Family Movie Night
The Parks and Recreation Department will host Family Movie Night at Bill Breeze Park on Friday, December 1st. The event time is from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Come out and join us for food trucks, games, and a screening of Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
Evening with Santa
The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host Evening with Santa on Friday, December 1st, 2023. The event will be held from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center.
Visit Santa and his special guest, share Christmas wishes, and take pictures. All kids will be able to interact with Santa and his special guest. Space is limited (Registration is now open). Follow the link to register https://secure.rec1.com/FL/ocoee-parks-recreation-fl/catalog. The cost is $10 per person, for more information contact Tracy Wise-Donahey or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
Jolly Jamboree & Tree Lighting
The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Jolly Jamboree & Tree Lighting Event on December 9th, 2023 from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event features the countdown to the tree lighting, Santa’s Village, a kids zone, special guests, and much more. This is a free event. We are also offering the option for a horse and carriage ride during the event. The horse and carriage ride will cost $40 for each reserved time slot. The Carriage can only hold 4 guests with the exception of 2 Adults & 3 Small children. You can register for the carriage ride here https://secure.rec1.com/FL/ocoee-parks-recreation-fl/catalog (Space is limited). For more information contact Adrian Dorsey or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
The Parks & Recreation Department will host its Second Annual Holiday Dog Parade on December 9th at 2:30 pm. Please register here with the link provided: https://forms.gle/w1VxVBAVoX1LSFBr7. Additional event details will be emailed to all registered participants. For further information and assistance with registration contact Adrian Dorsey or call the Parks & Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets on two (2) designated dates in December from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm to view and judge the homes with the best Christmas lights in the city. If chosen, the homeowners are awarded a HighLIGHTing 2023 Light Up Ocoee sign to keep as a “Thank You” for their participation and efforts to spread the holiday cheer in our community.
We welcome the community and your family to drive around town or maybe just a walk in your neighborhood to see the lights. The following areas/subdivisions were awarded with a sign.
The Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Ocoee Music Festival is introducing a Mardi Gras Block Party and Concert with a local artist and vendors on McKey Street. Join us on Friday, February 16th, 2024 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Come out for live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities. For more information contact Adrian Dorsey or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
Ocoee Music Festival
The City of Ocoee’s Fall Music Festival is celebrated annually drawing more than 20,000 people each year. The festival includes both local and national entertainment and one of the best fireworks displays in Central Florida. It is non-stop fun! For more information please Email Mark Johnson, Parks & Recreation Director or check the Festival website.
Annual Chick-fil-a 5k
The City of Ocoee and Chick-fil-A will host its 13th Annual 5K on April 13th, starting at 7:30 am. There will also be a free Kids Fun Run, vendors, and other activities. The Event will take place in Downtown Ocoee off McKey Street. To register visit www.ocoeemusicfestival.com/chick-fil-a-5k-run or register in person at Jim Beech Recreation Center (1820 A.D.Mims Road). For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180. If you wish to become a beneficiary for the 5k you can register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo6htjCH6iOyGtxbZ4qSSl0M4iYyvQGuSqUjKbzwSiUGIl5Q/viewform
Breakfast with the Bunny
The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 30th, 2024 from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. The event will be held at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center. Breakfast. Visit the Easter Bunny, his special guest, and take pictures. All kids will be able to interact with the Easter Bunny and his special guest along with exclusive use of the Fun Zone from 9:15 am – 10:30 am. The cost is $12 per person, for more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180. Registration Dates To Be Announced
Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
The Parks and Recreation Department will host its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30th from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. This event is free. There will be an egg hunt, exciting games, crafts, and of course an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The event will be at Bill Breeze Park. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
Family Recreation Day
The Parks and Recreation Department will host Family Recreation Day on Saturday, July 22. The event will be at the Jim Beech Recreation Center and Family Aquatic Center from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, for more information call 407-905-3180.
At this year's Family Recreation Day, Greater Vision Enterprise will hold its 3rd Annual Back to School Bash. The Back to School Bash will be hosted by Greater Vision Resources, Winiva Liability Resolutions, Just Write Consulting Inc., and 4 The Kids Entertainment. Join us Saturday, July 22, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm for food, fun, and entertainment for the entire family.
Halloween Howl Night
The Parks and Recreation Department will host the Halloween Howl Night event on TBD from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
The Parks & Recreation Department will also be hosting a pumpkin carving contest and a pumpkin derby on TBD, all submissions for both contests must be in by 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 26th.
The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Orange County Public School Teachers, Winter Garden Elks, West Orange Civitans, Chick-fil-A of Ocoee, City of Ocoee Police and Fire Departments for their contributions.