Community 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 2018-No Dates-01Bloomin’ 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-logoMark your calendars for this free weekly summer concert series held on Fridays throughout the summer. Bring your lawnchairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a beautiful evening in Miller Park.

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Celebrate Independence Day at Miller Park in Temple. Enjoy plenty of family fun, food, live music, and of course a spectacular fireworks show!


Haunted Hayride text onlyClimb 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. 

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Join us in reliving the magic that has been going through downtown Temple every Christmas for the last 72 years! City of Temple Christmas Parade is scheduled for the first Monday in December and a family favorite you wont want to miss! 

Father Daughter Dance

Dads and daughters… This February, celebrate a magical evening together dancing the night away and spending quality time together. 


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Bend of the River Christmas is sure to become your new favorite Christmas family tradition! Come join us for snow sledding, hot coco, crafts and more! 

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Healthy home grown veggies, fresh from the farm egss are just some of the natural treasures you will find at the City of Temple's Farmer's Market. Click here for more information!