F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. F3’s mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. The Locust group began on August 22nd. F3 meets at Locust Park on Saturdays at 7:00 am. More information about the workouts can be found at https://f3-meca.com/ or https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a25799601/f3-workouts-for-men/
October 9, 2021 – featuring Chairmen of the Board
Locust’s End of Celebration is a weekend of free, live musical events held in September. Since 2010, the community of Locust and surrounding areas have enjoyed the Locust Concerts in Locust’s nostalgic Town Center. In 2019, the City of Locust held a weekend-long festival for its 150th Anniversary. It was such a hit, we have decided to host an End of Summer Celebration this year. This weekend festival will feature bands from different genres including country, beach music, bluegrass, folk, and today’s popular hits. There will also be free carnival rides, a golf cart parade, inflatables and more. We always close our concert finale with a fireworks show!
Thank you to the 2019 Featured Event Sponsors:
Our movie nights come in two forms: Locust Family Movie Nights and the Locust City Cinema Party.
The Family Movie Nights are family-friendly events that typically feature an animated film (usually G or PG-rated) and offer a kid-friendly atmosphere.
The Locust City Cinema Parties offer a date-night vibe, targeting a wider range of age-groups. The Cinema Party vendors include beer and wine and will feature blockbusters and classics (PG to R rated) popular among adults.
All movies start at sundown and usually host pre-show activities, so not all start times are the same. Check the City’s Facebook page for details as the movie dates approach.
2021 Locust Family Movie Nights
April 17th, 7 pm – Trolls World Tour sponsored by Jason E. Martin, DDS, PA
May 1st, 7 pm – Despicable Me 3 sponsored by Community Church
August 21st, 7 pm – Finding Nemo sponsored by Locust Pediatric Dentistry
September 11th, 6:30 pm
October 8th, 6 pm – Beauty and the Beast (2017) sponsored by Mission Church
2021 Locust City Cinema Parties
May 15th, 7 pm – Hook sponsored by Cabarrus Brewing Co., Layla Sanders, State Farm, and Red Clay Ciderworks. **Rescheduled from March 27th
October 30th, 6 pm – Movie TBD by Facebook poll sponsored by Cabarrus Brewing Co. and Layla Sanders, State Farm
May 1st, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon, Locust Town Center
Hands on Locust is an event that gives kids a chance to see the variety of service vehicles in the Locust area. The event is free and open to the public. Come see a parade of dump trucks, tractors, and more!
Do you own awesome trucks, cars, equipment, or tractors? Contact our Recreation Assistant for information about participating in the event.
Light Up Locust: December 1st-31st, 2021
1. Live on a public street in Locust City Limits
2. Be the primary resident of the home
3. Have an appropriate holiday display on the exterior of your home
4. Live on a street conducive for traffic flow. (Dead-end roads with no cul-de-sac, etc., may be excluded)
Breakfast with Santa: December 11th, 2021
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with our guest of honor, Santa Clause! Participating children will decorate an ornament and cookie, families will enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, and Santa Claus will join in on the fun!
Each person, adults and children ages 2 and up, must purchase a ticket. The ticket is for your entrance. Breakfast and other children’s activities are included. Reservations are required. $12 per person. Seating is limited. Your seat will not be reserved until payment is received.
Christmas Cookie Cruise-in: TBD
October 31st, every year
2020 updated hours: 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
The event is organized by a committee made up of representatives from local churches and works with the Locust Parks and Recreation Department. Please email Pastor Tommy Ross from First Baptist Church for more information.
Dr. Tommy Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about participating as a vendor in our events or event sponsorship opportunities, please visit the sponsorship page or call/email Park Director, Emily Jones, at email@example.com or 704-888-5260 ext 105.