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Rummage Sale: March 7, 2020 -- at Union's City Auditorium (500 East Locust Street) from 9am-1pm. The fee for a table is $20 per table. Sellers get an eight foot by two and a half foot table to display as many items that can fit on or under the table. Set-up will begin at 6:30am the morning of the event. Sellers are required to stay set-up and onsite for the entire event, until end of the event. UPRD will place ads in the local papers, display signs, plus post on numerous social media sites prior to the event. Food, drinks, bake goods, commercial products, weapons, etc. are not permitted at the sale. UPRD reserves the right to refuse any item for sale that is inappropriate. Sellers are responsible for making change and collecting money for the sale of their own items. Bargain hunters will not want to miss this sale! Admission will only be one dollar for all ages! Rummage Sale Seller Registration Form: click to view/print

Kite Fest: April  4, 2020 
-- at Veteran's Memorial Park's soccer fields(1011 Veterans Memorial Drive). Bring the whole family out to enjoy this fun free event building and flying kites. More information to come soon. Rainout date, in the event of inclement weather, will be April 5, 2020. CANCELLED!!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: April 10, 2020 -- We are changing it up this year to keep our citizens safe. We will be doing a drive by egg hand off, held at the Jaycee pavilion (611 Jaycee Dr.) from 9am to 10am. You will recieve a bag of eggs for each child in your vehicle. Please check all your eggs for a prize egg. If you find one, please contact our office to make arrangements to pick up your prize. 

Concert in the Park -- at City Park (500 West Park Avenue) from 6:30-9:30pm. Free concerts series performed on the first Friday evening of the month at the Large Pavilion in City Park. Come enjoy a variety of music. Coolers and food are welcome.

Series line-up includes:
May 1 - Pay Dirt
June 5 - Whiskey Raccoons
July 3 - Paul Cockrum Trio at Veterans Memorial Park (600 Progress Parkway)
August 7 - Melissa Potter Band
September 4 - Crossfire

Lawn Chair Movie Night -- at City Park (500 West Park Avenue) starting at approximately dark. Free movie series held on the third Friday evening of the month in the large grassy area next to the Large Pavilion. The movie series is free and family friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and coolers! All friends of the community are invited. In the event of rain, the movie will be pulled under the Large Pavilion. 

Series line-up and approximate movie start times include:
May 15 – Dora and the lost City of Gold, start time: 8:30pm, run time: 1 hour 42 minutes
June 19 – Wonder Park, start time: 8:45pm, run time: 1 hour 26 minutes
July 17 – The Secret Life of Pets 2, start time: 8:45pm, run time: 1 hour 26 minutes
August 21 – The Lion King (2019), start time: 8:15pm, run time: 1 hour 58 minutes
September 18 – Aladdin (2019), start time: 7:30pm, run time: 2 hours and 8 minutes

41st Annual Founder's Day Festival: June 6, 2020 -- at  City Park (500 West Park Avenue) the first Saturday in June from 7:30am-11pm. A celebration featuring a fun 5k/10k run/walk, craft booths, 3
on 3 basketball tournament, BBQ Contest, children's activities/games, food/beverages and music entertainment (Starlighters 2-5pm, Pilot Grove 5-8pm and Disengaged 8-11pm) that will last until 11pmMore information to follow at a later date for the 2020 event.

Union Firework Festivities: July 3, 2020 -- at Veterans Memorial Park (600 Progress Parkway). The display will ignite at approximately 9:30pm . Food, drinks and adult beverages will be offered for purchase. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and yard games to make an evening of it at the park! The event is sponsored by the City of Union and Sons of American Legion Squadron 297. More information to follow at a later date for the 2020 event.

Doggie Day at the Pool: August 2020 -- at Splash-n-Swimplex (375 West Park Avenue) from 6pm-8pm. Dog days of summer getting you down? Bring man’s best friend and come cool off in our beautiful pool. Owners are responsible for cleaning up any accidents (both liquid and solid). Dogs must be accompanied by an adult and keep collar or harness on at all times. Guests may use punch card for this event. Fee is $TBD/pup with a maximum of two pups per adult handler.

Boo Bash!: October 23, 2020 -- at the Large Pavilion in the City Park (500 West Park Avenue). Join Union Parks & Recreation Department (UPRD) and Union Area Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Boo Bash! This is a free family community event. Children of all ages must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times.

The Chamber will host the Children's Costume Contest under the Large Pavilion, for kiddos ages 10 and under. Prizes are awarded to the following age categories: newborn-1, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, and Group/Family. The more creative the better! Pre-registration is not required, just be under the pavilion no later then 6pm, because the contest will start promptly at 6:15pm. Stick around for UPRD's Trunk-or-Treat! Activities include trick-or-treating, hay rides and refreshments.

Is your business interested in sponsoring the Children's Costume Contest or pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters at Boo BashMore information to follow at a later date for the 2020 series.