Events & Activities

The City of Apopka is proud to provide the community with various family fun community events throughout the year. Listed below are the events we have scheduled for 2019.

​Apopka Food Truck Roundup, February 7th, 2019 

5:30-9PM at Kit Land Nelson Park
Join us for a night in the park for some delicious foods and live entertainment from Off the Charts!
Trucks featured this month: Crepe Company, Treehouse Truck, Korean BBQ Taco Box, Monsta Lobsta, Grandma's BBQ, TJs Seafood Shack, Kona Dog, Mission Tacos, Chicken Waffle Grill, beer & wine from Traditions event service and design.
Food truck lineup varies each month.

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

Who is ready for some BBQ? Join the City of Apopka Saturday February 9th from 11am-6pm at the Northwest Recreation Complex for some barbecuing fun!

Live music from the Cumberland Gap band 11am-5pm, kids zone, BBQ food vendors & merchants, pulled pork people’s choice tasting from 11:15am-2pm, Chili Cook-off tasting from 3-5pm. Free Family event, Food and drink available for purchase!

Thanks to our sponsors, Sonny's BBQ, Giant Recreation World and the City of Apopka.

The Florida BBQ Association competition will begin on Friday, February 8th and continue throughout the day Saturday, February 9th, The SCA steak competition will take place Friday night. The awards ceremony for all categories will take place at 5pm Saturday on the amphitheater stage.

For competition information, (pulled pork people's choice, chili cook off & the steak competition) please contact John Hanson at [email protected]

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.

Apopka's Health & Fitness Fair, April 13th 2019

Fran Carlton Center, 9am-12pm
Join the City of Apopka as we welcome you to the 12th annual "Health & Fitness Fair".  We will have many organizations on site to help promote the importance of health and fitness. Health screenings, informative lectures, exercise and safety demos, refreshments & prize drawings. For more information please contact Glendine @ 407-703-1741.  Free Admission.

2019 Health & Fitness Fair event flyer

Easter Eggstravaganza, April 20th 2019

Northwest Recreation Complex
5K Rabbit Run, 7:30am, registration is required.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00am Sharp
Various age groups hunt for Easter eggs.

Registration own for the Rabbit Run 5K, Click here to register!

PDF download the Rabbit Run 5K & Easter Eggstravaganza

Apopka Proud Concert, May 4th 2019

Apopka Amphitheater
Please check back, more information coming soon!  

Caribbean Festival, June 2019

Kit Land Nelson Park
More information coming soon!

FIREWORKS on the Fourth, July 4th 2019

Apopka Amphitheater, 7-9pm (gates open at 6:30)
Live Bands, food and drink vendors, kids zone and fireworks to cap off the night!  

First Responders 5K Race, September 14th 2019

Northwest Recreation Complex, 7:30am

Hometown Halloween in the Park, October 26th 2019

Kit Land Nelson Park
Kids trick or treat around the park, costume contest, games, face painting and movie in the park.

Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland, December 1st 2019

Kit Land Nelson Park

Download a PDF version of the 2019 City of Apopka event calendar.

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