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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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August

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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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Archer Elementary Track 14533 SW 170th St, Archer, FL 32618
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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, ...

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 ...

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 300 E University Ave, Suite 100, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 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

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

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
  • 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

Friday Concerts in the Park in Williston

Join us the first Friday of every month through September for an evening of entertainment. Miller Concessions of Williston will be ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Dr. Kenneth A. Schwiebert Pavilion, NW 1st Ave, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Canvas Church and Alachua Police Department Operation Backpack

We’re excited to be partnering with the Alachua Police Department for our annual Operation Backpack event! This event allows us ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Canvas Church 15551 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL, 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.canvasfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Birthday Party for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to noon to help us celebrate Marjorie’s 126th Birthday. The ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park 18700 S, Co Rd 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640
  • Cost: Free with $3.00 per vehicle park admission
  • 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, ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Wilson Robinson Park 13975 SW 174th St, Archer, FL, 32618
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 100 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Williston Back to School Drive-thru Bash

This Drive-Thru event will provide Free Backpacks filled with school supplies, snacks, resource information and other goodies for PreK up ...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: see description for exact locations, Williston, FL, 32696
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Water Day Festival at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.

Join Cypress & Grove in Congratulating the winners of the Creekend Warriors Trash Tournament on August 7th from 2-6 pm! Family-friendly, ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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, ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Fort White High School 17828 FL-47, Fort White, FL, 32038
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Ave Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • 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 ...

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

Summer at the Library: Teen Book Discussion

Join this virtual program to discuss your favorite book that you read this month. Teen virtual program where participants have a ...

  • 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

Museum Nights: Block pARTy

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

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • 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

Defy Teen Bash Night

Fun for 13 & Up! Parents must complete a waiver.

  • 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd Street, Suite 8, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Tickets $17.99 | Socks $3.49
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Celebration United Methodist Church Free Water Day

Join us for a free Water Day, August 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! We will have a bounce ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration United Methodist Church 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 32606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Paleontology in the Park

Calling fossil-lovers of all ages! If you love paleontology and all things fossil-related! Complete a fossil-finding expedition with the help ...

  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 870 SE 4th St. Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online eBranch Zoom and Facebook
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: O2B Kids Supercenter 7383 SW 17th Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: o2bkids.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 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

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: 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

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

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 ...

  • 9:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Pinspiration Gainesville 1132 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $45/crafter and includes craft, instruction, snacks, and time for photos with our princess
  • Website: gainesville.pinspiration.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 32606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Clambassador’s Cedar Key Shark Swim

Join us for the First Annual Cedar Key Shark Swim! The 0.42 mile route from Cedar Key to Atsena Otie ...

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Sand spit at the corner of G Street and 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.cedarkeysharkswim.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour in the Barnyard

Live Music Venue in a relaxed Outdoor Dog / Kid Friendly Environment. Food/Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks available for purchase. Barnyard Animals to meet ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Two Hawk Hammock: 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston, FL 32696
  • Cost: $5.00 cover charge/Kids and Dogs free
  • Website: www.twohawkhammock.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Movie Night at Mossman Hall

Zach & Sylvia present Family Movie Night at Mossman Hall Star Wars Episode IV on Saturday, June 18 at 8 pm Indiana ...

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! ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: O2B Kids Supercenter 7383 SW 17th Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: FREE to O2B Kids Family Members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 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
  • 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

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

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 32606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mommy and Me at the Barre

Join us for Empowered's first Mommy & Me event, with an age-appropriate mini Barre class for you and your little(s)! ...

  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • Location: Empowered Studio 9144 SW 49th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32608-8105
  • Cost: Class is $29 for one adult and up to two children
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

First Missionary Baptist Church Back To School Bash

Free food- food- fellowship Bounce house | Magic show by Mr. B- Magic | DJ | Food | Face painting | ...

Kid Strong Back To School Members Bash

Join us for a fun afternoon with your favorite coaches! Courses on the blue floor, raffle with prizes (Gainesville Health & ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: KidStrong Gainesville 6020 NW 4 Pl Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.kidstrong.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Breastfeeding: The Sweetness

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

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: O2B Kids Supercenter 7383 SW 17th Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: FREE to O2B Kids Family Members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 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