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Alachua County Heart Walk

The Heart Walk is family-friendly (and dog-friendly!). Walkers can enjoy a vendor expo with fun, interactive activities, a short program, ...

Family Fishing Day

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting ...

Kids4Kids Triathlon

A fun and exciting event that allows children 4 years and older to participate in a swim, bike and run ...

Camp Safe Haven

Camp Safe Haven is free and open to children and youth, ages 5-18, who have experienced the loss of a ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Haven’s E.T. York Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd.,Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
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  • Category: Other

Gainesville Area Rowing - Open House

Open House - check out North Central Florida's premier rowing club located on beautiful Newnan's Lake. Ages 12 to 80+! ...

Toddler Try It Art Class at Working Food- Saturdays

A series of open-ended sessions to allow the very youngest creatives to explore visual art in a nature-based, casual setting ...

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am 
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: sliding scale of $10-$15 for each toddler, plus $3 for additional siblings over age 5. Free for adult caregivers and young babies in laps or arms.
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  • Category: Classes

Santa Fe Community Education: Mommy and Me Paint Stone Mermaids

Moms, bring your child and paint a stone mermaid alongside unique farm animals, including miniature horses, goats, emus, tortoises, and ...

Art in the Parks at TB McPherson Park

To celebrate Gainesville150! 24 sculptures by David Hayes have been placed in 20 of the City’s parks. The sculptures will ...

Carson Springs Wild Adventure Open House

Wander on your own and see exciting Big Cat feeding and other animal encounters. 100% of proceeds go to animal ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $10/person, 3 years and up (Animal feeding & petting: $5)
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  • Category: Family Fun

Viva Museum

In coordination with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, celebrate the biodiversity and culture of Latin American at the Florida Museum. This ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Weecycle Costume Release

We will have over a 1000's Costumes New and Used to choose from. We will open promptly at 10am and ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 1405 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
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  • Category: Other

Einstein at Wild Birds Unlimited

Join Joe Soistman of Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation in the store to meet Einstein, the Great Horned Owl. If you've been ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Wild Birds Unlimited, 4212 NW 16th Blvd., Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash

Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash benefits both local schools as well as the Child Advocacy Center! School supplies will ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: 11701 SW 30th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: school supply donations
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  • Category: Family Fun

Mathmatics Festival at Harn Museum

Free learning event for students of all ages this Saturday, Sept 14! Join the University of Florida Mathematics Department at ...

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 3259 Hull Road • Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Beat the Heat Water Day with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office

ACSO will host the First annual “Beat the Heat Water Day with First Responders” community cookout and water fun day. ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Alachua County Sheriff, 2621 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32641
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Art in the Parks at Thomas Center

Join the Ukulele Club of Gainesville for a performance in the Thomas Center Gardens. Bring your own Ukulele to join ...

Sun Country Stay and Play- Saturdays

Get moving every Saturday afternoon! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop basic motor ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • 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.
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  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Let's Play Music at Alachua Library

Come and enjoy the place for kids to play music, listen, create and enjoy music! For ages 1st grade and ...