Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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October

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Campus USA Credit Union Movie on the Lawn Event

Movie: Incredibles 2 Campus USA Credit Union presents our 9th Annual Movie on the Lawn! Bring your picnic blanket and claim ...

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gator Growl 2019: Chase Rice and LANCO

Gator Growl is the flagship homecoming event of the University of Florida and a tradition that has continued to thrive ...

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

UF Reitz Union Movie: Toy Story 4

Movies are open to the public on Saturday and Sundays.

Observe the Moon Night at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, celestial observation, and our cultural and ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free telescope viewing, see website for cost of shows
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

UF Reitz Union Movie: Toy Story 4

Movies are open to the public on Saturday and Sundays.

Alexander von Humboldt Celebration

Join the Florida Museum in celebration of renowned naturalist Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 ...

Matilda - an Oak Hall All-School Musical

Join us for Roald Dahl's Matilda Musical!

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Black Label Movement Free Performance for UF CARD Homeschool Families

Attention: UF CARD Homeschool Families University of Florida Performing Arts is offering a FREE SCHOOL-DAY PERFORMANCE... Black Label Movement FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 ...

Matilda - an Oak Hall All-School Musical

Join us for Roald Dahl's Matilda Musical!

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

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: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium offers a kids matinee most Saturdays. Check the website for updated schedule and show information.

  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults: $6 Seniors and kids 4-12: $4, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities 3rd Annual Autism in the Arts Night

Join us on Saturday October 12th from 3-7pm in the Family Life Center at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville ...

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: card.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gainesville High School's Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical

GHS Theater Group will be performing Seussical Jr. The Musical. Shows will be October 3-4 at 7pm and October 10-12 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1900 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10- Adults, $7- Students (K-12), Free- Kids under 5
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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: Shows & Concerts

Have a Heart Florida: Hurricane Relief Music Festival

In an effort to help Florida Panhandle residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael, the first “Have a Heart ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 26900 W. U.S. 27, High Springs, Florida.
  • Cost: $15 Adults, Children ages 13 and under free when accompanied by paying adult.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Voices Rising Fall Concert

Join us for our Fall Concert! Voices Rising is an intergenerational community chorus in Gainesville, Florida, for adults and youth ...

  • 3:00 pm
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 419 Northeast 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Suggested donation $10 to $20, or give what you can.
  • Website: www.vrccgainesville.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

Southern Showcase of Champions

The Santa Fe High School Raider Regiment Marching Band would like to invite everyone to attend our super Regional Marching ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe High School, Alachua FL
  • Cost: Adult tickets $10 and $7 for students ages 3 to 17.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium offers a kids matinee most Saturdays. Check the website for updated schedule and show information.

  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults: $6 Seniors and kids 4-12: $4, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

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: Shows & Concerts

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 ...

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

National Geographic Live: Untamed

Filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade credits animals with saving his life. In return, he has made it his mission to preserve the ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville FL 32611
  • Cost: General Admission | Adults $25 | Children $10 | UF Students $10
  • Website: performingarts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Game of Tiaras: Fall Play at P.K. Yonge

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: P.K. Yonge DRS Performing Arts Center, 1080 SW 11th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $7 (cash only at the door)
  • Website: pkyonge.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Dance Alive presents Anna Karenina

Drama, intrigue, love and infidelity – this is the story of Russian beauty Anna Karenina. Based on Tolstoy’s magnificent novel, ...

Game of Tiaras: Fall Play at P.K. Yonge

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: P.K. Yonge DRS Performing Arts Center, 1080 SW 11th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $7 (cash only at the door)
  • Website: pkyonge.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Tioga Outdoor Movie Night

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

Symphony Fantastique: a Harvest Halloween Concert

The Gainesville Orchestra conducted by Evans Haile presents a concert of fantasies and musical storytelling from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Fine Arts, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Dance Alive presents Anna Karenina

Drama, intrigue, love and infidelity – this is the story of Russian beauty Anna Karenina. Based on Tolstoy’s magnificent novel, ...

Game of Tiaras: Fall Play at P.K. Yonge

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: P.K. Yonge DRS Performing Arts Center, 1080 SW 11th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $7 (cash only at the door)
  • Website: pkyonge.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Game of Tiaras: Fall Play at P.K. Yonge

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: P.K. Yonge DRS Performing Arts Center, 1080 SW 11th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $7 (cash only at the door)
  • Website: pkyonge.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

The Gala of the Royal Horses

The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favoured for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders ...

Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida

Santa Fe College and the University of Florida present the Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida 2019, a weekend ...

Organ and Carillon Studios Halloween Spooktacular

The UF organ and carillon studios combine to present a Halloween-themed program. The evening begins in the University Auditorium with ...

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