Special Events

Each year, Temple Parks and Recreation brings our community together with a range of special events. From spooky haunted hayrides to lively concerts in the park, a festive Christmas parade, charming Father Daughter Dances, and thrilling 4th of July celebrations, there's something for everyone. We're excited to announce the Central Texas Airfest, a new addition to our lineup that promises high-flying thrills. Join us for aerobatic performances, aircraft displays, and family-friendly fun. Click the photos  below to stay in the loop about upcoming events.

City of Temple Annual Christmas Parade
Join us in celebrating the time-honored tradition that has graced the heart of downtown Temple for over 75 years! The City of Temple proudly presents the 77th Annual Christmas Parade "An Old-Fashioned Christmas," a cherished holiday spectacle that stands as one of Texas' staple yuletide processions. Be part of the magic on the first Monday in December as we welcome Santa Claus into the heart of Downtown Temple!fire truck with chief randles

CENTRAL TEXAS AIR FESTExperience the exhilaration at the Central Texas Airfest! Elevating excitement to new heights, this thrilling addition takes place on the 3rd weekend in May, promising awe-inspiring aerobatic performances, captivating aircraft displays, and a day filled with family-friendly activities. From vintage planes to cutting-edge jets, the Central Texas Airfest is a haven for aviation enthusiasts and a source of exhilaration for the entire community. Join us for a weekend of high-flying thrills and shared excitement!343765473_720465963157118_3481377308666133381_n
H-E-B’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest & Fireworks Show
Join the City of Temple in celebrating Independence Day at the 25th Annual H-E-B All American 4th of July Fireworks Show! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets to enjoy the GREATEST FIREWORKS show in Central Texas starting at 9:30 pm. It's a night of patriotic festivities under the stars—don't miss the spectacular display!
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Hot Summer Sounds
Mark your calendars for this free weekly summer concert series held on Fridays throughout the summer. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a beautiful evening in park.
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Haunted HayrideClimb aboard the Haunted Hayride as you are taken on a spooky, narrated tour around Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, inhabited by creepy characters and spooky scenes.
Haunted Hayride

Father Daughter DANCE

Join us for an evening of dancing, photographs, and much more on the first Friday and Saturday, of February at the Frank W. Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. 
Father Daughter Dance

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