Special Events


*2014 Programs and Special Events*

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Come join the fun as you let your kids enjoy the excitement of finding a basket full of Easter eggs and having their picture made with the Easter bunny! The hunt will be broken down into three (3) different age groups: Ages 0 - 3, 4 - 7, and 8 - 12. This event is FREE and everyone is welcome! Bring your own baskets or bags.

Where: Lenoir City Park - Shelters 2, 3, and 5 (left side of park near the boat launch)
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Activities begin at 1:00 P.M. with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 2:00 P.M.
Movies in the Park

Our Movies in the Park series offers a FREE, outdoor movie night each month beginning in May 2014 and running through September 2014. This season's movie themes include family, children, and comedies. Pack some snacks, grab a blanket or chair, and come watch a movie with us! Movies will begin at dusk (approximately 9:00 P.M.).

Location: Lenoir City Park

May 16th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
June 20th:
Brave
July 18th:
Despicable Me 2
August 15th:
Frozen
September 19th:
The Croods
Rockin' the Docks (Memorial Day Celebration)

Rockin' the Docks will again bring live music and fireworks to the Lenoir City Park and Cove area. Live music will begin at 4:00 P.M. and will continue until the Fireworks Show at 10:00 P.M. Food vendors will be providing a wide variety of your favorites so there is no need to bring any food or drinks with you. The children's play area will also be back for kids to enjoy!

Where: Lenoir City Park and Cove
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 4:00 P.M. until Fireworks Show
School's Out Pool Bash

Come to the pool and celebrate the end of another school year at our annual School's Out Pool Bash where there will be music, games, and lots of pool time! Concessions will be available for sale.

Where: Claire Donahue Aquatic Center (Lenoir City Pool)
When: Friday, May 30, 2014
Time: Grades K - 5th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Middle School and High School from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Cost: This event is FREE!
Farmer's Market

Farmers will be set up daily beginning June 8th and running through the month of August. The Farmer's Market area is located at the 400 block of East Broadway in downtown Lenoir City. Come by and see these folks to get your fresh produce!
Festival of Friends

The Festival of Friends is designed to provide public awareness of the disabled communities in the area, as well as to have a fun opportunity to get the family out for festive activities. Activities include: music, food, games, and vendors.

The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative will host a water ski venue for the day. Festival of Friends is hosted by the Lenoir City Pilot Club and the Lenoir City Parks and Recreation. Other sponsors include local businesses and community service organizations of Lenoir City, as well as the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Ingles, and Wampler's Farm Sausage.

Where: Lenoir City Park - Shelters 1, 4, and 7 (right side of the park)
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Cost: Admission is FREE!
Fourth of July Parade

This year's parade will be held on Friday, July 4th. We will be kicking off the parade with our annual Firecracker Run. This is a half-mile fun run for children ages 5 - 12. The run is free, and the first 100 children receive a free event t-shirt. Every runner receives a participation award. Top prizes will be given to the first place boy and girl from each division. Participants for the parade or race can register by calling the Lenoir City Parks and Recreation Department at 865-986-1223.

Where: Broadway - C Street to South Grand Street
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 - Line-up begins at 10:00 A.M. at Yale Commercial Locks - Parade/Race begins at 11:00 A.M. at C Street
Rockin' the Docks (July 4th Celebration)

Rockin' the Docks will again bring live music to the Lenoir City Park and Cove area. Live music will begin at 4:00 P.M. and will continue until the Fireworks Show at 10:00 P.M. Food vendors will be providing a wide variety of your favorites so there is no need to bring any food or drinks with you. The children's play area will also be back for kids to enjoy!

Where: Lenoir City Park and Cove
When: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:00 P.M. until Fireworks Show
Cool Down in Downtown

"Cool Down in Downtown" is a homemade ice cream contest that will be held in downtown Lenoir City. Local businesses, church groups, schools, civic groups, or anyone in the general public are welcome to enter a team(s). Teams must provide their own ice cream, tables and chairs, tent (optional), and decorations/props to set up their booth. Parks and Recreation will provide serving spoons, cups, napkins, and voting ballots. The winner will be voted on by the public and will receive the coveted "Silver Scoop!" This is a wonderful way to get involved in the community and do fun "PR" for your organization!

For more information, please contact the Lenoir City Parks and Recreation Department at 865-986-1223.

Where: First National Bank Parking Lot
When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Cost: No entry fee is required!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lenoir City Parks and Recreation and the City of Lenoir City are dedicated to raising the awareness of breast cancer in our community. Our mission is to help the families in Lenoir City affected by this disease by spending time in the community, throughout October, raising money and awareness at many different events.

For more information on how you can become involved or for a list of events, contact Lenoir City Parks and Recreation Department at 865-986-1223. Help us by joining the fight, because together we can make a difference.
www.lenoircitygov.com/parks.html
Downtown Street Festival

Lenoir City Parks and Recreation will partner once again with the Lenoir City Lions Club for a street festival that includes a classic car show, live music, arts and crafts, and food vendors. It will take place in the beautiful Historic Downtown Lenoir City area.

In conjunction with the Festival, we will be featuring our 3rd Annual "Chalk Walk" Art Contest on the sidewalks at Roane State Community College. This has become a wonderful addition to our festival with amazing artists of all ages competing for the top prize!

Where: Broadway (between B Street and Kingston Street)
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
*Participants of the Festival and Chalk Walk MUST pre-register to participate.*
Christmas Parade

Kick off the holiday season with the Lenoir City Christmas Parade! Each year, thousands of families come together on a magical December night to watch the excitement of a parade and catch the first glimpses of Santa as the holiday season begins. Historic Downtown Lenoir City provides beautiful lights and sounds that will please parade fans everywhere! Get your float and parade entry ideas ready and help us bring the magic of Christmas to Broadway!

Where: Broadway (C Street to Pike Street) - Line-up will be at Yale Commercial Locks parking lot at 5:00 P.M.
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Parade begins at 6:30 P.M.
*All parade participants MUST pre-register.*
Evening with Santa

Lenoir City Parks and Recreation would like to invite children and families to attend an evening with Santa! This event includes one-on-one time with Santa, light refreshments, a gift, a big screen movie, crafts, games, and a keepsake photo of your child with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Where: War Memorial Building
When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Cost: The event is FREE!


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