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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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May

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

Events and programs for kids with special needs

Races, Walks, 5Ks includes listings for all types of athletic competitions that kids can participate in - not just watch.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations 

Family friendly shows and concerts

 

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams

One time classes open to kids and families. 

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Ongoing Programs includes any family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Buchholz High School presents Chicago

Buchholz High School proudly presents Chicago (High School Edition). Billed as “a musical vaudeville,” Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: General admission is $12, and students and seniors: $10.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Gainesville Youth Travel Softball Summer Tryouts

Any 16U/18U girls looking for a team this summer...come tryout on Friday May 3rd at Eastside High School and be ...

Buchholz High School presents Chicago

Buchholz High School proudly presents Chicago (High School Edition). Billed as “a musical vaudeville,” Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: General admission is $12, and students and seniors: $10.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Island Grove Blueberry Festival

Come join the Island Grove, Cross Creek & Lochloosa communities at the 12th Annual Island Grove Blueberry Festival. Held right ...

Teen Driver Challenge

Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our 8 hour, free 1 day Teen Driver Challenge. This ...

Vystar Branch Grand Opening in Alachua

Please join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new VyStar Alachua Branch, from Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4. On ...

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic books for all ages! All Star Sports Cards & Comics Mega Gaming and Comics 2nd and Charles

Skate Station Summer Camp Bash

Come out and sign-up for Funworks Summer Action Camp and receive 10% off Paid-In-Full Camp Fees! Sign up for Camp and ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: sign up for camp and skate free
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Buchholz High School presents Chicago

Buchholz High School proudly presents Chicago (High School Edition). Billed as “a musical vaudeville,” Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: General admission is $12, and students and seniors: $10.
  • Website: www.buchholzdrama.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Star Center Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book ...

Harry Potter Wizard Training at First UMC

The First United Methodist Church of Gainesville (FUMC) proudly presents: Harry Potter Wizard Training - FREE EVENT!!! To reserve your FREE ticket/s, ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Public Schools Summer Musical Theatre Camp Auditions

Casting call for Alachua County High School Students for the Summer Musical Theatre Camp! On May 7th and 8th at ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville High School Drama Room, Gainesville FL
  • Category: Auditions

Alachua County Public Schools Summer Musical Theatre Camp Auditions

Casting call for Alachua County High School Students for the Summer Musical Theatre Camp! On May 7th and 8th at ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville High School Drama Room, Gainesville FL
  • Category: Auditions

Movies on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

We decided we wanted to make moves to show movies in May from the 80s! We'll have plenty of great ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Mother's Day Tea Celebration in Alachua

You and your loved ones are invited to High tea at Teatime Tranquility &Treasures for Mothers day! Hurry ...make your ...

Storytime at Depot Park

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

Kelly Miller Circus in Waldo

Our brand new 100-minute family-friendly show features Russian Swing, Clowns, Contortionists, Juggling, Jump Rope, and SO MUCH MORE! Showtimes: Friday ...

  • 5:00 pm
  • Location: Dixieland RV Park, 17500 NE US Highway 301, Waldo, FL 32694
  • Cost: $10-15
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Baseball vs. Tennessee

Get loud for the Gators! Food Truck Fridays - Local food trucks Cilantro Tacos and Soup To Nuts will be set ...

National Train Day

Join us for National Train Day! Free Admission and Refreshments Trains from "G" to "N" scale Plus Hogwarts train, Thomas the ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Veteran Services Family Fun Day Fair

All Veterans and their families are invited to join our community for a Carnival atmosphere to highlight all the great ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 7400 SW 41st Pl, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Mothers Day Blueberry Farm Fun at Lochloosa Creek Farm

Bring Mom out for a fun filled day of picking blueberries this weekend only for a special pricing of u-pick ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 17343 South East County Road 2082, Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: see description
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mother's Day Weekend at Red White and Blues Farm

Make sure to bring Mom out to the Farm this weekend! We’ll be having Live Entertainment, Train Rides, Homemade Lunch ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mother's Day Tea Celebration in Alachua

You and your loved ones are invited to High tea at Teatime Tranquility &Treasures for Mothers day! Hurry ...make your ...

National Train Day

Join us for National Train Day! Free Admission and Refreshments Trains from "G" to "N" scale Plus Hogwarts train, Thomas the ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Mothers Day Blueberry Farm Fun at Lochloosa Creek Farm

Bring Mom out for a fun filled day of picking blueberries this weekend only for a special pricing of u-pick ...

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 17343 South East County Road 2082, Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: see description
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mother's Day Weekend at Red White and Blues Farm

Make sure to bring Mom out to the Farm this weekend! We’ll be having Live Entertainment, Train Rides, Homemade Lunch ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Yoga at Depot Park

We took a few weeks' break but now we're back! Join me, Jillian Goldstein, certified yoga instructor for a yoga ...

Bass Pro Shops Mother's Day Photos

We are excited to offer FREE Mother's Day Photos to families again this year! May 11th from 12-5 and May ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Schools Kindergarten Round-Up

Register your child for Kindergarten! Any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st: Report to your zoned school with ...

Morning Mile Skating Party for ALL Alachua County Schools

Come celebrate every step our children have taken! The event is free for all Morning Milers and this includes skate ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Skate Station FunWorks Gainesville, 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Movies on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

We decided we wanted to make moves to show movies in May from the 80s! We'll have plenty of great ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Movie Night with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office

Come join us for movie night in the park! The students at Shell Elementary School will vote this week on ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Hawthorne Recreation Park, SE 205th St, Hawthorne, Florida 32640
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Northeast Dash and Splash

It’s time to be challenged! Come participate in four races to keep fit and have fun this summer! This year ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Northeast Pool, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Online/Early Bird Registration Fee City Resident: $19.00*; Non-City Resident $25.50 On-site Registration Fee City Resident: $25.00*; Non-City Resident: $38.00
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Ag Fest and Master Gardener Plant Sale

Join the Master Gardeners for their Annual Plant Sale and Ag Fest. With thousands of plants available, our knowledgeable Master ...

Allied Capoeira Academy Summer Camp Open House

You are invited to come see what our Summer Camp is all about Saturday, May 18th from 9-11 a.m.! A ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Allied Capoeira League Gainesville, 2020 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Junior Ranger Jamboree at Dudley Farm

Come to Dudley Farm Historic State Park for a morning of Junior Ranger activities and fun! Participants will have the ...

  • 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: 18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Entrance: $5/car, (additional fee for face painting)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Crocs Exhibit Opening at the Florida Museum

Celebrate International Museum Day with our newest exhibit – "CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World." Learn more about the ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: Free activities, admission charge for exhibits
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day at Santa Fe College Zoo

It’s a bear! It’s a monkey! No…it’s a tree kangaroo! You heard right. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: $6 for adults •$5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), Active Military & Veterans, and UF staff and students with ID •Free for children 3 and under, zoo members, and Santa Fe College students, staff members, and retirees with ID
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Yoga at Depot Park

We took a few weeks' break but now we're back! Join me, Jillian Goldstein, certified yoga instructor for a yoga ...

Magic and Mystery: Inaugural Dance Recital

Director Sarah Ingley presents Gainesville Dance & Yoga (GDY)'s premiere recital! Preschool to young adult, beginner to advanced dancers perform ...

Star Center Theatre presents To Kill a Mockingbird

With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what ...

Phoebe's Paw Parade

Join us for a family fun event on Sunday, May 19th. Bring your littles and doggies to Town of Tioga ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Movies on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

We decided we wanted to make moves to show movies in May from the 80s! We'll have plenty of great ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Family Yoga with Jillian at Cypress and Grove

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein on Thursdays at 5pm for Family Yoga! This class is ideal for yogis young and ...

  • 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
  • Location: Cypress and Grove Brewery,1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $5/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lion King Jr at The Phillips Center

Star Center and Caring and Sharing Partnership in Education with UFPA is performing The Lion King Jr. All your ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: General Admission: $17.00 Children 12-3: $12.00
  • Website: performingarts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Auditions

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Williston Ranch Rodeo

Join us for a 7 event rodeo! Fun for the whole family:Concessions, shopping and entertainment!

  • 8:00 pm
  • Location: Horsemans Park, 803 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at gate, Kids 5 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Yoga for Toddlers at Gentle Journey Midwifery and Birth Center

Kori Brooks and Gentle Journey Midwifery and Birth Center hosts Tots-Asana! Tots-Asana is a space in which caregivers can practice ...

Ranger Program: Nature Families at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

May is the month that we celebrate mothers. Join a ranger on a walk around the park to observe wildlife ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle (cash) park admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Williston Ranch Rodeo

Join us for a 7 event rodeo! Fun for the whole family:Concessions, shopping and entertainment!

  • 8:00 pm
  • Location: Horsemans Park, 803 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at gate, Kids 5 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Family Yoga at Depot Park

We took a few weeks' break but now we're back! Join me, Jillian Goldstein, certified yoga instructor for a yoga ...

Star Center Theatre presents To Kill a Mockingbird

With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what ...

Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival will be happening this Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicking off Friday night with concerts and going ...

Memorial Day Ceremony

The event begins at 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public. There is often a large crowd ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Splash Bash at First Baptist Church

Join us for an End of the School Year Splash Bash Ice Cream Social!

Mental Health Symposium and Resource Fair

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the symposium brings together residents, service providers and other agencies to ...

Family Yoga with Jillian at Cypress and Grove

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein on Thursdays at 5pm for Family Yoga! This class is ideal for yogis young and ...

  • 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
  • Location: Cypress and Grove Brewery,1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $5/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

City of Gainesville Summer Heatwave Teen Pool Party

Kick off the summer with our first Heatwave Pool Party! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the ...

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Dwight H. Hunter "Northeast" Pool 1100 NE 14th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.cityofgainesville.org
  • Category: Free

Summer Daze: Family Movie Night

Start off the first day of summer with a screening of "Meet the Robinsons" at the historic Depot Event Space! ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Location: The Depot Event Space, 201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station End of School All Night Bash

Join us for an End of School All Night Bash! Lots of crazy games and a Water Balloon duel!

  • 7:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $25 pre-paid, or $30 at the door (only 15 and under allowed after midnight)
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Nacho Night at Satchel's Pizza

3rd Annual event always held the last day of school for the cheeldrins... The Lord's cheeps and Cilantro Tacos. Street ...