Special Events

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

October 16-31
Look for the spooky spot to find your clue. Put them together to know when and where to find Halloween Candy!  20 Grand Prizes for Select Winners.
Find your clues in the following Parks:
Wessell Park - 493 Holly Drive
Linwood Nature Preserve - 415 Linwood Drive
Midland Greenway - 682 Grove Street

Trick or Treat on the Trail - Canceled Due to Covid Precautions


18th Annual Mother Son Halloween Dance

Tuesday, October 26
Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom, 830 Green Street
6 to 8:30PM
City Residents: $50 per couple + $17.50 additional siblings
Non Residents: $60 per couple + $21 additional siblings
Catered Dinner, Dancing, Costume Contest and Raffles
Must pre-register by October 22. $15 late fee if space available. No Walk-ins.

Pumpkin Dash  

Thursday, October 21
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way
6 to 7:45PM
$10 per pumpkin hunter. All ages welcome.
Must pre-register by October 18. Min/Max: 6/20 per age group
Passports and passes not accepted.

Swim with Santa

Friday, December 3
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way
6-6:45PM for ages 5 and under
7 to 7:45PM for ages 6 and up
Take photos with Santa. Decorate and ornament.
$10 for anyone wanting an ornament and goodie bag. Adults Free.
Must pre-register by November 29. Min/Max:10/50
Passports and passes not accepted.

Christmas at the Civic Center
A Part of Christmas on Green Street

Sunday, December 5
Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street
Free!
Christmas Movie in the Ballroom at 2pm. Enjoy the parade at 4pm from the front lawn
Christmas music, hot chocolate, cookies and more!
Food Truck on site.

The Amazing Santa Claus Race

Saturday, December 11
Free!
Photos with Santa a more!
11AM to 12PM Kenwood Park, 725 Kenwood Drive and Myrtle Street Park, 854 Myrtle Street
1 to 2PM Wessell Park, 493 Holly Drive
3 to 4PM Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway