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Special Events


Kite Fest: April 9, 2022---  At Veteran's Memorial Park Fields starting at 1:00-4:00pm. 
We will be handing out free kite kits while they last. Come and watch the Gateway Kite Club fly their amazing kites!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 
April 15, 2022
 ---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. 

Free Fishing Derby for Kids: May 14, 2022 -- at the Garden Club pavilion by the Union City Lake (400 Clark Ave.) starting at 10am. Please bring your own fishing pole, equipment and bait. Parents must accompany children under the age of 12.  Anyone 16 years or older must have a fishing license. Please register online at: https://union.recdesk.com/Community/Home. Prize will be given for the largest and most caught. 

Line Dance Lessons:
 Held in the Union City Auditorium on Monday's from 10:30-11:30am and Tuesday's from 1-2pm. Free, we just ask that you bring nonperishables for the food pantry. 

Concert in the Park
, 2022
-- 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 6- Rewind
June 3- Schmitts & Grins
July 3- 8 Track for the Fireworks at Veterans Memorial Park
August 5- Brothers Dickson
September 2- Crossfire

Lawn Chair Movie Night, 2022 -- 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 20-  Peter Rabbit 2: start time of 8:13 PM.
June  24 – Tom and Jerry: start time of 8:30 PM.
July 15 – Raya and the Last Dragon: start time of 8:27 PM.
August 19 – Encanto: start time of 7:53 PM.
September 16 – Sing 2: start time of 7:10 PM.

43rd Annual Founder's Day Festival: June 4, 2022 -- Fun day full of activities starting with the Union Chamber of Commerce run at 7:30am.  Hwy. 30 Car Show starting at 9:00am. Open swim at the Splash N Swimplex at noon for $.  We will have food trucks, (Maria's Tamales, Chillbilly's, Kernel Cobbs, Seoul Taco, Up in smoke BBQ, Bully-Ritos, FullyLoaded) family games, face painting, balloon sculptor, craft booths, turtle races, pedal tractor pull, barrel train rides, The Monkey Bus. Cornhole tournament for the adults, Mustache and Beard Contest. The bands will be Starlighters, Garden Party Band and to close the night, The Fact's O' Life!

Union Firework Festivities: July 3, 2022 -- 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. 8 Track will be performing at 6:30pm. Free face painter for the children along with Lollypop doing her magic with balloon sculpting and barrel rides.

Boo Bash!: October 28, 2022 -- 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.

Children's Christmas Party: December 9, 2022 -- 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!

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.