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.

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2020 Kids Fishing Derby is Canceled. But, here is what happened last year.

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.

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. 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.
2020 Pumpkin Splash is Sunday Oct. 25th 1pm - 5pm.

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Pawpalooza Pet Festival

2020 is the third anniversary of this festival which is Gallatin's own tribute to pet ownership. We have LIVE music all throughout the event, food trucks and vendors galore for you and your furry friend. So mark your calendar for September 26th, 2020 to come visit this fun filled event for you and your pet. All proceeds from this event help the City of Gallatin build the Miracle Park playground.
For information call 615-451-5911
To apply to be a 2020 vendor click HERE
If you are bringing your pet click HERE for your form (required). 
Give a listen to our friends at MIX 92.9 and come see them at Pawpalooza this Saturday! https://mix929.com/pawpalooza/

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. We start our run at the Gallatin Civic Center and run through the scenic Triple Creek Park and finish back at the civic center. It is a fun event for all ages. Don't forget there is also a costume contest too.
Register for the Nov. 2, 2019 TURKEY RUN HERE. Registration is now open!

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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. 2020 Christmas Harvest Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 21st.
Please email Page Jackson at page.jackson@gallatintn.gov

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.

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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.9th, 2020.
Click here for Santa Letter Form.

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For more info on above events, email Page Jackson.