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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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September

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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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 - 11:00 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

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 ...

Camp Kulaqua Family Camp Retreat

You’re invited to Family at Kulaqua! Bring the whole family! We have lots of great, fun things planned, and we ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: see website for pricing
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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) ...

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

FREE. Every 1st Friday of the Month at 2p.m. at Morningside Nature Center’s picnic pavilion (Screened pavilion located at end ...

Family Fun Night + Kids Art & Talent Show at The Mossman

Join us Friday, September 3rd at Mossman Hall art gallery in beautiful Melrose, FL starting at 6 p.m. for a ...

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Kick-off your Gator home game weekend on Friday night at Celebration Pointe. Chomp The Block, the Official Block Party of ...

License Free Fishing Day

License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

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

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. Minnesota

Help cheer on the Gators Women's Volleyball team!

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

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

Labor Day at Skate Station

Kids dress like your parents career and receive $2 off admission!

  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Skate Station, 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: admission starts at $11 | Spectator fee: $5
  • 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 :)

  • 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 ...

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 - 11:00 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

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 ...

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 Gators Volleyball vs. Baylor

Cheer on the Florida Gators Volleyball team!

September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Join the City of Gainesville to observe the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a ceremony in remembrance ...

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Reserve Park: 1125 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

Dance Alive Great Halloween Costume Sale

Dance Alive and The Next Generation present The BEST EVER Great Halloween Costume Sale. Great adult and children's costumes! Hip-Hop, ...

Catch JOY Fishing Expedition

Community Fishing event with our Exceptional Students (ESE). Bring your kids to share this amazing experience. ALL are welcome. IFAS ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: UF IFAS Fishing Ponds: 7922 NW 71st St. Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $28.00
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Albert Ray Massey Park Playground Renovation Plans Open Houses

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

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

Viva Museum

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Museum and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival! Explore the culture of Latin America ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Albert Ray Massey Park Playground Renovation Plans Open Houses

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you ...

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

Kid Strong Gainesville Ribbon Cutting

Join us as we celebrate the 6-month anniversary of KidStrong Gainesville. KidStrong is a child development training center focused on ...

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

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

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 - 11:00 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

Florida Museum hosts ‘Museum in the Parks: Mushrooms at Sweetwater

Gear up for some fungal fun and discover the life that’s beneath your feet! Learn about mushrooms with a mycologist ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Preserve-309 SE 16th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $14 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $7 per additional person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Tours/Informational

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 ...

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents BKLYN The Musical

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with After-Hours Theatre (Buchholz Players), is pleased to announce its production of BKLYN The ...

  • 8:00 pm
  • Location: Acrosstown Repertory Theater: 619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $20 for the general public with a discount for students, seniors and heroes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts

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) ...

Alachua's Plein Air Paintout

Visit Main Street Alachua this Friday night from 5-8pm to experience live exhibits by artists. You can even join in ...

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Kick-off your Gator home game weekend on Friday night at Celebration Pointe. Chomp The Block, the Official Block Party of ...

Eye Spy at Skate Station

Team up with friends, listen for clues, and find the items to win prizes.

  • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Admission starts at $11 | $5 for Spectators
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents BKLYN The Musical

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with After-Hours Theatre (Buchholz Players), is pleased to announce its production of BKLYN The ...

  • 8:00 pm
  • Location: Acrosstown Repertory Theater: 619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $20 for the general public with a discount for students, seniors and heroes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

2nd and Charles Batman Day Event

Batman Day is where we will be handing out Free Batman Comic Books. While Supplies Last. First Come First Serve.

Haile Farmers Market So Long to Summer

Billed as Gainesville's premier farmers market, the Haile Farmers Market is expanding for a special day of additional local vendors. ...

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Haile Farmers Market, SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Dance Alive Great Halloween Costume Sale

Dance Alive and The Next Generation present The BEST EVER Great Halloween Costume Sale. Great adult and children's costumes! Hip-Hop, ...

Alachua Conservation Trust Morning Bug Walk at Tuscawilla Preserve

Join Dr. Jiri Hulcr and Dr. Andrea Lucky for this family-friendly bug ID event at Tuscawilla Preserve!

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. Coastal Carolina

Cheer on the Florida Gators Volleyball team!

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents BKLYN The Musical

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with After-Hours Theatre (Buchholz Players), is pleased to announce its production of BKLYN The ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Acrosstown Repertory Theater: 619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $20 for the general public with a discount for students, seniors and heroes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts

Florida Gators Soccer vs. North Florida

Help cheer on the Gators Soccer team!

Gainesville Community Playhouse Auditions for Oliver

Audition Information: ***All roles are not available, as the previous cast from last season are still playing their parts. (Roles ...

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

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

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

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 - 11:00 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

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 ...

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Florida Gators Soccer vs. Kentucky

Help cheer on the Gators Soccer team!

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. Mississippi State

Cheer on the Florida Gators Volleyball team!

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents BKLYN The Musical

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with After-Hours Theatre (Buchholz Players), is pleased to announce its production of BKLYN The ...

  • 8:00 pm
  • Location: Acrosstown Repertory Theater: 619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $20 for the general public with a discount for students, seniors and heroes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts

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 ...

Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival

Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, hay rides, petting farm, cow train, super slide, kids zone pumpkin painting and more! *Enter "Mayhem ...

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $10 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

The Maze is not haunted during the daytime and is family Friendly, but when dusk falls the maze becomes haunted. Maze- ...

Chomp the Block at Celebration Pointe

Kick-off your Gator home game weekend on Friday night at Celebration Pointe. Chomp The Block, the Official Block Party of ...

Step 317 Mini Sessions - September

Step 317 is offering a variety of themed mini sessions. Choose your theme, choose your time, and book your session! ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Session fee varies by theme
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

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 ...

Weecycle Costume Release

We will have over a 1000's Costumes New and Used to choose from. We will open promptly at 10am and ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1405 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

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 ...

Run For Your Life 5K

Bring your family and friends (even the furry ones) to run for a cause and for fun at our 3rd ...

  • 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free for kids 5 and under, Youth $15, Students $20, Adults $25
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

50+1 Anniversary Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Come to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and help us celebrate our 50+1 Anniversary of being the State of Florida's ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with paid park admission of $6 per vehicle
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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 ...

Elephant Appreciation Day

Come join the fun & learn all about elephants! We will have 2 full days of fun for the whole ...

Cade Museum Celebrates Dr. Cade's Birthday

Celebrate Dr. Cade’s legacy with us on Sunday, September 26. We will be serving cupcakes on the museum’s patio from ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Cupcakes are free with paid admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Gainesville Health and Fitness End of Summer Housewarming Party

You're invited to our end of summer housewarming party this Monday from 4:30-6:30! It's time to say goodbye to summer ...

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Health & Fitness Main Center: 4820 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

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

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

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

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 - 11:00 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

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 ...

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Cade Museum Celebrates Dr. Cade's Birthday

Celebrate Dr. Cade’s legacy with us on Sunday, September 26. We will be serving cupcakes on the museum’s patio from ...

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Cost: Cupcakes are free with paid admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free