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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, 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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Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

Depot Park New Year's Day parkrun

Join us at the East Overlook at Depot Park for a FREE 5K on New Year's Day morning! Please register ...

Rosewood Community Day

A family-friendly event honoring the victims & survivors of the 1923 Rosewood massacre and to support the future site of ...

First Day Hike at Paynes Prairie

Ranger-led, 1.5-mile hike meanders through dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography.

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.

Cade Museum Little Sparks Sunday Storytime

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

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 ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

Magic Mike does card tricks, balloon animals, tricks and more plus kids eat FREE on Tuesday nights!

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

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 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 IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Guided Discovery Days

During the following Discovery Days, a UF Student or Volunteer will be available to provide talks about the center and ...

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 ...

O2B Kids Parents Night Out

Join us for Parent Night Out on the 1st Friday of the month! Led by our O2B Play Leaders, kids ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 6680 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: O2B Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25
  • Website: www.o2bkids.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour- Second Saturdays

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 - 9:30 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: Tours/Informational

Tree Planting at Ashton Biological Preserve

In partnership with Ashton Biological Preserve, We Are Neutral is hoping to get 10,000 trees (and 8,000 butterfly plants) in ...

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 ...

Ichy Nippy Dip Day

Start the new year with a dip in the springs. Celebrate 50 years of Ichetucknee as a state park and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, North Entrance, 8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: free with park admission, $6/vehicle
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Cade Museum Little Sparks Sunday Storytime

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

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

[SOLD OUT] Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

[SOLD OUT] Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and ...

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group - Meets Second and Fourth Monday of each month. This is for adults that have a family ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Kids Capoeira

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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

Magic Mike does card tricks, balloon animals, tricks and more plus kids eat FREE on Tuesday nights!

Remembering Martin and Coretta

Featuring tributes from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Fat Tuscan Cafe Cream Puffs & Eclairs Pastry Class

Join us for an afternoon cooking class exploring the art of delicate Pastry’s. Students learn how to make a cooked ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Fat Tuscan Cafe: 725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $55.00 per person, includes all groceries, supplies, tools, class instruction and printed recipes. Light snacks will also be provided during class
  • Website: fattuscan.com
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

UF Health Breastfeeding Class

This two hour class is designed for couples who are at least 28 weeks pregnant and desire to breastfeed their ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

Harn Museum Nights

Join us for this once-a-month event taking place at the museum. Speakers and artists help our visitors connect with art ...

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 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 IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Guided Discovery Days

During the following Discovery Days, a UF Student or Volunteer will be available to provide talks about the center and ...

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 ...

Flip Factory Zone Friday Night Lights

Every Friday Night - Unlimited jump, laser tag, and ropes course for ages 13-25. Must show the Facebook post at ...

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

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 ...

Raid of Otter Springs

Battle Re-enactments at 10am and 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Food and Crafts on site

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

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.

Cade Museum Little Sparks Sunday Storytime

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

Raid of Otter Springs

Battle Re-enactments at 10am and 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Food and Crafts on site

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Flip Factory Zone MLK Day

Join us on MLK Day and save 25% off a one hour jump!

  • 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

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

Please join us for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Cleather Hathcock Senior Community Center. The ceremony ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Gainesville Events

We are excited to bring to you the longest string of MLK events annually in the world based in Gainesville, ...

Skate Station MLK Day Skate

School is out so be sure to join us for our Martin Luther King Jr Day skate!

  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $12
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife MLK Day Walk or Ride Tour

Outdoor fun for all ages. Big cat and rhino feedings Baby Hyena Interactions and Photo Opportunities. Over 30 Rare Species ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Kids Capoeira

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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

Magic Mike does card tricks, balloon animals, tricks and more plus kids eat FREE on Tuesday nights!

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Story Time at Depot Park

Join us for story time in the park - we'll see you on the main stage inside the playground! Weather ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

Partnership for Strong Families Virtual Foster Care and Adoption Info Night

Join us for a Virtual Foster Care and Adoption Info Night on January 20th at 6 PM on Zoom! We ...

Live and Local Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza

Live & Local is a FREE, all ages concert series featuring Gainesville's best and brightest emerging talent! January 20 will ...

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 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 IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Guided Discovery Days

During the following Discovery Days, a UF Student or Volunteer will be available to provide talks about the center and ...

Arbor Day at Easton Sports Complex

Volunteers and participants of all ages are invited to join the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the Newberry City ...

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 ...

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

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 ...

Summit Series Bracket Race

The 2022 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway will feature 6 classes of racing, including Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super ...

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 ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Sunday Storytime

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

UF Baseball Individual Instructional Camps

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

The Hippodrome presents As You Like It

William Shakespeare does it again with his age old classic, As You Like It. Director Charlie Mitchell brings this romantic ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

FrogWatch USA Training Session

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

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group - Meets Second and Fourth Monday of each month. This is for adults that have a family ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Kids Capoeira

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

Gators Dockside Kids Night

Magic Mike does card tricks, balloon animals, tricks and more plus kids eat FREE on Tuesday nights!

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

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 ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green

Join us for outdoor stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green four days a week ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks- Thursdays

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

The Hippodrome presents As You Like It

William Shakespeare does it again with his age old classic, As You Like It. Director Charlie Mitchell brings this romantic ...

Star Center Theatre presents Anne and Emmett

Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. ...

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 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 IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Guided Discovery Days

During the following Discovery Days, a UF Student or Volunteer will be available to provide talks about the center and ...

UF Junior Cheer Clinic

The University of Florida Cheerleaders will be holding their annual Junior Cheerleader Clinic. Ages: 5 years old - 8th Grade. ...

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 ...

Depot Park parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! ...

Newnan's Lake 15K

The Newnan's Lake 15k begins and ends at Earl P. Powers Park (boat ramp) on Newnan's Lake off Hawthorne Road. ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Earl P. Powers Boat Ramp, 5902 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, FL US 32641
  • Cost: $40-$60
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

Pine Tree Planting with Ashton Biological Preserve

In partnership with Ashton Biological Preserve, We Are Neutral is hoping to get 10,000 trees (and 8,000 butterfly plants) in ...

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 ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly Event

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

Cade Museum Little Sparks Sunday Storytime

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

UF Health Breastfeeding Class

This two hour class is designed for couples who are at least 28 weeks pregnant and desire to breastfeed their ...

The Hippodrome presents As You Like It

William Shakespeare does it again with his age old classic, As You Like It. Director Charlie Mitchell brings this romantic ...

Star Center Theatre presents Anne and Emmett

Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. ...