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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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Rosewood Community Day

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

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

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

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

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play Saturdays

Open Play at 4:45pm and 7:45pm. Outdoor activities are a great option to stay safe and healthy during this time. M2Battlesports ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

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

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

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

  • 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
  • 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

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 ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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

GFR Community Health Fair at Fred Cone Park

Gainesville Fire Rescue's Annual Community Health Fair presented by the Community Paramedicine Program is back in 2022! Please plan to join ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Fred Cone Park, 2841 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32641
  • Cost: free
  • 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

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 ...

  • 12:15 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: Members $5 | Non-Members $6 | Under 2 FREE
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:15 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: Members $5 | Non-Members $6 | Under 2 FREE
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

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

  • 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
  • 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

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free food and admission
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

Raid of Otter Springs

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

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Otter Springs Park and Campground: 6470 SW 80th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children 7 and younger FREE Veterans with ID FREE
  • Website: forvets.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Kimberly Morales' Annual Snow Party

Join us for Kimberly's 3rd Annual Snow Party where Snow Flakes are Kisses from Heaven. There will be SNOW SLIDES ...

  • 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Kirby Farms, 19630 NE 30 St, Williston, FL 32696.
  • Cost: $10 online and $12 at the gate
  • 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

Raid of Otter Springs

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

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Otter Springs Park and Campground: 6470 SW 80th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children 7 and younger FREE Veterans with ID FREE
  • Website: forvets.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

Raid of Otter Springs

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

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Otter Springs Park and Campground: 6470 SW 80th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children 7 and younger FREE Veterans with ID FREE
  • Website: forvets.us
  • Category: Family Fun

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

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

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

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

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

  • 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

Story Time at Depot Park

Join us at 10:30am on the third Thursday of every month for outdoor stories and songs with Alachua County Library ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Sports Center Kids Night Out

Need some time to yourself? Let Sun Country be your babysitter for a couple of hours and enjoy some “me-time!” ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: Members: $25 | Non-Members $32
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Skate Station Pajama Party

Crazy games all night long. Wear your PJs!

  • 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Admission starts at $12
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

Volleyball Grass Play Day

This event is for any players in the Gainesville area to come out and play some outdoor volleyball! Open invite ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Jonesville Park: 3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • 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

Balance 180 Ten Years of Tumbling

Balance 180 is turning 10 and we want to celebrate with you! We are having a big birthday bash with ...

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Balance 180 Gym: 6527 NW 18th Dr, Gainesville
  • Cost: free
  • Website: balance180.org
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play Saturdays

Open Play at 4:45pm and 7:45pm. Outdoor activities are a great option to stay safe and healthy during this time. M2Battlesports ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

FrogWatch USA Training Session

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

UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Self Guided Discovery Days

Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st ...

Gators Dockside Kids Night

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

  • 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

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Family Friday and School Day

Come experience the colorful culture of a medieval village at festival time! Students and teachers get a firsthand look at ...

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 ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Skate Station Night at the Races

Will you be the first to make it across the finish line for awesome prizes? Mad tissue pull out, hula ...

  • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Starts at $12
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

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

Meet the Animals at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation will be at the park with some animal ambassadors! Join Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation for : Native Wildlife of ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: included with price of park admission, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play Saturdays

Open Play at 4:45pm and 7:45pm. Outdoor activities are a great option to stay safe and healthy during this time. M2Battlesports ...

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three magical weekends, step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds ...

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun