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

Bloomin’ 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.


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Hot Summer Sounds


Mark your calendars for this free weekly summer concert series held on Fridays throughout the summer. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a beautiful evening in park.
City of Temple Texas Miller Park Firework Show

H-E-B’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest

Make sure you plan to attend the City of Temple & HEB’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest! Enjoy plenty of family fun, food, live music, and of course a spectacular fireworks show!


City of Temple Haunted Hayride
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Haunted Hayride

Climb 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. 

City of Temple Annual Christmas Parade

Join us in reliving the magic that has been going through downtown Temple every Christmas for over 70 years! The City of Temple Christmas Parade is scheduled for the first Monday in December and a family favorite you won’t want to miss! 

Father Daughter Dance Carriage Ride Temple Texas
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Father Daughter Dance


Dads and daughters...each February, celebrate a magical evening together and dance the night away! You can even enjoy a horse draw carriage ride together!

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Bend of the River Christmas

This is event is sure to become your new favorite Christmas family tradition! Come join us for snow tubing, hot cocoa, crafts and more! 

Farmer’s Market

Healthy home grown veggies and fresh from the farm eggs are just some of the natural treasures you will find at the City of Temple’s Farmer’s Market.