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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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September

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Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

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

  • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Kid Strong Happy Hour

KidStrong Happy Hour promises to be FUN for your child and FUN for you!! Drop the kids off after school ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: KidStrong:6020 NW 4 Pl Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $30/child
  • Website: www.kidstrong.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

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

  • 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.celebrationpointe.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Hunter Ventures Tot Time with Ponies

Bring your littles ages 7 and under to ride, craft and snack with adorable ponies and an awesome barn. Each ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: bring carrots to feed the horses
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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, ...

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 320606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Pokemon League

Casual Play. 20 person max

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

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

  • 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

  • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Birthday Party at Bouncers

That baby at Bouncers is turning 3! Come help her celebrate with bouncing, balloons, bubbles, and a special treat! Bouncing ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: Members FREE | Non-Members: $15/child
  • 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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gators Dockside: 3842 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal
  • Website: gatorsdockside.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 ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Hunter Ventures Tot Time with Ponies

Bring your littles ages 7 and under to ride, craft and snack with adorable ponies and an awesome barn. Each ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: bring carrots to feed the horses
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

JCPenney Kids Zone

Pick up in store! Grab, shop, and go! Free crafts for kids, fast savings for parents. Kids get a free ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: JCPenney Kids Department, Oaks Mall, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.jcpenney.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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, ...

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 320606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Viva Museum

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Do Art with Yopp 2441 NW 43 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per parent/child
  • Website: www.doartstudios.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

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 ...

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: KidStrong:6020 NW 4 Pl Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gators Dockside: 3842 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal
  • Website: gatorsdockside.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 ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Library Story Time at Depot Park

Join us at 10:30am for outdoor stories and songs with Alachua County Library staff! Caregivers and families can bring blankets ...

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 ...

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.celebrationpointe.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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.

UF IFAS Family Fishing Days

FFS hosts monthly events (March through November) that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun ...

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

Hunter Ventures Tot Time with Ponies

Bring your littles ages 7 and under to ride, craft and snack with adorable ponies and an awesome barn. Each ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses on Saturdays! The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: bring carrots to feed the horses
  • Website: millcreekfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Do Art with Yopp 2441 NW 43 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per parent/child
  • Website: www.doartstudios.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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gators Dockside: 3842 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal
  • Website: gatorsdockside.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 ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Virtual Alachua County Library: Virtual Teen Trivia: Pop Culture 2021

Think you know all there is to know about pop culture? Grab some friends and test your knowledge on this ...

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- ...

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.celebrationpointe.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hunter Ventures Tot Time with Ponies

Bring your littles ages 7 and under to ride, craft and snack with adorable ponies and an awesome barn. Each ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Welcome Home Afghanistan Veterans

Newberry American Legion Post 149 invites you to a “Welcome Home Afghanistan Veterans” Parade and Expo. Parade will kick off ...

  • 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Parade starts at Walker Lee’s Produce Stand, 25100 W. Newberry Road | Expo is at Clark Plantation, 3700 SW 202nd Street,
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies Opening Day

Take a rare and exciting look at the lives of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Tiny Titans: ...

Elephant Appreciation Day

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

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

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 ...

Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival

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

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $10 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Insects

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

  • 9:15 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $10 per child/adult pair -$5 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Do Art with Yopp 2441 NW 43 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $15 per parent/child
  • Website: www.doartstudios.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

A different kids craft offered every week, plus kid-friendly movies are displayed on the TVs.

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gators Dockside: 3842 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal
  • Website: gatorsdockside.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 ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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