Gardner Parks and Recreation offers a diverse lineup of special events throughout the year ranging from movies in the park, camping at Cornerstone Park, to the best fireworks show in the KC Metro area, the July 4th Celebration. In the fall, we have two exciting events which captured the Kansas Recreation and Park Association Award of Excellence for Innovative Program: The Smoke on the Trails BBQ Competition and the Grand Slam Craft Beer/Wine Festival. In October, Boo Bash is one big Halloween party in the park which has become a Gardner tradition. Also, enjoy our annual holiday events in November and December. Check out all the fantastic events below. We can't wait to see you out in the parks!
**For all events at the pool, Gardner Aquatic Center, please click here: Gardner Aquatic Center Special Events
Gardner Parks & Recreation Special Events
- Music and Movies in the Park Series
- Kids Fishing Derby
- Walk and Read Weekend Event
- Smoke on the Trails BBQ Competition
- Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival
- Mother-Son Wild West Roundup
- Breakfast with Santa
- Mayor's Holiday Home Decorating Contest
- Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt
- Santa's Workshop
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