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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November 18

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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Santa Photography Event at JCPenney

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! You'd better not pout - Santa is making a stop at a JCPenney Portraits near ...

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

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 ...

Foster Parent Orientation

Orientation for Therapeutic Foster Parents on how to become a foster parent. Information and class dates will be given.

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 iBaby and Me Classes

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

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 ...

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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

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

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 ...

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 Day and 5K run at Little Orange Creek

Kids fun run and 5K run. Following the race, join us until 2 PM for Little Orange Creek Nature Day. ...

Newberry Fall Festival

Downtown Newberry Mainstreet Fall Festival, along Seaboard/Keene Drive. Free Admission. Arts, crafts, music, food, and more. Camel & Pony rides!

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 ...

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

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 ...

Youth 3v3 Futsal Tournament

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Join us November 23 - 24 for our youth 3v3 futsal tournament. 100% of tournament ...

Santa Cares Day at The Oaks Mall

Join us Sunday, November 24 for Santa Cares Day! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Bounce Giving at Bouncers

Come out for turkey games, turkey trivia, face painting, sack races, scavenger hunt and of course...bouncing! Best suited for ages ...

Kids' Fleece Pillowcase at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to sew a simple project without a pattern, to measure, cut and pin ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Bounce Giving at Bouncers

Come out for turkey games, turkey trivia, face painting, sack races, scavenger hunt and of course...bouncing! Best suited for ages ...

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

Best Friend Loop Yarn Scarves at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to use loop yarn to knit with your fingers, to finger knit with ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Thanksgiving

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

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

All Libraries are CLOSED

All library branches are CLOSED on November 28 and 29.

Turkey Trot 5K and 10K

Join us Thanksgiving morning for Gainesville’s 10th annual Turkey Trot 10k & 5k . Get in a good run early ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland on Thanksgiving

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is 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 ...

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

All Libraries are CLOSED

All library branches are CLOSED on November 28 and 29.

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

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

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Depot Park parkrun

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

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

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Stocking Ornament

The Kids Workshops are FREE how-to clinics for children.   Projects include the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7107 NW 4th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607 /5150 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: workshops.homedepot.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

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 ...

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 ...