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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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March

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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Florida State Qualifiers at High Springs BMX

Watch racers from all over Florida qualify for the state finals! Join us for clinics, racing, balance bike practice and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: High Springs BMX, 1050 NW 2nd St, High Springs FL
  • Cost: spectators free (mention Fun4Kids and get free parking)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

North Florida Regional Medical Center: Infant CPR

This class will prepare you with hands-on experience for infant breathing, airway, and cardiac emergencies. This class is a non-certifying ...

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: 6400 Newberry Rd, Ste 107, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $40/couple
  • Website: nfrmc.com
  • Category: Classes

Star Center Theatre presents 13 The Musical

When 13 year old Evan Goldman moves from New York City to Indiana, he must escape rumors and blackmail if ...

Pregnancy Celebration at Tower Road Library

Expecting Moms of Alachua County, let us celebrate you! Prizes, information and refreshments will be served.

P.K. Yonge Secondary Admissions Information Session

P.K. Yonge is excited to announce an increase in admissions for the 2020-21 school year! Join us to learn more ...

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Parenting the Anxious Child

Parenting the Anxious Child can be daunting and debilitating. At least ten percent of children have excessive fears and worries ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32603
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: bpt.me
  • Category: Informational & Tours

Buchholz Drama presents Bye Bye Birdie

The Buchholz Players will help you “Put on a Happy Face” with their Spring production of Bye Bye Birdie!

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10, students and seniors: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sycamore Lane March Vintage Market

The Sycamore Lane March Vintage Market is North Central Florida's hottest new spot! We're a seasonal outdoor vintage flea market ...

Buchholz Drama presents Bye Bye Birdie

The Buchholz Players will help you “Put on a Happy Face” with their Spring production of Bye Bye Birdie!

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10, students and seniors: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Star Center Theatre presents 13 The Musical

When 13 year old Evan Goldman moves from New York City to Indiana, he must escape rumors and blackmail if ...

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Race the Tortoise 5K Run/Walk

Run or walk through one of Florida's most beautiful state parks! The Race the Tortoise 5K winds through the dogwood ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Rd, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Always $10 Kids 14 & under; $25 Adults by Feb 26
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Races, Walks, 5Ks

Sycamore Lane March Vintage Market

The Sycamore Lane March Vintage Market is North Central Florida's hottest new spot! We're a seasonal outdoor vintage flea market ...

RTS Bus Roadeo and Food Drive

Come see our Regional Transit System (RTS) drivers compete for top honors in maintenance and driving skill on our closed ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: RTS Administration Building, 34 SE 13th Road Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: food drive donations
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida SpringsFest

Join us 10am to 4pm at Silver Springs State Park to learn about Florida Springs! History, science, sustainability, fun, music, ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $2/person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Perry McGriff's Gatoride

On March 8, Perry McGriff's Gatoride 2020 is back for a fun day of cycling to raise awareness for LifeSouth ...

Infinity Con in Lake City

Infinity Con is a family friendly comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and pop culture convention. You can expect to find ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Infinity Convention FL National Guard Armory, 490 NW Lake Jeffery Rd, Lake City,FL
  • Cost: Weekend pre-sale tickets are $18, one-day pre-sale tickets are $10. Kids pre-sale tickets (ages 6 – 11) for the weekend are $8. VIP tickets are pre-sale only at $60. Prices at the door are $22 for weekend, $13 for one-day, and $10 for kids ages 6 – 11. Ki
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida SpringsFest

Join us 10am to 4pm at Silver Springs State Park to learn about Florida Springs! History, science, sustainability, fun, music, ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $2/person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten is a research-based program designed to help kids develop and get ready for school and life through outdoor, play-based ...

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Tinkergarten Free Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader Elyse Moser will ...

Michaels Free Events for Kids

Join us for a free new craft each day. Fun for kids ages 3+.

Learn To Decorate with Frosting for Kids at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn how to prepare, fill, and use decorating bags, basic piping techniques using buttercream ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $12.50
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

Come see 4-H and FFA youth show their livestock and non-livestock projects, March 5-10th. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Tinkergarten Babies Free Trial

Tinkergarten is an early education program in which children and adults come together each season to learn in an outdoor ...

Children's Author Minh Lê at HQ Library

Welcome children’s author Minh Lê for a special story time. Minh is the winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award ...

Michaels Free Events for Kids

Join us for a free new craft each day. Fun for kids ages 3+.

Mommy and Me Event at Celebration Pointe

Join us at Celebration Pointe on Wednesday, March 11, for an exciting event designed just for you and your little ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, 3528 Southwest 45 Street Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Michaels Free Events for Kids

Join us for a free new craft each day. Fun for kids ages 3+.

LLL March Playdate

Join us for our monthly play date! Drop in to Depot park for a fun playdate! This is a great park ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten is a research-based program designed to help kids develop and get ready for school and life through outdoor, play-based ...

Art Club at Palmetto and Pine

We're SO excited to introduce a new after school art making opportunity with our friends at Palmetto & Pine! Art ...

Michaels Free Events for Kids

Join us for a free new craft each day. Fun for kids ages 3+.

Metcalfe Elementary School Carnival

Metcalfe Elementary School and Duval Early Learning Academy have not been able to have a school carnival for many years. ...

  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Metcalfe Elementary: 1250 NE 18th Ave , Gainesville FL
  • Website: trinitygnv.org
  • 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 ...

Michaels Free Events for Kids

Join us for a free new craft each day. Fun for kids ages 3+.

Trinity UMC PNO

PNO is our monthly Friday evening activity for kids age 1 - 5th grade from 5:30-8:30pm. Cost includes dinner and ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Trinity UMC, 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, cost includes activities. Pizza dinner is available for $4
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.church
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Learn to Sew for Kids at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $12.50
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

CANCELLED Joey's Wings 5k and Kids Obstacle Challenge

This event has been postponed until the fall. The 6th annual Joey's Wings 5K run/walk hosted by Joey's Wings Foundation will ...

GO2 Foundation Run Amuck with the Duck

Join us for the 11th Annual GO2 Foundation Run Amuck with the Duck (formerly Your Next Step is the Cure) ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: North Florida Regional Medical Center, 6500 W. Newberry Road Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: General: $30 Youth (Age 5-12) & Seniors (60+): $15 Survivors: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Equal Access 5K (Virtual Race)

FOR YOUR SAFETY, THE EACN RACE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A VITUAL RACE. While we have been advised to avoid ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Southwest Recreation Center at Hull Rd and SW 34th St, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl
  • Cost: $20 for children and $25 for adults for pre-entry until Fri, March 13
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

CANCELLED Family Fishing Day- Civil Service Appreciation Day

CANCELLED Fishing for Success hosts monthly events (March-November) that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun ...

CANCELLED Countryside Mustache Dash

In an effort to keep our neighbors and neighborhood healthy, all March events at Tioga Town Center will be postponed. Join ...

CANCELLED -Stomp the Swamp for Autism

CANCELLED Join Impact Autism for our 12th Annual Stomp the Swamp on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at the Ben Hill Griffin ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 121 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: $15/$20, children 12 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

CANCELLED SwampCon

CANCELLED SwampCon is a multi-genre convention for all ages hosted at the University of Florida and held in the Reitz Student ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: UF J. Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo

The 26th Annual Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo will be held March 13–15, 2020, at the Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo Arena. ...

  • 12:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo, 438 Florida 247, Lake City, Florida 32025
  • Cost: $15 for adults and $5 for ages 6–12 at the gate; free admission for children 5 and under.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

CANCELLED TEDxUF 2020: Paradox

POSTPONED until Fall of 2020. We live in a world of opposites, contradictions and absurdities. Yet, in the space between, we ...

CANCELLED -Tot Trot Nature Walks at the Florida Museum

CANCELLED Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs

CANCELLED -Tot Trot Nature Walks at the Florida Museum

CANCELLED Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$6 per child/adult pair -$3 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs

CANCELLED Tonewood Family Music Rhythm Kids Demo

This 45-minute class was designed to be a drum- and rhythm-centered variation of the Parent/Child class. Focusing on drumming and ...

St. Patrick's Day at Bouncers

Join us for St. Patrick's Day!. Face painting, scavenger hunts and costume contest! Green Party starts at 10am. Bouncing is ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free for members, or $10/child, Parents FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sugar Camp Ranch Family Field Trip Day on the Farm

Come out to the farm for a Family Field Trip Day! Horse rides, Critter Corral, Slides, Playground, Ropes Obstacle course, ...

CANCELLED Academy Irish Dancers at Cypress & Grove

Gainesville Dance Academy's award-winning Irish dancers perform a free, family-friendly show! Kids can play the free games, parents can sip ...

Tinkergarten Babies Free Trial

Both babies and new parents benefit tremendously from nature, play, and strong, supportive community! At Tinkergarten, we provide a safe ...

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Online Kids Yoga and Signs

I will be offering the following Yoga classes online over Zoom throughout the social distancing precautions: Tuesdays 8:00 pm Yin Yoga Thursdays ...

Books A Million VIRTUAL Storytime

Today at 1pm CST we’ll be going live on Instagram with @seanofthesouth1 virtual reading of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR! Gather ...

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

MidiCi Pizza: Free Meals for Alachua County Families

In light of recent events impacting the Gainesville Community, we have decided as a team to open our ovens this ...

  • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company (Celebration Pointe) 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Suite 100, Gainesville, Florida 3
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Dance Alive National Ballet Online Event

Dance Alive National Ballet will keep dance alive! Tentative Schedule 9:45-10:00 - Introduction 10:00-10:30 - Costumes 10:30-11:00 - Warm up classes 11:00-11:45 - ...

Plants and Light Video Field Trip

At 11 am on Facebook live, one of our UF/IFAS scientists will be showing kids some science! Best for grades ...

Better Beginnings Virtual Mom's Village Support Group

We're doing a virtual Mom's Village support group on Monday, 3/23 @ 3pm focused on taking care of ourselves in ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

The Science of Plant Grafting Video Field Trip

At 11 am on Facebook live, one of our UF/IFAS scientists will be showing kids some science! Best for grades ...

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Farm Share Community Food Relief Day

Drive-thru distribution. Food is first come, first served. Farm Share is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: MLS Multipurpose Center Parking Lot, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Searchlight Yoga Free Online Kids Class

Are your kids bored and stir crazy?! Join us for a free kids class. The kids will get to see ...

(VIRTUAL) Shake Your Honey Maker 5K

The Florida Museum’s Shake Your Honey Maker 5K has gone VIRTUAL! Due to public health concerns, we have decided to ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Live Gymnastics Workout with Sun Country Sports

Join us LIVE on Facebook at 10am to sweat it out with us for an at home workout lead by ...

Education Station and Preschool's Live Storytime

Education Station & Preschool, LLC is posting videos during the week, including live story reading at 10am.

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Education Station and Preschool's Live Storytime

Education Station & Preschool, LLC is posting videos during the week, including live story reading at 10am.

FDLRS Virtual Webinar: Helping Your Child Cope

The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System has partnered with the Florida Virtual School to present a session to support ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Online Kids Yoga and Signs with Kori Brooks

A whole new concept merging Yoga poses and American Sign Language in one playful, storytelling class. Fun for all ages, ...

Palmetto and Pine hosts A Zoom Hands-On How To

JOIN IN AT 5:30 PM tonight (3/28) and again tomorrow night (3/29) on Zoom to get together and share all ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

RooterVille Cows on Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook live Sunday morning at 10:30 am. We will be showing you our two cows and feeding ...

Palmetto and Pine hosts A Zoom Hands-On How To

JOIN IN AT 5:30 PM tonight (3/28) and again tomorrow night (3/29) on Zoom to get together and share all ...

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Education Station and Preschool's Live Storytime

Education Station & Preschool, LLC is posting videos during the week, including live story reading at 10am.

Bananas Video Field Trip

At 11 am on Facebook live, one of our UF/IFAS scientists will be showing kids some science! Best for grades ...

FDLRS Parent Lunch and Learn Webinar: Setting Up Your Home's Learning Environment

Virtual learning and work can be stressful for all, children and adults alike. This sudden change in the way of ...

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H

Florida 4-H presents Studio 4-H! Be sure to tune to your local 4-H county's page for daily virtual activities.

Virtual 4-H Photography Scavenger Hunt

For this year's project, we'll be introducing a new photo challenge each day for 30 days starting March 21st, 2020. Instead ...

Education Station and Preschool's Live Storytime

Education Station & Preschool, LLC is posting videos during the week, including live story reading at 10am.

FDLRS Parent Lunch and Learn Webinar: Setting Up Your Home's Learning Environment

Virtual learning and work can be stressful for all, children and adults alike. This sudden change in the way of ...