Annual Events & Festivals

The City of Temple has several incredible events that take place annually throughout the year.  Temple Parks and Recreation helps in putting together many of these great events. Our annual events can be anything from fairs and concerts in the park, to fireworks shows on the Fourth of July and holiday-themed favorites.  

Hot Summer Sounds

Hot Summer Sounds is a weekly, free concert series is held during the summer months. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and whatever else they need to get comfortable as they settle on the Santa Fe Plaza grounds for a variety of great bands and entertainment.

H-E-B’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest & Fireworks Show

The City of Temple and H-E-B’s Fourth of July celebration is one to remember!  With food trucks, live music, games, and more, this celebratory event is fun for the whole family.  Bring chairs and sit outside as you watch the night explode in beautiful displays of color in this exciting firework show.

Haunted Hayride

This Halloween Event is spooky fun for all ages.  Take a tour along the beautiful landscape of the Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River Ranch, see a trail of pumpkins, and get delightfully spooked!  This event is a tradition that locals love to participate in.

City of Temple Annual Christmas Parade

This parade is filled with floats and displays of all sizes with organizations from all over coming to celebrate the start of the holiday season.  With an annual tree lighting ceremony and special guest Santa Claus, this family-friendly event is a must-do during the holidays.

More annual events include the annual Father-Daughter Dance, Farmers Markets, Bend of the River Christmas, and more.