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Special events throughout the year are coordinated to provide fitness and leisure activities to all segments of the population. From fitness events like the Queen City Road Race, Clarksville Sportsfest, and the 50+ Olympics to family and leisure events like the Family Campout, Clarksville Downtown Market, and Christmas on the Cumberland - there is always something everyone can enjoy!

Click here to view our event calendar.  Be sure to check back often for new and upcoming events!


Food Vendor Information

The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of events throughout the year. These events allow us to offer a variety of opportunities for vendors to participate and get more involved in the community.

We offer events for every season and attempt to cater to the diverse population in Clarksville by offering new and unique experiences to catch everyone’s interest!

Applications will be posted online below, on the individual event pages to the left, and on Facebook on each Special Event’s page.

Applications are not be posted until closer to each event date.

Click Here to go over the Food Vendor requirements and additional information.

See below for information on Clarksville Parks and Recreation's upcoming Events!


Food Truck Fridays

APPLICATION OPENS: February 12th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 6th, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Food Truck Fridays Application.

Food Trucks will be taking over McGregor Park during lunch hours every Friday from May 11th-June 29th, and the Downtown Market on Saturday July 21st and September 22nd from 8am-1pm.

McGregor Park Dates
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm
- May 11th, 2018
- May 18th, 2018
- May 25th, 2018
- June 1st, 2018
- June 8th, 2018
- June 15th, 2018
- June 22nd, 2018
- June 29th, 2018

Downtown Market Dates
Saturdays, 8am-1pm
- July, 21st 2018
- September 22nd, 2018

Vendor Fees
- $30 per event date
- Full Season Discount Rate: $200 if vendors sign up for all 10 dates at the beginning of the season ($20 per event date)

Bicycle Takeover

APPLICATION OPENS: February 5th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30th, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Bicycle Takeover Application.

In celebration of National Bike month, bicycles are taking over Liberty Park! Park goers can participate in free bicycle rides, organized group rides, scavenger hunts, and bike safety workshops.

Date: May 12th, 2018, 10am-1pm

Location: Liberty Park (near Dog Park)

Vendor Fee: Free!


Clarksville Downtown Market

APPLICATION OPENS: January 22nd, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16th, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Downtown Market Application.

This weekly open-air market features local farmers and artisans who offer fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. Enjoy live music, meet our market mascot, “Corny the Cob” and experience special events on select market days.

Dates:
May 26, 2018 8am-1pm Every Saturday except for Sept. 8th.
Last Day: October 13th.

Location: City Hall Parking Lot)

Vendor Fee:  Full Time: $700   |  Daily: $45/Day


Movies in the Park

APPLICATION OPENS: December 15th, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Movies in the Park Application.

Enjoy movies on the big screen outside in our parks! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and come hungry as we will have at least two food vendors on site to provide the perfect meal to accompany the movie.

Dates and Locations
- Saturday, May 26, 2018- Heritage Park
- Saturday, June 9th, 2018- Heritage Park
- Saturday, June 23rd, 2018- Heritage Park
- Saturday, July 14th, 2018- Heritage Park
- Saturday, August 18th, 2018- Liberty Park
- Saturday, September 22nd, 2018- Liberty Park
- Saturday, October 13th, 2018- Liberty Park
Vendor Fees: $50 per Movie

Independence Day Celebration

APPLICATION OPENS: February 19th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1st, 2018

Celebrate our nation’s independence with great food, live music as part of our Liberty Live concert series, and family friendly activities followed by Clarksville’s largest fireworks display at 9:30PM.

Date: July 3rd, 2018

Location: Liberty Park

Vendor Fee: $75


Road to Riverfest

APPLICATION OPENS: January 1st, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1st, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Road to Riverfest Application.

Enjoy live music at this outdoor concert series featuring local musicians. Beer and food will be available for purchase on site.

Dates and Locations
- Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
- Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Location: Liberty Park Amphitheater

Vendor Fee: $100 per concert


Riverfest

APPLICATION OPENS: May 1st, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1st, 2018

Riverfest is an annual three-day music and arts festival held in Clarksville, Tennessee along the banks of the Cumberland River. This FREE event features delicious food, activities for kids of all ages and multiple stages of live entertainment. Other fun activities include the Riverfest Regatta, Rally on the Cumberland, and much more!

Dates and Locations
- Friday, September 7th, 2018 (5pm-10pm)
- Saturday, September 8th, 2018 (10am-11pm)

Location: McGregor Park

Vendor Fee: $150 + 28% of revenue


Clarksville BBQ Bash

APPLICATION OPENS: January 1st, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 11th, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Clarksville BBQ Bash Application.

Come watch teams from near and far compete to see who has the best BBQ! Enjoy live music, inflatables, a dunking booth, corn hole tournament and more. BBQ will be available for purchase from local BBQ restaurants.

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center & Liberty Park

Vendor Fee: $150


Fright on Franklin

APPLICATION OPENS: January 23rd, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 22nd, 2018

Click Here to fill our your Fright on Franklin Application.

Join us for a free, family-friendly event featuring safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, and much more in Historic Downtown Clarksville!

Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018 (3pm-6pm)

Location: Downtown Clarksville

Vendor Fee: $100


Handmade Holidays

APPLICATION OPENS: August 15th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 28th, 2018

This two-day, indoor craft show features fine art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more. Find unique, handmade gifts or treat yourself to something special. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for (and more!) at Handmade Holidays.

Dates
- Saturday, November 10th, 2018 (9pm-4pm)
- Sunday, November 11th, 2018 (12pm-4pm)

Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center

Vendor Fee: $100


Christmas on the Cumberland

APPLICATION OPENS: September 15th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1st, 2018

The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is sure to create lasting memories this holiday season as thousands experience the captivating displays of over two million lights!

Dates
- Grand Opening (5pm-7pm): Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
- Craft Nights (6pm-8pm): Saturday, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd

Location: McGregor Park

Vendor Fee: $15 per event date

Last updated: 2/18/2018 5:26:11 PM