Continuing traditions make the Town of Prosper a special community! Several community initiatives and events are hosted in Prosper throughout the year. Check back periodically to see what’s new!
Prosper Christmas Festival Moves to Frontier Park for 2017!
The Prosper Christmas Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 3-6pm, at Frontier Park. The festival is an annual Prosper tradition! This welcoming event brings together families, neighbors and friends to celebrate the joys of the Christmas season. You are invited to come and enjoy a day of community fun, as a break from holiday obligations!
Welcome Texas Health Prosper, as 2017 Title Sponsor!
The festival features numerous attractions, such as shopping, food trucks, petting zoo, trackless train, inflatables, toddler rides, balloon artist, mechanical rides, rock wall and gaming truck. Always popular, the Community Stage will come alive with performances by local school children, organizations and musicians. Of course, Santa Claus will be in his workshop, awaiting the children!
The prelude to the festival is the Prosper Rotary Club and Lions Club Christmas parade. Entry fees benefit Cops for a Claus, an effort of the Prosper Police Department that helps those in need during the Christmas season. For parade information, please contact The Prosper Rotary Club.
The vendor applications (links below) contain details about booth set-up and dismantle, deadlines and fees, and rules and regulations. Businesses and organizations, as well as vendors offering items for sale, are encouraged to reserve space today as Merchant Vendors. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis.
It is generous sponsors who provide the vital resources needed to host this popular event! Various levels of support are available.
IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge
Prosper earned the title of “Healthiest Small Community in Texas” in 2016 and 2017 by winning the IT’S TIME Texas Community Challenge in both years!
From January through March 2017, more than 23,500 Texans, representing roughly 330 communities, registered for the Challenge, exercised more and tracked their workouts, ate healthier, organized group and community health events, and encouraged their friends, family, colleagues, and fellow community members to join them in demonstrating their commitment to healthier cities and a healthier state.
From the more than 70 Texas mayors and the schools, businesses, local non-profits, faith-based organizations, which lead thousands of healthy activities, participants from all over the Lone Star State stepped up to demonstrate that the health of their communities matter. A healthy community is more prosperous, and working together makes living healthy easier for all Texans.
Town of Prosper leaders, including the Town Council, business and church leaders, were instrumental in garnering support for the Challenge. Mayor Smith filmed a video to kick off the contest and continued to encourage residents throughout the three month initiative.
In January, 2017, Prosper conducted a Health & Wellness Fair (a sanctioned event of the Community Challenge) in partnership with the Prosper ISD. The all day event was held at Prosper High School and open to the community. More than 60 vendors were on hand to provide information and answer questions about health and wellness.
Prosper Fishing Derby
Prosper’s annual Fishing Derby is held in February at the pond at Frontier Park. Prizes in numerous categories are awarded to boys and girls at the culmination of the event.
Fish are provided by the Town of Prosper and the pond is stocked in advance by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with mostly rainbow trout. The Derby is a catch-and-keep event for trout only, with a limit of 10 fish per person. Officials encourage catch-and-release for other species.
The Fishing Derby is a wonderful family event for the entire community. Plan to come to Frontier Park and join the fun!
Prosper Annual Spring Clean Day
The annual spring clean-up event, hosted by the Town and Progressive Waste Solutions, Inc., is an opportunity for residents bring in items for disposal and recycling, such as e-waste (electronics, TVs, computers, monitors, etc), cardboard, paper to shred, metal, tree and yard waste, and miscellaneous bulk items. Free of charge to all residents.
This annual event celebrates the onset of fall and Prosper’s small-town traditions! Families gather at Frontier Park the first Saturday in September to enjoy complementary food and fun attractions! In 2017, the picnic featured pony rides, petting zoo, DJ, laser tag, carnival rides, joust, basketball, football, game truck and several inflatables. More than 600 people enjoyed the day meeting and greeting neighbors, the Town Council and Prosper-based non-profit organizations.
Hot dogs were provided by Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church and served by members of the Town Council; and drinks were provided by Prosper United Methodist Church.
Keeping in tradition, Bethlehem Place conducted its “Hunger is No Picnic” food drive at the picnic. Residents and guests brought canned goods to place in collection bins for their favorite school, helping that school win the travelling trophy. Folsom Elementary School had the most donations. Cornerstone Assistance Network also collected new socks which will be donated to local children during their Christmas campaign.
National Night Out
Along with traditional displays of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, Town of Prosper neighborhoods have participated in a variety of events over the years that have included block parties, cook outs, visits from local police, fire department and Town officials, contests, and youth programs. Participating in National Night Out is an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our efforts to maintain a safe community.