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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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Super Hero Training at Bouncers

Calling all Super Heroes! Wear your cape and mask, and complete some obstacles at Bouncers! We can’t wait to see how ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, nonmembers $15 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 - 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 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 ...

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program- Open House

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: 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 ...

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 Workshop: 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 ...

Morning Crafting with the Mermaid Princess

Join us at Pinspiration Gainesville for an undersea-themed morning you won't forget! First, we are going to create our own ...

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 ...

Citizen Science Sunday for Kids!: Main-Stream Science!

Want to be a scientist? Join us for our Citizen Science Sundays for Kids! Middle School-aged kids (accompanied by an ...

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

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Tonewood Family Music Rhythm Kids

These free classes are for 4- to 8-year-olds and was designed to be a drum- and rhythm-centered variation of the ...

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 ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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 on ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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 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 ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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 ...

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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

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

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

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 ...

Summit Series Bracket Race

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

Auditions for Living Chessboard

Thieves Guilde Productions (TGP) will be holding auditions for their Living Chessboard show to be held at the 2023 Hoggetowne ...

Family Fun Day at The Family Church

Directly following TFC's 29th Anniversary service, there will be a Family Fun Day on the lawn. Food and beverages will ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: The Family Church 2022 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville FL, 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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 ...

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 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 ...

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 ...

Old Toys for Discounted Play at Bouncers

Old toys need a new home? Bring to Bouncers! We’ll find a home for them. $2 off admission for gently ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, nonmembers $15 per child ($2 off admission for gently used toys)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...