Special Events

[fancy_header3]Movies in the Parks[/fancy_header3]
Our Movies in the Park series offers a free, outdoor movie night each month beginning in May 2015 and running through September 2015. This seasons movie themes include family, children and comedies. Pack some snacks, grab a blanket or chair, and come watch a movie with us! All movie ratings are posted with the title. Movies begin at dusk! (Come early – time will vary monthly)
Location: Lenoir City Park
May 15th How to train your Dragon 2
June 19th Plains 2 Fire and Rescue
July 17th Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day
Aug 14th Big Hero 6
Sept 18th Night at the Museum 3

[fancy_header3]Rockin the Docks[/fancy_header3]
(Memorial Day Celebration) and fireworks to the Lenoir City Park/Cove area. Live
music will begin at 4:00pm and will continue until the Fireworks Show at 10:00 pm.
Food vendors will be providing a wide variety of your favorites so there is no need to bring any food or drinks with also be back for kids to enjoy!
Lenoir City Park
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
4:00pm until Fireworks

[fancy_header3]Schools Out Pool Bash[/fancy_header3]
There will be music, games and lots of pool time! Concessions will be available for sale.
Claire Donahue Aquatic Center (Lenoir City Pool)
Friday, May 29th, 2015
6:00-8:00pm for grades K – 5
8:00-10:00pm for Middle School and High School
This event is FREE!

[fancy_header3]Festival of Friends[/fancy_header3]
The festival is designed to provide public awareness of the disabled communities in the area as well as 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.
Lenoir City Park
Shelters 1, 4 and 7 (right side of the park)
Saturday, June 14th, 2014

[fancy_header3]4th of July Parade[/fancy_header3]
This year parade will be held on Saturday, July 4 . 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 to register receives a free event t-shirt. 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 986-1223.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Line-up at 10:00am at Yale Commercial Locks
Parade/Race at 11:00am

[fancy_header3]Rockin the Docks (July 4 Celebration)[/fancy_header3]
Live music will begin at 4:00pm and will continue until the Fireworks Show at 10:00 PM. Food vendors will be providing a wide variety of your favorites so there is no need to bring any food or drinks.
Lenoir City Park
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
4:00pm until Fireworks

[fancy_header3]Cool Down in Downtown City[/fancy_header3]
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 and napkins and voting ballots. The winner will be voted on by the public and will fun PR for your organization. For more information please contact the Lenoir City and Recreation Department at 986-1223.
First National Bank Parking Lot
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 6:30 – 8:00pm
There is no entry fee required.

[fancy_header3]Forget Me Not 5K[/fancy_header3]
Benefiting the Pat Summitt Foundation
Come and be a part of our annual Forget Me Not 5K for Alzheimer’s. Whether you are a runner or walker you’ll want to support this worthy fundraising event. All proceeds will go to support the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Location: UT Campus – Thompson Boling Arena Area
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Registration: 8:00am
Race: 9:00am

[fancy_header3]Downtown Street Festival[/fancy_header3]
Our Annual Street Festival 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.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

[fancy_header3]Breast Cancer Awareness Month[/fancy_header3]
Lenoir City Parks and Recreation and the City of Lenoir City are dedicated to providing support for Breast Cancer. 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. Help us by joining the fight, because together we can make a difference. 865-986-1223

[fancy_header3]Park After Dark[/fancy_header3]
This is a fun event for the whole family! Event will include costume contest, games, hayrides, face painting, fall pictures, and light refreshments.
Thursday October 29th, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wampler-Keith Park

[fancy_header3]Christmas Parade[/fancy_header3]
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!
Downtown Lenoir City – C Street to Pike Street
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Line-up will be at Yale Commercial Locks parking lot at 5:00pm
The parade will kick off at 6:30pm
All parade participants MUST pre-register.

[fancy_header3]Evening with Santa[/fancy_header3]
Lenoir City Parks and Recreation would like to invite children and families to attend an evening with Santa. This event includes 1-1 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.
War Memorial Building
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
This event is free!