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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

PLEASE NOTE: Events and programs are subject to last minute cancellations and changes. Before attending, please contact the business or event host to confirm that the event/program is still taking place, and to register or RSVP if required.


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October

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.

Tours, & 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 and auditions for productions and performances or tryouts for all kinds of kids teams.

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, workshops, and clinics 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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VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Pumpkin Run and Hunt at Bouncers

Hunt for a pumpkin and than run with your pumpkin. Bouncing from 9-noon, Socks and waivers required.

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Carson Springs Drive Thru Safari

Fun, safe, family adventure seeing wonderful rare animals in their natural setting and from the comfort of your vehicle. You ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $10/person under 5 FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Pitching Clinics

Monday Night Pitching Clinics: Players aged 9-12 are invited to attend. Learn proper pitching mechanics with Gatorball Instructor, Jose Flores

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Make a Ghost Lollipop at Bouncers

Make a ghost lollipop. Bouncing from 9-noon, Socks and waivers required. Activity starts at 10:30a

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

Family Movie Night at Coon Hollo

Twinkle Toes and The Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation are excited to bring you the Addams Family animated movie! Tickets are ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Family Fun On the Farm Day

Fall fun for the entire family. Free Parking. Pumpkins available for purchase ($7 each) while supplies last! Visit Mamaw's Kitchen ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Pitching Clinics

Monday Night Pitching Clinics: Players aged 9-12 are invited to attend. Learn proper pitching mechanics with Gatorball Instructor, Jose Flores

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Halloween Carnival Games at Bouncers

Halloween carnival games. Costumes are not necessary. Bouncing from 9-noon, Socks and waivers required. Activity starts at 10:30am

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 street gainesville fl 32605
  • Cost: $10 per child | Free for members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

UF Community Dentistry Clinic Free Dental Care for Kids

**SOLD OUT** The UF Community Dentistry Clinic will be on site to provide free preventive and limited dental care for ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Library Partnership
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Other, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Seahorse Key Open House

Seahorse Key is an island located three miles from Cedar Key by boat and is managed by the Lower Suwanee ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Pitching Clinics

Monday Night Pitching Clinics: Players aged 9-12 are invited to attend. Learn proper pitching mechanics with Gatorball Instructor, Jose Flores

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Halloween Egg Hunt at Bouncers

Go on an egg hunt (filled with candy corn) than make your own candy corn craft. Bouncing from 9-noon, Socks ...

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Frog Song Organics Roselle U-Pick & Sunnhemp Crop Maze

Entry includes a trip through the maze, hay bales to climb on and up to eight pounds of certified organic ...

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 4317 NE US Highway 301, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
  • Cost: $20 per family (or per car)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Parents Night

Parents night at Bouncers! Come chat and do a crochet craft with other adults! Yay!! must stay on premises! But ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Haunted Hayride at Celebration Pointe

Enjoy a fall hayride around Celebration Pointe as you listen to a scary story narrated through headphones. Loading and unloading ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Spider Hunt at Bouncers

Spider hunt (plastic of course) than make your own spider hat. Bouncing from 9-noon, Socks and waivers required. Activities start ...

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

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

Halloween Tie Dye at Open Studios of Grace

Come out to the Studios of Grace at Grace Presbyterian Church for studio tours, art and art kits for sale, ...

Alachua County Sheriff Drive Thru Trunk or Treat

Due to COVID-19, at no point will participants exit their vehicles or have contact that contradicts with CDC guidelines. Upon ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Sherriff's Office: 2621 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Halloween Tie Dye at Open Studios of Grace

Come out to the Studios of Grace at Grace Presbyterian Church for studio tours, art and art kits for sale, ...

Farm Share Food Distribution in Newberry

Drive-thru distribution only. Food is first come, first served.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Sports Comples, 24880 NW 16th Ave, Newberry FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival & Moo'vie Night!

Join us on Saturdays to enjoy a day of fun on the farm for Harvest Festival Fun. October 24th: Moo'vie ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 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

Boo with the Moos

Come out and interact with the critters of Critter Creek at our Halloween-themed Boo with the Moos! You will have ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary 12626 NW Co Rd 231 Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $5 for ages 15 and over, and free for kids 14 and under (please note kids still need a ticket, though)
  • Website: crittercreekfarmsanctuary.ticketleap.com
  • Category: Family Fun

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Vegan Farm Tour at Peacefield!

Peacefield Farm Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates farm animals that are normally thought of as food. As individuals here they are ...

Bouncers Monster Bash

Wear your Halloween costume, Come join the Monster Bash! Halloween music, parade, costume contest, dancing, games, candy, and course bouncing! ...

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Enrichment Monday

Join us on Monday at 10 a.m. for another #EnrichmentMonday Facebook Live! Join as our flock of golden conures gets ...

Family Fun On the Farm Day at Sugar Camp Ranch

Join us on the farm for fun for the entire family. -Critter Corral -Hayrides -Ziplines -Market Wagon -Pallet Maze -Horse Rides -Slides -Giant Slingshot -Granny Shot Basketball -Ropes Obstacles ... And ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Pitching Clinics

Monday Night Pitching Clinics: Players aged 9-12 are invited to attend. Learn proper pitching mechanics with Gatorball Instructor, Jose Flores

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Trick or Treat at Bouncers

We want to see your Halloween costume! Bring candy to share for trick or treating. Bouncing from 9-noon. Trick or ...

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Buchholz Players Present War of the Worlds

"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio now a television broadcast drama anthology series. The ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Frog Song Organics Roselle U-Pick & Sunnhemp Crop Maze

Entry includes a trip through the maze, hay bales to climb on and up to eight pounds of certified organic ...

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 4317 NE US Highway 301, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
  • Cost: $20 per family (or per car)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua Pumpkin Patch Tractor Rides

Bring your whole family and come enjoy the pumpkin patch & hayride!

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Alachua's Pumpkin Patch, 15710 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Buchholz Players Present War of the Worlds

"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio now a television broadcast drama anthology series. The ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Keller Williams Family Trunk or Treat

We will have activities for all ages including candy, music, and fun. Don't miss our yummy refreshments and the pet ...

Haunted Hayride at Celebration Pointe

Enjoy a fall hayride around Celebration Pointe as you listen to a scary story narrated through headphones. Loading and unloading ...

Halloween Open House at Crunch Fitness

We have a TREAT for you!! Thursday, October 29th we are opening up Crunch to EVERYONE! Come in and get ...

Buchholz Players Present War of the Worlds

"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio now a television broadcast drama anthology series. The ...

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Pumpkin Delivery by a Glass Slipper Princess

Delivery by our Glass Slipper Princess. Receive a small pumpkin and take photos in a 15 minute visit.

Trick or Treat at Bouncers

We want to see your Halloween costume! Bring candy to share for trick or treating. Bouncing from 9-noon. Trick or ...

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

UF Community Dentistry Clinic Free Dental Care for Kids

**SOLD OUT** The UF Community Dentistry Clinic will be on site to provide free preventive and limited dental care for ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Library Partnership
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Other, Free

VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run 5K

THE (VIRTUAL) PUMPKIN RUN Join our virtual 5k this October! Registration is already open and we are excited to have ...

Halo Potato Halloween

We will also be encouraging both kids AND doggos to wear costumes! We’ll be handing out candy for kiddos and ...

Target Boo Avenue

Join us for a contactless, socially distant trick or treating experience. Enjoy celebrating with crazy costumed cars, fun activities and ...

Bouncers Monster Bash

Wear your Halloween costume, Come join the Monster Bash! Halloween music, parade, costume contest, dancing, games, candy, and course bouncing! ...

Fall Harvest Festival at Sugar Camp Ranch

Don't miss out on the final week of our 2020 Fall Harvest Festival. Candy Collection will begin at 1 pm ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Sugar Camp Ranch: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St Ft. White, FL
  • Cost: $10 ages 2 to 64 $7 seniors 65+ $7 all Hero's (First Responders/Military) w/ ID Free Parking
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events