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

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October 14

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.

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 for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

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 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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Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons on Monday nights at Bev's Burgers. Fun for the whole ...

Free Beginner Sewing Classes

Three hour sewing classes are offered by Days for Girls International at no cost due to the generosity of the ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car seat safety checks and installations. *By appointment only!* Great for new parents, 2nd time parents, grandparents and other caregivers. ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Fun with Spiders at Bouncers

All Bounce'O'ween Events begin at 10am. Bouncing is from 9-noon. Socks and waivers required.

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Classical Conversations Homeschool Open House

Have you attended an information meeting about Classical Conversations, or you''re a foundations family considering essentials next year? Then this ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $3 admission (cash only) TIP: Click purple GET TICKETS button for FREE admission!
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Cade Museum Little Sparks Thursday Preschool Program

Join us on Thursdays for our Little Sparks preschool program for children 4 and under. Introduce your preschooler to STEAM ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Program included with regular admission.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Rooterville is open to the public for self-guided tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm. ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 5579 Darwood Street Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Tours are free. The recommended donation for your visit is only $10 per person, or $30 per family of four.
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational, Free

O'Leno State Park Alligator Warrior Festival

Alligator Warrior Festival is an annual non-profit event, in memory of the years between 1800 and 1859, when Lake City ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Park entrance is $5/vehicle (2-8 people)
  • Website: alligatorfest.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Free Halloween Costume Parade at Bouncers

Free Halloween Parade. some carnival games. Prizes to top 3 winners. Bouncing 9-noon. Spooky savings $7 per child. Parade starts ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parade! (Bouncing is free for members, or $7/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

4-H Maker Day Camp

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following 4-H Program for October 18, 2019. This program ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Depot Park parkrun

All ages and abilities are welcome! Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or ...

Family Fishing Day

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting ...

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Friends of the Library Sale in the state! In addition to books, we have art, comic books, manga, DVDs, ...

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Phi Sigma Rho's Scarecrow Scamper - 5K Fun Run/Walk

The sisters of Phi Sigma Rho at the University of Florida invite you to run (or walk) in our third ...

O'Leno State Park Alligator Warrior Festival

Alligator Warrior Festival is an annual non-profit event, in memory of the years between 1800 and 1859, when Lake City ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Park entrance is $5/vehicle (2-8 people)
  • Website: alligatorfest.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. ...

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Friends of the Library Sale in the state! In addition to books, we have art, comic books, manga, DVDs, ...

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Free Beginner Sewing Classes

Three hour sewing classes are offered by Days for Girls International at no cost due to the generosity of the ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Friends of the Library Sale in the state! In addition to books, we have art, comic books, manga, DVDs, ...

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Glow in the Dark Party at Bouncers

All Bounce'O'ween Events begin at 10am. Bouncing is from 9-noon. Socks and waivers required.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free for members, or $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Friends of the Library Sale in the state! In addition to books, we have art, comic books, manga, DVDs, ...

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

La Leche Meeting at Millhopper Library

La Leche League of Gainesville will hold two meetings a month: -2nd Saturday of the month at 10am at the Tower ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

Gainesville Greenway Challenge

The Gainesville Greenway Challenge is a year-round effort whose aim is to restore natural habitat in Gainesville by removing invasive ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Thursday Preschool Program

Join us on Thursdays for our Little Sparks preschool program for children 4 and under. Introduce your preschooler to STEAM ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Program included with regular admission.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Rooterville is open to the public for self-guided tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm. ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 5579 Darwood Street Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Tours are free. The recommended donation for your visit is only $10 per person, or $30 per family of four.
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational, Free

Teddy Bear Mobile at Bouncers

Teddy Bear Mobile is coming to Bouncers! Bears start out at $20, clothing is extra $$. Bouncing is FREE to ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers, 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $10/child to bounce, Bouncing is free members free, Teddy Bears start at $20
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Developmental Playgroup with LCS

Join us on Friday mornings for a fun-filled and educational playgroup led by an Occupational Therapist! Toddlers and preschoolers will ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per family/session, or 5 sessions for $40.
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Halloween ComicFest

Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating local comic shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season ...

High Springs Rotary Club Car Show

Come for a fun filled day in Historic Downtown High Springs,Vintage, Classic and Sport Vehicles, Food, Music, Drawings, Door Prizes ...

Depot Park parkrun

All ages and abilities are welcome! Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or ...

McIntosh 1890 Festival

Annual 1890 Arts Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh, Florida Admission is free to the 1890's Festival to be held in ...

Dog Days Run

The 38th Annual Dog Days Run is an annual 5k and Fun Run, hosted by the SAVMA Chapter at the ...

Race for Rehab: Monster Dash

Race for Rehab is an annual 5k run/walk that benefits the community outreach programs run by the UF Department of ...

Zen Birding and Yoga

"Zen Birding” Free at Possum Creek Park led by Alachua Audubon Society, from 9 am to 10:30 am. • Participants participate in ...

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Rooterville is open to the public for self-guided tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm. ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 5579 Darwood Street Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Tours are free. The recommended donation for your visit is only $10 per person, or $30 per family of four.
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational, Free

UF Little Gators Hip Hop Experience

The Florida Gators Dazzlers will be hosting a Little Gators Hip Hop Experience with a performance at the Women’s Volleyball ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Tot Trot Nature Walks at the Florida Museum

Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Halloween Party at Bouncers

All Bounce'O'ween Events begin at 10am. Bouncing is from 9-noon. Socks and waivers required.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free for members, or $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

UF Shands Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group

Join our breastfeeding support group every Tuesday. Facilitated by Breastfeeding Educators.

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida

Santa Fe College and the University of Florida present the Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida 2019, a weekend ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Rural Folklife Days

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is proud to present Rural Folklife Day. Demonstrators will be on hand displaying Florida ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5 per person in addition to regular park admission,( $5.00 per vehicle, up to eight passengers)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Thursday Preschool Program

Join us on Thursdays for our Little Sparks preschool program for children 4 and under. Introduce your preschooler to STEAM ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Program included with regular admission.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes