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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

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August

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Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

A Very Harry Summer at Blackadder Brewing Company

Blackadder Brewing is back with our summer Brew & View! And this summer - it's all Harry, Harry Potter that ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Movie Night: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Save the date: August 2nd at 7:30 pm! Grab your favorite snacks, lawn chairs and blankets, and head over to ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Alive Church, 5805 NW 37th St, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Big Latch On

The North Central Florida Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to invite you to the 2019 Gainesville Big Latch On in celebration ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Back to School Bash at UMC McIntosh

Join us for school supplies, hygiene items, clothing, shoes, backpacks, haircuts, food, games, and crafts!

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: United Methodist Church, 20632 NW 8th St, McIntosh, FL
  • Cost: free, children must be present to receive items
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Back to School Bash in Newberry

This event is hosted by the Concerned Citizens of Newberry. All ages event. School supplies, clothing and toiletries will be ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Community Center, 25515 NW 6th Ave, Newberry FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Back 2 School Carnival and Cookout - High Springs

Everything is free! School Supplies, Backpacks, Music, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Italian Ice, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Games, Giveaways, ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Deeper Purpose Community Church 18467 NW Us Hwy 441 Suite 10, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

AVGD Backpacks 4 Success

The AVGD team is looking for families to join our movement in creating an attitude of gratitude. We want for ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Howard W. Bishop Middle School, 1901 NE 9th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $35 donation per backpack
  • Website: averygooddeed.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Birds and Brews Guided Walks at First Magnitude

First Magnitude is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon society to host monthly bird walks! We will meet the first Sunday ...

  • 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

National Night Out in Alachua

Come join us for the National Night Out celebration at our newly-renovated Welch Park. There will be food, games, giveaways ...

Dudley Kids Summer Crafts

Dudley Farm is offering Kids Crafts this summer! June 12, 9:30 to 11:00 am. Butter - Make and taste fresh butter. July ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Back2School Bash- High Springs

Are you ready for school? We are! To celebrate we are throwing a back to school bash on August 7th ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 20112 N US-441, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Songs at Alachua Farmer's Market

Looking for a FREE fun family friendly activity Thursday afternoon? Come out and bring the kids for some live music. ...

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Back to School Studio at The AUK Market

Whether you’re heading back to work or school or just want to bask in the nostalgia of freshly sharpened pencils ...

Storytime at Depot Park

Join us the 2nd Friday of every month as the Alachua County Library District presents Story Time at Depot Park ...

Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration

Come help the Florida Forest Service and friends celebrate Smokey's big day with free cake and bear hugs! Other fun festivities ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd., Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: stores.basspro.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights

On Thursday and Friday nights Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool offers extended hours for family swim time! From 5 to ...

Sun Country Annual Open House: Sunny's Showcase

Get V.I.P. access to our entire facility with instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, dance, ninja zone, martial arts, rock climbing ...

  • 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: Event Cost: Advance price: $10 per family Day of event: $20 per family
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Family Fun

O2BKids Back to School Bash

Join us at our Supercenter Location (across from the Oaks Mall). This FREE event is sure to be fun for everyone! FREE ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 6680 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Youth League Registration Day at Splitz

Come out this Saturday and see if a youth league is the right fit for your Saturday mornings. Join us ...

Summer Sling

Join us for music, food, and fun for everyone. Backpack giveaway and more!

Back to School Bash at Willie Mae Stokes Center

The New Beginning Christian Worship Center's G.A.N.G. will be conducting it’s annual Back-To-School Bash on August 10, 2019 from 11 ...

Cypress and Grove 2nd Anniversary Party

Thank you, Friends, for all your love this past two years! Come join us for new beer releases, food trucks, ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Cypress & Grove Brewing Co., 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gators Fan Day

Gators Fan Day returns to Exactech Arena on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is FREE! Fan ...

  • 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Stephen C. O'Connell Center 250 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Food Truck Festival

Come join us for food, music, and community service! Dry slide and wet water slide on site for the kids.

Sunday Ranger Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a park ranger for a comfortable walk around Sweetwater Wetlands Park and learn how the park benefits our water, ...

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free with admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Norman Studios' "The Flying Ace" Film Screening

Join us for a screening of Norman Studios' The Flying Ace, a silent film inspired by the life of Bessie ...

  • 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, 811 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Cade Members: Free | Non-Member Adults: $6 | Non-Member Children: $3
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tinkergarten - Free Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play! In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader Amy Carson will ...

Cameron Dancenter North Open House

Join us for our Open House! Refreshments, face and nail painting, performances, meet your teachers ..a lot of fun!

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Dancenter North, Ridgeway Village, 5003 NW 34th Blvd.Suite 120, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: camerondancenter.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cameron Dancenter West Open House

Join us for Open House! Face and nail painting, refreshments, performances, and meet your teachers!

Back to 4-H Bash at Coon Hollo

McIntosh Town and Country 4-H Club is hosting a “Back to 4-H Bash” this coming Saturday! If your children are ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Coon Hollo, 22480 Highway 441 N, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Rally Day at Kanapaha Presbyterian Church

Come join us for Rally Day and help us kick off the new school year! Food, fun & games! Children ...

  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am
  • Location: Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

World Helicopter Day

Come out for a helicopter ride ($50 per person). Come see the Sheriffs Department helicopter and ShandsCair. Will have hamburgers and ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: University Air Center, 4701 NE 40th Ter, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free, $50/person for helicopter ride
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park: Community Sundays

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: $12.50/person | Children 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tot Trot Museum Tours at the Florida Museum

Beat the heat and get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an ...

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: -$8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Tot Trot Museum Tours at the Florida Museum

Beat the heat and get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an ...

  • 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 person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Songs at Alachua Farmer's Market

Looking for a FREE fun family friendly activity Thursday afternoon? Come out and bring the kids for some live music. ...

Select Shades Grand Opening

Join us for our grand opening celebration THIS Saturday! Open all day but partying extra hard from 12-4! Bring the ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Select Shades, 4949 Celebration Pointe Avenue, Suite 50, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fall Hunting Kids' Weekend at Bass Pro Shops

We will have a fun filled children's weekend planned on the 24th and 25th of August! Free Archery Challenge, Photo ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: stores.basspro.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park: Community Sundays

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays during ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: $12.50/person | Children 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

IndepenDance Studio Birthday Dance Party and Fall Open House

Come tour the studios, meet your teachers & staff, shop our awesome retail store for all of your dancewear apparel ...

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 ...

Tinkergarten Babies - Free Trial Class

Both babies and new parents benefit tremendously from nature, play, and strong, supportive community! At Tinkergarten, we provide a safe ...

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 ...

Camp Kulaqua Family Camp Weekend

Take a long weekend with your family and enjoy Labor Day weekend - August 30 - September 2 - at ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: see website for pricing
  • Website: www.ultracamp.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun