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.

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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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 ...

Painting with a Twist Kids Camp: Mystical Creatures

Campers will explore their creative side through paintings and other related activities. They will paint a 16X20 painting and create ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For kids ages 3 and up! New Crafts ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $3 for 30 minute session
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

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

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Discovery Zone Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the second anniversary of the Florida Museum’s Discovery Zone featuring: Games Giveaways Hands-on activities A birthday card for visitors to sign Live Insect Encounters Creation ...

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 ...

Painting with a Twist Kids Camp: Mystical Creatures

Campers will explore their creative side through paintings and other related activities. They will paint a 16X20 painting and create ...

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

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our iPlaydate on Thursdays at 10:45am for children ages 5 and Under! If they’re actively on the MOVE, ...

Trade and Play at Bouncers

Calling all parents! Need to clean out your kids closet? And swap out for different sizes? Let's trade! Bring gently ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10 per child. Members are FREE
  • 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 ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For kids ages 3 and up! New Crafts ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $3 for 30 minute session
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Circle of Parents Saturday Playgroups

Join Circle of Parents Saturday Playgroups at various locations around town! July 13 Possom Creek Park 10am July 20 Depot Park 5:30pm July ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Carson Springs Wildlife Safari Zoo Camp

Join us for Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation's Zoo Safari Camp 2019! Kids aged 6 and older can come be a ...

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 ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

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 ...

Apollo 11 Moon Landing- 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend at the Cade Museum

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission & first walk on the Moon at the Cade. Special ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Adults (18+): $12.50 | Youth (ages 5-17): $7.50 | Child (ages 0-4): Free | Seniors + College Students: $10 |
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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 ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For kids ages 3 and up! New Crafts ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $3 for 30 minute session
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Summer at the Library- Wild Wonders Animal Show at Millhopper Library

Wild Wonders presents Whaaba! Whaaba! - a musical journey of discovery using animals from around the world. Mike Rossi will be ...

Summer at the Library- Wild Wonders Animal Show at Alachua Library

Wild Wonders presents Whaaba! Whaaba! - a musical journey of discovery using animals from around the world. Mike Rossi will be ...

Kids Baking Classes at The Flour Pot Bakery

Join us for Kids Baking Classes at The Flour Pot Cafe and Bakery! For ages 5-12. The first week is ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Flour Pot Cafe and Bakery, 13005 SW 1st Rd, Ste 137 Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $50/class, pre-register
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Summer Fun in the Kitchen at Saporito

Calling Young Foodies! Healthy Food Habits for Youngsters! Learn to use extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar with simple summer ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice 4401 NW 25th Pl, Ste D, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal! Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2019 Summer Movie Express ...

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 ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal! Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2019 Summer Movie Express ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For kids ages 3 and up! New Crafts ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $3 for 30 minute session
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.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 ...

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

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our iPlaydate on Thursdays at 10:45am for children ages 5 and Under! If they’re actively on the MOVE, ...

Summer at the Library- Floridingers Go to Outerspace at Tower Road Library

Come to an exciting 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. This is ...

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 ...

Michaels Camp Creativity

Join us on a summer crafting journey on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For kids ages 3 and up! New Crafts ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $3 for 30 minute session
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Painting with a Twist: Song Birds

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Florida Healthy Babies Meeting

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County (DOH-Alachua), and the Department of Children and Families' Child Fatality Prevention Partnership ...

Circle of Parents Saturday Playgroups

Join Circle of Parents Saturday Playgroups at various locations around town! July 13 Possom Creek Park 10am July 20 Depot Park 5:30pm July ...

Depot Park parkrun

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

Nature Ninja 5K

Nature Ninja 5K Run is an eco-friendly adventure race through 50 acres of natural challenges and unique obstacles. Prepare for ...

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 ...

Green Kids Workshop at The Green House Nursery

Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a fun Gardening Craft Activity. Please RSVP online.

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

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

Fathom Event: Kiki's Delivery Service

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved coming-of-age story from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy ...

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 ...

Summer at the Library- Floridingers Go to Outerspace at HQ Library

Come to an exciting 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. This is ...

Kids Baking Classes at The Flour Pot Bakery

Join us for Kids Baking Classes at The Flour Pot Cafe and Bakery! For ages 5-12. The first week is ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Flour Pot Cafe and Bakery, 13005 SW 1st Rd, Ste 137 Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $50/class, pre-register
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Summer at the Library- Floridingers Go to Outerspace at Newberry Library

Come to an exciting 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. This is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal! Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2019 Summer Movie Express ...

Toddlers Try It Art Class with Wayfaring Painter - Winter in July

Wayfaring Painter presents a series of open-ended sessions to allow the very youngest creatives to explore visual art in a ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Forage Hall at Working Food, 219 NW 10th Avenue, Gainesville
  • Cost: Registration cost is on a sliding scale of $8-15 for each toddler, plus $1 for additional siblings over age 5. Family group discounts available, check ticketing page for details. Free for adult caregivers and young babies in laps or arms.
  • Website: wayfaringpainter.squarespace.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Classes

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 ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal! Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2019 Summer Movie Express ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

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

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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 ...

Summer at the Library- Floridingers Go to Outerspace at High Springs Library

Come to an exciting 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. This is ...