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Special Events


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: April 2, 2021 ---at the Large Pavilion in the City Park (500 West Park Avenue) starting at 9:00am with breakfast. The egg hunt will follow at 9:45am, for children 1 to 7 yrs. Parent/guardian must have ticket and supervise their children at all times. Tickets are $2 per person and may be purchased at the park office. 

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 7- PayDirt
June 4- Fanfare
July 3- Paul Cockrum Trio for the Fireworks at Veterans Memorial Park
August 6- The Garden Party Band
September 3- 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 21-  The Croods A New Age, start time: 6:00pm, run time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
June 18 – Ugly Dolls, start time: 8:31pm, run time: 1 hour 27 minutes
July 16 – Arctic Dogs, start time: 8:27pm, run time: 1 hour 32 minutes
August 20 – Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, start time: 7:51pm, run time: 1 hour 33 minutes
September 17 – Trolls World Tour, start time: 7:08pm, run time: 1 hours and 30 minutes

Union Firework Festivities: July 3, 2021 -- at Veterans Memorial Park (600 Progress Parkway). The display will ignite at approximately 9:30pm . Bring lawn chairs, coolers, blankets and yard games to make an evening of it at the park! The event is sponsored by the City of Union and many business's.  There is concessions available for purchase and beer garden. Paul Cockrum Trio will be performing at 6:30pm. Free face painter for the children along with Lollypop doing her magic with balloon sculpting.  

Movies at the Auditorium: October 16, 2021 ---at the Union City Auditorium (500 E. Locust).  Free movie series held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Bring your blankets and pillows, no outside chairs will be allowed in. We will provide chairs for you. All friends of the community are invited to this free event. The Goonies will be playing at 2:00pm on Oct. 16.
Nov. 20: The Princess Bride
Dec. 18: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Jan. 15, 2022: Jumanji the first one
Feb. 19, 2022: The Sandlot
March 5, 2022: Grease-Dress the part, pull out your leather and poodle skirts. This movie is PG13. 
March 12, 2022: The Wizard of Oz
April 16, 2022: Pete's Dragon 2016

Boo Bash!: October 22, 2021 -- at the Large Pavilion in the City Park (500 West Park Avenue). Join Union Parks & Recreation Department (UPRD) 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. Please be mindful of social distancing so all can have a safe, fun time. 

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 Bash? Contact us at 636-583-8471.

Family Sock Hop: Nov. 6, 2022 ---Starts at 2:00pm, held in the Union City Auditorium. This is a dance for families to come out for the afternoon and have a good time. Parents show off those dance moves to your kids, show them how cool you are. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  C & R Sound will be providing the music. 

Children's Christmas Party: December 10, 2021 -- Held at the Union City Auditorium at 500 E. Locust St. Bring the family for this fun & free event! There will be refreshments, face painting, balloon sculptors, pictures with Santa Claus (bring your own camera) and every child (10 & under) will receive a gift. Please bring can food items to help stock the food pantry for the holidays. For information on the parade, please call the Union Area Chamber of Commerce at 636-583-8979.

Valentine's Comedy Show and Dinner: February 12, 2022 -- Tickets go on sale December 1, 2021. Table of 6 is $240.00, which includes the dinner and  2-hour comedy show, cash bar.  Must be 21 or older to enter, no outside beverages allowed! Purchase your table at the Union Parks and Recreation office.  We will have comedian's, Bruce Veach, Longhorn and the headliner, Bob Jay!

41st Annual Founder's Day Festival: June 5, 2021 -- Fun day full of activities starting with the Union Chamber of Commerce run at 7:30am.  We will have a BBQ Contest, Pickleball tournament, Basketball Tournament, family games, face painting, balloon sculpter, craft booths, turtle races, pedal tractor pull, photo booth, rock wall, mechanical bull, wax hands, bands and a lot of great food. 

Rummage Sale: March 5, 2022 --held at the Union City Auditorium (500 E. Locust). Time to clean out the clutter and make a profit. The fee is $20 per table, set up will begin at 6:30 am and conclude at 8:55 am.  Stop by the office and pick out your space.