Locust Parks and Recreation News:
Locust Parks and Recreation Events:
End of Summer Celebration
September 18th-19th, 2020
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. Last year, 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:
The Experience Locust event will take place in coordination with our End of Summer Celebration. This is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their goods and services to the community. To register, fill out this form: Experience Locust Application
Movies in Town Center
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.
2020 Locust Family Movie Nights
May 9: Frozen II, sponsored by Jason Martin, DDS, PA
June 20: Ralph Breaks the Internet, sponsored by Locust Pediatric Dentistry
August 15: Toy Story 4, sponsored by Community Church
October 3: Aladdin, sponsored by Mission Church
2020 Locust City Cinema Party
June 6: TBD, Facebook movie poll will determine feature film
October 10: TBD, Facebook movie poll will determine feature film
Hands on Locust
May 9th, 2020, 10:00 am-Noon
Hands on Locust is an event that gives kids a chance to climb in, sit on, and learn about the variety of service vehicles in the Locust area. The event is free and open to the public. Come see 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.
Breakfast with Santa
December 12th, 2020
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.
Locust Fall Festival
October 31st, every year, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The Locust Fall Festival Committee is planning the 6th Annual Locust Fall Festival for October 31, 2020, from 6-8 PM.
- Businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to participate in the event and must complete this form and email to Tommy Ross, pastor of First Baptist Church of Locust and Chairperson of the committee.
- The Locust Fall Fest is an annual event located on ball field #4 at the Locust Athletic Complex. The event will take place the same date, time, and location each year.
- The event is organized by a committee made up of representatives from local churches and works with the Locust Parks and Recreation Department.
- Children are welcome to come in costume and visit each booth for games and candy. The event is entirely free.
- Please no outside food or drink. Please leave pets at home.
Vendor and Sponsorship Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-888-5260 ext 105.