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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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Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.parkrun.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Rosewood Community Day

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

  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: 16671 SW 137 Ave, Archer, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Frank Shorter Mile and Mustache Run Kids Race

Ring in the New Year with a fast mile! Our traditional Frank Shorter mile will kick off your new year ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Westside Park, 1001 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE for current FTC members and kids; $15 for non-members.
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

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

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.parkrun.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 14260 W Newberry Road PMB 331, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.weareneutral.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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: Free

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: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

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

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Remembering Martin and Coretta

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

  • 6:30 pm
  • Location: Daysprings Baptist Church: 1945 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ufhealth.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.parkrun.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Saturday Club Race at Newberry RC Park

New year, new kit? This will be the last race on the current layout. Come kick off 2022 at Newberry ...

  • 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: FREE to observe
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Hathcock Community Center, 15818 NW 140th Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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, ...

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

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

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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

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 ...

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.,Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 3:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.parkrun.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ufhealth.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

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

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ufhealth.org
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Playlist at Celebration Pointe

A music event that offers an eclectic mix of music from a variety of genres – country, rock, soul and ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Depot Park parkrun

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

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.parkrun.us
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 14260 W Newberry Road PMB 331, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.weareneutral.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free