Special Events

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Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

The Parks and Recreation Department held its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Event Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. It was a fun-filled morning with exciting activities such as the Easter Egg hunt for children ages infant through 12 years of age, bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist, food, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

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Christmas and Holiday Event 2019

The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Holiday and Tree Lighting Event on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th. This is a 2-night event filled with games, activities, arts and crafts, and a special appearance from Santa.

Evening with Santa starts Friday night at 6:30pm at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center(Must Pre-register).

The Holidaze Event will begin Saturday at 5:00pm and the Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.

City of Ocoee & Chick-fil-A 5K

The City of Ocoee & Chick-fil-A of Ocoee held its 9th annual 5K event on Saturday, October 26th 2019 at 7:00am in Downtown Ocoee. Next race will be Saturday, November 7, 2020. For more information please call 407-905-3180. 


Big Orange Games

The Parks and Recreation Department held the Annual Big Orange Games event on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Ocoee High School. Download the registration form here.

The goal of the Big Oranges Games is to provide physically challenged youth and adults with an opportunity to participate in an annual sporting event where they can show that ‘disabled’ does not mean ‘unable’.

Last year, participants ranging from 5 to 25 years old with cerebral palsy, spinal lesions, blindness, les autres, amputees and autism competed in the games. Friends, family, volunteers and staff were on hand to support the athletes who competed in track and field events such as the 40, 60, and 100 yard dash, club throw, discus, shot put, softball throw, and long jump. An awards ceremony was held at the end of the competition to present the athletes with Big Orange Games medals.

Special Thanks

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Orange County Public School Teachers, Winter Garden Elks, West Orange Civitans, Chick-fil-A of Ocoee, City of Ocoee Police and Fire Departments for their contributions.

For more information on the Big Orange Games, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.

Family Recreation Day 

The Parks and Recreation Department held its Family Recreation Day on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. It will be an exciting family event that includes swimming, free food, and other activities for all ages.

Haunted House Halloween Event

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted it's 12th annual Haunted House on Fridays: October 11th & 18th & Saturdays: October 5th, 12th & 19th. Last year we had 5,000 plus visitors come out and enjoy the spooktacular event! In 2014, the house was nominated as a top 10 attraction and in 2016 was rated a top attraction by Florida Haunted Houses.com. Check out the website for 2018 updates.

Special Thanks

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteers, City of Ocoee Police, the West Orange Girls Club, The West Orange Seniors for their contributions.


Top Rated Attraction Nominee
Top Rated Attraction Halloween 2016