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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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High Springs First Friday Night

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

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown High Springs FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Micanopy Fall Festival

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

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

Magnolia Color Fest

A way to experience Gainesville's art in a new way! At Magnolia Color Fest, our mission is to celebrate different ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Greenfield Fall Festival

Greenfield Preschool hosts a FREE family fall festival annually. There are bounce houses, food trucks, cow trains, hay rides, petting ...

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

Fest 18: Free Showcase

THE FEST is an independent multiple-day, multiple-venue underground music festival held annually in Gainesville, FL All ages free showcase at ...

Micanopy Fall Festival

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

Fest 18: Free Showcase

THE FEST is an independent multiple-day, multiple-venue underground music festival held annually in Gainesville, FL All ages free showcase at ...

Santa at Kohl's

Kohl’s is once again welcoming Mr. Claus from the North Pole at all stores nationwide this holiday season. Due to ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: corporate.kohls.com
  • Category: Free

Gainesville 150 History Hunt

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

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

College Night at Santa Fe College

Join us for College Night 2019, Monday, November 4, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the SF Gym. This is ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Gym, 3000 NW 83rd Steet, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Storytime at Depot Park

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

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

UF Gators Swimming and Diving vs. Florida State

Come watch your Florida Gators Swimming & Diving team! • Sunshine Showdown – Cheer on the Gators as they compete against ...

  • 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Natatorium at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: floridagators.com
  • Category: Free

Movie Night in Waldo

Come out and join us at the Waldo City Square for free popcorn, hotdogs, and ice cream. Watch the newest ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Waldo City Square, 14450 NE 148th Ave, Waldo FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

GSA TOP Soccer Friday

TOPSoccer is an outreach program designed to allow children with special needs the opportunity to play soccer with peers and ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park Soccer Complex, 3401 NW 143rd St, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Out of the Darkness Walk

We have a NEW Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Gainesville this year happening on Saturday, Nov. 9th! There ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sante Fe College Track (next to the baseball field) 3000 Northwest 83rd St., Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

Bikers on Parade - Honoring Veterans and First Responders

Bikers on Parade is North Central Florida's largest motorcycle charity ride. Gainesville Harley-Davidson is proud to host the Bikers On ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Begins at SFCC rides east on 39th Avenue to Waldo Rd to Gainesville Raceway
  • Cost: Free to watch parade - $20-$30 to ride in
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

UF Baseball Gators vs. USF Exhibition

The Florida baseball team continues fall practice this week and will play its second fall exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. ...

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Afred McKethan Stadium, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Alachua County Veterans Day Celebration

Join us for the annual Veterans Day Celebration! Bring your lawn chairs! The Veterans Day Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Park: 7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.alachuacounty.us
  • Category: Free

A Veterans Day Remembrance

Join us for a Veterans Day Remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery for a very special event where the community comes together ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Evergreen Cemetery, 401 SE 21st Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Buchholz High School Band: Veterans Day Concert at Phillips Center

Our 15th Annual Musical Salute: Veterans Day Concert is a tribute to our nation’s veterans. Admission is FREE. We ask ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free, donation of non-perishable food item requested
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Thornebrook Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

Join us as we light the tree accompanied by carols from the Gainesville Youth Chorus. This enchanting event will take ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Parenting, Screens and Cyber Bullying Parent Info Night at Celebration UMC

Dr. Jennifer Doty is an Assistant Professor of youth development and prevention science in the Department of Family, Youth, and ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Celebration UMC, 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Career Academy Showcase

For 8th grade parents and students. Time to make your plans for High School! Visit booths for each High School ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 Northwest 27th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.sbac.edu
  • Category: Free

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Movie in the Park at Heritage Park

The City of Williston is hosting a Movie in the Park sponsored by the youth group of the First United ...

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: Free

Wildflowers Yoga Grand Opening

Please join us to officially celebrate the opening of our beloved neighborhood studio! You get to enjoy FREE yoga classes ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Wildflowers Yoga, 205 NW 10th ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Career Discoveries Day

Middle and high school students and their families can learn more about career options in Alachua County at the 5th ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 Northwest 27th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free

UF Type 1 Diabetes Risk Screening Event

No Appointment Necessary. The TrialNet team from UF will be screening eligible relatives of people with type 1 diabetes through ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: UF Clinical & Translational Research Building, 2004 Mowry Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: trialnet.diabetes.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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, ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Main Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

UF Carillon Recital

The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers listeners the chance to hear the UF Carillon performed in a 50-minute recital. ...

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Trashformations

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

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Feeding the Future: A panel discussion on educating youth to shape the future of food.

Access to healthy, nutritious food is important to all of us. Join the conversation on how we can educate the ...

  • 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: florida4h.org
  • Category: Free

Newberry Fall Festival

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Saturdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Holiday Gifting Event at PetSmart

Holidays are better with pets! Join us for our Holiday Gifting Event we will have cookie decorating, toy demos, and ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Santa at Kohl's

Kohl’s is once again welcoming Mr. Claus from the North Pole at all stores nationwide this holiday season. Due to ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: corporate.kohls.com
  • Category: Free

Education on Tap at First Magnitude

Florida has a statewide teacher shortage, and Alachua County is no exception. There are currently 3,000 classrooms across the state ...

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Thanksgiving

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland on Thanksgiving

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland on Thanksgiving

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 23517 NW 185th Road, High Springs FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: highsprings.com
  • Category: Free

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Stocking Ornament

The Kids Workshops are FREE how-to clinics for children.   Projects include the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7107 NW 4th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607 /5150 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: workshops.homedepot.com
  • Category: Free

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 & ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Saturdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free