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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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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 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 Storytime on the Green

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

Journey to Juneteenth Kickoff

Reading of Juneteenth proclamation and raising of Juneteenth flag at City Hall.

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 ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Homeschool Tennis 4 Recess Classes

The Tennis 4 Recess Clinic is a morning tennis opportunity designed for all players the ages 8+. We invite all ...

Alachua County Library: Endangered Species of Florida at Micanopy Branch

Celebrate Endangered Species Day by participating in fun activities that will teach you about Florida's Endangered Species. Registration is required at ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Gainesville Warriors Fastpitch Open Tryouts

Gainesville Warriors Fastpitch are looking to fill some roster spots this season on our HS division teams (18U and 16U). ...

Coon Hollo Farm Sunflower Festival

Weekends May 7- 21, 2022, Saturdays and Sundays Entry includes 2 sunflowers, Hayride to feed cows, farm animals, photo opps galore. Enjoy ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 22480 N Hwy 441, Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: $8 entry includes 2 sunflowers
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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 ...

Sunshine Zoological Preserve Spring Festival

Our Spring festival will be every full weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in May 2022. Explore over 90 acres at the ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 17248 Crawford Lake Rd, McAlpin, FL 32062
  • Cost: $10 per person | 2 and under free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

Swamp City Obstacle Course Race at Celebration Pointe

Sprint, Run, Jog, or Walk your way through our course through Celebration Pointe in Gainesville! The Second Annual Swamp City Obstacle ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Celebration Pointe 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $42 Adults | Ages 7-17 $25 until May 16, $35 after May 16
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

Fresh Floral Arranging Workshop at Roots Plant Studio

Join us to learn all the tips and techniques needed to create your own floral arrangements. In this instructor led ...

Do Art Mommy and Me

Join us for a story at 10 and 11, then paint a piece of pottery to go with it! *Limited ...

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Class

iBaby & Me is a dance, music & movement class for 6 mos- 2.5 yrs. Parents/Caregivers join in on the ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Orange Ball Clinic

The second stage of our youth tennis program is Orange Ball. Ages include 10 and under. This is the first ...

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).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library: Story Time at Hawthorne Branch

Join us for fun and interaction with art, music, stories and more! Interactive story time with literature-based fingerplays, art, music, and ...

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 - Millhopper Branch

Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program. This program will be held on ...

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 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 ...

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, ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Orange Ball Clinic

The second stage of our youth tennis program is Orange Ball. Ages include 10 and under. This is the first ...

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Easton Foundations Gator Cup 2022

For those of you that don't know, Gator Cup is a 3-day National outdoor archery tournament. If you do not ...

  • 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: No entry fee for spectators
  • Website: www.gatorcup.com
  • Category: Sporting Events , Free

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 ...

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Center Dedication

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and Wild Spaces & Public Places program are pleased to ...

Alachua County Library Explore Your Senses - Newberry Branch

Each month we will explore one of the five senses through a makerspace box, a craft, and a game, as ...

Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Blue Crab Festival in Palatka

The festival must go on! Come join us in some good hometown fun. Kids rides, great music, and food trucks ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Easton Foundations Gator Cup 2022

For those of you that don't know, Gator Cup is a 3-day National outdoor archery tournament. If you do not ...

  • 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: No entry fee for spectators
  • Website: www.gatorcup.com
  • Category: Sporting Events , Free

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 Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

The Florida Folk Festival is a a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida ...

Blue Crab Festival in Palatka

The festival must go on! Come join us in some good hometown fun. Kids rides, great music, and food trucks ...

Easton Foundations Gator Cup 2022

For those of you that don't know, Gator Cup is a 3-day National outdoor archery tournament. If you do not ...

  • 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: No entry fee for spectators
  • Website: www.gatorcup.com
  • Category: Sporting Events , Free

Sunshine Zoological Preserve Spring Festival

Our Spring festival will be every full weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in May 2022. Explore over 90 acres at the ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 17248 Crawford Lake Rd, McAlpin, FL 32062
  • Cost: $10 per person | 2 and under free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Peach Fest at Red, White & Blues Farm

*Update May 16, 2022-We are extremely sad and heavy-hearted in having to announce that we will only have a very ...

Blue Crab Festival in Palatka

The festival must go on! Come join us in some good hometown fun. Kids rides, great music, and food trucks ...

Okito America Open House

Mark your calendars for our Open House! Come check out all the fun we have at Okito America. Everything from martial ...

Peach Fest at Red, White & Blues Farm

*Update May 16, 2022-We are extremely sad and heavy-hearted in having to announce that we will only have a very ...

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Day-Memorial Day

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 $16.00 per person, Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by their parents
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Memorial Day Weekend Tours at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Outdoor fun for all ages. Big cat and rhino feedings. Baby lemur and clouded leopard interactions. Over 30 rare species ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation 8528 E County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Adults $35 | Under 12: $10 | 2 and Under: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

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 ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Alachua County Library Perler Bead Crafts - Tower Road Branch

Join us for some Perler bead crafts! Registration required. Registration is required at least 12 hours before the event to guarantee ...