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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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December 7

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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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 Mini Christmas Sessions

We sing, we dance, we jingle jangle. Come sing songs about Christmas! Caregivers and children ages 0-10 welcome. Donation suggested as ...

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 ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Tiny Tots Clinic

The Tiny Tots 30min clinic is for ages 3 to 5, and is a wonderful first step to introducing your ...

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

Red White and Blues Farm Strawberry U-Pick

Our newest crop has ripened earlier than expected! Come by the farm for our first-ever strawberry u-pick at Red, White ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL
  • Cost: • $4.95/lb u-pick strawberries • $2/stem for u-pick sunflowers (No Cash, debit and credit card only)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Other

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 ...

Fat Tuscan Cafe An Afternoon of Making Ravioli

Come join us for an afternoon of making pasta and sauce in this class. Students will explore making fresh pasta ...

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Fat Tuscan Cafe: 725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $50.00 per person includes all ingredients, supplies, utensils & cooking class instruction as well as printed recipes.
  • Website: fattuscan.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

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 ...

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 Orange Ball Clinic

The second stage of our youth tennis program is Orange Ball. Ages include 10 and under. This is the first ...

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 ...

ESE Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Virtual Parent Workshop

Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Council of PTAs invite families to attend a free, online workshop, “Dyslexia ...

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) ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Homeschool Tennis 4 Recess Classes

The Tennis 4 Recess Clinic is a morning tennis opportunity designed for all players the ages 8+. We invite all ...

4th Ave Food Park - Holiday Market

Get into the holiday spirit, do your gift shopping, and support local makers at the Holiday Market this year at ...

Lowe's DIY Kids' Workshop - Peppermint Train Kit

This Peppermint Train is a great way to get your little DIYer in the holiday spirit! Space is limited, so ...

Holiday Harmonies at First UMC

The Barbergators are proud to present a FREE holiday concert for the Gainesville Community! The concert is FREE, but donations will ...

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Breakfast with Santa at Melrose Elementary

Come have breakfast with Santa BEFORE the Melrose Christmas parade! Price includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, juice and/or coffee AND a photo ...

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Location: Melrose Elementary Auditorium, 406 SR 26, Melrose, FL 32666
  • Cost: $6 each or $20 for 4.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Lowe's DIY Kids' Workshop - Peppermint Train Kit

This Peppermint Train is a great way to get your little DIYer in the holiday spirit! Space is limited, so ...

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is hosting in-person, socially distant tours! Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour ...

  • 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.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

Gainesville Cars & Coffee is a gathering for automotive enthusiasts of all types from exotics and classics to imports and ...

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Birds

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 ...

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 ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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 Mini Christmas Sessions

We sing, we dance, we jingle jangle. Come sing songs about Christmas! Caregivers and children ages 0-10 welcome. Donation suggested as ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

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 ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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 Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

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 ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents 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 Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

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, ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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) ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Homeschool Tennis 4 Recess Classes

The Tennis 4 Recess Clinic is a morning tennis opportunity designed for all players the ages 8+. We invite all ...

Santa At GHF Main

Santa is coming to town, and you can meet him at Echo on December 17th! Join us for a family-friendly ...

Michaels Take & Make: Pony Bead Ornaments

Come in store and grab a free bag of supplies to make fun ornaments for your tree!

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

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 ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

Fat Tuscan Cafe Holiday Breads

In this day workshop students learn several types of yeast dough recipes to create traditional Italian Holiday Breads. Each student ...

  • 2:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Fat Tuscan Cafe: 725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $50.00 Per Person includes all supplies, class instruction, light snacks, tastings and recipes to take home.
  • Website: fattuscan.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

UF Softball All Skills Camp

All Florida Gators Softball Camps will be conducted right where the Gators practice and play, the newly renovated Katie Seashole ...

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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 ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ride! ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: 15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and up, $20 at the gate if available. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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

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 Solstice Stargazing for Kids

Staff from the Tower Road Branch will talk about the solstice, the stars, and winter, then read some stories and ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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 ...

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 ...

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents 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 ...

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, ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance

Buchholz High School spreads Holiday Joy through BHS Holiday Snowcase Performance. Singers, dancers, musicians, and actors showcase their talents and ...

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) ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

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 ...

Corks and Colors: All Ages Cardinal

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Arrive at 12:15 to choose your seat and colors! Only ...

Painting with a Twist: Frolicking Fox

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

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

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 ...

UF Gators Lacrosse Camp

Come join us for the Deember 2021 Florida Lacrosse Camps! Enjoy two days of lacrosse instruction with top Division I ...

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

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 ...

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

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, ...

Alachua County Library Creating a Gratitude Journal

Join us as we set up a gratitude journal for the upcoming year. We’ll talk about the benefits of journaling, ...

Alachua County Library Let's Create Memory Jars

Save that thought! We'll show you how to create a memory jar, just in time for the new year, for ...

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 ...

Fat Tuscan Cafe Scones and Shortbread

In this morning class learn to make classic sweet scones and buttery shortbreads. Each student will work with two butter ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Fat Tuscan Cafe: 725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $50.00 per person, includes printed recipes, supplies, ingredients, class instruction as well as tastings/samples in class and take-home baked items prepared in class.
  • Website: fattuscan.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

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) ...