Special Events

Movies In the Park

Going to the movies is fun, but going to the movies under the stars is even better!  Join us in Gateway Park on the first Friday of each month (May-October), as we show great family flicks.  All movies begin at dusk and admission is FREE for everyone.


Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.  Coolers are welcome, but no smoking, alcohol, pets, bicycles, or skateboard are allowed in the park.


Location: Gateway Park- 500 Little League Boulevard

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  Description                       Age           Day               Time                               Date                        Fee

  Movies in the Park             All Ages       F             Begins at Dusk         First Friday (May-Oct)         FREE

Junior Police Academy

The Clarksville Police Department is searching for some brave young volunteers for their first ever "Junior Police Academy".  Is your child up to the task?  During this event, kids ages 5-10 will get the chance to participate in a mini police training camp, made up of fun games and activities.  They will also learn from Clarksville Police Officers and check out some cool police vehicles and equipment.


We will end the day with a special swearing in ceremony for our newest Junior Police Officers.


Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard

Organizer: Ken Conklin

Min/Max: 20/100 Per Session

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT

  Description                                Age         Day               Time               Date      Register By       Fee

  Jr Police Academy (Session 1)       5-10         Sa        10:00-11:30am      5/12                SOLD OUT

  Jr Police Academy (Session 2)       5-10         Sa        12:00-1:30pm        5/12                SOLD OUT

Cruise In and Concert

Calling all car lovers!  Join us for a night of cool rides and great music at Clarksville’s Gateway Park.  We are inviting owners of Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and others to show off their rides in the Gateway Park parking lot.


There is no fee to participate in the cruise-in, and the first 150 participants will receive a dash plaque for their ride.


After taking a look at all the vehicles, head over to the event lawn for a FREE concert by “The Decades”.  They will be playing some of your favorite tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and beyond.  Fans from coast to coast agree; this eight piece band, based out of Louisville, KY, is an entertainment powerhouse. The Decades feature the three-piece "Hundred Proof Horns," a dynamic lead vocalist, (although five other members also contribute lead vocals on various selections), and one of the most powerful rhythm sections on any concert stage.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the concert!


Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard

Organizer: Ken Conklin - Pete Alles - Steve Greene

  Description                       Age           Day               Time                    Date        Register By        Fee

  Cruise In and Concert       All Ages         F              6:00-9:00P             5/25             N/A              FREE

Summer Kickoff Party

Summer is here, and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is helping you kick things off with a bang!  We are teaming up with Clarksville Community Schools for a Summer Kickoff Party in Gateway Park.


The fun begins at 6:00pm with a DJ, inflatables, food vendors, and other games and activities for kids, provided by local businesses.  All entertainment is free and open to everyone.  To goal is to celebrate the end of another successful school year, and the start of the summer season.


We are still in the process of planning this event, so check back later for more information on our entertainment and activities!


All activities end at 8:30pm, but the fun doesn't stop then.


Beginning at sundown, we will be showing a movie on our giant inflatable movie screen.  Tonight is Clarksville Little League night at the movies, so we will be showing Disney's "Angels in the Outfield".


Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard

Organizer: Ken Conklin

  Description                       Age           Day               Time                    Date        Register By        Fee

  Summer Kickoff Party       All Ages         F              6:00-8:30P             6/01             N/A              FREE

Special thanks to Clarksville Community Schools for teaming up with Clarksville Parks for this wonderful event!

Comedy in the Park

Laughter is the best medicine!  Come and laugh with us at our second-annual  “Comedy in the Park” night.


We will be hosting two professional comedians on the event lawn at Gateway Park.  All jokes will be clean and centered around family and married life.  The comedians say their acts can be enjoyed by anyone age 12 and up.


Admission is FREE and open to everyone.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair for this night of laughs!  Snacks will be available for purchase, and coolers are welcome.  Sorry, no smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed in the park.


Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard

Organizer: Ken Conklin

  Description                       Age           Day               Time                    Date        Register By        Fee

  Comedy in the Park          All Ages          F              7:00-8:30P             6/15             N/A              FREE

About Our Comics



When his mother told him at the age of 10 that comedians could say whatever they want, Joe Deuce knew what he wanted to be. He was crowned Funniest Comedian in Lexington 2013 by Comedy Off Broadway and winner of Dayton's Got Talent 2015. He's been showcased at the Black Box Comedy Festival & Rock on the Range Festival. Joe has also appeared on "Laughs" on Fox & "Trial By Laughter" on Comcast!



Mike Armstrong, father of 5, is a real Southern gentleman with a quick-wit about him.  Known as, "everyone's favorite former cop," Mike has been making audiences laugh SINCE WAY BACK.  With appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, the Fox and CMT networks, as well as many fundraising & corporate events, Mike is everyone's best friend while providing an event full of good, fun, (and clean) entertainment.

Family Bingo Night

Families are invited to join us for a little spirited bingo competition.  We will be playing bingo at the Clarksville Community Center, and giving you a chance to win a prize.  Families can compete individually or as a group.  One bingo card per person.


All children ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.  This event is free, but pre-registration is required.


Location: Community Ctr -2311 Sam Gwin Drive, Clarksville

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  Description                       Age           Day               Time                    Date        Register By        Fee

  Family Bingo Night           All Ages          F              7:00-8:30P             7/20             7/13             FREE

Back to School Beach Bash

Today we will celebrate one of the final weekends of summer for area kids at Clarksville Cove!


Join us at this special Caribbean themed event from 2:00-5:00pm.  The bash will feature a live steel drum band, beach themed games and activities on the Cove Lawn, and a splash contest!  Win prizes and have a blast!


All activities are FREE with purchase of regular admission to the Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.  General admission is $7.00 for kids and adults.


Location: Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center - 800 South Clark Boulevard, Clarksville

Organizer: Ken Conklin

  Description                       Age           Day               Time                    Date        Register By        Fee

  B2School Beach Bash       All Ages          Sa            2:00-5:00P             7/28             N/A             $7.00

Touch-A-Truck and Movie Night

When you were a kid, did you ever see a cool truck on the road and wish you could get behind the wheel?  Your children will have the chance to do just that at our annual kids’ Touch-A-Truck event at Gateway Park.


Children will be able to get up close and personal with the cool trucks and construction equipment they see on the road everyday.  Vehicles include police cruisers, fire trucks, construction equipment, limousines, box trucks, and much more!


No registration is required for this FREE event.


After Touch-A-Truck, stick around for our movie in Gateway Park.  We’ll be showing Disney Pixar's “Cars 3” beginning at dusk.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair for the movie!


Snacks will be available for purchase.  Coolers are welcome, but smoking, pets, alcohol, and bikes are not allowed in the park.



Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville

Organizer: Ken Conklin

  Description                             Age           Day            Time                 Date        Register By         Fee

  Touch-A-Truck                        All Ages         F         6:00-8:00pm         8/03            N/A               FREE

  Movie Night                         All Ages         F         Begins at Dusk        8/03            N/A               FREE

Community Yard Sale

Join us for the 20th annual Clarksville Community Yard Sale at Gateway Park!  We will have more than 60 vendors selling their treasures at this event.  Admission is FREE for shoppers!


If you want to sell your treasures at this event, we can do that too!  You provide the used goodies and we provide the space and advertising.  $20 gets you 2 parking spaces in Little League Park’s parking lot (one space for your booth and one space to park a car behind your booth).  There is a $10 late fee for registrations made after deadline. Vendors may purchase more than one space.


If you would like to be close to another vendor, please register together.  Food vendors or commercial vendors not permitted.  Tables and chairs not provided. Event will proceed Rain or shine.  Set up begins at 7am.


Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Blvd, Clarksville

Organizer: Ken Conklin

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  Description                             Age          Day             Time                  Date        Register By         Fee

  Community Yard Sale            All Ages       Sa       8:00am-1:00pm      8/25             8/17             $20.00