Locust Parks and Recreation Events:
For a quick-view of our 2019 event calendar, click here!
Summer Concert Series
2019 Summer Concerts:
April 13: Valhalla Band*
May 18: Deeper Shade of Blue
June 15: The Carolina Breakers
July 20: Eaglewing
August 17: Right Turn Clyde
September 21: The Tams
Locust’s Summer Concert Series are free, live musical events held from April to September. For nine years, the community of Locust and surrounding areas have enjoyed the Concert Series in Locust’s nostalgic Town Center. Concert nights feature bands from different genres including country, beach music, bluegrass, folk, and today’s popular hits. The 2.5 acre lawn in the back yard of the Locust City Hall is the perfect venue for our Summer Concert Series. We always close our concert finale with a fireworks show! You won’t want to miss it!
Coinciding with our Summer Concert Kickoff on April 13th, Experience Locust is a city-wide business expo in the heart of Locust’s Town Center. Locust restaurants and businesses will fill the backyard of City Hall. There will be food, games, music, raffles, and more. We hope to give Locust, surrounding communities, and other concert attendees a chance to get a taste of what Locust is all about. The event will coincide with the first Summer Concert of each year. The event is located in the Locust Town Center and free to the public. If you are a local business interest in participating, please email Peyton Creswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the 2019 Featured Event Sponsors:
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 (G or PG rated) and offer 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 of our Movie Nights/Cinema Parties are free events open to the public. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen in the ‘back yard’ of Locust’s City Hall. 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.
Locust Family Movie Nights
April 6: Christopher Robin, sponsored by the Kerri D. Efird Memorial Scholarship
May 11: Trolls, sponsored by Jason Martin DDS, PA
June 1: Aquaman, sponsored by State Farm, Layla Sanders
August 24: Ralph Breaks the Internet, sponsored by Locust Pediatric Dentistry
September 28: Wonder Park, sponsored by Mission Church
October 19: Hotel Transylvania 3, sponsored by Pinnacle Bank
Locust City Cinema Party
May 4: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
November 2: TBD, Facebook movie poll will determine feature film
Hands On Locust
May 4th, 2019, 10:00am – Noon
Hands On Locust is an event that gives kids the opportunity to get their hands on the vehicles of their dreams. Kids will have a chance to climb in, sit on, and learn about the variety of services in the Locust area. The event is free and open to the public. Come see dump trucks, tractors, and more! This year, Hands On Locust will precede the September Movie Night showing of Planes: Fire and Rescue!
Do you own awesome trucks, cars, equipment, or tractors? Contact Peyton Creswell for information about participating in the event.
Bark in the Park
TBD 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bark in the Park is a special event for dogs and their owners. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and talk with local pet vendors and rescues. Tails of Hope dog rescue participated in the event with dogs for adoption. Contests will include best costume, best trick, dog/owner look-alike, and largest and smallest dog.
Breakfast with Santa
December 14, 2019
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. Reservations are required. $10 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 5th Annual Locust Fall Festival for October 31, 2018, from 6-8PM.
- 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, please review this packet or email Peyton at email@example.com or 704-888-5260 ext 107.
For information about event sponsorship opportunities, visit the sponsorship page,
or call/email Park Director, Emily Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-888-5260 ext 105.