Events & Activities

The City of Apopka Recreation Division is proud to host many fun-filled special events and activities throughout the year!  

Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting,  December 1st, 2018

The City of Apopka welcomes you to join us Saturday December 1st, for our annual Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting event as we light up the Park. Train rides, face painting, food vendors, Florida snowfall, performances by local schools and special guest Santa will join us for pictures. Event runs from 4-8pm, Tree lighting will take place between 6-6:30pm. Kit Land Nelson park. Free, Family event.

​Apopka Food Truck Roundup, December 6th

5:30-9PM at Kit Land Nelson Park
Join us for a night in the park for some delicious foods.
Food Truck lineup varies each month.

Holiday Christmas Parade, 

December 8th

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka Presents the 42nd Annual Apopka Christmas parade, themed for 2018, "An Old Fashioned Christmas."

The parade kicks off Saturday, December 8th at 10 a.m.
Parade Route runs northbound on Park Avenue from First United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road.

Sign up now to be a part of this holiday tradition. Applications can be obtained thru the Sertoma Club by calling 407-886-4331. Application entry forms are due by November 20 or before all 100 parade positions are filled.

Apopka BBQ Showdown, February 8th-9th, 2019 

The BBQ competition will take place on Friday February 8th, and the event will run Saturday February 9th from 11-6PM.

Join us as everything BBQ meets in the park, live entertainment on the amphitheater stage from 11am-5pm, live demonstrations, BBQ food vendors & merchants.

People’s choice tasting from 11:15am-2pm, Chili Cook-off tasting from 3-5pm. BBQ awards on stage at 5pm.

We are currently accepting BBQ vendors for the following categories, BBQ food vendors, grills, sauces, knives, equipment, jerky, merchandise, and some general vendors!

Interested vendors can contact Carolyn Ray [email protected] or complete the BBQ vendor form (found at and submit for approval.

For FBA BBQ competition information please visit and search Apopka BBQ, FBA Association.

For Additional Information, please contact the Recreation Department at 407-703-1642.