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 23

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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Education Equalizer Foundation: FAMU Fall Preview Day

The FAMU Fall Preview Day will include lunch, a football game ticket for FAMU vs Alabama State, and transportation to ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Sun Country Sports Center Splash Jam

Ages 3 and up are welcome to join us at Splash Jam for extra time in the pool! Splash Jam ...

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 ...

Step 317 Photography Birthday Mini Sessions

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a photo session! Each session includes: ~ Session time in studio ~ A special treat for the birthday ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street, Suite 33, Gainesville, FL, 32609
  • Cost: Session Fee: $39
  • Website:
  • Category: Other

Run For Your Life 5K

Bring your family and friends (including the furry ones) to run/walk for a cause and for fun at our 5th ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:25 am
  • Location: Depot Park 874 SE 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free for kids 5 and under, Children (6-10) $10, Youth (11-17) $20, Students $25, Adults $30
  • Website:
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

We're open for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am til 2 pm, weather permitting. NO appointment is needed, ...

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital: In Person Instructor Led Newborn Care Class

This class covers all things newborn! Including feeding, bathing, diapering, health, comforting, and safety. It provides hands on demonstration and ...

Fall Festival at Amber Brooke Farms

Embrace the enchanting spirit of autumn at Amber Brooke Farms, where our third annual Fall Festival awaits you. Starting on ...

  • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red White and Blues Farm) 3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: Online Ticket Sales Coming Soon!
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library Alachua Branch: Homework Help

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

This is the first stage of our youth tennis program. Ages typically include 8 and under, though it is recommended ...

Play Tennis Gainesville Green Ball Clinic

This is the third stage of our youth tennis program. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played on ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Age(s) 9-14 (open to any and all participants that meet age requirement) Coaches Stephen Barton and Austin Langworthy

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).
  • Website:
  • 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 ...

Kids4Kids Triathlon

The Kids4Kids Triathlon is a triathlon for children ages 4-18 of ALL abilities benefitting local children's adaptive sports charities. This ...

Cancer Chomp

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

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 ...