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Father’s Family Fishing Day

Ninja Jam

8 a.m.–Noon UF/IFAS Fishing Ponds

2:15–3:30 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West

Take Dad fishing in one of the six UF/IFAS catching ponds. You can bring your own gear or use the provided loaner poles and bait. The event is free and open to the public, but donations of aluminum cans and used printer toner cartridges are appreciated.

Designed for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13, this class includes 30 minutes of mixed group instruction and 45 minutes of open ninja time. Prices range from $16.50 for members to $20 for non-members. JUNE 20

Third Thursday on Main


Father's Day

5–9 p.m. Main Street, Alachua The whole family can enjoy music, food and shopping in Alachua’s Downtown area at this monthly event.


Father’s Day Special 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens


First Day of Summer

The botanical gardens are offering free admission to fathers of all ages! JUNE 16

Father’s Day at the Museum

Buy one admission to the Bats exhibit and the Butterfly Rainforest and receive a second ticket to both at half price. JUNE 16

High Springs Music in the Park 2–4 p.m. High Springs Museum Santa Fe Listening Room Reservations are suggested for this Father’s Day Blues concert. JUNE 18

UF Health Shands Newborn Care Class 7–9:30 p.m. UF Health Shands Room 9433 This class is designed to help new parents learn to care for their newborn and covers topics such as diapering, soothing and infant safety. The class is $15 to attend.


UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Class 7–9 p.m. UF Health Shands Conference Room 9433 Perfect for expecting mothers, this class teaches you the benefits of breastfeeding, optimal latch positions, how to store pumped milk and more. The class costs $15 to attend. JUNE 28

Parent’s Night Out 6–9 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West Parents, take a night for you! Drop your kindergarten-aged or older children off for a night of gymnastics, games, rock climbing and more. Parent’s Night Out is available to Sun Country Members only, and prices range from $20 per child in advance to $27 per child the day of the event.



Free Museum Admission for Veterans 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Florida Museum of Natural History The museum will be offering free admission to the “Butterfly Rainforest” and “CROCS” exhibits for veterans on the Fourth of July. JULY 4

City of Alachua Fourth of July Celebration 3–10 p.m. Hal Brady Recreation Complex Dubbed “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America,” this event will feature bounce houses, bungee jumps, a rock climbing wall, live musical entertainment and, of course, fireworks, which will start at 9:30 p.m. JULY 4

Melon Run 8-11 a.m. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street This Fourth of July tradition is fun for the whole family! There is an additional Kid’s Fun Run at 9 a.m. and it’s a fun way to start of Independence Day with your friends and family. JULY 5

Parent Night Out 6–10 p.m. o2b Kids! Gainesville Supercenter Five- to 13-year-olds will enjoy group games and other fun activities as well as a pizza dinner. Prices range from $15 for O2B members and $25 for non-members. JULY 5

Free Fridays Concert Series: All American Song Fest 8–10 p.m. Bo Diddley Plaza Enjoy all-American show tunes under the stars at this free, family-friendly concert.

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1–4:30 p.m. Florida Museum of Natural History


Independence Day

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Giggle Magazine June/July 2019  

Summer Issue, Hottie Dads 2019, Father's Day Gift Guide, Local Knitters and more!

Giggle Magazine June/July 2019  

Summer Issue, Hottie Dads 2019, Father's Day Gift Guide, Local Knitters and more!