Special Events and Activities

The Town of Prosper is special! We host numerous community events for residents, free of charge, throughout the year.

Paws on Broadway: Sept. 10, 2022, 1-4 p.m.

Plan to bring your pup downtown to enjoy ball pits, mini pools, obstacle courses, paw painting, and competitions! Yes, expect a Doggy Dance Off and Puppy Chow Down!

Exhibits will be onsite featuring dog treats, dog trainers, dog spa/resorts, animal clinics, and the Collin County Animal Shelter.

For Series event details, please visit discoverdowntownprosper.org.

Moonlight Movie: Sept. 24, 2022, 7-10 p.m.

In response to concerns about excessive heat, the Moonlight Movie, originally set for August 13, was rescheduled to September 24.

The final event in the Discover Downtown Series is the Moonlight Movie! Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on September 24, Prosper Town Hall will become an activity center with strolling movie characters (Mirabel and Isabela!), lawn games, balloon artists, shaved ice, and popcorn!  The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. with the showing of Disney’s Encanto. Please bring chairs or blankets for the family to enjoy the show!

Parking will be available on the north side of Town Hall, 250 W. First Street. Please enter the event site from Main Street.

For Series event details, please visit discoverdowntownprosper.org.

Celebrate Prosper – Oct. 8, 2022

An event to enjoy music under the stars!

The beautiful Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway, is the perfect venue for this outdoor event featuring blues and jazz bands. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket for a relaxing evening of music under the stars. In 2021, the crowd enjoyed the sounds of The HalftonesFingerprints; and Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings! Lawn seating was open throughout the evening.

At Celebrate Prosper,  residents mingle with the Town Council, neighbors and friends to celebrate the the awesome community spirit in Prosper!

The event is hosted free of charge due to the support and contributions of Sponsors and Community Partners.

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

Champion Tree Contest: Sept.15 – Oct. 15, 2022

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

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

Prosper Arbor Day Celebration:  Nov. 5, 2022

The Prosper Arbor Day Celebration is a fun morning that typically includes a proclamation by the Mayor and tree plantings by Parks and Recreation staff, with assistance from Prosper Scouts. In 2021, scouts included Girl Scout Troop 8415, Girls Scout Troop 1325, and Boy Scout Troop 365. Staff also provides  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.

Prosper Christmas Festival: Dec. 3, 2022, 3-7 p.m.

The Prosper Christmas Festival is the Town’s signature event! Held the  first Saturday in December, the event is a Prosper tradition of  holiday and  community spirit! The 2022 festival is hosted the first Saturday in December each year at Prosper Town Hall, 250 W. First Street.

Enjoyed by thousands of families each year, the event is free of charge and hosted on the grounds of Prosper Town Hall.  A true community affair, the festival engages families, businesses, nonprofit groups, artisans, community partners and sponsors at various levels.

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

The annual Community Tree Lighting, featuring a countdown to the lighting, and fireworks cap off the festival each year.

The event is held, free of charge to the public, each year due to the generosity of sponsors at various levels.

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

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

Light the Night!

Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest for Homes and Businesses

Winners in the categories below receive a yard sign, gift card, and social media recognition! The display contest is held each Christmas season in Prosper. The 2021 categories for judging were:

  • 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

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

Prosper Fishing Derby at the pond at Frontier Park

The annual Prosper Fishing Derby is free of charge and offers fishing fun for the whole family! Typically held in February each year, prizes are awarded in age categories for those age 14 and under.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has granted 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.

Presented by Parks and Recreation, the Prosper Fishing Derby is free of charge. Registration is not required.

Thank you PondMedics, 2021 event Title Sponsor.

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

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.

Mayor’s Coffee and  Mayor’s Luncheon for Active Adults 55+

Parks and Recreation hosts the Mayor’s Coffee and Mayor’s Luncheon each year free of charge each year for Active Adults 55+ in Prosper. The Mayor provides updates on what’s happening in and around Prosper.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (972) 569-1160.

Pride in the Sky Independence Day Celebration

Presented by Cedarbrook Media in partnership with the Town of Prosper, Pride in the Sky is an annual tradition at Frontier Park! The evening is a celebration of town and country, complete with live music, Kid Zones, food, posting of the flags, games, and fireworks set to music!

For details about Pride in the Sky, please contact Cedarbrook Media at (972) 347-6231.