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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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February 9

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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Brave Harvest Eat Your Plants Preschool Gardening Series

Beginning January 26th, Brave Harvest Farm will host a gardening class for Preschoolers called Eat Your Plants! Children ages 5yrs ...

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 - Alachua Branch

Join us at the Alachua Branch for Story Time! Story Time is back at the Alachua Branch every Thursday! Children and ...

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 Story Time - Tower Road Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing at story ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Homeschoolers Art Experience- Alachua Branch

Homeschooler's unite with fun art. Local home school students and parents meet monthly for interactive educational activities. Open to all home ...

Shoppes at Thornebrook Valentine's Market

Find something sweet for your Valentine at our February 10th market. Local artisans will be set up along our outdoor ...

Cone Park Branch Library Kids Construction Zone

Join us every Friday afternoon to build with LEGOs and other building materials. Bring your inner architect to the library every ...

Florida Gators Men's Golf Vystar Credit Union Gators Invitational

Help cheer on the Gators Men's Golf team at the Vystar Credit Union Gators Invitational held at the Mark Bostick ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Chain Hawks Junior Disc Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual Chain Hawks Junior Disc Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, February 11th at the Sports Complex in ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour- Second Saturdays

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

Miles for Meridian

Run for the love of chocolate and mental health! Meridian is excited to host its 5th annual Miles for Meridian: A ...

Florida Gators Men's Golf Vystar Credit Union Gators Invitational

Help cheer on the Gators Men's Golf team at the Vystar Credit Union Gators Invitational held at the Mark Bostick ...

Pancakes with a Ranger: Heart to Heart with the Park

On February 12th, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is hosting Pancakes with a Ranger. This month we're calling it "Heart-to-Heart with ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park 12087 S.W. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32608
  • Cost: While the program is free, participants will still need to pay the $6/vehicle park entry fee.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events, Other

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

Our meet is a family-friendly gathering, open to all automotive enthusiasts and is free to attend. It is an opportunity ...

Alachua Conservation Trust: Swamp Otter Trail 5K, 10K and Fun Run

Join us for the 2023 Swamp Otter Trail 5K, 10K & Fun Run hosted by Alachua Conservation Trust, Friends of ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Little Orange Creek Nature Park 24115 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: 5K:$25 per person, 10K:$45 per person, 1-mile fun run: Free | Registration prices for the 5K & 10K will increase by $10 each on February 1, 2023.
  • Website: www.alachuaconservationtrust.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Races/Walks/Runs

Gainesville VegFest

Please Save The Date + Invite Your Friends To This Fun FULLY OUTDOOR + FREE General Admission Annual Food Festival ...

Alachua County Library: Homework Help at Alachua Branch

In-person tutoring and homework help. Drop in for homework help with our volunteer tutors. Elementary, Middle, and High school students welcome. ...

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 ...

Valentine Party at Bouncers

Valentine crafts, bring some candy to share, and we'll decorate goodie bags. Teddy Bear Mobile will be on site also and ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for a safe and interactive nature ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Smart Start Fall Session Begins September 20, 2022 10 am Music and Movement 11 am Amigos Music and Movement en español

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 ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands are back! Join us every Wednesday at 8:30 am at the restroom pavilion between ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 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

Healthy Learning Academy Enrollment Tour

Parents interested in enrolling their child at Healthy Learning are encouraged to attend this Enrollment Tour. We are located inside the ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Archer Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us! Stories and music for children and their caregivers, plus you'll learn a sign or ...

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 from ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - High Springs Branch

Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing with us at our weekly story times: Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us ...

Brave Harvest Eat Your Plants Preschool Gardening Series

Beginning January 26th, Brave Harvest Farm will host a gardening class for Preschoolers called Eat Your Plants! Children ages 5yrs ...

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 - Alachua Branch

Join us at the Alachua Branch for Story Time! Story Time is back at the Alachua Branch every Thursday! Children and ...

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 Story Time - Tower Road Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing at story ...

Olustee Festival

Please come and enjoy the 44th Annual Olustee Festival, February 17th & 18th. The Festival is open on Friday and ...

Ultimate Scale Truck Expo

The Ultimate Scale Truck Expo is coming to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens! Ultimate Scale Truck Expo's mission is to ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: www.eventbee.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pastels with Orit Reuben

Registration deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023. Class size is limited so sign up asap.

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 ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

SJRA Youth Rodeo at Williston Horseman's Park

Southern Junior Rodeo Association (Youth Rodeo)

Florida Outdoor Learning Collective (FOLC) Florida Outdoor Learning Festival

Two days of workshops by expert instructors: includes foraging, herbalism, mushrooms, gardening, thai massage, and more! Workshops, evening events, morning activities ...

Gainesville Youth Bowling League Open Registration

36-week season, bowling Saturday morning 9:00 am- 12:00 pm 2 Divisions Bantams (Ages 6-12) Youth Classic (Ages 13-20 Join in-person Saturday mornings 9 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 ...

Alachua Audubon Field Trip: Prairie Creek Banding Lab

Meet AAS board member and banding lab director, Jonathan Varol, at the Prairie Creek Bird Banding Lab (7204 Co Rd ...

SJRA Youth Rodeo at Williston Horseman's Park

Southern Junior Rodeo Association (Youth Rodeo)

Florida Outdoor Learning Collective (FOLC) Florida Outdoor Learning Festival

Two days of workshops by expert instructors: includes foraging, herbalism, mushrooms, gardening, thai massage, and more! Workshops, evening events, morning activities ...

Ultimate Scale Truck Expo

The Ultimate Scale Truck Expo is coming to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens! Ultimate Scale Truck Expo's mission is to ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: www.eventbee.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Olustee Battle Reenactment

Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park 5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Sanderson, FL 32087
  • Cost: (Saturday and Sunday): $12 per day per adult and $6 for children. Free for ages 6 and under.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library: Homework Help at Alachua Branch

In-person tutoring and homework help. Drop in for homework help with our volunteer tutors. Elementary, Middle, and High school students welcome. ...

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 ...

Sarah's Sweetwater Greenway Loop Festival

Join us for this 5 day family-friendly celebration throughout seven historic neighborhoods in downtown Gainesville. Sarah's Sweetwater Greenway Loop Festival is ...

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 ...

North Central Florida YMCA Fit Tuesday

Join us for our first FIT Tuesday! Find healthy ways to treat yourself and get ready for the spring season!

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for a safe and interactive nature ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Smart Start Fall Session Begins September 20, 2022 10 am Music and Movement 11 am Amigos Music and Movement en español

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green across Alachua County at ...

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 ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands are back! Join us every Wednesday at 8:30 am at the restroom pavilion between ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 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

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green across Alachua County at ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - Archer Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us! Stories and music for children and their caregivers, plus you'll learn a sign or ...

Alachua County Library Story Time - High Springs Branch

Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing with us at our weekly story times: Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us ...

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 from ...

Brave Harvest Eat Your Plants Preschool Gardening Series

Beginning January 26th, Brave Harvest Farm will host a gardening class for Preschoolers called Eat Your Plants! Children ages 5yrs ...

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 - Alachua Branch

Join us at the Alachua Branch for Story Time! Story Time is back at the Alachua Branch every Thursday! Children and ...

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 Story Time - Tower Road Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch Children and caregivers can read, laugh, and sing at story ...

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 ...

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Play Date

La Leche League of Gainesville, FL Monthly Play Date will be held the last Friday of the month at 10:30 ...

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 ...

Cone Park Branch Library Kids Construction Zone

Join us every Friday afternoon to build with LEGOs and other building materials. Bring your inner architect to the library every ...

Alachua County Library: Story Time at Cone Park Branch

Come join us for fun, interactive activities meant to reinforce early literacy skills! Perfect for toddlers and pre-school aged children. ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Alachua Audubon Field Trip: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka, the fourth largest lake in Florida, is in the headwaters of the Ocklawaha chain of lakes. It has been ...

Oak Hall Saturday Tours

We are excited to welcome prospective families to our campus for Saturday tours starting in January. The Admission Team looks ...

Gainesville Youth Bowling League Open Registration

36-week season, bowling Saturday morning 9:00 am- 12:00 pm 2 Divisions Bantams (Ages 6-12) Youth Classic (Ages 13-20 Join in-person Saturday mornings 9 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 ...

Leslie Tharpe Designs Blacksmith Workshop - Coat Rack

Sat & Sun, Feb. 25th and 26th from 9-noon or 1-4 pm. Jump into the world of blacksmithing with this fun ...

Sensory Sundays at Defy

Enjoy the freedom of sensory-friendly jumping. During sensory time, the music is quieter, the club lights are off, the environment ...

Live Oak Strawberry Fest

3rd Annual Strawberry Fest at Suwannee County Fairgrounds! Family Fun & Festivities, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Delicious Food, ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Suwannee County Fairgrounds: 1302 11th St SW, Live Oak, FL
  • Cost: Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free
  • Website: www.liveoakfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital: In Person Instructor Led Breastfeeding and Pumping

In Person Breastfeeding and Pumping Combo - (4-hr class) This class covers breastfeeding basics, hand expression, latching your newborn, positioning at ...

Corks and Colors All Ages Class: Horse

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

Alachua County Library: Homework Help at Alachua Branch

In-person tutoring and homework help. Drop in for homework help with our volunteer tutors. Elementary, Middle, and High school students welcome. ...

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 ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for a safe and interactive nature ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Smart Start Fall Session Begins September 20, 2022 10 am Music and Movement 11 am Amigos Music and Movement en español

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 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 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 ...