Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Gainesville, Florida area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
Kids Gainesville: Annual Events - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Alachua County Fair

Annual county fair with shows, midway, food, rides and great free live entertainment!

Art Festival at Thornebrook Village

Fine Arts Show located in the beautiful Thornebrook Village showcasing 130 artists, two days of ente ...

2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606
City of Alachua - Annual Events

The City of Alachua is proud to host a variety of holiday and special events throughout the year. S ...

City of Gainesville - Annual Events

Howl-o-Ween Dog Pool Party (October): Join the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural ...

City of Newberry - Annual Events

Trick or Treat in Newberry (October) Newberry will have Trick or Treat time Citywide Newberry Fe ...

Coon Hollo Farm Corn Maze

Join us for Fall Family Fun Weekends on the Farm! Mini Maze - Hayride to Feed Cows - The rea ...

October - November
22480 N Hwy 441, Micanopy, FL, 32667
Dance Alive National Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swir ...

3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Dudley Farm Fall Farm and Cane Festival

Commemorate Miss Myrtle Dudley's birthday by grinding sugar cane and boiling cane syrup. See an orig ...

November / December
18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL, 32669
Fanfares and Fireworks at Flavet Field

Enjoy an evening of live music and spectacular fireworks presented by WUFT-TV, WUFT-FM and WUFT Clas ...

Free Admission
605 Woodlawn Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32603
Florida Museum of Natural History - Annual Events

Butterfly Fest (October): A celebration of wings, wildlife & biodiversity! Explore the lives of bat ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Folk in the Springs

Annual ‘Folk in the Springs’ - (a small town music festival) High Springs Music in the Park & Concer ...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Twice a year, in October and April, the Friends of the Library hosts the largest book sale of its ki ...

October and April
430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Gainesville VegFest

Gainesville VegFest is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life in the ...

Free Admission
200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, held each March at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Flo ...

11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Greater Alachua County Fair

Alachua County's Fair is now GREATER than ever! Rides, Games, Food and attractions. Entertainment is ...

3100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce - Annual Events

Halloween Trick or Trick Fun Night (October): Trick or Treat Fun Night is a FREE event. Kid's games ...

Lubee Batfest

The conservancy is not open to the general public on a regular basis, so this event is a rare opport ...

1309 NW 192nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
McIntosh 1890's Festival

The 1890's arts crafts and antiques festival in historic McIntosh will be held on a Saturday in Oc ...

Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that ...

Free Admission
Newberry Cornfield Maze

Maze - Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct path to find ...

September - October
20015 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL, 32669
O2BKids - Annual Events

Spooktakular (October): Our annual Halloween event is spooktakular! Join us each year for endless ...

6680 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Rogers Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Fun filled entertainment for the whole family. Young and old will have a memorable experience. Take ...

October - November
3831 NW 156th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary - Annual Events

Boo at the Roo (October): Celebrate Halloween a week early at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary! Wear yo ...

5579 Darwood Street, Melrose, FL, 32666
Santa Fe College - Annual Events

Spring Arts Festival (April): Set amid picturesque turn-of-the-century homes in the Northeast Gaine ...

Screaming for Safety

Screaming for Safety is a large, free public safety event that we hold each year during the National ...

Free Admission
1025 NE 13th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Spring Garden Festival at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 boo ...

Late March
4700 SW 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Sun Country Sunny's Howlapalooza

Every year Sun Country Sports Center hosts a benefit Halloween Howl-A-Palooza at our West location. ...

333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL, 32669
UF Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks

Come enjoy a fun-filled night with your kids on Sorority Row at the University of Florida. There wil ...

Sorority Row, located on East and West Panhellenic Dr., between 8th and 9th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601, Gainesville, FL
UF Homecoming Parade

The University of Florida Homecoming Parade is the country’s largest student run parade! With over 1 ...

October, November
W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL