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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 Gator Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Gainesville area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit an Event

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


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October 25

Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

Events and programs for kids with special needs

Races, Walks, 5Ks includes listings for all types of athletic competitions that kids can participate in - not just watch.

Tours, & informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations.

Family friendly shows and concerts

 

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls and auditions for productions and performances or tryouts for all kinds of kids teams.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams

One time classes, workshops, and clinics open to kids and families. 

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Ongoing Programs includes any family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Trees

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

Brave Harvest Eat Your Plants Preschool Gardening Series

Eat Your Plants is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 1-5) to gardening and vegetables through music, ...

Do Art Mommy and Me

Join us for a story at 10 and 11, then paint a piece of pottery to go with it! *Limited ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

5 day Book Sale of more than 500,000 gently used books, art, games, puzzles, music, CDs, Manga, magazines, comics, records, ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.folacld.org
  • Category: Other

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

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

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Smart Start at Zion

We are gearing up for an 8 WEEK Fall Session! This fall we’ll meet on Tuesdays only at 10:00 and ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Home with Dee: Monsters Halloween Fun

Let’s celebrate Halloween by making monster masks, reading fun monster books, and later exploring science by making Magic Monster Balloons. ...

Alachua County Library Science Tales

Every Tuesday this fall at 11 a.m. we're partnering with local scientists for live virtual Science Tales programs. Join your ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 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.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

5 day Book Sale of more than 500,000 gently used books, art, games, puzzles, music, CDs, Manga, magazines, comics, records, ...

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.folacld.org
  • Category: Other

Searchlight Yoga Kids Class

This class will get your little kid moving!!!! We’ll explore movement and breathing and centering exercises. It will be a ...

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Alachua County Public Schools: What's New for 2021-2022

Find out about all the new resources available for your student through ACPS! Register today! * K-5 Standards and ...

National Immigrants Day Celebration

The City of Gainesville welcomes our neighbors to the steps of City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9:45 a.m. ...

MP Health Mommy and Me Class

Who needs a barbell when you have a baby? Butler Plaza Mommy and Me class. Workout mats provided. Tuesday: 10am on ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, ...

Cade Museum Lights on Afterschool Program

Fun creative activities, refreshments, after-school providers and free entry

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

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

UF Gators Swimming and Diving vs Georgia

Join us at the O'Connell Center pool as we match up against SEC rival Georgia.

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

Red White and Blues Farm Fall Festival

All activities included in admission except gemstone mining Jump Pillows Spider Webs Large Yard Games – Connect 4, Cornhole Slide Hill Double Cow Train Frisbee Golf Gemstone ...

Charter Senior Living Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival

Join us for our "Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival" We will have decorated trunks for Trunk or Treating, Craft/Food/Business vendors ...

Depot Park parkrun

Depot Park parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed 5K open to all runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ...

Jenkins Kia Pumpkin Painting Contest

Bring the Kids down to Jenkins Kia of Gainesville and participate in our pumpkin painting competition. First 40 children only. ...

352 Shootout

The 352 Shootout showcases the best street car and drag car racing at one of Florida’s premier tracks (Gainesville Raceway’s ...

  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Raceway: 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: General Admission Adult (parking outside pit area): $15 Kids under 12: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

Leslie Tharpe Designs Blacksmith Workshop - Sea Creature Necklace Knife

Enjoy this fantastic into to bladesmithing workshop. We'll begin by forging your necklace knife, and follow up by heat treating ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens - FREE

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

Leslie Tharpe Designs Blacksmith Workshop - Candie Bowl

Forge a candy bowl to surprise your trick-or-treaters with! This is a great intro to sheet metalworking class and yields ...

Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. ...

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary BOO at the ROO

Join us this weekend for a wonderful time with rescued animals. Dress up in your awesome costume, bring treats for ...

Red White and Blues Farm Fall Festival

All activities included in admission except gemstone mining Jump Pillows Spider Webs Large Yard Games – Connect 4, Cornhole Slide Hill Double Cow Train Frisbee Golf Gemstone ...

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 ...