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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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September

Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

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Labor Day Festival at Bass Pro Shops

We are excited to celebrate another Labor Day Festival here at the store! This kid-friendly event will be 8/31 12-5PM ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: stores.basspro.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sugar Camp Ranch Family Field Trip Day on the Farm

Come out to the farm for a Family Field Trip Day! Horse rides, Critter Corral, Slides, Playground, Ropes Obstacle course, ...

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Join us for a Friday Night Gator Block Party at Celebration Pointe! As the official place where Gators come to Celebrate, ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

O'Leno State Park Literacy Day

Come join us for a fun day in the park learning about the the history of the park & surrounding ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free with book donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hippodrome Family Play Night

Parents, want to enjoy some time out but can't find a babysitter? Bring your kids to the Hipp where they ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5 per child with each ticket purchase, Register by September 3
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Depot Family Drum Circle

Can you shake, shimmy, drum, or strum? Join us on the 1st Saturday of every month for a family-friendly drum ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

International Literacy Day at Paynes Prairie

Bring your kids for International Literacy Day at Paynes Prairie! We will read about invasive plants and have examples for ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: Free event with regular park admission - $6 per vehicle
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Fearless Food Festival at Magnolia Parke

Join us on September 8th from 4pm to 8:30pm, for a family-friendly night of fun with live music, mouthwatering food, ...

  • 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Baby Birthday Party at Bouncers

That "baby at Bouncers" is turning 1. Come help celebrate her birthday! Party games, balloons, and a special treat for ...

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

Sensory Night at Bouncers

Join us for Sensory Night!

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. ...

Storytime at Depot Park

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

Neighborhood Block Party at Library Partnership Branch Library

Ten years ago, the Library Partnership Resource Center opened to provide strength-based services and supports to families in Northeast Gainesville. ...

Tioga Outdoor Movie Night

Get on your pajamas, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and head over to Tioga Town Center to enjoy "The ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: TB McPherson Park, 1717 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: 352arts.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Two Hawk Hammock, 17990 NE 53rd Lane, Williston, FL
  • Cost: $29
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Tot Trot Nature Walks 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 child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Tot Trot Nature Walks 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 child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Braiding at Bouncers

Learn to braid your child's hair or even your own. Our stylist can even do the "Ana" and "Elsa" hairstyles! ...

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

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

Laugh by day...Scream by night! Maze- Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Adults: $15 (includes corn maze and haunted house) | Children 10 and under: $10| Children 3 and under are free | Hay Rides: $5 | Mechanical Bull Rides $5
  • Website: www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

GatorLAN

Gator Gaming at GatorLAN welcomes all guests to join us at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on the University of ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: UF Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, 686 Museum Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

National Dance Day for Dorian Relief

Come celebrate National Dance Day as we teach all ages, levels, and abilities the official 2019 national routine! (Choreography: Matt ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Dance Academy, 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite G, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Elephant Appreciation Day

Come join the fun & learn all about elephants! We will have 2 full days of fun for the whole ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 18655 NE 81 Street, Williston FL 32696
  • Cost: $12 per person, kids 2 and under are free
  • Website: allaboutelephants.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sporting Dog Days Family Event at Bass Pro Shops

We are very excited to host another sporting dog event! This fun weekend will include free photos with your pup ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Day of Peace

Join us with your family, friends and neighbors for a day filled with fun festivities to celebrate the UN International ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Run for Your Like 5K Color Fun Run

Join us as we honor those affected by opioid abuse and help spread awareness of the opioid epidemic at our ...

  • 8:30 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: Early Bird Prices: Ages 10 and younger- free Ages 11 to 17- $15 UF and Santa Fe students- $20 Ages 18+- $25
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Elephant Appreciation Day

Come join the fun & learn all about elephants! We will have 2 full days of fun for the whole ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 18655 NE 81 Street, Williston FL 32696
  • Cost: $12 per person, kids 2 and under are free
  • Website: allaboutelephants.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sporting Dog Days Family Event at Bass Pro Shops

We are very excited to host another sporting dog event! This fun weekend will include free photos with your pup ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sugar Camp Ranch Family Fun on the Farm

Come out to the farm to celebrate Florida's Take a Child Outside week! Horse rides, Critter Corral, Slides, Playground, Ropes ...

O2BKids Morning Magic Open House

Families with children age newborn to 5 years old, join us for this fantastic, super FUN, and FREE Morning Magic ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 6680 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.o2bkids.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. ...

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

Here at the Peanut Patch & Corn Maze, we're all about family! Come out and make memories with us, where ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

Laugh by day...Scream by night! Maze- Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Adults: $15 (includes corn maze and haunted house) | Children 10 and under: $10| Children 3 and under are free | Hay Rides: $5 | Mechanical Bull Rides $5
  • Website: www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning September 27th. We will have several ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $10, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Big Hug Community Day at the YMCA

North Central Florida YMCA cordially invites our community to join us, in partnership with Alive Church, in the YMCA Big ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 5201 NW 34th St, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ncfymca.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Quiet Time at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Join the Zoo for our first sensory inclusive event! The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is becoming a Sensory Inclusive Certified ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single day volunteer effort for public lands. Across the country, you will ...

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival

Join us on Saturdays to enjoy a day of fun on the farm for Harvest Festival Fun. Admission Includes: Hayride Corn Maze Interactive Critter ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: Admission $12 | Free Parking | Children 2 and under are Free
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sunday Funday at CityLight Church

Join us for our 11am service then stick around for the fun! Food, music, inflatables, cotton candy and weFooz Human ...

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

Here at the Peanut Patch & Corn Maze, we're all about family! Come out and make memories with us, where ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning September 27th. We will have several ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $10, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun