Special Events and Activities

The Town of Prosper is special! Community initiatives, events, and programs are offered by the Town throughout the year.  You are invited!

Prosper Christmas Festival – December 4, 2021

The Prosper Christmas Festival is the Town’s signature event! Plan to join us for this Prosper tradition, to experience our unique holiday spirit and celebrate community! Enjoyed by thousands of families each year, the event is free of charge and hosted on the grounds of Prosper Town Hall.

The festival typically features Santa’s Workshop; Kids’ Christmas Shoppe, with proceeds benefitting the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund; Community Stage performances; Kid Zone with rides and games; Community Tree Lighting; horse drawn carriage rides; shopping; unique food items for sale; talented artisans; demonstrations from local artists and performers;  and fireworks!

The prelude to the festival is the Prosper Rotary Club Christmas parade. For parade information, please contact The Prosper Rotary Club.

Light the Night! 2021

Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest for Homes and Businesses

Prosper always celebrates Christmas as a community! The Prosper Light Up the Night! contest, presented by Parks and Recreation in the month of December, is open to all Prosper residents and businesses. The contest showcases the best Christmas lights and decorations in town. Top entries earn bragging rights, a yard sign and a cash prize! A map of entries is available to serve as a driving guide.

Entry Form

Deadline for contest entries:  December 13, 2021

Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Best Commercial/Business Display
  • Best Norman Rockwell Display (best traditional)
  • Best “Reason for the Season”
  • Best Use of Animation (choreographed lights and music that bring the display to life)
  • The Clark Griswold Award (excessive use of outdoor lighting and decoration)
  • Spirit of Prosper Award

Mayor’s Fitness Challenge

The annual Mayor’s Fitness Challenge typically kicks off each year in January and runs through April.  Residents are invited to get energized with Mayor Ray Smith and the Parks and Recreation Department for the annual challenge! In 2021, participants were encouraged to walk or run at least 100 miles or bike at least 300 miles in 90 days. Participants who turned in a completed tracking sheet of logged miles received a complimentary t-shirt and an entry into the Fitbit drawing.

Prosper Annual Spring Clean Up

The annual spring clean-up event, hosted by the Town and Community Waste Disposal. The event 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. Details on the annual Spring Clean Up are made available on the Town of Prosper Utility Billing website here.

Prosper Fishing Derby

The annual Prosper Fishing Derby is free of charge and offers fishing fun for the whole family! Prizes are awarded in age categories for those age 14 and under.

Typically, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) grants the Town of Prosper an exemption to the fishing license and any stamp requirement for the duration of the Fishing Derby for those who fish or volunteer for the event. The pond is stocked in advance by the TPWD, with mostly rainbow trout. The Prosper Fishing Derby is a catch-and-keep event for trout only, with a limit of five per person. Derby officials encourage catch-and-release.

Celebrate Prosper in the Park:  Sept. 25, 2021

Join us for music under the stars!

The beautiful Frontier Park serves as the perfect venue for this outdoor event. Bring a blanket and picnic and settle in for the blues and jazz sounds of The HalftonesFingerprints; and Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings! Lawn seating  will be open throughout the evening.

Join us for Celebrate Prosper and plan to kick back and relax with the Town Council, neighbors and friends! We will be celebrating the awesome community spirit in Prosper!

The event is hosted free of charge due to the support and contributions of Sponsors and Community Partners. Thank you to Title Sponsor CoServ and Stage Sponsor Stacey Zimmerman, Realtor and also to our Community Event PartnersProsper Kroger, Preston Road; Lighthouse Church; Prosper Ladies Association; and Prosper United Methodist Church. .

Champion Tree Contest

The annual Champion Tree Contest is a fun contest to support urban forestry within the Town.  Prosper residents are challenged to search their properties and Prosper parks to find the largest Cottonwood tree in town. The winner of the contest is announced in the fall at the Prosper Arbor Day Celebration and a commemorative plaque is placed near the tree.

Prosper Fall Tree Tour – Nov. 4, 2021

Come out to Whitley Place Park for a fun, informative look at Prosper’s native trees!  The tour is designed as a fun, leisurely evening stroll to for adults and families with children of all ages. Youngsters are encouraged to join the Tree Tour as an early introduction to the importance of planting and maintaining trees.

Please arrive before 5:30 p.m. and meet the group in the parking lot. Wear your comfortable shoes and get ready to talk trees! Parks and Recreation staff will serve as tour guides.

Prosper Arbor Day Celebration:  Nov. 6, 2021

The Prosper Arbor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Prosper Town Hall. Participants are asked to gather on the north side of the parking lot.

The fun morning will include a proclamation by Mayor Ray Smith and tree plantings by Parks and Recreation staff, with assistance from Prosper Scouts:   Girl Scout Troop 8415, Girls Scout Troop 1325, and Boy Scout Troop 365. Staff will also provide instruction and guidance on proper tree planting techniques to the group.

The annual Prosper Arbor Day Celebration brings focus to Prosper’s dedication to community forestry.  The Town recognizes that trees enhance the quality of life in Prosper and staff is dedicated to the proper care and management of  these precious resources.

If you have questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that takes place throughout the community. It is a community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity for police and neighbors to be together under positive circumstances. Learn more about how we celebrate National Night Out in Prosper here.