Father-Daughter Dance

February 4th and 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

Young ladies, 10 and under, and their fathers will share a night full of fun, dancing, and laughter while creating a lifetime of memories! Light refreshments will be served and daughters will also receive a special gift.

Tickets go on sale January 1st, 2022! Get your tickets online at templeparks.com before they sell out!


Halloween Splash Bash

Join Temple Parks and Recreation for a family-friendly Halloween swim night at Sammons Indoor Pool! Put on your best costume and bring your swimsuit for a fun night out at the pool. You won’t want to miss this Spook-tacular pool party!

Event is limited to 60 people.  Call Sammons Indoor Pool at (254) 298-5930 to register.

Friday, October 22nd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $5 per participant.


Haunted Hayride

Get your tickets now for the Haunted Hayride spook-tacular event at Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River!

Celebrate spooky season at the 8th Annual Haunted Hayride on Saturday, October 23 presented by Temple Parks & Recreation.  Climb aboard the hayride as you are taken on a spooky, narrated tour with scary scenes and creepy characters at Rueben D. Talasek Bend of the River.  Hayrides take place between 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm.

Hayrides are $7.00  per person (tickets subject to applicable service charge).  Must be purchased in advance online at templeparks.com where guests may select a ride time of their choice. Children under two can ride for free.  Tickets will not be offered at the gate.

Capacity will be limited so get your tickets as soon as possible! There will be no refunds. Concessions are purchased on your own. For more information about Haunted Hayride and FAQs check out the website here. All ages are welcome.  We can’t wait to safely celebrate the Halloween Season with you. Scare you soon!


Holiday Craft Bazaar

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the City of Temple’s Holiday Craft Bazaar. All items are handmade and original. This event is free for all shoppers. There is a $25 vendor booth fee and all booths are first come, first serve with approved application.

Saturday, November 6th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Gober Party House


Late Skate

Saturday, November 6th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Miller Park.

Grab your board and go skate! Join us for a FREE skate jam and competition that includes music, food, and prizes! Skateboarders of all ages, their families, and friends are invited to participate or cheer on local talent!

For more information, visit templeparks.com


Polar Bear Plunge

Grab a friend, put on a costume, and dive in to take the Polar Bear Plunge! Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be provided for those who can brave the frosty water.  The day will begin with the costume contest and belly flop splash off, followed by the plunge.

Saturday, January 15, 10:30 am- 11:30 am. The event will be held at Lions Junction Family Water Park.  $20 per person.


Unity Fest

Temple’s New HOT SPOT Ras Kitchen Brings International Recording Artist Alex Marley & Band to Downtown Main St. Friday, October 22nd.

This is a family event you do not want to miss. Alex Marley cousin of the late music legend Bob Marley shares his love for music. Born into a culture of rhythm and beat Alex’s music journey began with songwriting at age 11. His love for music evolved to studying music, voice, and mass communications across the globe. Alex expresses his music is designed to create and spread positivity. His solo performances are breathe taking… while the band adds another dimension to his stage presence. Prepare to engage with this talented superstar. Known to pay homage to his roots from music by bob Marley & Sons to other music legends like the Skatalites. Alex finds inspiration in his own style from Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, and more. Alex has performed on stages and stadiums globally from South Africa, Dubai, Jamaica, Trinidad to New York’s Webster’s Hall, Hard Rock Cafe’ in Philadelphia, the demo of St. Louis, and now Temple’s Ras Kitchen!

Ras kitchen brings a taste of Jamaica locally from food to entertainment.
Known to deliver good food, good music, and good vibes. Ras kitchen plans to bring people together through food and music with this year’s Unity Fest. Look forward to enjoying music, multicultural food, even a retail experience. Alex may be the first artist owner Norris Barr brings to Temple, TX. However, he will not be the last!

Ras kitchen plans to offer an escape from your normal routine. Enjoy this newly renovated historical venue that offers and luxury experience with a down-to-earth environment. Bring your family and a friend to discover what Ras Kitchen has to offer. The menu is completely authentic while offering something for everyone. Ras kitchen offers daily specials, community discounts, catering, and more! If you are a coffee lover enjoy Jamaican’s own Blue Mountain coffee, wine indulgers can sip classic Jamaican win options of Stone Ginger and Red Label wine. While others enjoy a smooth ledger of the island’s favorite Beer Red Stripe. Enjoy these Jamaican favorites paired with aromatic flavors from the jerk, curry too brown-stew.

Get your lawn chairs ready, grab your family, plan a group outing and visit Downtown Temple, TX Friday, October 22nd.

The event begins at 4 pm, kids under 12 and seniors above 65 years old get in free! Early bird specials happening now!! Visit Ras Kitchen locally at 17 s. Main St. Temple, TX. For more details, text organizer Emilie Wright at 254-589-5621.


West Temple Oktoberfest

This free event is family and dog-friendly! There will be a farmers market, bounce house, face painting, live music, food trucks, beers and wine, and so much more! Stop by the Westfield Market at 73737 Honeysuckle Dr.  to check out this awesome event!