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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, 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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City of Gainesville Summer Heatwave Teen Pool Party

Kick off the summer with our first Heatwave Pool Party! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

High Springs Playhouse presents Little Women

Timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of ...

Summer Synchro Sundays

Learn synchronized swimming! Summer Synchro Sundays is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 (who are comfortable swimming in deep ...

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Northeast pool
  • Cost: Kids can try their first sunday for FREE! Then any sunday attended after the first will be $15 per day
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

Peaceful Paths Back to School Bingo at High Dive

Join us at High Dive Sunday, August 1st for the 2nd Annual Back to School Bingo supporting Peaceful Paths. It's a ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Birds and Brews Guided Walks at First Magnitude

First Magnitude is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon society to host monthly, socially-distanced, bird walks! We will meet the ...

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 :)

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

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2021 Summer Movie Express ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

Regal Summer Movie Express at Royal Park Cinema

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2021 Summer Movie Express ...

Summit Salon Academy Free Cuts for Kids

Just in time for back-to-school! Free Children's Haircuts with a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item

  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Summit Salon Academy: 6915 NW 4th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Donation of canned good
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Naturals Baseball Tryouts

Love the Game! Come try out for Naturals Baseball Travel Teams and become part of the Nat's family. Our fast ...

Back to School Minute to Win It Game Night at Flemington Baptist Church

A night of "Minute to Win It" style games. Pizza dinner will be provided. For ALL school aged kids. All ...

  • 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Flemington Baptist Church: 18250 NW 100th Ave Rd, Micanopy, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: docs.google.com
  • Category: Family Fun

LifeSouth Community Blood Center's 5th Annual Backpack Giveaway in Palatka

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida, and other community partners invite elementary and middle school students and ...

Trinity's Day Spa presents Back 2 School Braid Bash at MLK Center

Please call or email to pre-register for the Back to School Braid Bash! Free food and free manis for K-12.

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Southwest United Methodist Church Back to School Block Party

Join us for our first annual Back To School Block Party! This event is completely free as a gift to ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Southwest United Methodist Church: 2400 SW Williston Rd. Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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) ...

Florida Museum hosts Family Discovery Camp: Water

**Due to minor flooding from Hurricane Elsa in the Natural Area Teaching Lab space, this event has been rescheduled for ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Cost: $12 for non-members and $10 for members, per participant
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Gainesville (Virtual) Big Latch On

The North Central Florida Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to invite you to the 2021 Gainesville Virtual Big Latch On in ...

Back to School Community Closet

1st Annual Back to School Community Closet! Are you ready to clean out your closets and pass them to those ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Community Closet: 25440 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Birthday Party for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Come out to the MKR Historic State Park in Cross Creek on August 7th from 10 a.m. to noon to ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park: 18700 S. CR 325 Cross Creek 32640
  • Cost: event is free and open to the public, but there is a $3.00 entrance fee to the park
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

Gainesville Cars & Coffee is a gathering for automotive enthusiasts of all types from exotics and classics to imports and ...

High Springs Playhouse presents Little Women

Timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of ...

Summer Synchro Sundays

Learn synchronized swimming! Summer Synchro Sundays is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 (who are comfortable swimming in deep ...

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Northeast pool
  • Cost: Kids can try their first sunday for FREE! Then any sunday attended after the first will be $15 per day
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

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

Naturals Baseball Tryouts

Love the Game! Come try out for Naturals Baseball Travel Teams and become part of the Nat's family. Our fast ...

UF Health Online Town Hall: COVID 19 and Kids in the Classroom

As children head back to school, parents and guardians have questions about how to protect them from COVID-19. Many want ...

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

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

9U-14U All players wanting to play in the Fall season, must participate in in this tryout. 12U Team will be ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

9U-14U All players wanting to play in the Fall season, must participate in in this tryout. 12U Team will be ...

UF HealthStreet: Our Community, Our Health Townhall Event Discussing Long COVID-19

University of Florida Health and University of Texas San Antonio Health will be discussing the lasting effects of COVID-19. We ...

Cameron Dancenter North Open House

Come join us to learn more about our studio and how to start your dance journey, meet your teacher, finish ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Dancenter North, Ridgeway Village, 5003 NW 34th Blvd.Suite 120, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

9U-14U All players wanting to play in the Fall season, must participate in in this tryout. 12U Team will be ...

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) ...

Cameron Dancenter SW Open House

Come join us to learn more about our studio and how to start your dance journey, meet your teacher, finish ...

Dance Alive National Ballet Auditions for DANB, Nutcracker and Next Generation (youth group)

It's that time again! Performances in Gainesville, Ocala, Alachua, Lake City, Americus, GA and Newberry, SC. NOT required to ...

Gamesville Tabletop Pokemon League

Casual Play. 20 person max

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Saturday Commander League

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

Gatorball Fall Tryouts

15U - 18U All players wanting to play in the 2021 fall season, must attend the tryout.

Step 317 Back 2 School Mini Session

Bring along your school supplies to personalize your session, accent with our globe and vintage books! Each session includes: ~Session time on ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $29 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly Event

oin us for a morning at the Museum for adults and children on the autism spectrum and their friends, families ...

Summer Synchro Sundays

Learn synchronized swimming! Summer Synchro Sundays is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 (who are comfortable swimming in deep ...

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Northeast pool
  • Cost: Kids can try their first sunday for FREE! Then any sunday attended after the first will be $15 per day
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

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 :)

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

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

Community Wide Pep Rally

food, fun, performances, and an introduction of the 2021 NHS Panther Football team, cheerleaders and band! Food vendors and drink ...

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) ...

Dance Team Skills Pop-Up Workshop at IndepenDance Studio

Do you have an aspiring dancer interested in learning more about JAZZ DANCE and other dance team skills? Maybe you have ...

Boots N' Suits

A Fun Festival for the Whole Family! Carnival Rides Inflatables Waterslides Concerts (Friday and Saturday Night) Food Trucks Beer Garden Fireworks Show Much more fun to come!

  • 3:00 pm
  • Location: The Post Farm: 28957 W Newberry Rd Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: There are several different ticket options and packages available. Visit website for details
  • Website: www.vividskyvertical.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Special Education Legal Clinic

An Online Legal Clinic for Special Education. Participants will get to speak with a pro bono attorney at no cost ...

Gainesville Youth Soccer Registration

WHO: Boys and Girls, Ages 4 through 16, Teams are Co-ed Come join us to register at Beef O'Brady's.

Gainesville Elks Lodge Annual Splash Day

Gainesville Elks Lodge Annual “SUMMER SPLASH” FAMILY FUN DAY Bring the whole family down for this great day at the Gainesville ...

Boots N' Suits

A Fun Festival for the Whole Family! Carnival Rides Inflatables Waterslides Concerts (Friday and Saturday Night) Food Trucks Beer Garden Fireworks Show Much more fun to come!

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: The Post Farm: 28957 W Newberry Rd Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: There are several different ticket options and packages available. Visit website for details
  • Website: www.vividskyvertical.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Crunch Fitness Family Fun Fitness Event

You asked & we listened! Introducing to you our Group Fitness Event:

Boots N' Suits

A Fun Festival for the Whole Family! Carnival Rides Inflatables Waterslides Concerts (Friday and Saturday Night) Food Trucks Beer Garden Fireworks Show Much more fun to come!

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: The Post Farm: 28957 W Newberry Rd Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: There are several different ticket options and packages available. Visit website for details
  • Website: www.vividskyvertical.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

*Open to all skill levels, boys and girls ages 6-15. *Everyone is placed on a team. *Practices will always be Sundays 2:00 ...

Cupcakes and Conversations: College Discoveries

ALL middle and high school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend Cupcakes & Conversations: College Discoveries, a virtual, ...

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 :)

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

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

Florida Gators Soccer vs. Central Florida

Help cheer on the Gators Soccer team!

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) ...

UF Health Childbirth and Newborn Education Class

The Childbirth and Newborn Education Class is intended to prepare expectant parents for labor, birth, the post-partum period, and caring ...

Gainesville Youth Soccer Registration

WHO: Boys and Girls, Ages 4 through 16, Teams are Co-ed Come join us to register at Beef O'Brady's.

Free Canaan UMC Block Party

Dr. B Magic show, food, games, kids activities and water activities. Bring your swim suit! Fried Fish,Snow Cones, Popcorn, Candy ...

UF Baseball Fall Prospect Camps

The Florida Gators Baseball program is pleased to be offering our fall instructional baseball camp. This camp is designed to ...

Community Connections Celebration

Join us for a road naming ceremony honoring SWAG's visionary Joan Canton, followed by food and a community resource fair! ...

Step 317 Back 2 School Mini Session

Bring along your school supplies to personalize your session, accent with our globe and vintage books! Each session includes: ~Session time on ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $29 session fee
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

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 :)

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