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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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January 26

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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Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Wesley UMC

Storytime in the Park returns on January 12th, but for January and February we will meet in the Children's Sunday ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, the Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 34th Annual Hoggetowne ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Adults – $19 Youth (5-17) – $9 Senior (60+) - $16 Military (one ticket per valid ID) – $16 Children 4 and under – FREE
  • Website: hoggetownefaire.weebly.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Smart Start at Zion

We look forward to learning some new songs to sing, and jamming to the old ones of course too. Please join ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $4/family per class, suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Classes

Open House at St. Francis Catholic Academy

Join us on January 27, 2020 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm for our Saint Francis Catholic Academy’s Open House. Take the ...

  • 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Francis Catholic Academy, 4100 NW 115th Ter, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

Car Seat Safety Check at Comprehensive Women's Health

Car Seat Safety Check by appointment only.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 724 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: cwhfl.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

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

Princess Day at Bouncers

Put on that princess gown, and come to Bouncers. Songs from all your favorite princess movies to dance too. Socks ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: members free, non members $10 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Stroller Fitness

Come have a great workout every Tuesday and meet other Gainesville area Moms (and Dads too)!

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 ...

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 Mommy and Me 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: $13 (1 hr of jump and jungle gym) for 1 adult and one child 5 years and under.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

3 Year Old Meet and Greet at Bouncers

Bring your 3 year old to meet some other 3 year olds! Indoor scavenger hunt. Socks and waivers required.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, non members $10 per child.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Family Friday and School Day

Come experience the colorful culture of a medieval village at festival time! Students and teachers get a firsthand look at ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 2900 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Adults – $10 Youth (5-17) – $5 Children 4 and under – FREE | ​Family Friday tickets available at box office only.
  • Website: www.hoggetownefaire.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...