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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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January

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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The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol (Streaming)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, that Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling, returns again this year through our #HippAtHome productions. Enchanting ...

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 ...

Sing in the New Year! A 2021 Sing-Along in Depot Park

Kick off the New Year in Depot Park with two days of music, food, fun, sweet treats, and chalk art!Jan. ...

Cade Museum New Year BOGO

Kick off the New Year with a visit to The Cade! We are open New Year's Day and Saturday, January ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention 811 S Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: BOGO
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol (Streaming)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, that Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling, returns again this year through our #HippAtHome productions. Enchanting ...

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

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

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, ...

Sing in the New Year! A 2021 Sing-Along in Depot Park

Kick off the New Year in Depot Park with two days of music, food, fun, sweet treats, and chalk art!Jan. ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol (Streaming)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, that Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling, returns again this year through our #HippAtHome productions. Enchanting ...

Hair Affair Free Back 2 School Cutz

Our Church will again, this School year, be offering Free Back 2 School Hair Cuts, at the end of the ...

  • 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Deeper Purpose Community Church 19930 N Us Hwy 441 Suite A High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

2nd Sunday 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

Momentum Dance Arts Registration Event

Give your child the gift of dance!

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Momentum Dance: 15634 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, 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

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

Alachua County Library Happy New Year Story Time

Kick off the New Year with songs, stories, and a craft with Ms. Courtney. Purr-fect for preschoolers.

Gator Bait Kids Night

Every Tuesday! Movie night w/ Disney Plus & $3 Kids Meals in the Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy!

Cade Museum Maker Night & Junior Inventor Night

Junior Inventor Night - Children need encouragement and space to expand their understanding of the world and become problem solvers. ...

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

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

Cade Museum Afternoon Explorer Camp

We're excited to launch Afternoon Explorer Camp each Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Register for this exciting mid-week ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Thursday Commander League

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

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

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

Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Songs for a New World at the Star Center Theater

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall ...

Capoeira Open House

Register to see what Capoeira is all about for your tot, preschooler or elementary age child.

SoCal Athletics Tryouts

SoCal Athletics Gainesville is having tryouts and we have some spots to fill! This will be an 18u Team, but ...

Elite Baseball Tryouts

Florida Elite Baseball Tryouts for ALL ages 8-18u. Organization that takes pride in developing young players and helping the older ...

Sun Country Sports Center Splash Jam

Ages 3 and up are welcome to join us at Splash Jam for extra time in the pool! Splash Jam is ...

Glitter and Glam Pamper Party

Join our JoJo Siwa look-alike for a day of pampering at Trinity's Day Spa. Tickets include your kids choice of ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Trinity's Day Spa: 2441 NW 43rd. St. Suite 11B. Thornebrook Shopping Village, Gainesville
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: capesntiaras.wixsite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

Songs for a New World at the Star Center Theater

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gator Bait Kids Night

Every Tuesday! Movie night w/ Disney Plus & $3 Kids Meals in the Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy!

Cade Museum Maker Night & Junior Inventor Night

Junior Inventor Night - Children need encouragement and space to expand their understanding of the world and become problem solvers. ...

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 ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

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

Cade Museum Afternoon Explorer Camp

We're excited to launch Afternoon Explorer Camp each Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Register for this exciting mid-week ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Thursday Commander League

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

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Equestrians Unlimited Open Homeschool Group

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy learning, fun and a pony ride/mini lesson while enjoying the outdoors! 2020/2021 Event Dates for ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

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

Sun Country Sports Winter Wonderland Workshop

Prince and Princesses Workshop! Come join the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella, Elsa and their Prince and Princess friends for ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Kimberly Morales' 2ndAnnual Snow Party

Did someone say SNOW in Florida!!! Yes, we did!!! Come join us for Kimberly's 2nd Annual Snow Party where Snowflakes❄ ...

  • 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Kirby Farms, 19630 NE 30 St, Williston, FL 32696.
  • Cost: $10 online and $12 at the gate
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Sports Center Splash Jam

Ages 3 and up are welcome to join us at Splash Jam for extra time in the pool! Splash Jam is ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

Painting with a Twist: Wishing Tree Magic

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

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

Carson Springs Wildlife MLK Day Walking Tour

Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding demonstrations. Tour allows you to ...

Flip Factory Zone MLK Day

Join us on MLK Day!

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

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Alachua

Join us at the MLK Day event in Alachua FL. We will be providing kids activities for the event. It ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gator Bait Kids Night

Every Tuesday! Movie night w/ Disney Plus & $3 Kids Meals in the Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy!

Cade Museum Maker Night & Junior Inventor Night

Junior Inventor Night - Children need encouragement and space to expand their understanding of the world and become problem solvers. ...

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

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

Cade Museum Afternoon Explorer Camp

We're excited to launch Afternoon Explorer Camp each Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Register for this exciting mid-week ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Equestrians Unlimited Tiny Tots Group

This program is specifically for our littles! Toddlers/Preschoolers! Come grab a pony ride and a craft just for you! Parents ...

Brazilian Skills Kids Capoeira Class

Come have fun with Instrutora Mel! Kids classes for ages 3 and up. We are taking all COVID safety precautions. ...

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tioga Town Center Playground Grand Opening

You’ve all been waiting, and it’s finally here! We’re so excited to announce that the Tioga Town Center Playground will ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

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

Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

Oak Hall Saturday Tours

We are excited to welcome prospective families to our campus for Saturday tours starting in January. The Admission Team looks ...

Florida Museum’s ‘Survival of the Slowest’ Exhibit Opening Day

Slow and steady wins the race! Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can learn all about slower species and their ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3215 Hull Road
  • Cost: Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for Florida residents and $7 for ages 3-17. Museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission.
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational & Tours

Sun Country Sports Center Splash Jam

Ages 3 and up are welcome to join us at Splash Jam for extra time in the pool! Splash Jam is ...

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, ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

Painting with a Twist: Rosie the Llama

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gator Bait Kids Night

Every Tuesday! Movie night w/ Disney Plus & $3 Kids Meals in the Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy!

Cade Museum Maker Night & Junior Inventor Night

Junior Inventor Night - Children need encouragement and space to expand their understanding of the world and become problem solvers. ...

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Family Workshop: Assistive Technologies

Appropriate for the caregivers of any child in the public school system that is on an IEP or 504 plan ...

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class Wednesday’s at 10am starts this ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

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

Cade Museum Afternoon Explorer Camp

We're excited to launch Afternoon Explorer Camp each Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Register for this exciting mid-week ...

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

FrogWatch USA Training Workshop

Become a citizen scientist! FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that ...

Capoeira Massape Outdoor Classes

Socially-distant outdoor Capoeira classes at Depot Park, these classes are donation based and all levels are welcome, no uniform or ...

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: donation based
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Bouncers Sus Party

Does your child love to play among us? Bouncers is doing their own live version of the game. Your mission ...

Elmo and Cookie Monster at Bouncers

enjoy Bouncing from 9-noon. AND a special visit from Elmo and Cookie Monster at 10:30am + a free cookie. So ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 street gainesville fl 32605
  • Cost: $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 ...

Drive-Thru Food Distribution

Free food distribution while supplies last

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Sunshine State Book Festival Online Event

Do you love to read? Or, maybe you want to read something new! Check out the Sunshine State Book Festival! ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Roger's Farm Strawberry U-Pick

U-Pick Strawberries. Buckets provided

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave, Gainesville FL 32609
  • Cost: $2.50.pound
  • Category: Family Fun

Hoggetowne at Home

Due to the continuance of the plaque, the King and Queen of Hoggetowne have sought out the talents of Merlin ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Storytime

Bring your littles (ages 0-5) to hear our educators bring to life stories that are both fun and educational. The ...

St. Francis High School Souper Fun Sunday

Souper Fun Sunday is, and always has been, Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition! The 14th Annual event will feature "thinking ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Adults $15, Seniors/students $10, Children 5-10 $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Painting with a Twist: Rainbow Pets

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...