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October 13 - 19

Kanapaha Botantical Orchid Show

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: kanapaha.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Thornebrook Art Festival

The Art Festival at Thornebrook is a two-day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways ...

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 ...

  • 12:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: multiple locations
  • Cost: free
  • Website: attend.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Art in the Parks at the Wilhelmina Johnson Center

Join the South East African Language and Literature Conference for a poetry reading, story telling and music event at the ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: 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 ...

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group - Meets Second Monday of each month. This is for adults that have a family member with ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: United Church of Gainesville - West end of building, 1624 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.namigainesville.org
  • Category: Free

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. ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua.floridahealth.gov
  • Category: 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 ...

UF Shands Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group

Join our breastfeeding support group every Tuesday. Facilitated by Breastfeeding Educators.

  • 11:00 am -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: UF Health Shands North Tower Room 2145, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: cbn.med.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Tinkergarten-Free Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Tiffany Chell, ...

  • 3:45 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: San Felasco Park, 6400 NW 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Free, RSVP online
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Free

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial - Wave of Light

On October 15th, Our Hearts Align will host a memorial event to honor babies, support families, and to bring awareness ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Earthsongs

The University of Florida Concert Choir presents a diverse program of choral music including selections from South American, European, and ...

  • 7:30 pm -  8:45 pm 
  • Location: University Auditorium 333 Newell Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: 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 ...

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Classical Conversations Homeschool Open House

Have you attended an information meeting about Classical Conversations, or you''re a foundations family considering essentials next year? Then this ...

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 ...

Fall Food and Fun in Alachua

Join us a Maude Lewis Park for free food, raffle prizes and more!

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Maude Lewis Park, 15731 NW 141 St, Alachua FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Heroes for Hearing Halloween Party

Hearoes is so excited to host our second annual Hearing Awareness Week Halloween Party! Come celebrate with kiddos and families ...

  • 5:00 pm -  6:30 pm 
  • Location: HPNP 1225 Center Dr, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free, register online
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your "pre-weekend" on! On the Thursday of each month Main ...

Tales from the Road: 61 National Parks in 7 Months

Friends of Paynes Prairie has invited Gainesville residents Lauren and Steven Keys to share how they visited and photographed all ...

  • 7:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Friends of Paynes Prairie, 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Free

Free Halloween Costume Parade at Bouncers

Free Halloween Parade. some carnival games. Prizes to top 3 winners. Bouncing 9-noon. Spooky savings $7 per child. Parade starts ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parade! (Bouncing is free for members, or $7/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: 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 ...

Tinkergarten - Free Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Tiffany Chell, ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am 
  • Location: San Felasco Park, 6400 NW 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Free

First Responders Trunk or Treat

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is hosting the 2nd Annual First Responder's Trunk or Treat Event. This event is open ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Alachua County Sheriff's Office, 2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

City of Waldo Fall Festival

Festive Fall Fun for Families! The City of Waldo is hosting a return of the annual Fall Festival on Friday, ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 14450 NE 148th Ave, Waldo, FL 32694
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: waldo-fl.com
  • Category: Free

Tom Petty Birthday Bash at Depot Park

The Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a music festival celebrating the life and legacy of Tom Petty through music, art ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Free Fridays Concert Series

The region’s longest-running and largest free outdoor concert series features local and regional musical talent at the newly renovated Bo ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Bo Didley Plaza, 100 SW 2nd Ave,Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: gnvculturalseries.org
  • Category: Free

Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am -  9:00 am 
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Family Fishing Day

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

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: sfrc.ufl.edu
  • Category: 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 ...

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Key, 2nd Street and Cedar Key Beach.
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

CANCELLED on October 19th due to weather. Participants will enjoy the spectacular fall wildflower bloom in the piney woods of Morningside ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

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: 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 ...

GatorTRAX Fall 2019

The Engineering GatorTRAX Math Excellence initiative provides students in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn mathematics with hands-on activities for ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: UF, J. Wayne Reitz Union Room 2335, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: uftbp.com
  • Category: Free

Guitar Center Free Workshop: Learn to Play Ukulele

Guitar Center is proud to offer this beginner ukulele group workshop for all of our newest ukulele players. Every customer ...

Sunshine State Babywearing Weekend Meeting

Sunshine State Babywearing, Inc. is a public charity whose mission is to provide babywearing education and support to caregivers in ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Headquarters Library Sensory Storytime

Join us for a special storytime created in cooperation with the Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD) This storytime will ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: attend.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Kids Day at Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Kids Day will take place indoors, due to the weather. JBF Gainesville is turning 10! Join Us for a Day of ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free (bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses)
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Free

Open Car and Truck Show at Davis Chevrolet

This is an event that is fun for the whole family, so bring the kids. There will be food trucks, ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Davis Chevrolet, 2600 North Main Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: spectators free
  • Website: flvetteset.com
  • Category: Free

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops

We are hosting FREE, family-friendly Halloween events October 19-20, 25-31, 2019 featuring our friends, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Sally ...

  • 12:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

LBGTQ+ Community in STEM at Florida Museum

The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating LGBTQ+ scientists on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hear ...

Tom Petty Birthday Bash at Depot Park

The Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a music festival celebrating the life and legacy of Tom Petty through music, art ...

  • 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Funko Game Day at 2nd and Charles

We're play-testing the brand new Funkoverse strategy board game! Come see the new game in action--recommended for ages 10 and ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 2601 NW 13th St, # 2601, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.2ndandcharles.com
  • Category: Free

Gainesville Pops Fall Concert

The Gainesville Pops! opens it's 2019-2020 season with a FREE concert titled “A Festive Celebration of the Fall Season”. The GPops ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 419 Northeast 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

HealthStreet Night of Dance

HealthStreet's 4th Annual Night of Dance at Bo Diddley Plaza! Night of Dance brings Gainesville's diverse communities together to celebrate the ...

  • 4:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free
October 13 - 19