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November

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High Springs First Friday Night

Join us on the first Friday of the month in lovely downtown High Springs!

UF Art Bash

The School of Art + Art History invites everyone to join us for a night of celebration and fun. Visit ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: UF School of Art + Art History, 1370 Inner Road, School of Art + Art History, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

NAMI 5K Walk and Family Festival

Free family friendly activities begin at 8 am this Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Westwood Middle School in conjunction with ...

Saturday 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, ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free with admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. ...

Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

A Living History Weekend commemorating the only Civil War battle in Marion County, Florida. The event will feature hundreds of ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park, 11008 South Highway 475, Ocala FL 34480
  • Cost: $10 donation per carload
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. ...

Annual Ocklawaha River Raid Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

A Living History Weekend commemorating the only Civil War battle in Marion County, Florida. The event will feature hundreds of ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Horse Park, 11008 South Highway 475, Ocala FL 34480
  • Cost: $10 donation per carload
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville 150 History Hunt

The Gainesville150! History Hunt is an engaging trivia race that journeys through 150 years of Gainesville history. Contestant teams receive ...

Tour of Asia Food Festival at Magnolia Parke

Come enjoy a night with delicious pan-asian food and goodies with One Love Cafe! We are bringing you yet another ...

  • 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

Florida Museum Homeschool Day

Home-schoolers are invited to participate in a program at the Florida Museum all about crocs on Monday, Nov. 4! This ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $6/person, ages under 3 are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Make a Card for Veterans at Bouncers

Come make a card and thank a Veteran for their service.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers, 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $10 per person to bounce
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

4-H Barn Dance

Join us for the 2nd Annual Barn Dance hosted by Alachua 4-H County Council. There will be fun games, food ...

Run with the Cops at Santa Fe College

The fifth annual “Run With The Cops” will be Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Santa Fe ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Santa Fe College Track, 3000 NW 83rd Steet, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Make a Card for Veterans at Bouncers

Come make a card and thank a Veteran for their service.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers, 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $10 per person to bounce
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Depot Park

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

Fish Fry

Join us for Haddock fish served with grits, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drink.

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: American Leagion Post 230, 20370 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: $8 per plate, children 10 and under $4
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tree Lighting and Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Join us for the final Chomp the Block of the 2019 season, along with our special Tree Lighting ceremony! Don't Miss ...

  • 6:30 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

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

Second Saturdays Craft and Vendor Festival and Food Drive

Help your neighbors in need this Thanksgiving while you shop our talented crafters on November 9th from 10:00-2:00. With twenty ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Green Market Nursery, 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: free admission, bring food donation to enter drawing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Harry Potter Adoption Event

On Saturday November 9th from 10:30 am-5 pm Animal Services will be magically transformed into Hogwarts Castle! Join us for ...

  • 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3400 NE 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Two Hawk Hammock presents A Country Circus

The Two Hawk Country Circus is in its 10th edition, and counts on participation from entertainment groups: AscenDance acrobats, Gainesville ...

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: $12 in advance / 15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are FREE
  • Website: www.twohawkhammock.com
  • Category: Family Fun

College Football Watch Party at the Cade Museum

Get in the game at our exciting College Football Watch Party on November 9th from Noon-5pm. Enjoy lunch on the patio ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: on-members is $27.50 for adults & $17.50 for kids (5-17), plus the cost of admission. The cost for members is just $15 for adults and $10 for kids (5-17).
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Special Needs Kids Extravaganza

This is a free inside event for Special Needs Kids and their family! Join us for petting zoo, games, activities, ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Deeper Purpose Community Church, 18467 NW US Hwy 441 Unit 10, High Springs, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Two Hawk Hammock presents A Country Circus

The Two Hawk Country Circus is in its 10th edition, and counts on participation from entertainment groups: AscenDance acrobats, Gainesville ...

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: $12 in advance / 15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are FREE
  • Website: www.twohawkhammock.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddlers Try It with Wayfaring Painter

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

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Forage Hall at Working Food , 219 NW 10th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $12-$15 sliding scale for each toddler; $3 for siblings 5+; caregivers and young babies in arms free of charge
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Marketplace at First UMC

Join us for the holiday shopping and family fun event of the year on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 419 NE 1st St., Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $5 entry fee for early bird shopping on Friday with free appetizers and beverages.
  • Website: www.fumcgnv.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Anniversary Party at Trinity's Day Spa

Join us for our 1 year anniversary open house with tours, glam makeup, raffles and giveaways.

  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Trinitys Day Spa, 2441 NW 43rd St Suite 11B (Thornebrook Village), Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Marketplace at First UMC

Join us for the holiday shopping and family fun event of the year on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November ...

  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 419 NE 1st St., Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: Free entry on Saturday
  • Website: www.fumcgnv.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Senior Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Show

More than 60 local artists will be offering a wide variety of beautiful and unique handcrafted items. Free parking & ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville Florida 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Downtown Festival and Art Show

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, ...

FTS Fall Festival

Join us for some family fun! Games, music, food and friends. Food is available for purchase.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Fundamental Therapy Solutions, 250 NW 76th Drive, Gainesville FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Fest Hosted by Shift Church

Join us as we put on an amazing event for the community of Gainesville. Food, music, games, prizes, rides and ...

Fitness Fest at Depot Park

Join the UF Diabetes Institute for a free health and wellness event at Depot Park to celebrate National Diabetes Awareness ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Downtown Festival and Art Show

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, ...

Alachua Main Street Fall Festival

Shop with local businesses and unique street vendors while strolling the Main Street of Historic Downtown Alachua. Food vendors, live ...

Impact Autism's Kids Day Out Event

Impact Autism's Kids Day Out Event is a day where children with autism spectrum disorder have a fun-filled day with ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Westside Park 3100-3346 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Thanksgiving Food Festival at Magnolia Parke

One Love Cafe & Taste are partnering up once again to bring the Gainesville community a family friendly night of ...

  • 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

Discounted Admission at Bouncers

Bring a non-perishable item to donate and get $3 off admission. Socks and waivers required.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: free for members, non members $7 per child with donation item
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cade Museum Spectrum Tuesday

Join us for a very special two hour visit to the Cade Museum! This visit is self-paced, with our guest ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Ages 0-4: Free Ages 5+: $5.00 per person Cade Museum Members are always free
  • Website: tockify.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Trashformations

Ever wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how ...

Newberry Lions Club Rodeo

Come out to CountryWay TownSquare, Newberry, Florida, for this PRCA-sanctioned rodeo! Join us November 22–23 for 2 nights of unforgettable ...

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Countryway Town Square, Newberry FL
  • Cost: $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 5–12. Children under 5 years are free! Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the door: $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5–12.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Nature Day and 5K run at Little Orange Creek

Kids fun run and 5K run. Following the race, join us until 2 PM for Little Orange Creek Nature Day. ...

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd. Hawthorne, FL US 32640
  • Cost: Fun run is free, 5K is $25
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Fall Festival

Downtown Newberry Mainstreet Fall Festival, along Seaboard/Keene Drive. Free Admission. Arts, crafts, music, food, and more. Camel & Pony rides!

Sugar Camp Ranch Fall Festival Finale and Craft Fair

Join us as we wrap up our Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday from 10am to 4pm for our kick off ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Sugar Camp Ranch, 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: $12 ages 3 and up
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Food and Agricultural Festival at the Cade Museum

The Alachua County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers and the Women’s Program invite you to the Cade Museum for ...

Disney Frozen Story Time at Target

Celebrate the launch of Frozen 2 at Target! Every 30 minutes, listen to a Frozen story come to life, courtest ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Target, Archer Rd. Butler Plaza, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.target.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bounce Giving at Bouncers

Come out for turkey games, turkey trivia, face painting, sack races, scavenger hunt and of course...bouncing! Best suited for ages ...

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

Bounce Giving at Bouncers

Come out for turkey games, turkey trivia, face painting, sack races, scavenger hunt and of course...bouncing! Best suited for ages ...

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

Gobble Till Ya Wobble at Swamp Head Brewery

Our 6th annual Gobble ’til ya Wobble party is the ultimate pregame to your Thanksgiving plans of busting out the ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Swamp Head Brewery: 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Straight A's or E's at Bouncers

Bring your report card with straight A's or E's for half off admission. Socks and waivers required. Best suited for ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for non members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pajama Day at Bouncers

Stay in your Pj's and let the kids play! Socks and waivers required. Bouncing is from 9am-noon.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members are Free, Non Members $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and up, $20 at the gate if available.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

High Springs Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

After the lighting of the High Springs Christmas tree, we will enjoy a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at ...

Morningside Cane Boil and Fiddle Fest

Enrich your Thanksgiving holidays with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & ...

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

Special behind-the-scenes hiking opportunity! Enjoy a 1-mile ranger-led hike along the Rim Ramble trail in an area of the park that ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: $4/vehicle park admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hops and Shop at High Springs Brewing Company

Join us for our first annual Hops and Shop event. On Saturday, November 30th, from noon to 6 p.m., join ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Brewing Company, 18562 NW 237th Street, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and up, $20 at the gate if available.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun