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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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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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Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Tour

Kanapaha is offering a guided tour on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am. We ask that those ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 4700 S.W. 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $10 Children (ages 5-13): $5 Children under 5: Free (when accompanied by parent). Free for Members. Group rates available for tours.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational & Tours

Gainesville Virtual Big Latch On 2020

Breastfeeding moms will be able to participate in the chance to break a world record for the most mother-child dyads ...

Alachua Police Drive-Thru Backpack Giveaway

t's that time again! As schools prepare to start classes in some form or fashion, we know that backpacks and ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Alachua Elementary School: 13800 NW 152 Place, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

High Springs Playhouse: Anne of Green Gables

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to ...

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

Virtual Girl Scouts Meetings

You’re invited! Girls and parents, come join Girl Scouts at one of our future virtual events to participate in STEM ...

Virtual Foster Care and Adoption Info Sessions- Partnership for Strong Families

Have you ever considered becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Join us at our August Facebook Live Info Session by requesting ...

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

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, ...

Michaels Family Fun Online

Tune in to Michaels Facebook LIVE every Wednesday at 1pm for a fun family activity!

Supporting Our Children During a Global Pandemic with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

Supporting Our Children During a Global Pandemic: A Webinar Collection Focusing on the Mental Health Needs of Our Youth. Be ...

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 ...

Night Skate at the Cade Museum

Each Thursday, from July 9th through August 20th, the museum will host themed skate nights. Enjoy a thrilling summer skate ...

  • 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Advanced registration required. Cost is $5 for guests and $3 for Cade Members.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

Florida Museum hosts free Creative B Trivia Night Online

Go behind-the-scenes and discover how cool it is to work in a museum! In partnership with the UF Creative B ...

High Springs Playhouse: Anne of Green Gables

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to ...

Skate at the Cade Museum

Guests can register to skate during current museum hours, on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (the last ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Skating is free with regular admission
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

High Springs Playhouse: Anne of Green Gables

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to ...

Gainesville Live Free Friday Concerts

Announcing GAINESVILLE LIVE!, our new livestreaming concert series featuring solo stay-at-home performances from Free Fridays favorites and new friends! The ...

Gatorball Academy Summer Hitting Camp

Players aged 9-18 with all levels of ability are welcome to attend. Groups will be divided by age and skill ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $100
  • Website: gatorballtraining.com
  • Category: Classes

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

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, ...

Skate at the Cade Museum

Guests can register to skate during current museum hours, on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (the last ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Skating is free with regular admission
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Sundays - CANCELLED

**CANCELLED FOR THE REST OF 2020** In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: $12person | Children under 3 are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toys & More Novice Sunday for Beginners

RC Car Racing Track. Beginners race FREE!

High Springs Playhouse: Anne of Green Gables

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to ...

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

Help with the FAFSA Webinar

This webinar will assist students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The session will include a ...

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 ...

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

AGES 9-14 ‼️ All new and returning baseball players are invited to come tryout for Gatorball this fall. We want ...

Elite Baseball Tryouts

As we approach the beginning of school, we know things can get busy! Mark your calendars for Elite Baseball's Fall ...

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

Virtual Storytime at the Santa Fe College Zoo

** We will post a virtual story time video around 10 a.m. on Wednesday for you to enjoy from home!** Join ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Family Fun Online

Tune in to Michaels Facebook LIVE every Wednesday at 1pm for a fun family activity!

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 ...

Momentum Dance Arts Fall Dance Registration Event

​Despite the challenges of today’s world, we still want every child to be afforded the opportunity to take dance classes ...

Night Skate at the Cade Museum

Each Thursday, from July 9th through August 20th, the museum will host themed skate nights. Enjoy a thrilling summer skate ...

  • 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Advanced registration required. Cost is $5 for guests and $3 for Cade Members.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

Florida Museum hosts free Creative B Trivia Night Online

Go behind-the-scenes and discover how cool it is to work in a museum! In partnership with the UF Creative B ...

Skate at the Cade Museum

Guests can register to skate during current museum hours, on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (the last ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Skating is free with regular admission
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Momentum Dance Arts Fall Dance Registration Event

​Despite the challenges of today’s world, we still want every child to be afforded the opportunity to take dance classes ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Gainesville Live Free Friday Concerts

Announcing GAINESVILLE LIVE!, our new livestreaming concert series featuring solo stay-at-home performances from Free Fridays favorites and new friends! The ...

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

AGES 15-18 ‼️ All new and returning baseball players are invited to come tryout for Gatorball this fall. We are ...

Community Outdoor Family Yoga with Melissa Baker

Give your family a space to have fun away from screens and other distractions, and instead to bond, breathe, and ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Danscompany of Gainesville Auditions

Interested in becoming a member of the Danscompany of Gainesville? Company auditions will be held the weekend of August 15-16!. ...

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

AGES 15-18 ‼️ All new and returning baseball players are invited to come tryout for Gatorball this fall. We are ...

Vision Volleyball Fall Mini Club Evaluations

Mini Club focuses on volleyball specific skills and physical movement to help develop the athlete in fundamental skills, character development ...

Gainesville Juniors Fall Mini Club Tryouts

Our Mini Club Program focus is on specific body movements related to learning fundamental abilities and skills to the game ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Virtual Mushrooms with the Museum

Join us for a FREE afternoon of virtual fungal fun via Zoom! In partnership with the Florida Academic Lichen and ...

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

Moving at Bouncers

Come get some exercise outside for FREE from 9-9:30. Come run, walk, or even bike. We'll have bubbles and music. ...

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: Outside is FREE | Inside is $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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 Girl Scouts Meetings: Bake Cookies

You’re invited! Girls and parents, come join Girl Scouts at one of our future virtual events to participate in STEM ...

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 ...

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

Einstein School Drive-Thru Book Giveaway

DRIVE-THRU Book Giveaway at The Einstein School on August 19th to celebrate the Amazing Give. Come to the school on ...

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Einstein School - Gainesville, FL 5910 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Family Fun Online

Tune in to Michaels Facebook LIVE every Wednesday at 1pm for a fun family activity!

Flying Trapeze Lessons with Gainesville Circus Center

Learn to Fly with the Gainesville Circus Center. Let our instructors guide you safely from take-off to landing in this ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Two Hawk Hammock 17950 NE 53rd Ln, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: $40 Full Class $10 Just a Swing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Supporting Our Children During a Global Pandemic with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

Supporting Our Children During a Global Pandemic: A Webinar Collection Focusing on the Mental Health Needs of Our Youth. Be ...

Call In To Win: Team Dynamo's Back to School Giveaway

Whether your kids are heading back to brick and mortar or you are jumping into a new way of learning ...

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 ...

Night Skate at the Cade Museum

Each Thursday, from July 9th through August 20th, the museum will host themed skate nights. Enjoy a thrilling summer skate ...

  • 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Advanced registration required. Cost is $5 for guests and $3 for Cade Members.
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Literacy Institute Teaching Reading Online Webinars

A six part webinar series for teachers, tutors, and parents

Skate at the Cade Museum

Guests can register to skate during current museum hours, on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (the last ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Skating is free with regular admission
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Gainesville Live Free Friday Concerts

Announcing GAINESVILLE LIVE!, our new livestreaming concert series featuring solo stay-at-home performances from Free Fridays favorites and new friends! The ...

Back to School Mini Sessions with Sweet Serendipity

Back to school mini sessions outdoors at the Sweet Serendipity studio in the Haile Village center.

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

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, ...

Sunshine State Babywearing Newborn Wearing Workshop

Join us for a small group session where you will learn how to use a variety of carriers to confidently ...

Mathnasium Free Online Math Lessons

Join us at the Mathnasium Schoolhouse for free math lessons, streamed on Facebook Live! Topics are: Mon, 8/24: Order of Operations ...

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

Nerf Battle at Bouncers

Bring your Nerf gear. ESPECIALLY eye protection. We will battle at Bouncers.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $10/child, members free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mathnasium Free Online Math Lessons

Join us at the Mathnasium Schoolhouse for free math lessons, streamed on Facebook Live! Topics are: Mon, 8/24: Order of Operations ...

Tiny Tots Clinic with Play Tennis Gainesville

The Tiny Tots 30min clinic is for ages 3 to 5, and is a wonderful first step to introducing your ...

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Joyce Oransky Tennis Center – Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville , FL 32605
  • Cost: $12 per class or $30 for 3 classes
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Virtual Girl Scout Meeting: Build Your Own Robot Party

Join in the fun at our virtual Robot-Building Party! She’ll tap into her inventive side, and you’ll learn how Girl ...

Homeschool Tennis Classes with Play Tennis Gainesville

Looking for a fun and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s number ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per class or $40 for 3 classes - online registration and payment required.
  • Website: www.playtennisgainesville.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Family Fun Online

Tune in to Michaels Facebook LIVE every Wednesday at 1pm for a fun family activity!

Mathnasium Free Online Math Lessons

Join us at the Mathnasium Schoolhouse for free math lessons, streamed on Facebook Live! Topics are: Mon, 8/24: Order of Operations ...

Pregnancy and COVID-19 webinar

Pregnancy is already a stressful time for many women. With the spread of COVID-19, many expectant mothers are worried about ...

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 ...

Mathnasium Free Online Math Lessons

Join us at the Mathnasium Schoolhouse for free math lessons, streamed on Facebook Live! Topics are: Mon, 8/24: Order of Operations ...

Virtual Girl Scout Meeting: Build Your Own Robot Party

Join in the fun at our virtual Robot-Building Party. She’ll tap into her inventive side, and you’ll learn how Girl ...

Mathnasium Free Online Math Lessons

Join us at the Mathnasium Schoolhouse for free math lessons, streamed on Facebook Live! Topics are: Mon, 8/24: Order of Operations ...

Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

Gainesville Live Free Friday Concerts

Announcing GAINESVILLE LIVE!, our new livestreaming concert series featuring solo stay-at-home performances from Free Fridays favorites and new friends! The ...

Alachua County Food Giveaway

Every quarter we organize a free food giveaway. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will be distributing the free food ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Yogi Signs Featuring Nacho the Donkey & Friends

Join Nacho and his many animal friends for this one of a kind storytelling fusion of kids yoga and american ...

  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Five Hammocks Farm: 7805 NW 222nd Ave. Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: $40 one adult and child $10 additional family member
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bouncers Re-Home Old Toys

Do you have gently used toys at home, that are never played with? Bring them to Bouncers....we'll find a home ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: receive $2 off admission for your donation. members free, non members $10 per child.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Yogi Signs Featuring Nacho the Donkey & Friends

Join Nacho and his many animal friends for this one of a kind storytelling fusion of kids yoga and american ...

  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Five Hammocks Farm: 7805 NW 222nd Ave. Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: $40 one adult and child $10 additional family member
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Nutcracker Auditions

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS! Sunday, August 30 at Pofahl Studios. 12:30-1:15 Age 7-8 with one year of ballet 1:30-2:15 Age 9-10 with ballet training 2:15-3:15 Age ...