Special Events

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Breakfast with Santa

The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The event will start at 9am-11am at the 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 closed). Cost is $10 per person, for more information email Tracy or call 407-905-3180.

Jolly Jamboree & Tree Lighting

The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host it’s annual Jolly Jamboree & Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 4-9pm.  The event features the countdown to the tree lighting, Santa’s Village, a kids zone, special guest, and much more. This is a free event. For more information contact Adrian Dorsey.  

Dog Parade

The Parks & Recreation Department will host its first Holiday Dog Parade on December 10th at 4pm. For more information or to register email Adrian Dorsey or call 407-905-3180
Holiday Sing-Off Contest

Showcase your talents during the Ocoee Holiday Sing-Off contest. The contest starts at 4:30pm on December 10th. To register for the event email Debra Reason-Kerkhoff. For more information about the contest call 407-905-3180.


Highlighting Ocoee

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meet 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 2021 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 take a drive around town or maybe just a walk in your neighborhood to see the lights.  The following areas/subdivisions were awarded with a sign

Subdivisions - Street, Avenue, Court

Awarded
  • Windermere Grove
    • Plantation
  • Rose Hill
    • Floribunda
    • Pristine
    • Misty Meadows
  • The Hammocks
    • Wine berry
    • Blue Spruce
    • Coastal
  • Admiral Pointe
    • Lancer
    • Keaton
    • Chauncey
  • Sleepy Harbor
    • Miller court
    • S. Lakeshore
  • Prima Vista
    • Sabinal
    • Aldama
    • Palomas
    • Geneva
  • Lake Olympia
    • Lake Olympia
    • Hawthorne

  • Brentwood Heights
    • Wanda Street
    • Flewelling Avenue
    • Lukay Street
  • Brentwood
    • Ridgefield Avenue
    • Sullivan Avenue
  • Silver Glen
    • Sterling Lake Drive
    • Glen Haven Circle
    • Woodson Avenue
    • Center Street
  • Twin Lakes
    • Russell Drive
  • Little Spring Hill
    • Spring Foot Street
    • Fort Collins Court
  • Engle Ridge
    • Licaria Drive
  • Peach Lake Manor
    • Lady Avenue
    • Wurst Road
    • Jamela Drive
    • Cardinal Street
    • Russell Drive


Big Orange Games

The Parks and Recreation Department  Annual Big Orange Games event is canceled. 

The goal of the Big Oranges Games is to provide physically challenged youth and adults with an opportunity to participate in an annual sporting event where they can show that ‘disabled’ does not mean ‘unable’.

Last year, participants ranging from 5 to 25 years old with cerebral palsy, spinal lesions, blindness, les autres, amputees and autism competed in the games. Friends, family, volunteers and staff were on hand to support the athletes who competed in track and field events such as the 40, 60, and 100 yard dash, club throw, discus, shot put, softball throw, and long jump. An awards ceremony was held at the end of the competition to present the athletes with Big Orange Games medals.

For more information on the Big Orange Games, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.

Block Party

The Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Ocoee Music Festival is introducing a Block party and Concert with a local artist and vendors on McKey Street.

Join us May 2023 starting at 6pm. Come out for live music, food trucks, and family friendly activities. For more information contact Adrian Dorsey.

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 11th Annual 5K on TBD, 2023 starting at 7:30am. There will 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 contact 407-905-3180. 

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

Join the Parks and Recreation Department on TBD for our Glow in the Dark Egg hunt. We will also have a glow zone, crafts, and other exciting games. All participants must register prior to the event. Registration is full!  Space will be limited!

Breakfast with the Bunny

The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on TBD from 9am – 11am. The event will be held at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. Breakfast includes a chicken biscuit, doughnuts, fruit, juice, and coffee. Registration is full.

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 10am – 11am. Registration is full! . Cost is $7 per person, for more information at 407-905-3180.

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

The Parks and Recreation Department will host its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on TBD from 11am – 1pm. This event is free. There will be an egg hunt, exciting games, crafts, and of course an appearance by the Easter Bunny. For more information contact 407-905-3180.

Family Recreation Day 

The Parks and Recreation Department will host Family Recreation Day on Saturday, July 23. The event will be at the Jim Beech Recreation Center and Family Aquatic Center from 11am-2pm. For more information call 407-905-3180

At this year's Family Recreation Day, Greater Vision Enterprise will hold their 2nd 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 23, from 11am-2pm for food, fun, and entertainment for the entire family. 

 Halloween Howl Night

The parks and Recreation Department will host Trunk or Treat on TBD from 6pm-9pm. The event will include a Glow Hunt, games and contests. See the schedule for times. For more information contact us at 407-905-3180

The Parks & Recreation Department will also be hosting a pumpkin carving contest on TBD all submissions must be in by 5pm day of the event. 

Special Thanks

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. 

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteers, City of Ocoee Police, the West Orange Girls Club, The West Orange Seniors for their contributions.