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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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Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Sundays

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: Admission: $14 per person ➡️Children 3 years and under: FREE
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 Butterfly

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

City of Gainesville Summer Heatwave Teen Pool Party

Kick off the summer with our first Heatwave Pool Party! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

High Springs Playhouse presents Little Women

Timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

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 Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: Preschool Story Time

Online program. Join us on Zoom or FB Live for a preschool story time featuring some of our favorite nursery rhymes ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2021 Summer Movie Express ...

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 ...

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 ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2021 Summer Movie Express ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

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 ...

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 ...

North Florida Regional Medical Center: VIRTUAL Newborn Care Class

This class covers feeding, bathing, diapering, health, comforting, and safety. It provides demonstration and will help to increase your confidence ...

High Springs Playhouse presents Little Women

Timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of ...

Trinity's Day Spa presents Back 2 School Braid Bash at MLK Center

Please call or email to pre-register for the Back to School Braid Bash! Free food and free manis for K-12.

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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) ...

Kid Strong Happy Hour

KidStrong Happy Hour promises to be FUN for your child and FUN for you!! Drop the kids off after school ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: KidStrong:6020 NW 4 Pl Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $30/child
  • Website: www.kidstrong.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Depot Park parkrun

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

Gator Clot Trot

WALK and FUNDRAISE with us at Veteran's Park. Kids activities, crafts, and refreshments.

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Park: 7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: A donation of your choice
  • Website: secure.qgiv.com
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

1st Saturday Ranger Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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

Florida Museum hosts Family Discovery Camp: Water

**Due to minor flooding from Hurricane Elsa in the Natural Area Teaching Lab space, this event has been rescheduled for ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Cost: $12 for non-members and $10 for members, per participant
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.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 ...

2nd Sunday Ranger Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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 ...

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Sundays

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: Admission: $14 per person ➡️Children 3 years and under: FREE
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

Naturals Baseball Tryouts

Love the Game! Come try out for Naturals Baseball Travel Teams and become part of the Nat's family. Our fast ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

9U-14U All players wanting to play in the Fall season, must participate in in this tryout. 12U Team will be ...

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

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

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 ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: YA Recs for Teens

Online program. August is Read a Romance Month. Whether you are a die hard Romance fan or just looking for something ...

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

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Library Story Time at Bo Diddley Plaza

Join us for stories and songs outdoors with library staff at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville! Caregivers and families ...

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

9U-14U All players wanting to play in the Fall season, must participate in in this tryout. 12U Team will be ...

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) ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Studio TM Kids Mommy and Me Workshops

Do you want to have a hands on morning project with your kiddo in clay, but would LOVE the guidance ...

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 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 ...

Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly Event

oin us for a morning at the Museum for adults and children on the autism spectrum and their friends, families ...

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 ...

Summer Synchro Sundays

Learn synchronized swimming! Summer Synchro Sundays is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 (who are comfortable swimming in deep ...

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Northeast pool
  • Cost: Kids can try their first sunday for FREE! Then any sunday attended after the first will be $15 per day
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

15U - 18U All players wanting to play in the 2021 fall season, must attend the tryout.

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

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 Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

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

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

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

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 ...

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 ...

Library Story Time at Depot Park

Join us at 10:30am for outdoor stories and songs with Alachua County Library staff! Caregivers and families can bring blankets ...

Live and Local Summer Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza

Live & Local is a FREE, all ages concert series featuring Gainesville's best and brightest emerging talent! The City of Gainesville, ...

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) ...

Dance Team Skills Pop-Up Workshop at IndepenDance Studio

Do you have an aspiring dancer interested in learning more about JAZZ DANCE and other dance team skills? Maybe you have ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Depot Park parkrun

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

UF IFAS Fishing for Success Family Fishing Day - Back to School Bonanza

Our monthly free and open to the public fishing events will take place from 8 am to noon. We provide ...

Studio TM Kids Mommy and Me Workshops

Do you want to have a hands on morning project with your kiddo in clay, but would LOVE the guidance ...

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 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 ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

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 ...

Vision Volleyball Fall Mini Club Evaluations

Mini Club focuses on volleyball specific skills and physical movement to help develop the athlete in fundamental skills, character development ...

Gainesville Juniors Fall Mini Club Tryouts

*Open to all skill levels, boys and girls ages 6-15. *Everyone is placed on a team. *Practices will always be Sundays 2:00 ...

UF Health Breastfeeding Class

This two hour class is designed for couples who are at least 28 weeks pregnant and desire to breastfeed their ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

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 ...

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 ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

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

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

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 ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: Scratch Coding for Kids

Online program for school aged kids. Explore Scratch, an online coding site, to learn how to start making your own video ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virtual Alachua County Library: Preschool Story Time

Online program. Some books are funny, some books are quiet, and some books are bossy! Who is in charge, here? The ...

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) ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

UF Health Childbirth and Newborn Education Class

The Childbirth and Newborn Education Class is intended to prepare expectant parents for labor, birth, the post-partum period, and caring ...

Studio TM Kids Mommy and Me Workshops

Do you want to have a hands on morning project with your kiddo in clay, but would LOVE the guidance ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Starlight's Go Gators Pageant

We have Beautiful  designer crowns for all the contestants.  We have orange and blue crowns for the gator fans and ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

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 Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.