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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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November

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 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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Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning October 2nd. We will have several ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $12, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 4317 NE US Highway 301, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
  • Cost: $20 per family (or per car)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Why Teach Kids to Cook Webinar hosted by UF/IFAS Extension

Webinar Series: We are excited to offer the following series in collaboration with the Monday Campaigns, the ChopChop Family, UF/IFAS ...

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

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Monday Night Clinics: Players aged 8-14 are invited to attend. Improve Posture, Balance, Swing Mechanics, Mental Approach, Bat Speed

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

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

Let's Get Silly Story Time with Ms. Teresa

It's time to giggle and wiggle! Join us for this live virtual story time full of silly books and songs ...

Sunshine State Babywearing Weekday Meeting

Join us at our monthly weekday meeting to discuss, inquire, learn and celebrate babywearing. Our lending library, Volunteer Babywearing Instructors, ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

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

North Florida Regional Medical Center:VIRTUAL Instructor Lead Breastfeeding and Pumping Class

Breastfeeding and Pumping Combo - (4-hr class) This class covers breastfeeding basics and includes access to our free online breastfeeding ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Huntington Learning Center Live Webinar

Huntington Learning Center offers a FREE webinar every week. Visit our Facebook page to find out what topic we're covering ...

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Dance Academy Free Outdoor Show

FREE OUTDOOR SHOW! at the wonderful GNV Market at Heartwood Soundstage. Irish dancing & live music in a vibrant, socially ...

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 ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

1st Saturday Ranger Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is hosting in-person, socially distant tours! Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational & Tours

Downtown Festival and Art Show Virtual Celebration

A celebration of art and community, the festival features over 40 artists, performances by local musicians and dance groups, community ...

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning October 2nd. We will have several ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $12, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Downtown Festival and Art Show Virtual Celebration

A celebration of art and community, the festival features over 40 artists, performances by local musicians and dance groups, community ...

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning October 2nd. We will have several ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $12, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Monday Night Clinics: Players aged 8-14 are invited to attend. Improve Posture, Balance, Swing Mechanics, Mental Approach, Bat Speed

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

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

Community Relief Day

The Long Foundation, Inc., Farmshare and our many community partners will sponsor our Annual Strike Out Hunger Food & Turkey ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds: 3100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville
  • Cost: Free!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Virtual Foster Parent Orientation with Camelot Community Care

Loving Homes-Loving Families Wanted. Orientation for Therapeutic Foster Parents on how to become a foster parent. Information and class dates ...

All Libraries are Closed

All library branches are closed on November 11th.

Flip Factory Zone Veterans Day

We are open on Veteran's Day from 10am-8pm!

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers OPEN on Veterans Day

School is closed! But Bouncers is OPEN. Not only once, but twice on Wednesday! 10am to 1pm and again from ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

Flip Factory Zone Hurricane Eta School Closing

Thanks to Hurricane Eta cancelling school for our area, we will be open 10am-8pm

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Rd,. Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Huntington Learning Center Live Webinar

Huntington Learning Center offers a FREE webinar every week. Visit our Facebook page to find out what topic we're covering ...

Alachua County Library District: Welcome to Tabletop Gaming with Danie

Tired of those old boring games, and need something new for family night? Wondered about Dungeons and Dragons, but don't ...

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.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 ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Partnership for Strong Families 6th Annual Superhero 5K Virtual Event

Calling all superheroes wanting to put their speed to the test! This year, Partnership for Strong Families’ annual Superhero 5K ...

BugFest

With insect origami, a virtual escape room, bug trivia, beehive demonstrations, and more, you definitely do not want to miss ...

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are NEVER too young or old to Learn to Skate! Skaters learn the basic skills of forward and backward skating, ...

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Annual Open House: Sunny's Showcase 2.0

Sunny’s Showcase 2.0 is the perfect time for your kids to try out multiple programs to decide which ones are ...

Kidpreneur Pop Up Shop

Pop-up shop event for kids to sell their products.

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Hotel Indigo: 5020 SW 30th Ln, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: TBA
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Oaks Mall Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair ...

  • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. Visit website for details
  • Website: dreamlandamusements.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Starlight's Pumpkin Patch Pageant

All contestants receive beautiful crowns, trophies and nice gifts.

Florida Museum hosts ‘Museum in the Parks: Fishes’ at Blue Springs Nov. 16

Learn about Florida’s fishes by exploring collections, hiking and participating in socially distanced activities with Florida Museum of Natural History ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

Why Teach Kids to Cook Webinar hosted by UF/IFAS Extension

Webinar Series: We are excited to offer the following series in collaboration with the Monday Campaigns, the ChopChop Family, UF/IFAS ...

Gatorball Academy Monday Night Hitting Clinics

Monday Night Clinics: Players aged 8-14 are invited to attend. Improve Posture, Balance, Swing Mechanics, Mental Approach, Bat Speed

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $40/session
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

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

School at Bouncers

"School" starts at 10:30am. Come check out our preschool room. Members FREE, non members $10 per child.

Florida Museum and Alachua County Library District host ‘Lab Girl’ Book Discussion

The Florida Museum of Natural History and Alachua County Library District will host the second “NEA Big Read Meetup: Lab ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Homeschool Homesteading Day at Florida Outdoor Learning Collective (FOLC)

This program is an opportunity for homeschool students to learn skills with a professional instructor while socializing in a small ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: FOLC Farm: 3625 SE 15th St. Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: sliding scale of $25-45 per student ($6.25-11.25 per hour). Siblings receive a discount at $15-35 per student ($3.74-8.75 per hour)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

North Florida Regional Medical Center:VIRTUAL Instructor Lead Breastfeeding and Pumping Class

Breastfeeding and Pumping Combo - (4-hr class) This class covers breastfeeding basics and includes access to our free online breastfeeding ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Huntington Learning Center Live Webinar

Huntington Learning Center offers a FREE webinar every week. Visit our Facebook page to find out what topic we're covering ...

GCM Food Fest

Gift Certificates and More presents the GCM Food Fest at Celebration Pointe sponsored by Florida Food Service, The Best Restoration ...

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 ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Shop, Dine and Stroll on Main Street in Alachua

Every Friday starting November 20th, come Shop, Dine, and Stroll along the beautiful downtown Alachua Main Street. Live music, great ...

Newberry Fall Festival

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

UF GatorTRAX

A free K-12 math and engineering outreach program that is run through the combined efforts of student volunteers from the ...

Sunshine State Babywearing Weekend Meeting

Sunshine State Babywearing, Inc. is a public charity whose mission is to provide babywearing education and support to caregivers in ...

Yogi Signs at 4th Avenue Food Park

A playful storytelling yoga class suffused with yoga poses and American Sign Language, designed to highly engage all ages and ...

Thanksgiving in the Park hosted by CLF Church

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving In The Park! Service begins at 11:00 AM in Lois Forte Park, after service ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Lois Forte Park: 25842 NW 3rd Ave, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Candy Corn Turkey at Bouncers

Bouncing is from 10am to 1pm. Candy corn hunt starts at 11am. Next we'll make an oreo and candy corn ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

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

Super Hero Training at Bouncers

Bouncing from 9-noon. Super Hero Training starts at 10:30am. Sock and waivers required.

UF Shands Newborn Care Class

The Newborn Care Class is intended to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your parenting role following your ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

Huntington Learning Center Live Webinar

Huntington Learning Center offers a FREE webinar every week. Visit our Facebook page to find out what topic we're covering ...

Pajama Day at Bouncers

Bouncing is from 9-noon. Socks and waivers required. We'll make friendship bracelets starting at 10:30am in our pajamas!!!

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Shop, Dine and Stroll on Main Street in Alachua

Every Friday starting November 20th, come Shop, Dine, and Stroll along the beautiful downtown Alachua Main Street. Live music, great ...

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are NEVER too young or old to Learn to Skate! Skaters learn the basic skills of forward and backward skating, ...

Holiday Workshop with Wayfaring Painter

Join this Open Studio session at the Wayfaring Painter classroom - choose from a variety of winter and holiday themed ...

Cade Museum Special Sunday: Music Theme

Celebrating our Wires & Waves theme, join us for a music-themed Special Sunday. Wear your favorite musical artist t-shirt or ...

Corks and Colors All Ages Wreath

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Arrive at 12:15 to choose your seat and colors! Only ...

Light Up Tioga

Come join us for Light Up Tioga, our annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival! There will be tons of free, ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night