Special Events

Gallatin Parks and Recreation aims to inspire a strong feeling of community with more than 50 events every year. To get in on the excitement, explore our upcoming events and mark your calendar for these recurring festivities.


Fishing Derby Form

Kids Fishing Derby with WSM 650 AM - Home of the Grand Ole Opry 2019


 Will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2019 kids (ages 5-16) may participate in a free fishing derby at Lock 4 Point Park,Gallatin TN.

Note: Register by July 12th to receive a goody bag.

WSM 650 AM-Home of the Grand Ole Opry is excited to team up with Gallatin Parks and Recreation and various country artists for the 30th Annual FREE Fishing Derby on June 8th, during CMA week.  Pop-up live Shows, tailgating, and more during CMA FEST WEEKEND!  The event will be hosted by WSM's own, Devon O'Day, with special guests stopping by throughout the morning.  There will be food trucks and food vendors on site and other fun activities for the whole family!

Pumpkin Splash

The Sunday before Halloween, your K-5th grader can dive for a pumpkin in GCC’s indoor pool. After retrieving his or her pumpkin, pumpkin decorating and swimming begins! The whole family is welcome to participate.
2018 Pumpkin Splash is Oct. 28th.
Click here for Registration Form.
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Pawpalooza Poster 2019

Pawpalooza Pet Festival

This festival is Gallatin's own tribute to pet ownership. Starting off the day with a Fun Walk. We have LIVE music all throughout the event and this year we have added new competitions. Again we have the Pup Strut costume contest and new this year are the Disc Catch, and Most Unique Trick contest.
It is a fun day with furry friends, vendors, live music and most of all FUN!
All proceeds from this event help the City of Gallatin build the Miracle Park playground. For information call 615-451-5911 and registration for all contests will be held the morning of the event at 10:00am.
To apply to be a vendor click HERE

Turkey Run

The first Saturday in November join us for our Turkey Run! This will be a 5K race and a Fun Walk which will raise money for the Miracle Park planned for 6 acres at Triple Creek park. This all-inclusive park will include a ball field, pedal park and playground.  Don't forget there is also a costume contest too.
Register for the Nov. 2, 2019 TURKEY RUN at ACTIVE.COM or register in-person now at the Gallatin Civic Center.

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Christmas Harvest Craft Show

A long time tradition in the city of Gallatin. This craft extravaganza is always held the third Saturday in November, shop and mingle at GCC’s Christmas Harvest Craft Show. It’s a local tradition you don’t want to miss. *New vendors can start submitting their booth applications in mid-August.

Elves Holiday Workshop

One Saturday in early December  join the Civic Center Elves for some fun and make a holiday craft to take home and put on your tree! Kids will also receive a doughnut and hot cocoa right before the Gallatin Christmas Parade. The fun starts at 9 a.m. Registration click here.

2018 ELVES
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Letter From Santa

Mid-November through mid-December, your child can sign up to receive a personal letter from Santa! Drop by the GCC to let Santa’s elves know you’d like to join in the fun. Deadline is Monday, Dec.10th, 2018.
Click here for Santa Letter Form.

Helpful Resources

For more info on above events, email Page Jackson.