Special Events

Events are listed in alphabetical order.  All information is subject to change.

Breakfast with Santa  
KARE for Kids Community Egg Hunt  
Northside Hospital's Movies in the Park™  
Spring Sports Opening Day  
Relay for Life Fundraisers  
Trunk-or-Treat  

Volunteer Coaches Appreciation Ceremony

 

Breakfast with Santa

 

 

Breakfast with Santa truly is your one-stop-shop for Christmas!  Come out to Rock Creek on the first Saturday in December to visit with Santa, eat breakfast, and enjoy some fun activities and vendors. This is your chance to have breakfast and enjoy free children's activities at Breakfast with Santa.  Admission is FREE!  Doors open at 8:00am; Breakfast with Santa ends at 11:00am.

• First Saturday in December
• 8:00-11:00AM
• at Rock Creek 
• FREE Activities for the kids:  Goodie Bags/Toys | Ornament Making Station | Crafts for the kids | and MORE!
• Available for purchase: Photos | Breakfast | Live Christmas trees | Home-made wreaths | Horse-drawn Carriage rides | Local Vendors  | and MORE!
  Same-day Printed Photo Packages available - Additional photo packages will be available for purchase, to be shipped directly to you within 10 days
• Cash only, please!

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa benefit KARE for Kids.

VENDORS/SPONSORS:

Those wishing to set up a vendor booth, give away promotional items, or provide a free children's activity can apply online (log in/create account, scroll down to Family Event in the “Activities/Classes” column, then click on Breakfast with Santa) or complete the Breakfast with Santa Sponsor/VendorApplication and submit to Buffie Hamil at bhamil@dawsoncounty.org. The sooner you apply, the more sponsorship recognition you will receive!

Breakfast with Santa sponsored by:  Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals

Please visit our online calendar for specific dates.

 

KARE for Kids Community Egg Hunt

 

 

Bring the family out for a day of fun, Easter Bunny photos, egg hunt, and more!

• Easter Saturday, April 15, 2017
• Veterans Memorial Park (football field)
Pre-hunt activities begin at 11:30AM and will include children's activities, face painting, train rides, bike raffle, Easter Bunny photos, concessions, and hot dog eating contest.
Egg hunt begins promptly at 2:30PM and will consist of over 20,000 eggs.

Those wishing to only participate in the egg hunt should plan to arrive no later than 2:00PM in order to find parking and arrive at event site in time for the start of the egg hunt.  The egg hunt portion of the event lasts approximately 2-5 minutes.  Due to the quick nature of the egg hunt portion of the event, arriving after 2:00PM could result in missing the egg hunt completely.

• Egg hunt will be divided into 5 age groups:  0-2 years/handicap (1 parent may assist), 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years.
• General admission for this event is FREE; however, a cost is associated with some activities/concessions.

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Download the Information Flyer here!

Sponsored by Church at War Hill, Dawson County FFA, Dawson County Parks & Recreation, and Way Point Ministries

All proceeds will be donated to K.A.R.E. for Kids

 

Northside Hospital's Movies in the Park™  

Movies are shown on a huge, 2-story tall, inflatable screen.  Come out early for fun & activities.  The fun includes children's activities, concessions, and more!  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Movie titles will be announced in the weeks prior to each event.  To make your suggestion on what movie to show, please contact the main office at 706-344-3646 or email recreation@dawsoncounty.org.

Movie overview, parents guide, and other details

Movie nights are available to the public free of charge, thanks to all of the sponsors who contribute.  If you would like to receive information on how to become a SPONSOR, please contact our main office at 706-344-3646 or email bhamil@dawsoncounty.org

Additional information and other movie nights are available at www.facebook.com/GaMoviesInThePark

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Movie #1: JUNE                   Movie #2:  AUGUST

 
 

June Movie Night

  • First Friday in June
  • at War Hill Park
  • All ages welcome
  • Activities begin at 6:00PM; Movie begins at dusk
  • FREE Admission
  • Concessions available for purchase

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please). 

Click here to review parental content advisory, view movie trailer, and more!

  Sponsored by
        
  Creative Movement and Dance, Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals, Modern Woodmen of America, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers  

To become a sponsor/vendor at the June movie night, please apply online or complete the June Movie Night Vendor/Sponsor Application and submit it to Buffie Hamil at  bhamil@dawsoncounty.orgThe sooner you apply, the more sponsorship recognition you will receive!

 Please visit our onilne calendar for specific dates.

 

Movie Night # 2

  • 2nd Friday in August
  • at Veterans Memorial Park
  • All ages welcome
  • Public swim 5:00-8:00PM; Activities begin at 6:00PM; Movie begins at dusk
  • FREE Admission for public swim and movie
  • Concessions available for purchase

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Click here to review parental content advisory, view movie trailer, and more!

Sponsored by

Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals, Modern Woodmen of America, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

To become a sponsor/vendor at the August movie night, please apply online or complete the August Movie Night Vendor/Sponsor Application Packet and submit it to Buffie Hamil at  bhamil@dawsoncounty.org . The sooner you apply, the more sponsorship recognition you will receive!

Please visit our online calendar for specific dates.

 

Spring Sports Opening Day

Opening Day is the big kick-off day for Spring Sports, where all teams are invited to come out to enjoy the wide variety of concessions, games, and activities.  Spring Sports participants, ranging from 4-year-olds playing soccer to the 14-year-olds playing baseball, are recognized for their involvement in our biggest youth sports season of the year.

March  
• 12:00AM-4:00PM  
• @ Rock Creek  
• Lunch and merchandise available for purchase  
• Fun, food, and games for the whole family!  
• More information will be distributed to parents and coaches during the practice season for Spring Sports  

Dawson County Parks & Recreation invites vendors to set up and display, sample, and sell merchandise at the annual Spring Sports Opening Day event at Rock Creek Sports Complex.  Apply online (log in/create account, click on Family Event, click on Opening Day Vendor in the Opening Day section) OR complete the Opening Day Application and submit to Buffie Hamil at bhamil@dawsoncounty.org

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Please visit our online Calendar for specific dates.

 

Relay for Life Fundraisers

Battle of the Best Basketball Tournament  
Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant  
Relay for Life  

Fall Minis for Relay


Battle of the Best Basketball Tournament

• First weekend in February  
• at Rock Creek & Veterans Memorial Park  

Team Registration Packet  |   Tournament Schedule (MASTER)  |   Tournament Schedule (by age division)

 
   

Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant

• First weekend in March
• @ Dawson County Junior High Auditorium 
Pageant Information & Application Packet

 

Relay for Life
April 28, 2017
• at Veterans Memorial Park
• Visit the Dawson County Relay for Life website for more information.

 

Fall Minis for Relay

The sign-up links are ready and listed below!!  Each location has its own sign-up link so be sure to click on the link for the location you want.

 

 

Trunk-or-Treat

Come out to Rock Creek on Halloween 4:00-7:00PM to trunk-or-treat with your family! The purpose of this event is to provide the children in the community with a safe place to trick-or-treat. Rock Creek is a well-lit area that provides plenty of parking, restrooms, and easy access! We will designate a specific area in the park for the trunk-or-treat and have it sectioned off so that vehicle traffic will not be permitted, providing a traffic-free area for the children. 

Come out for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!!  Admission is free and so are most of the activities; concessions/dinner will be available for purchase.

  • Last day in October
  • 4:00-7:00PM
  • at Rock Creek
  • CANDY, treats/toys, promotional items/freebies, miniature horses, carnival games, bounce house, hay rides, obstacle course, face painting, MORE CANDY!
  • FREE Admission

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Sponors NEEDED!!!      We are recruiting schools, daycares, businesses, and other groups to come out and set up a trunk-or-treat booth for the kids. If you are interested in setting up a booth to give away candy or provide a children's activity, please apply online (log in/create account, scroll down to Family Event in the “Activities/Classes” column, then click on Trunk or Treat) or complete the Trunk or Treat Sponsor/Partner Application and submit to Buffie Hamil at bhamil@dawsoncounty.org.  The sooner you apply, the more sponsorship recognition you will receive!

Sponsored by Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals

Please visit our online Calendar for specific dates.

 

Volunteer Coaches Appreciation Ceremony  

To show our appreciation to the coaches for Dawson County Parks & Recreation, DCPR hosts an annual ceremony to recognize our volunteer coaches and all of their efforts.

• Info TBD

Please visit our online Calendar for specific dates.

 

 

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