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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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Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly Event

Join us for a morning at the Museum for adults and children on the autism spectrum and their friends, families ...

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Sundays

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park is open to the public on community days. In an effort to support the families ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: Admission is $16.00 per person, Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by their parents
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Backpack Blessing

Back to school blessing for students, families and all involved in education will be on Sunday, August 7 at the ...

The Buzz on Insect Diversity: A Perspective on the Wide World of Insect Diversity

Is the summer heat bugging you? Join us for our Perspectives in the Park this Sunday (August 7th) from 12-1 ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Trinity's Day Spa presents Back 2 School Braid Bash at MLK Center

Trinity’s Day Spa presents the 2nd Annual Back2School Braid Bash Two- Five free feed in braids only! Free manicures. Hair will ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center 1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Class

iBaby & Me is a dance, music & movement class for 6 mos- 2.5 yrs. Parents/Caregivers join in on the ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Alachua County Public Schools: Empowerment Summit

Families are invited to the Empowerment Summit set for August 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Florida Credit ...

Chalk the Walk at Depot Park

Chalk the Walk is a FREE program designed for children ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) to provide an opportunity ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Library Partnership Branch

Music and Movement is great for children. It enables children to learn new words and concepts through activities such as ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Newberry Branch

Stories and music for children and their caretakers, plus you'll learn a sign or two. Registration is required at least 12 ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Millhopper Branch

Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program. This program will be held on ...

Regal Royal Park : Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express ...

Alachua County Library Knitting and Crocheting - High Springs Branch

Learn to knit and/or crochet with the Crafternooners. If you already know the craft, you are welcome to join and ...

Alachua County Library Flying Fish - Hawthorne Branch

Collaborative creation of a fun undersea themed mobile We'll will use paper, paint, oil pastels and newspaper to craft fairly large, ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

Alachua County Library: Story Time at Hawthorne Branch

Join us for fun and interaction with art, music, stories and more!

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Headquarters Library

Join us to sing, dance, and make music during our Music and Movement program. Sing songs, dance and move, and play ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Baby Time - Archer Branch

This interactive 20 to 30-minute Laptime program is designed to help you bond with your baby through stories, songs, and ...

Alachua County Library: Pencil Bag Decorating at Cone Park Branch

Decorating pencil bags to get ready for school. Using some fabric paint, we will be decorating pencil bags. Supplies will be provided, ...

Alachua County Library LegoSpace - Waldo Branch

Join us to create objects with Legos. Let your creative energy flow and create objects with Legos.

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

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 ...

Free Cheer Clinic at Momentum Dance Arts

MTC let's go!!! Momentum Team Cheer will officially kick off in September but we will be hosting a free Cheer ...

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 ...

Easton Newberry Archery Center: Spider Cup Series

The Spider Cup Series was created to encourage archers to compete in the different disciplines archery has to offer. There ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $30 pre-registration before August 20th, 2022 , $35 registration, $45 in-person registration
  • Website: eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Corks and Colors All Ages Class: Owl

Perfect for kids (ages 5+) or adults with any level of experience! Arrive at 12:15 to choose your seat and ...

The Hatchetbury Family Day

50% off for entire family with at least one thrower, age 17 or less. Use code: FAM50 at checkout

Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club Tryouts

Our Club Season is a competitive travel season that begins in November. National level team seasons run from November through mid-June ...

High Springs Museum Open Day

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of High Springs as it was in the 1800s to 1900s era. ...

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Class

iBaby & Me is a dance, music & movement class for 6 mos- 2.5 yrs. Parents/Caregivers join in on the ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Tower Road Branch

Come sing and dance with your little ones! Please join us for Music and Movement where you can jam out and ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Newberry Branch

Stories and music for children and their caretakers, plus you'll learn a sign or two. Registration is required at least 12 ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Millhopper Branch

Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. This program will be held 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 ...

Alachua County Library Knitting and Crocheting - High Springs Branch

Learn to knit and/or crochet with the Crafternooners. If you already know the craft, you are welcome to join and ...

Alachua County Library Sew What? Fabric arts for kids: Headquarters Branch

Join us each week to create a new fun craft and learn fabric arts basics! Each week in August we ...

Cameron Dancenter NW Open House

We are so excited for our new season of classes starting next month! Come celebrate a new year of dance ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

Story Time at Depot Park

Join us at 10:30am on the third Thursday of every month for outdoor stories and songs with Alachua County Library ...

Alachua County Library: Story Time at Hawthorne Branch

Join us for fun and interaction with art, music, stories and more!

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Headquarters Library

Join us to sing, dance, and make music during our Music and Movement program. Sing songs, dance and move, and play ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Archer Branch

Join us for a fun and active class, all about music! This 30-minute active program is perfect for kids and their ...

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Sun Country Sports Center Kids Night Out

Need some time to yourself? Let Sun Country be your babysitter for a couple of hours and enjoy some “me-time!” ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: Members: $25 | Non-Members $32
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

Lowe's Kids Wrokshop: Build a Muscle Car with Your Mini-Mechanic

Cruise into Lowe’s with your mini DIYer for this month’s Muscle Car Kit! We’ll provide all the parts needed to ...

DOXA Dance Studio Free Dance Day

Free Dance Day is only for dancers not currently registered with Doxa. No prior dance experience needed. 9:00 am - ...

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 ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital: Instructor Led Virtual Prepared Childbirth Class

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

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Corks and Colors All Ages Class: Wildflowers

Perfect for kids (ages 5+) or adults with any level of experience! Arrive at 12:15 to choose your seat and ...

The Hatchetbury Family Day

50% off for entire family with at least one thrower, age 17 or less. Use code: FAM50 at checkout

High Springs Museum Open Day

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of High Springs as it was in the 1800s to 1900s era. ...

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Class

iBaby & Me is a dance, music & movement class for 6 mos- 2.5 yrs. Parents/Caregivers join in on the ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Red Ball Clinic

The first stage of our youth tennis program is Red Ball. Ages include 8 and under. In this stage, participants ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Green Ball Clinic

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

NAMI Family Support Group

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

Chalk the Walk at Depot Park

Chalk the Walk is a FREE program designed for children ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) to provide an opportunity ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Sensory Story Time - High Springs Branch

This storytime will introduce children to the library and rhythms of storytime in a gentle, fun, and enriching manner. Join us ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Newberry Branch

Stories and music for children and their caretakers, plus you'll learn a sign or two. Registration is required at least 12 ...

HoneyBee Pediatrics Ribbon Cutting

Join us for the ribbon cutting of Honeybee Pediatrics! At Honeybee Pediatrics, they believe that the relationship between a family and ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Millhopper Branch

Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program. This program will be held on ...

Alachua County Library Knitting and Crocheting - High Springs Branch

Learn to knit and/or crochet with the Crafternooners. If you already know the craft, you are welcome to join and ...

Alachua County Library Sew What? Fabric arts for kids: Headquarters Branch

Join us each week to create a new fun craft and learn fabric arts basics! Each week in August we ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

Alachua County Library: Story Time at Hawthorne Branch

Join us for fun and interaction with art, music, stories and more!

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 ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Headquarters Library

Join us to sing, dance, and make music during our Music and Movement program. Sing songs, dance and move, and play ...

Alachua County Library Explore Your Senses - Newberry Branch

Each month we will explore one of the five senses through a makerspace box, a craft, and a game, as ...

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 ...

Harn Museum Art Cart

Participate in an “always-on” art experience! The Art Cart offers art activities, tactile opportunities, games and more for visitors of ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library Baby Time - Archer Branch

This interactive 20 to 30-minute Laptime program is designed to help you bond with your baby through stories, songs, and ...

Alachua County Library: Gaming Corner at Cone Park Branch

An hour of board games, card games, and fun! Teens can get together and enjoy lightly competitive gameplay. There will ...

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

Easton Newberry Archery Center: Bow Hunters Challenge

Our annual Bow Hunters Challenge is coming up fast! Getting ready for hunting season has never been this much fun. Dust ...

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $30 pre-registration before August 20th, 2022 , $35 registration, $45 in-person registration
  • Website: eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Summit Series Bracket Race

The 2022 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway will feature 6 classes of racing, including Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super ...

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 ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Green Ball Clinic

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

Alachua County Youth Orchestra Auditions

The ACYO invites students in grades 6-12 to audition for the orchestra. Auditions will be held on August 28th in ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: University of Florida, Music Bldg Room 101, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: acyo.org
  • Category: Auditions/Tryouts

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Corks and Colors All Ages Class: Puppy

Perfect for kids (ages 5+) or adults with any level of experience! Arrive at 12:15 to choose your seat and ...

High Springs Museum Open Day

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of High Springs as it was in the 1800s to 1900s era. ...

Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club Tryouts- 14 and Under

14 & Under-August 27-28, 2022 Saturday, August 27: 13U: 11:00 am-1:30 pm 14U: 2:30-5:00 pm Sunday, August 28: 10-12U: 1:00-3:00 pm (one day only) 13U: 3:30-5:30 ...

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Class

iBaby & Me is a dance, music & movement class for 6 mos- 2.5 yrs. Parents/Caregivers join in on the ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Red Ball Clinic

The first stage of our youth tennis program is Red Ball. Ages include 8 and under. In this stage, participants ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Green Ball Clinic

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Newberry Branch

Stories and music for children and their caretakers, plus you'll learn a sign or two. Registration is required at least 12 ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Alachua County Library Tuesday Crafternoon: Newberry Branch

Come craft with us! Bring your own, or make something with supplies from our craft closet. Different supplies will be ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Knitting and Crocheting - High Springs Branch

Learn to knit and/or crochet with the Crafternooners. If you already know the craft, you are welcome to join and ...

Alachua County Library Sew What? Fabric arts for kids: Headquarters Branch

Join us each week to create a new fun craft and learn fabric arts basics! Each week in August we ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Red Ball Clinic

The first stage of our youth tennis program is Red Ball. Ages include 8 and under. In this stage, participants ...

Alachua County Library Teen Space at Alachua Branch

Join us to create and make in the meeting room! This program is for Teens. Teens, unleash your creativity and invention ...