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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Christmas on the Cumberland returns to McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The banks of the Cumberland River will once again be lit with over a million dazzling lights as Christmas on the Cumberland, presented by Blue Cord Realty, returns to McGregor Park Riverwalk.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Handmade Holidays kicks off the holiday season

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – ‘Tis the season as Clarksville Parks & Recreation hosts its annual, two-day, Handmade Holiday event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. Over 60 vendors will be in a...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Halloween at Fort Defiance returns Oct. 29

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror! Fort Defiance will be hosting its annual Halloween at the Fort from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The event is open to all ages but recommended for ages 8 and ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Winners announced for 2021 Barbeque Bash

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee – The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department hosted Clarksville’s fifth annual Clarksville Barbeque Bash on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The Barbecue Bash featured a barbecue...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

2021 BBQ Bash fires up October 9

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host its annual BBQ Bash from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The event is presented by Blue Cord Realty and TriStar Beverage of Clarksville...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Cardboard boat Regatta returns to Riverfest

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Registration is open for the annual Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta sponsored by Water Dogs Scuba & Safety LLC. The event will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. 

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

City seeks input on plan for neighborhood park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department wants citizens to offer ideas about amenities to be included in the soon-to-be-developed Beech Street Park in the New Providence neighborhood.

That discussion will get underwa...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Fortification expert to speak at Fort Defiance

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host a new event, The Bones of Fort Defiance, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. No registration or fees are required.

John R. Weaver II, a fortification expert, will provide ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Generation Radio to headline Riverfest 2021

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Generation Radio, a supergroup featuring legendary musicians from Rascal Flatts, Journey and Chicago, will be the featured act at the 33rd annual Riverfest celebration at McGregor Park.

This year’s festival, back af...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Billy Dunlop Park to close temporarily for Scout event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Billy Dunlop Park will be closed August 4-6 to accommodate a Scout event. The park will reopen at noon on August 6.

The Blueway access point will be closed during this event. Robert Clark Park and its access point also will b...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Predator decoys battle geese at Liberty Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Liberty Park is a great place for picnics, exercise, playtime, and to enjoy nature, but the geese that typically migrate in and out of the area are making the park their full-time home and causing problems for park patrons a...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

City to host Independence Day celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will present its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3 at Liberty Park. The free event will include a live concert, activities and a fireworks show.

Liberty Park will open at 5 p.m. w...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Movies in the Park returns June 12 with ‘Sing’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation announces its second Movies in the Park event of the season presented by Kyrstin Frate with Keller Williams. 

“Sing” will be shown on Saturday, June 12 at Herita...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Liberty Park Pond to close for Fishing Rodeo

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Youth Fishing Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 12 at the Liberty Park pond. Effective Friday, June 4, the pond will be closed to public fishing in preparation for the event. ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2021

Queen City Road Race winners announced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Queen City Road Race returned as an in-person event on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.

The race, which is traditionally held at Austin Peay State University, changed venues and featured a 10K, 5K, and one-mile ro...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.

The event, which is traditionally held at Austin Peay State University, will change venues and feature a 1...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Fort Defiance to host Civil War Medical Display

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host its annual Civil War Medical display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

This free, educational event is open to the...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Clarksville Downtown Market opens May 15

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After being voted the 2020 No. 1 Market in America by the American Farmland Trust, the Clarksville Downtown Market will have its 2021 grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Public Square. The first 1,000 guests will ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ever wondered what 19th century life was like? Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host March to the Past  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 to give you a glimpse into that time.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Riverfest applications being accepted

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville’s 33rd annual Riverfest will return to an in-person event Sept. 9-11. Applications for vendors, entertainers, artists and more are being accepted at ClarksvilleRiverfest.com through June 11....

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Fun with Fido returns to Liberty Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Have a dog that loves to socialize? Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host Fun with Fido, presented by Riley’s Pet Market, from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. on May 8 at King’s Run Bark Park in Liberty Park.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Mayor's Summer Night Lights seeks partners

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking organizations and volunteers for the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, an annual program that provides purposeful, positive and popular activities for young people.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Movies in the Park to return

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation has announced the return of Movies in the Park, presented by Kyrstin Frate of Keller Williams Realty. The popular event series is set to feature a movie each month at dusk from May through ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City to celebrate new Red River East Trailhead

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will celebrate National Trails Day by hosting a grand opening of the new Red River East Trailhead from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24 at 820 Kraft Street.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Riverboat to dock at McGregor Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The American Duchess riverboat will dock at the McGregor Park boat ramp on Sunday, April 11 and depart on Tuesday, April 13 as part of a private cruise along the Cumberland River. River access via the boat ramp will be tempo...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Clarksville to assist ‘Plant a Tree for Tennessee’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville is partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Council to help distribute bare-root seedlings for the “Plant a Tree for Tennessee” event from 9 a.m. to noon at Edith Pettus Park on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City tennis facilities receive USTA Tennessee grant

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Swan Lake Tennis Complex at 2002 Sanders Road received significant equipment upgrades thanks to a $10,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association Tennessee that will be split between the City of Clarksville and A...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Filmmakers sought for Clarksville Film Festival

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Do you dream of being a Hollywood director? Do you have a talent for cinematography? Clarksville Parks and Recreation is looking for you and your team to compete in the Clarksville Film Festival, sponsored...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

2021 Christmas Parade returns December 4

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Floats and participants will grace the roads of historic downtown this holiday season as the 2021 Clarksville Christmas Parade returns to its original format on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m.

Planning for the annual Christmas parade is underway, with regi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

City relaxes mask requirement

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Effective today, the City of Clarksville will no longer require employees or visitors to wear masks inside City facilities after local medical and government officials confirmed in a meeting yesterday a steady downward trend of COVID-19 cases in Clarksvil...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

City Mayor’s Message: Veterans Day

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Today, we celebrate and recognize the men and women who served, and continue to serve, our nation with honor and distinction. These patriots are our greatest strength; they represent the best of us, as they have dedicated their lives to the defense of our...

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