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.
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As springtime approaches in Temple, many are getting excited for one of Central Texas’ most popular events, the Bloomin’ Temple Festival. With construction currently underway at the MLK Event grounds, this year’s event will look and feel just a lil’ bit different. The spirit and tradition of the last 15 years will be kept alive as the City of Temple presents: Market Trail Medley- A Lil’ Bit o’ Bloomin’.

This year’s event will be held the last Friday & Saturday in April (April 29th & 30th) at the Santa Fe Plaza & Market Trail. Attendees will enjoy a reconfigured event full of musical acts, arts & crafts, festive foods, children’s activities, and lots of family fun in historic downtown Temple with no admission fee!

Hot Summer Sounds

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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!

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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

Father Daughter Dance

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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