Ventures Tot Time with Ponies

Bring your littles to ride, craft and snack with adorable ponies and an awesome barn. Tot time is from 9-11am ...

Run For Your Life 5K

Bring your family and friends (even the furry ones) to run for a cause and for fun at our 3rd ...

  • 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free for kids 5 and under, Youth $15, Students $20, Adults $25
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

50+1 Anniversary Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Come to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and help us celebrate our 50+1 Anniversary of being the State of Florida's ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with paid park admission of $6 per vehicle
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

At the gate, please take a map of the Sanctuary. On the back, the map includes some highlights of Rooterville ...

North Florida Regional Medical Center: VIRTUAL Instructor Led Prepared Childbirth Class

This class will help you to feel more confident about the upcoming birth of your baby. You will learn about ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Insects

Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

Do Art Mommy and Me

Join us for a story at 10 and 11, then paint a piece of pottery to go with it! *Limited ...

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group - Meets Second and Fourth Monday of each month. This is for adults that have a family ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Smart Start at Zion

We are gearing up for an 8 WEEK Fall Session! This fall we’ll meet on Tuesdays only at 10:00 and ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Home with Dee: Fall

We will discuss how the trees lose leaves and the seasons change. We will make a fall handprint painting. Later, ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Searchlight Yoga Kids Class

This class will get your little kid moving!!!! We’ll explore movement and breathing and centering exercises. It will be a ...

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Red White and Blues Farm Fall Festival

All activities included in admission except gemstone mining Jump Pillows Spider Webs Large Yard Games – Connect 4, Cornhole Slide Hill Double Cow Train Frisbee Golf Gemstone ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, ...

North Florida Regional Medical Center: Instructor Led VIRTUAL Newborn Care Class

This class covers feeding, bathing, diapering, health, comforting, and safety. It provides demonstration and will help to increase your confidence ...