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Crawfish Boil


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Location: Farmers Market, 120 W. Main Street

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Event Support 1 6/2/2018 6/2/2018

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Date: Saturday, March 31st

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

It's an Easter Eggstravaganza! On March 31st the celebration will take place at Airhogs stadium. This event will feature Easter egg hunts for ages 10 and under. There will also be a variety of other fun activities for the kids including face painting, arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny and bounce houses.



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Event Support 1 3/31/2018 3/31/2018

Farmer's Market Ice Cream Challenge

Date: Saturday, July 7th  

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Farmers Market - 120 W. Main Street


Summer is officially here, and the temperatures are rising rapidly. There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with homemade ice cream! The Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St., will host the second annual Farmers Market Ice Cream Challenge July 7th, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Charities will go head-to-head to see who has the best homemade ice cream recipe in order to be crowned the champions and win money for their charity. Tickets to sample all charities homemade ice cream and to place your vote, will be sold on-site. Come cool yourself off with ice cream while you enjoy live music, shop the market, and help your favorite charity win money! For more information, call (972) 237-8115 or visit

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Event Support 0 7/7/2018 7/7/2018

General Administrative Help

Parks, Arts & Recreation welcomes volunteers throughout the year to come in and assist with general administrative tasks in preparation for major events.  Schedule is flexible during regular office hours, Mondays through Fridays, 8 AM - 5 PM.

Background check is required.


Parks, Arts & Recreation Administrative Office

400 Church St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

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Get Fit Mayor's No Frills 5K & Chase the Chiefs 1 Mile Fun Run at Farmers Market

Date: Saturday, April 7th

Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

Location: Grand Prairie Farmers Market

The 2018 edition of the Mayor's No Frills 5K and the Chase the Chiefs 1 Mile Fun Run will once again be coinciding with the 2018 Grand Opening of the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Season. The Fun Run will begin at 8:15am and the 5K at 8:45. Come on out to join the free run or to get your fresh, local produce from our many Farmers Market vendors.

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Event Support 1 4/7/2018 4/7/2018

Hatch Chile Fest

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Hatch chile peppers, both fresh and roasted, will be available for purchase 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out.)

Location: Market Square, 120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050


Get your hot roasted Hatch chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers Market’s annual Hatch Chile Festival on Saturday, August 18th! Join us for live music, food, and much more! Also, shop the market’s fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more.

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Event Support 1 8/18/2018 8/19/2018

Kid's Fishing Day

Come reel ‘em in on Saturday, February 24th at the Mike Lewis Park lagoon. This popular event is FREE to children 16 and under. The lagoon will be stocked with catfish and ribbons will be handed out to each participant. There is no registration fee to participate in the Kid’s Fishing Day, but there will be an on-site sign-up table. A limited number of loaner rods and reels will be available on a first come first serve basis with a driver’s license or credit card deposit. Registration is from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and fishing will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Current high school volunteers are invited to sign up for this event. Volunteer assignments include, but are not limited to, helping with registration and rod rental, handing out bait, and keeping measurement's of fish caught.

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Event Support Fall 2018 1 10/6/2018 10/6/2018

Main Street Fest

The 3-day event is held in April in downtown Grand Prairie.  The festival, with FREE parking and admission, celebrates the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with live music.  Throughout the event will be a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts, business expo, entertainment stages, food & beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

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Arts & Craft Vendor Help 2018 2 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
Barricades 2018 12 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
Community Stage 2018 6 4/21/2018 4/22/2018
Epic Photo Op 2018 5 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
KIDZONE 2018 2 4/22/2018 4/22/2018
Runner/ Tear Down 2018 9 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
Setup/ Reset 2018 3 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
VIP Parking Lot Attendant 2018 8 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
VIP Tent Support 2018 5 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
Volunteer Orientation - Main Street Fest (Wednesday, April 11) 2018 1 4/11/2018 4/11/2018
Volunteer Tent Support 2018 9 4/20/2018 4/22/2018

Sneak-A-Peek Run/Walk

Saturday-Sunday, November 17-18th

6:30 p.m.

Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake - 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway


Be the first to see all new displays at the 2017 Prairie Lights as you run, jog, walk or stroll through the lighted park. November 17th will be dedicated for runners, joggers and fast walkers. November 18th is set aside for those who want to walk and stroll through the lights. Registration is limited to the first 1250 participants each night. Early registration is preferred, but on-site registration will be accepted.

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Event Support 2 11/17/2018 11/18/2018

Street N' Treat

Wednesday, October 31st

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Farmers Market - 120 W. Main Street 


Join us for an enjoyable Halloween event in Grand Prairie! Participants will enjoy FREE games, face painting, kid’s crafts, and trick-or-treating at the Farmers Market! Prepare to dress to impress, ask “Trick-or-Treat” and bring a large bucket for candy!


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Event Support 1 10/31/2018 10/31/2018

That DAM Half & 5K

Saturday, October 20th

8:00 a.m.

Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake - 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway


Join us Saturday, October 20th, 2017 where the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department, Run Project and the PlayGrand Adventures Committee will be hosting That DAM Half & 5K, to help raise funds for the first all-inclusive playground, PlayGrand Adventures. Enjoy one of the most scenic runs in the metroplex at the best time of the year for running in Texas! 5K participants will receive a long sleeve, pullover and finisher medal. Half marathoners will receive a 13.1 long sleeve pullover, a unique finisher medal and a 13.1 sticker. For event information and registration details, please visit

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Event Support 1 10/20/2018 10/20/2018

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