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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September 26

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.

Show events from all categories


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 ...

Speech4Kids Chatterbox BIG Kids Playgroup

Chatterbox BIG kids ( 3 - 4 years old) Come join us for an hour of sensory play and language stimulation ...

Not Back to School, Homeschool Spring Exploration Day

Now that public school is back in session and the springs are less crowded, we are inviting homeschoolers to join ...

Alachua County Library Story Time on the Green

Children can listen to nature-themed stories in an outdoor social setting, weather permitting. This program takes place at Lois Forte ...

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 - 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).
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  • Category: Tours/Informational

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program

Homeschool Wednesdays are back! The homeschool program is FREE to O2B Kids Family Members. They will enjoy meet-ups with other members ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Headquarters Branch: Preschool Story Time

Read, laugh, and sing with us on the red carpet. Librarians and library staff will read tales and lead activities perfect ...

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: Baby Time at Millhopper Branch

Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more! Geared for babies and their caregivers.

Alachua County Library Story Time - Newberry Branch

Read, laugh, and sing with us! Young children and their caregivers enjoy books, rhymes, and activities together.

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 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

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

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 ...

Dirty Bird Art Co Sensory's Cool Class - Fall Festival

Welcome to Sensory's Cool! This week's theme is Fall Festival. A safe place for kids under 3 (whose adult is ...

Alachua Conservation Trust Weekly Walk and Talks

Join ACT weekly for a walk and talk every Friday from 3 pm-4 pm at one of ACT Preserves. You ...

Fathom presents The Blind

Long before Phil Robertson became a reality TV star, he fell in love with Miss Kay and started a family, ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

UF Florida Recovery Center Run & Walk 4 Recovery

The UF Florida Recovery Center will be hosting their 4th Annual "5K Run & Walk 4 Recovery" at Depot Park ...

Florida Gators Softball Elite Prospect Camp

The Florida Gators Softball Program is pleased to offer the following camps for fall and winter of 2023 at the ...

Cancer Chomp

Please join us for the 2nd annual Cancer Chomp, a brain tumor event presented by the Preston A. Wells Jr. ...

Community-Wide Yard Sale

Join us for our Fall Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 30, 8:00 am-12:00 pm (noon) in Trinity United Methodist ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Ave Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Free admission
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