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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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Depot Park parkrun

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

Mega Test and Tune at Gainesville Raceway

It’s like a normal test and tune – on steroids! Check out our bolstered test and tune date featuring a ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Gainesville Raceway 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25 for participants | $15 for crew | $10 for spectators
  • Website: gainesvilleraceway.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

Gainesville Circus Center Toddler Time

Bounce, swing, climb and play with your mini-me at this semi-structured parent-child class. We have hula hoops, bouncy balls, tumble ...

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 ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Family Discovery Camp: Insects

Come explore with Lepidopterist (scientist who studies butterflies and moths) Sarah Steele Cabrera from the Florida Museum’s Daniels Lab to ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15 for non-members and $12 for members, per participant.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Whole Foods parking lot look for the BMWCCA tent to ...

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 $18 per person, and children 3 years old and under get in for free.
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Trinity's Day Spa: Storytime, Meet & Greet with Mermaid Princess

Let your little ones experience the magic of meeting their favorite fairytale character and divide into a magical adventure at ...

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Trinity’s Day Spa Pampering For Kids (Thornebrook Village) 2441 NW 43rd St, Suite 11B, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $20 per child (+one free adult entry)
  • Website: www.brittreneecreative.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Other

One Love Cafe Rock Painting

Bring your family and have a great time while you paint rocks on select Sundays. All materials will be supplied, ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

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

Gator Junior Golf: Summer Junior Golf Tour

Gator Junior Golf is excited to continue offering junior golf tournaments in Gainesville, Live Oak, Dunnellon, and Lake City this ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: see description for exact locations
  • Cost: 9 hole flights: $35 per event ($50 for Juliette Falls) | 18 hole flights: $50 per event ($70 for Juliette Falls)
  • Website: gjgt.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Summer at the Library: Fire Rescue Visit

The Alachua County Fire Rescue will be visiting the library to provide a safety presentation and bringing a Fire Rescue ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tower Road Branch (Children's Space, Outdoor Program Area) 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Library Programs, Free

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Monday Morning Tours

Come and see the Cheetah Babies at Carson Springs. Check out our availability and book online! Experience a Zoologist guided tour ...

Free Movie Day - Classic Musical Club Event

Join us for our first in-person Classic Musical Club event, open to anyone! We've been hosting these events online since ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Millhopper Branch

It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Tower Road Branch

Please join us for Music and Movement where you can jam out and dance to some fun songs with your ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Newberry Branch

Join us every Tuesday and bring your rhythm! Kids sing and dance while learning early language skills. This program uses singing, ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Starting January 10 we've added an additional Stay and Play class. Now you and your kiddo can come play Wednesdays, ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Equestrians Unlimited Riding Academy, LLC: Lil' Equestrians Pony Rides

Pony Rides Available by Registration Only! Ages 18 months to 8 years of age are welcome to participate! Pre-register your child ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

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 Newberry Branch: Story Time

Caregivers, bring your young children every Thursday to hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun. Story Time is a ...

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch Story Time

Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing at story times led by library staff in the Alachua Branch Library. ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying free play with your child in a safe and fun ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Flip Factory Zone Friday Summer Jump Party

Summer Jump party is back this year! Every Friday, come out and jump with us for an hour at half ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: 50% off 1 hour of jump time after You Mention JUMP 50
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Equestrians Unlimited Riding Academy, LLC: Lil' Equestrians Pony Rides

Pony Rides Available by Registration Only! Ages 18 months to 8 years of age are welcome to participate! Pre-register your child ...

Community Event: Good News Arts Fiber Arts Circle (Every 3rd Friday)

Join us at Good News Arts for a casual open session for anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, or doing embroidery ...

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 ...

Santa Fe College Zoo: Zookeeper Day

More than just monkeying around! Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a zookeeper? National Zookeeper Week is ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: $8 - adults | $5 - ages 4-12 | $3 - Electronics Benefits Transfer recipients | Free – ages 3 & under
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Family Discovery Camp: Archaeology

Take a journey through past to the present with archaeologist Nigel Rudolph. Learn how Florida's native people used their surrounding ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15 for non-members and $12 for members, per participant.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

RADD Volleyball Elite Club & Mini Club Tryouts

Ready to serve up some excitement? Join us for Volleyball Elite Club & Mini Club Tryouts and show us what ...

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Sports & Event Center 4870 Celebration Pointe Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua-sports.com
  • Category: Auditions/Tryouts

Gainesville Juniors Youth Volleyball Club Tryouts

2024-2025 Club Season Tryouts: Saturday, July 20: 10-13U: 10:00-11:30am 14-15U: 12:00-1:30pm 16-18U: 2:00-3:30pm Sunday, July 21: 10-13U: 10:00-11:30am 14-15U: 12:00-1:30pm 16-18U: 2:00-3:30pm Sunday, July 28: 10-13U: 4:00-5:30pm 14-15U: 6:00-7:30pm 16-18U: 8:00-9:30pm Saturday, ...

Gift Certificates & More National Ice Cream Day

Calling all ice cream lovers! Cold Stone Creamery will be giving away TWO (2) FREE scoops of ice cream + ...

  • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Both Cold Stone Creamery Locations, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: TWO (2) FREE scoops of ice cream + one topping (Oreo, fudge, caramel or sprinkles) to all GCM members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

ECA Monthly Chess Tournament

5 Round Scholastic - G25/d5 - USCF Dual Rated (Quick & Regular) Open & Beginner Section (U600) Registration Closes 11 am day ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Monday Morning Tours

Come and see the Cheetah Babies at Carson Springs. Check out our availability and book online! Experience a Zoologist guided tour ...

Gator Junior Golf: Summer Junior Golf Tour

Gator Junior Golf is excited to continue offering junior golf tournaments in Gainesville, Live Oak, Dunnellon, and Lake City this ...

  • 12:30 pm
  • Location: see description for exact locations
  • Cost: 9 hole flights: $35 per event ($50 for Juliette Falls) | 18 hole flights: $50 per event ($70 for Juliette Falls)
  • Website: gjgt.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch: Summer Foods, Summer Moves

Get excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer. This program will use games to focus on learning ...

Gainesville Gaviatas Mermaid Camp

Join us this summer for our Summer Mermaids program! No experience necessary, this is the perfect opportunity for new athletes ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

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 Music and Movement - Newberry Branch

Join us every Tuesday and bring your rhythm! Kids sing and dance while learning early language skills. This program uses singing, ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Millhopper Branch

It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Sun Country Stay and Play

Starting January 10 we've added an additional Stay and Play class. Now you and your kiddo can come play Wednesdays, ...

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Gainesville-Alachua County Disability Awareness Expo

The free "Disability Awareness Expo" is on July 24, from 10 a.m.. to 2 p.m. at the MLK Multipurpose Center. ...

Equestrians Unlimited Riding Academy, LLC: Lil' Equestrians Pony Rides

Pony Rides Available by Registration Only! Ages 18 months to 8 years of age are welcome to participate! Pre-register your child ...

Pancakes with a Ranger

Come enjoy free pancakes, coffee, and orange juice on a Thursday morning as prepared by our park staff and volunteers. ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park 12087 S.W. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32608
  • Cost: $6 per vehicle for park entry; no additional fees for program participation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Tours/Informational, Other

Summer at the Library: Library Pokedex Scavenger Hunt

Join us this summer for a Pokémon scavenger hunt! Every week this summer a different Pokémon will be hidden in the ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

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 Newberry Branch: Story Time

Caregivers, bring your young children every Thursday to hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun. Story Time is a ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying free play with your child in a safe and fun ...

Flip Factory Zone Friday Summer Jump Party

Summer Jump party is back this year! Every Friday, come out and jump with us for an hour at half ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: 50% off 1 hour of jump time after You Mention JUMP 50
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Equestrians Unlimited Riding Academy, LLC: Lil' Equestrians Pony Rides

Pony Rides Available by Registration Only! Ages 18 months to 8 years of age are welcome to participate! Pre-register your child ...

Community Event: Collages, Scrap booking, and Zine Making (Every 4th Friday)

Join us every 4th Friday for the joys of scrapbooking, collaging, and zine making! Materials are provided or you can ...

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch: Alachua Children's Olympics

Celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympics by competing in our library version of some of the events. Every other days of the ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Studio TM Stay n' Clay Hour

We can run kids clay hours with hands-on project you make WITH your kiddo! We have all the parts ready ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Family Discovery Camp: Fish

Learn more about water and what lives in it! Lab technician Basil Williams from the Museum's Fish Collection will lead ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15 for non-members and $12 for members, per participant.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Gators Soccer ID Camp

We are beyond thrilled to welcome each of you to the University of Florida and Gators Soccer! Our ID camps ...

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 ...

RADD Volleyball Elite Club & Mini Club Tryouts

Ready to serve up some excitement? Join us for Volleyball Elite Club & Mini Club Tryouts and show us what ...

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Sports & Event Center 4870 Celebration Pointe Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua-sports.com
  • Category: Auditions/Tryouts

Florida Gators Soccer ID Camp

We are beyond thrilled to welcome each of you to the University of Florida and Gators Soccer! Our ID camps ...

Christmas In July: A Melted Christmas

Celebrate "Halfway to Christmas Magic" at Winter Wonderland! Prepare to be transported to a realm of enchantment at Winter Wonderland ...

One Love Cafe Rock Painting

Bring your family and have a great time while you paint rocks on select Sundays. All materials will be supplied, ...

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch: Alachua Children's Olympics

Celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympics by competing in our library version of some of the events. Every other days of the ...

Gator Junior Golf: Summer Junior Golf Tour

Gator Junior Golf is excited to continue offering junior golf tournaments in Gainesville, Live Oak, Dunnellon, and Lake City this ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: see description for exact locations
  • Cost: 9 hole flights: $35 per event ($50 for Juliette Falls) | 18 hole flights: $50 per event ($70 for Juliette Falls)
  • Website: gjgt.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Studio TM Stay n' Clay Hour

We can run kids clay hours with hands-on project you make WITH your kiddo! We have all the parts ready ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Monday Morning Tours

Come and see the Cheetah Babies at Carson Springs. Check out our availability and book online! Experience a Zoologist guided tour ...

Free Movie Day - Classic Musical Club Event

Join us for our first in-person Classic Musical Club event, open to anyone! We've been hosting these events online since ...

Gainesville Gaviatas Mermaid Camp

Join us this summer for our Summer Mermaids program! No experience necessary, this is the perfect opportunity for new athletes ...

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch: Alachua Children's Olympics

Celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympics by competing in our library version of some of the events. Every other days of the ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Millhopper Branch

It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Newberry Branch

Join us every Tuesday and bring your rhythm! Kids sing and dance while learning early language skills. This program uses singing, ...

Harn Museum Art Cart

Participate in an art experience! The Art Cart offers art activities, tactile opportunities, games and more for visitors of all ...

  • 2:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sun Country Stay and Play

Starting January 10 we've added an additional Stay and Play class. Now you and your kiddo can come play Wednesdays, ...

Summer at the Library: Florida Wildlife Safari Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch ...

Equestrians Unlimited Riding Academy, LLC: Lil' Equestrians Pony Rides

Pony Rides Available by Registration Only! Ages 18 months to 8 years of age are welcome to participate! Pre-register your child ...