Special Events

Every year Temple Parks and Recreation organizes several special events designed to bring the community together. Whether it’s a concert in the park, Christmas parade, an explosive 4th of July celebration, or the annual Bloomin' Temple Festival, there is always another event just around the corner! Click on any of the logos below to learn more about these events.

bloomin temple2Bloomin’ Temple Festivalbloomin temple
Bloomin’ Temple Festival, one of Central Texas’ most popular events, attracts over 12,000 people annually and is held the last weekend every April. For 14 years attendees have enjoyed this two day festival full of a wide variety of musical acts on two stages, arts & crafts, festive food, a carnival, children’s activities and lots of family fun in historic downtown Temple.

Hot Summer Sounds

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.

H-E-B’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest & Fireworks Show4thofjuly
Make sure you plan to attend the City of Temple & HEB’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest & Fireworks Show! Enjoy plenty of family fun, food, live music, and of course a spectacular fireworks show!

Haunted HayrideHaunted Hayride1
Climb 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.

City of Temple Annual Christmas ParadeTemple Annual Christmas Parade
Join us in reliving the magic that has been going through downtown Temple every Christmas for over 70 years! The City of Temple Christmas Parade is scheduled for the first Monday in December and a family favorite you won’t want to miss!


Father Daughter Dance
The City of Temple Parks and Recreation’s Father Daughter Dance is going to look a bit different this year but will still be a blast!  Father’s and their daughters will enjoy a lovely stroll around beautiful Santa Fe Plaza while enjoying prepackaged refreshments, music, a special gift, and more!

Farmer’s MarketFarmers Market
Healthy home grown veggies and fresh from the farm eggs are just some of the natural treasures you will find at the City of Temple’s Farmer’s Market.

Bend of the River ChristmasBend of the River Christmas
This is event is sure to become your new favorite Christmas family tradition! Come join us for snow tubing, hot cocoa, crafts and more!

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