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Special Events

Our list of special events is updated seasonally.  Some special events require pre-registration, so be sure to read the event description closely.

 

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.

 

Remaining 2018 Movie Schedule:

  • "Paddington 2" - Friday, September 7
  • "Coco" - Friday, October 5th

 

Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, IN

Time: All Movies Begin at Dusk

Fee: FREE

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER ACADEMY

The Clarksville Fire Department is searching for some brave young volunteers for their second-annual Junior Firefighter Academy.  Is your child up to the task?  During this event, kids ages 5-10 will get the chance to participate in a mini firefighter training camp, made up of fun activities and fire safety training.  They will also learn from Clarksville Firefighters, tour a fire station, check out cool firefighting vehicles, and test their skills in our obstacle course.  We will end the day with a special swearing in ceremony for our newest Junior Firefighters.  This is a FREE event, but children must be pre-registered.  In order to accommodate as many children as possible, we will be offering two different sessions of this event, with 100 children in each session.

 

Location: CFD Headquarters - 2249 Sam Gwin Dr, Clarksville

Date: Saturday, September 15th

Session One Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Session Two Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE - (Register By 9/07)

 

COMEDY IN THE PARK

Come laugh with us at our popular  “Comedy in the Park” nights.  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.  Our feature comedian Sean Smith will perform from 7:00-7:30pm. Our headlining comedian Marty Simpson will perform from 7:30-8:30pm.

 

Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, IN

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Fee: FREE

 

 

CLARKFEST

Nothing brings a community together better than food, fun, and festivals!  ClarkFEST is the Town of Clarksville’s largest annual festival, held at Gateway Park. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, with the addition of a 5K run and an arts and crafts market.  The family-friendly event also features a parade, car show, games, food booths, inflatables, and much more.  All entertainment is FREE to everyone!

 

For more information about ClarkFEST, or to apply to participate in the car show, 5K run, craft market, or parade, please visit ClarkFEST.org.

 

Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, IN

Date: Saturday, October 20th

Time: 10:00am-11:00pm

Fee: FREE

FALL HARVEST HAYRIDE

Celebrate the fall season by jumping on board one of our hay wagons for a ride through Clarksville’s Lapping Park.  You will be surrounded by the beauty of the fall season as you travel deep into the back of the park.  When you arrive at Endris Lodge, you will be invited to warm up by our campfires, while being entertained with songs from singers Cameron & Molly.  You will also have a chance to purchase a S’mores kit and roast some marshmallows over our campfire!  While mom and dad relax, the kiddos will be invited to participate in several fall themed games and activities!  This is one of our favorite annual events, so we hope you will join us!

 

Location: Lapping Park - 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville, IN

Date: Friday, November 2nd

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Fee: One Unexpired Canned Good Per Person. (Donated to Local Food Bank)

BLUEGRASS BAND SCRAMBLE

Have you ever dreamed of playing bluegrass music with strangers in front of

screaming fans?  This scramble may be for you!  If you’ve ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come out and try your luck.  Musicians enter the scramble individually and bands are created by picking names out of hats - one for each instrument.  Your new band will then have a 20-minute practice session to prepare songs and stage patter for a six minute turn on the stage in front of a live audience.  The winner will be chosen based entirely on audience response, so stacking the audience is strongly  encouraged! Pack a lawn chair and come out and join us for a really fun bluegrass event!

 

Open Jam: 11:00am–1:00pm

Registration begins: 12:00pm

Bands assemble at 1:00pm for practice

Scramble performances begin: 1:30pm

 

Location: Endris Lodge in Lapping Park - 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville, IN

Date: Saturday, November 10th

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Fee: FREE

GOBBLER GAMES

Gobble, gobble! Hey kids, here’s your chance to win a FREE frozen turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner! During this free event at Clarksville Middle School, kids will compete in a series of fun Thanksgiving themed games for a chance to win points.  The child in each age category with the most points will take home a frozen turkey for his or her family.  Every participating child will also be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a frozen turkey.  Our turkey game winners will not be eligible for the raffle.  Age Categories: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

Co-Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Clarksville.

 

Location: Clarksville Middle School Gym - 101 Ettels Lane, Clarksville

Date: Saturday, November 17th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: FREE - (Register by 11/09)

 

LITTLE ELVES WORKSHOP

Help your children get into the holiday spirit with this special holiday themed event!  We will have several activities for the kiddos to enjoy including cookie decorating, games, crafts, and more!  Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be stopping by to take pictures and hear you child’s Christmas list.  While we have fun, parents are free to do a little holiday shopping.  This FREE event is only open to children ages 5-10.  Be sure to register early, because space is limited!

 

Location: Clarksville Middle School Gym - 101 Ettels Lane, Clarksville

Date: Saturday, December 8th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: FREE - (Register by 12/05)

 

FREE GUIDED NATURE HIKES

Explore the beauty of Clarksville's Lapping Park with Brian Vance, volunteer naturalist of the Falls of the Ohio State Park. Brian will share his knowledge and expertise as we hike the trails of Lapping Park. Wear your hiking shoes for this moderate hike, rain or shine. Meet by Endris Lodge in Lapping Park at 9:30am. Pre-registration is not required.

 

Location: Lapping Park (Endris Lodge) - 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville

Dates: Saturday, September 29

             Saturday, October 20

             Saturday, October 27

             Saturday, November 10

Time: 9:30am

Fee: FREE - No Registration Required

 

2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221, Clarksville, IN 47129  |  (812) 283-5313  |  info@clarksvilleparks.com

2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221, Clarksville, IN 47129

(812) 283-5313 | info@clarksvilleparks.com

2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221, Clarksville, IN 47129

(812) 283-5313  |  info@clarksvilleparks.com

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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.

 

Remaining 2018 Movie Schedule:

  • "Paddington 2"                              Friday, September 7
  • "Coco"                                             Friday, October 5th

 

Location: Gateway Park - 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, IN

Time: All Movies Begin at Dusk

Fee: FREE

2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221

Clarksville, IN 47129

(812) 283-5313

info@clarksvilleparks.com

2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221

Clarksville, IN 47129

(812) 283-5313

info@clarksvilleparks.com