Special Events and Activities

The Town of Prosper is special! Community initiatives and events are forefront and hosted in Town throughout the year and we hope to see you there. Below is what’s coming up!

 Town of Prosper Summer Camps – now registering!

Visit prosperparksandrec.org to see all the summer options – camps from sports to STEM!

Prosper Community Picnic

The Community Picnic is an annual Prosper tradition! The event is typically held on the first Saturday in September at Frontier Park. Residents bring their families to the park to celebrate Prosper’s rich history of gathering after the fall harvest and also to celebrate small town spirit!

There is complementary food and fun attractions, such as a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable games, slides, obstacle course, toddler bounce and face painting.

Keeping in tradition, Town Council members meet and greet residents; Lighthouse Christian Fellowship provides and grill hot dogs; Prosper United Methodist Church provides and serve drinks; the Prosper Ladies Association serve dessert; and members of the Parks and Recreation Board serve cookies.

The Community Picnic is also a day when Prosper’s non-profit organizations are spotlighted. Prosper-based, Prosper-focused non-profit organizations set up tables to introduce themselves! Booth space is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Throughout the event, Bethlehem Place conducts its “Hunger is No Picnic” food drive, an annual school competition. The school that collects the most canned goods wins the travelling trophy! Folsom Elementary School took home the trophy in 2018.

Please contact Trevor Helton with questions.

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.

Prosper Christmas Festival

The Prosper Christmas Festival is the Town’s most popular event of the year, drawing thousands to celebrate the Christmas holiday! The event includes numerous holiday festivities, food and fun for all!  The 2019 event is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on the grounds of Town Hall.

The festival is a family-friendly event featuring numerous attractions, such as rides, entertainment, petting zoo, inflatables, toddler rides, balloon artist, mechanical rides. Of course, Santa’s Workshop is always popular! The Community Stage is a popular attraction and performances by local school children, organizations and musicians continue throughout the event.

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking local talent to participate in this year’s event, including artisans, craftsmen, how-to instructor and demonstrations, and youth entrepreneurs.

Numerous food trucks will be on hand and a spectacular fireworks display will follow the activities of the day.  Make plans to come and enjoy this community fun!

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

Please contact Trevor Helton with questions.

Prosper Fishing Derby

The traditional Prosper Fishing Derby is typically held the last Saturday in February at the pond at Frontier Park. The event is hosted by the Town of Prosper and includes family fun and prizes for the kids! Title Sponsors for the 2019 event were Cabela’s; Edward Jones – Aaron McNeal, Financial Advisor; and PondMedics.

For 2019, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department 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 was stocked in advance by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 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.

Please contact Trevor Helton with questions.

TREE TOUR

Prosper residents put on their walking shoes for the 2018 Tree Tour on May 7, 2019, and met at Whitley Place Park to learn about the beautiful trees of late spring, Prosper history and fun tree facts. Parks and Recreation staff served as tour guides.

Please contact Patty Kendzie with questions.

PROSPER DOWNTOWN LIVE!

May 24, 2019, 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm @ Broadway and Main

The Prosper community came together to celebrate the completion of road construction and the nearly 40 downtown merchants now open for business! This first-of-its-kind free event was hosted in downtown Prosper and featured live music throughout the entire event, a Memorial Day salute, Kid’s Zone, food trucks and beverages for purchase from booths featuring selections from The Gin and Silo Park. Shuttles began at 4:00 pm from Reynolds Middle School and Prosper High School and the event drew more than 1,500 party-goers to downtown Prosper. A great time was had by all!  Check out the video keepsake we received from headliner Emerald City Band:  https://vimeo.com/339371448

2019 PROSPER 100 MILE CHALLENGE

February 15 – June 1

Mayor Smith and the Prosper Parks and Recreation Department invite all Prosper residents to join together in fitness and walk, bike or run at least 100 miles in a little over 100 days. Register today! The 2019 PROSPER 100 MILE CHALLENGE runs February 15 through June 1, with completed Tracking Sheets due by June 6. Those who complete and submit Tracking Sheets by the deadline will be recognized at a Town Council meeting and receive a complimentary T-shirt. Resident participants will be entered to win a FitBit! Do you accept THE CHALLENGE?

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.

IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

Prosper earned victories in the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for demonstrating a commitment to community health and fitness.

Prosper Police Department’s Community Safety Initiative

Prosper Police Department’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is a free annual community event to kick-off National Police Week.  The event is a chance to celebrate with food, fun, education on Prosper PD and a chance to meet your local police officers. In 2018, Prosper partnered with Texas Health Prosper and Longo Toyota.