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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 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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Sun Country Stay and Play

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $13/member, $16 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

Equestrians Unlimited Friday Homeschool Groups

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy learning fun and a pony ride (toddler-5) or a mini lesson (6-high school). Groups ...

Storytime at Bouncers

Come enjoy circle time, story time and even some sing along songs. $10 per child. members are free.

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Okito America Free Beginner Zoom Martial Arts Class

Learn different skills, self defense, safe kicking and punching abilities.

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 ...

Florida Museum’s refurbished ‘Megalodon’ Exhibit Opening Day

The world’s largest shark returns to Gainesville Sept. 19! Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can marvel at Megalodon, the ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Cost: $8 adults | $7 Fla. Residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $5.50 ages 3-17 | FREE for UF students & Museum members
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center 2900 SW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $10 | Children under 10 FREE
  • Website: www.staugustineexoticbirdfair.com
  • Category: Other

Painting with a Twist: Kids Choice Open Studio

Paint something for yourself that you missed, or paint a present for a friend! Recommended age is 6 and up to ...

Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Firetruck Neighborhood Visits

Fire Truck Route 9/12-9/13 Saturday 9/19: Hickory Forest 12:00-12:30 | 6211 SW 85th Street Willow Oaks 12:45-1:15 | @Pool Area Westwood 1:30-2:00 | 1225 ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Why Teach Kids to Cook Webinar hosted by UF/IFAS Extension

Webinar Series: We are excited to offer the following series in collaboration with the Monday Campaigns, the ChopChop Family, UF/IFAS ...

Green Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class, $55 for 4 classes (1 per week), $85 for all 7 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Monday Night Clinics: Players aged 8-14 are invited to attend. Improve Posture, Balance, Swing Mechanics, Mental Approach, Bat Speed

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

Red Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The first stage of our youth tennis program is Red Ball. Ages include 8 and under. In this stage, participants ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Single class: $15 | 1 day per week: $55 | 2 days per week: $105 | 3 days per week $120
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

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 ...

Craft time at Bouncers

Make it take it "wand" craft at Bouncers. All supplies provided. $10 per child. members free

Play Tennis Gainesville Tiny Tots Clinic

The Tiny Tots 30min clinic is for ages 3 to 5, and is a wonderful first step to introducing your ...

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Joyce Oransky Tennis Center – Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville , FL 32605
  • Cost: $12 per class or $30 for 3 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Kids Club Online

Discover fun and engaging projects the whole family can enjoy! Join us on Zoom for creative classes designed for kids ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Flip Factory Zone Mommy and Me

Bring your little one in and Jump for free with Mommy and Me, Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm.

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $13 (1 hr of jump and jungle gym) for 1 adult and one child 5 years and under.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Green Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class, $55 for 4 classes (1 per week), $85 for all 7 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Huntington Learning Center Live Webinar

Huntington Learning Center offers a FREE webinar every week. Visit our Facebook page to find out what topic we're covering ...

Orange Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

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

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class | 1 day per week: $55 | 2 days per week: $95 | 3 days per week: $120
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Yellow Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The final stage of the youth progression pathway is Yellow Ball. Ages include 18 and under. The Yellow Ball participants ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $20 per class | 1 day per week: $55 | 2 days per week: $90
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Gatornationals

POSTPONED to September. The Gatornationals is an annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national drag racing event held each March at ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $13/member, $16 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

Equestrians Unlimited Friday Homeschool Groups

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy learning fun and a pony ride (toddler-5) or a mini lesson (6-high school). Groups ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

Laugh by day...Scream by night! Maze- Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Adults: $15 (includes corn maze and haunted house) | Children 10 and under: $10| Children 3 and under are free | Hay Rides: $5 | Mechanical Bull Rides $5
  • Website: www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gatornationals

POSTPONED to September. The Gatornationals is an annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national drag racing event held each March at ...

Alachua County Heart Walk

The 2020 Alachua County Heart Walk is set for September 26 at Santa Fe College! Over 3,000 people walked together ...

Dance Alive Great Halloween Costume Sale

Dance Alive and The Next Generation present The BEST EVER Great Halloween Costume Sale. Great adult and children's costumes! Hip-Hop, ...

Gatornationals

POSTPONED to September. The Gatornationals is an annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national drag racing event held each March at ...

Dance Alive Great Halloween Costume Sale

Dance Alive and The Next Generation present The BEST EVER Great Halloween Costume Sale. Great adult and children's costumes! Hip-Hop, ...

Cade Museum Alien Theme Sunday

Celebrating our MOON TO MARS space theme...join us for an alien-themed Special Sunday. Dress like an alien and receive $2 ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Included free with paid admission to museum. Dress like an alien and ave $2 off.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs

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 ...

Sunshine State Babywearing Newborn Wearing Workshop

Join us for a small group session where you will learn how to use a variety of carriers to confidently ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Green Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class, $55 for 4 classes (1 per week), $85 for all 7 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Monday Night Clinics: Players aged 8-14 are invited to attend. Improve Posture, Balance, Swing Mechanics, Mental Approach, Bat Speed

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

Red Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The first stage of our youth tennis program is Red Ball. Ages include 8 and under. In this stage, participants ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Single class: $15 | 1 day per week: $55 | 2 days per week: $105 | 3 days per week $120
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Play Tennis Gainesville Tiny Tots Clinic

The Tiny Tots 30min clinic is for ages 3 to 5, and is a wonderful first step to introducing your ...

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Joyce Oransky Tennis Center – Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville , FL 32605
  • Cost: $12 per class or $30 for 3 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Orange Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

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

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class | 1 day per week: $55 | 2 days per week: $95 | 3 days per week: $120
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Kids Club Online

Discover fun and engaging projects the whole family can enjoy! Join us on Zoom for creative classes designed for kids ...

North Florida Regional Medical Center:VIRTUAL Instructor Lead Prepared Childbirth Class

This class will help you to feel more confident about the upcoming birth of your baby. You will learn about ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Flip Factory Zone Mommy and Me

Bring your little one in and Jump for free with Mommy and Me, Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm.

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $13 (1 hr of jump and jungle gym) for 1 adult and one child 5 years and under.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Green Ball Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The third stage of our youth tennis program is Green Ball. Ages include 12 and under. This stage is played ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class, $55 for 4 classes (1 per week), $85 for all 7 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes