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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

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August

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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Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

Regal Royal Park : Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express ...

End of Summer Party on the Track

End the summer with us at our End of Summer Party on the Track! This event is free to attend ...

National Night Out in High Springs

Join us for National Night Out 2022 at the High Springs Civic Center. Tuesday, August 2nd beginning at 6 pm. New ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Civic Center 330 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

National Night Out in Alachua

This is a free family-friendly event that focuses on crime prevention in efforts to create a safer community. Music, food, activities, ...

La Leche League Breastfeeding In Person Meeting

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am at One Love Café for breastfeeding support, friendship, ...

Regal Royal Park : Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express ...

Lia’s Locker Cosmetics Back to School Giveaway

1st Annual Back to School Giveaway Gainesville bring the kids, all ages. Free book bags and supplies for all. For the ...

Alachua County Library Teen Gaming - Archer Branch

Come to the Archer Branch Library during Summer at the Library and play games on our XBox One console! Play ...

Alachua County Library Drawing Club: Newberry Branch

Get sketchy and practice your drawing skills at the Newberry Branch Library. Draw a different subject each month and meet like-minded ...

Alachua County Library: Mosquito Madness (Teen) at Cone Park Branch

Learn about mosquitos with our friends from the City of Gainesville Public Works Department. Join our friends from the City of ...

Step by Step College Prep and Adult Education Seminar

A college prep seminar highlighting the tools needed for postsecondary education, vocational training, military, and adult education. • Financial Planning • Goal ...

High Springs Playhouse presents Peter Pan

Based onn the novel by J.M. BARRIE | Adapted by Craig Sodaro | Directed by: Faith Ingram This superb adaptation captures ...

Flip Factory Zone Friday Summer Jump Party

Every Friday, come out and jump with us for an hour at half the price. Use promo: JUMP50. Special restrictions ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $7 After You Mention JUMP 50 ($14 Normal Price)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library Anime Club - Library Partnership Branch

Join us for two episodes of a crowd-favorite anime every Friday at 4:30 pm! Come hang out at LPSF and catch ...

Mills Group: Back to School Bash

Come join us for an evening filled with music, drinks, friends & family, food, and fun….with chances to win cool ...

Midnight Basketball End of Summer Bash

Midnight Basketball End of Summer Bash happens this Friday, August 5 at the MLK Center The Teen Midnight Basketball Bash closes ...

  • 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Location: MLK Center 1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Equal Access Clinic Network: Free School and Sports Physicals

Free back-to-school health fair including school and sports physicals, ophthalmology screenings, and more!

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Parkview Baptist Church Northwest 13th Court 3403, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: qrco.de
  • Category: Other

Parent and Family Engagement Workshop

Parents and families of 6th – 12th graders in Alachua and Bradford counties are invited to attend one of two ...

Community Back 2 School Prayer Assembly and Breakfast

The entire Community is invited to join us Saturday, August 6th at 9:15 am for our Annual Back 2 School ...

  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Deeper Purpose Kids Academy Main Campus 19930 N Us Hwy 441, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Back to School Bash at Red, White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with one last bash on Saturday, August 6th from 10 am ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Admission is FREE with 1 (one) school supply donation per person. The suggested school supply value is $5-10 per person.
  • Website: redwhiteandbluesfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Archer Back to School and Community Fun Day

The City of Archer, Betty Martin and YMCA presents Back to School and Community Fun Day School supplies for all ages, ...

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Sundays

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park is open to the public on community days. In an effort to support the families ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: Admission is $16.00 per person, Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by their parents
  • Website: www.kulaqua.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Backpack Blessing

Back to school blessing for students, families and all involved in education will be on Sunday, August 7 at the ...

Perspectives in the Park Speaker Series

Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park is pleased to start our Perspectives in the Park speaker series! On the first Sunday ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

JG’s Barber Lounge presents Back 2 School Supply Drive

Free food, drinks, school supplies and backpacks (while supplies last). Don’t forget to enter the raffle for our sponsored kid’s haircuts ...

Trinity's Day Spa presents Back 2 School Braid Bash at MLK Center

Trinity’s Day Spa presents the 2nd Annual Back2School Braid Bash Two- Five free feed in braids only! Free manicures. Hair will ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MLK Center 1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Partnership for Strong Families: Fort White Back to School Bash

Partnership for Strong Families’ Columbia Children’s Partnership Council Presents: Fort White Back to School Bash Grades K-12 Featuring free backpacks, select supplies, ...

Alachua County Public Schools: Empowerment Summit

Families are invited to the Empowerment Summit set for August 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Florida Credit ...

Chalk the Walk at Depot Park

Chalk the Walk is a FREE program designed for children ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) to provide an opportunity ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Library Partnership Branch

Music and Movement is great for children. It enables children to learn new words and concepts through activities such as ...

Regal Royal Park : Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express ...

Alachua County Library Teen Crafts: Create Your Own Accessories - Tower Road Branch

Join us for a chance to craft and create your own accessories for your bag or yourself. It's all about accessorizing! ...

Regal Royal Park : Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express ...

Alachua County Library Mandala Mania: Newberry Branch

Gain some inner peace with the relaxing art of drawing mandalas. If you think mandalas are too complicated for you to ...

Gatorball Fall Travel Team Tryouts

Gatorball Baseball Academy offers competitive travel teams, 9U thru 18U. We are looking for serious baseball players, willing to train ...

Alachua County Library: Japanese Calligraphy and Language Club at Hawthorne Branch

Learn more about this Far East country from our most eastern library branch! Konnichi-wa! Or as we say in English, hello! ...

Gatorball Fall Travel Team Tryouts

Gatorball Baseball Academy offers competitive travel teams, 9U thru 18U. We are looking for serious baseball players, willing to train ...

Museum Nights: Block pARTy

Join the Harn Museum of Art and its cultural plaza partners the Phillips Center for Performing Arts and the Florida ...

Alachua County Library Anime Club - Library Partnership Branch

Join us for two episodes of a crowd-favorite anime every Friday at 4:30 pm! Come hang out at LPSF and catch ...

Florida Gators Soccer vs. Tampa (Exhibition)

Help cheer on the Gators Soccer team!

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Summer)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

Free Friday Concert Series

The Free Fridays Concert Series is back with a great lineup of local and regional bands.

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 ...

Williston School of Dance Registration Event

Please join us for our annual registration event. We train dancers in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. We are ...

Free Cheer Clinic at Momentum Dance Arts

MTC let's go!!! Momentum Team Cheer will officially kick off in September but we will be hosting a free Cheer ...

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

Back to School Bash

Bring the kids for a free, fun Back to School Bash! Slip N' Slide, Sprinkler Fun, Water Balloon Toss, Arts ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Kanapaha Presbyterian Church 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.kanapaha.net
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Club Tryouts

Our Club Season is a competitive travel season that begins in November. National level team seasons run from November through mid-June ...

Alachua County Library Chess Club - Millhopper Branch

Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Summer at the Library: MakerSpace- Family Invention Lab

Get your gears running and join us in our Family Invention Lab! Come learn some basic coding and engineering that’s ...

Back to School Food Truck Rally

MA Latin Entertainment and First Magnitude Brewery are partnering up to bring you the Back to School Food Truck Rally. Come ...

  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company: 1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program- Open House

Homeschool Wednesdays are back! The homeschool program is FREE to O2B Kids Family Members. They will enjoy meet-ups with other members ...

Cameron Dancenter NW Open House

We are so excited for our new season of classes starting next month! Come celebrate a new year of dance ...

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 ...

Prairie's Edge Forest School Open House

We are a newly formed nature immersion program located in Gainesville, FL. Our program is designed for children ages 3-4 ...

Gainesville Youth Chorus Auditions

Come and sing with us! Auditions are on Thursday, August 18th by appointment from 4 to 6 pm. You don't ...

Cameron Dancenter SW Open House

We are so excited for our new season of classes starting next month! Come celebrate a new year of dance ...

Alachua County Library Anime Club - Library Partnership Branch

Join us for two episodes of a crowd-favorite anime every Friday at 4:30 pm! Come hang out at LPSF and catch ...

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: $27 | Non-Members $34.50 | Day of Event: $40.50
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Summer)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

Free Friday Concert Series

The Free Fridays Concert Series is back with a great lineup of local and regional bands.

DOXA Dance Studio Free Dance Day

Free Dance Day is only for dancers not currently registered with Doxa. No prior dance experience needed. 9:00 am - ...

Morning Crafting with the Mermaid Princess

Join us at Pinspiration Gainesville for an undersea-themed morning you won't forget! First, we are going to create our own ...

Joann - Intro to Sewing

Learn to make an envelope pillow. Your sewing journey will start off on the right foot with this class. You ...

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

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Alachua County Library Chess Club - Millhopper Branch

Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Family Invention Lab Launches STEM Programs

Get your gears running and join us in our Family Invention Lab, brought to you by our MakerSpace team! Come ...

Cupcakes and Conversations: College Discoveries

ALL middle and high school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend Cupcakes & Conversations: College Discoveries, a two-part ...

Peaceful Paths Back to School Bingo at High Dive

We are hosting a Back to School Bingo night to help raise money for our back to school initiative program! ...

Princess day at Bouncers

Wear your princess dress, we'll make crowns and wands! Open 9 am- 12 pm (noon). Princess activities start at 10 ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, Nonmembers $15 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chalk the Walk at Depot Park

Chalk the Walk is a FREE program designed for children ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) to provide an opportunity ...

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

Alachua County Library Music and Movement - Library Partnership Branch

Music and Movement is great for children. It enables children to learn new words and concepts through activities such as ...

Alachua County Library: Kids Video Games Day at Cone Park Branch

Come play some video games with us! We will have our Switch set up to play some fun competitive games. ...

HoneyBee Pediatrics Ribbon Cutting

Join us for the ribbon cutting of Honeybee Pediatrics! At Honeybee Pediatrics, they believe that the relationship between a family and ...

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program

Homeschool Wednesdays are back! The homeschool program is FREE to O2B Kids Family Members. They will enjoy meet-ups with other members ...

Youth Firearms Safety Class

This is Shoot GTR's monthly Youth Firearms Safety class. Our head instructor, Bill Quirk, teaches the class and covers basic ...

Alachua County Library Anime Club - Library Partnership Branch

Join us for two episodes of a crowd-favorite anime every Friday at 4:30 pm! Come hang out at LPSF and catch ...

Free Friday Concert Series

The Free Fridays Concert Series is back with a great lineup of local and regional bands.

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. North Florida

Help cheer on the Gators Women's Volleyball team!

Easton Newberry Archery Center: Bow Hunters Challenge

Our annual Bow Hunters Challenge is coming up fast! Getting ready for hunting season has never been this much fun. Dust ...

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $30 pre-registration before August 20th, 2022 , $35 registration, $45 in-person registration
  • Website: eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Pageants/Competitions

Summit Series Bracket Race

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

Gainesville Youth Bowling League Open Registration

36-week season, bowling Saturday morning 9:00 am- 12:00 pm 2 Divisions Bantams (Ages 6-12) Youth Classic (Ages 13-20 Join in-person Saturday mornings 9 am ...

Auditions for Living Chessboard

Thieves Guilde Productions (TGP) will be holding auditions for their Living Chessboard show to be held at the 2023 Hoggetowne ...

Alphabet Affirmations Book Signing

Welcome to the land of Kaybia! Where everyone is valued and encouraged to learn. Local author and educator, Kerby Hypolite, ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Boxcar at Depot Park 201 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.mrkerby.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Auditions for Living Chessboard

Thieves Guilde Productions (TGP) will be holding auditions for their Living Chessboard show to be held at the 2023 Hoggetowne ...

Family Fun Day at The Family Church

Directly following TFC's 29th Anniversary service, there will be a Family Fun Day on the lawn. Food and beverages will ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: The Family Church 2022 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville FL, 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Alachua County Youth Orchestra Auditions

The ACYO invites students in grades 6-12 to audition for the orchestra. Auditions will be held on August 28th in ...

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: University of Florida, Music Bldg Room 101, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: acyo.org
  • Category: Auditions/Tryouts

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Breastfeeding: The Sweetness

Please join us in a celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. Have your questions answered, feast on delicious desserts from Nothing ...

Old Toys for Discounted Play at Bouncers

Old toys need a new home? Bring to Bouncers! We’ll find a home for them. $2 off admission for gently ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, nonmembers $15 per child ($2 off admission for gently used toys)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua County Library: Baby Time at Headquarters Branch

Join us for a story time filled with rhymes, songs, bounces and more geared for babies and their caregivers. Babies will ...

Alachua County 4-H Open House

Come learn about our 4-H community clubs in Alachua County for youth ages 5-18 at our free open house event! Projects ...

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. Stanford

Help cheer on the Gators Women's Volleyball team!

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program

Homeschool Wednesdays are back! The homeschool program is FREE to O2B Kids Family Members. They will enjoy meet-ups with other members ...

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital: Instructor Led Virtual Prepared Childbirth Class

This class will help you to feel more confident about the upcoming birth of your baby. You will learn about ...

Florida Gators Volleyball vs. Stanford

Help cheer on the Gators Women's Volleyball team!