Special Events

Experience Graham through special events. Indoor & outdoor events, holiday events, adult events, family events…we have you covered!

Slice of Summer

Pumpkin Bash

Thursdays at 7 Concert Series

Slice of Summer, a water based festival, brought to you by Graham Recreation & Parks and Alamance Arts! 

This Halloween Festival is a joint effort put on by the Graham Recreation & Parks, Graham Police, and Graham Fire Departments. Join us for an evening of games, rides, and fun.

Join Graham Recreation & Parks on the 4th Thursday of each month with an additional concert added to the September schedule (May – September) from 7-9pm for the Thursdays at Seven Concert Series!

Movies in the Park

Musical Chairs Countywide Outdoor Concert Series

Ice Skating Rink

Join the community on Saturday evenings in September for Movies in the Park at Bill Cooke Park! Bring a blanket or chair and set up under the stars for a family movie night. 

This series was created through the efforts of the Alamance Arts as a collaboration of community concert events taking place in Alamance County: Graham, Mebane, Burlington, & Alamance Parks.

Join Graham Recreation & Parks and Alamance Arts at Downtown Graham’s Ice Skating Rink for this 3-week event held annually in November and December! This event features an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink and multiple special events.

Juneteenth Celebration in Graham

Youth Fishing Day

Christmas Tree Lighting

The City of Graham Recreation & Parks Department invites you to the Juneteenth Celebration in Graham. Come out to Bill Cooke Park for food trucks, visit with community groups, enjoy family activities and games, and experience stage performances.

Children ages 4-15 are invited to participate in a FREE Youth Fishing Day! The fishing day is non-competitive. 

Join the City of Graham for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at City Hall.

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

Sports Hall of Fame

9/11 Commemorative 5K Event

The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is an online event where community members work with park staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found in Alamance County.

The Graham Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and perpetuates the noteworthy athletic tradition of the Graham Community by honoring and memorializing individuals, teams, and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to this tradition. 

The City of Graham presents an annual 9/11 Commemorative 5K Run/Walk Event. In addition to the 5K, the event will features a non-competitive run, food trucks, community organization booths, a Kid’s Zone, blood drive, and music. This is a community event and open to all to participate!

First Responder Friday

Arbor Day in Graham

Graham Walks

Join members from the City of Graham Fire, Police, and Recreation & Parks Departments one Friday each month to connect, ask questions, and learn more about those serving you.

Join the City of Graham Tree Board and Graham Recreation & Parks all month long each year in April to celebrate Graham’s trees and Arbor Day with engaging and educational activities…with a few special guests.

Graham Walks is a self-motivating walking program offered in the spring and fall seasons, designed to inspire you to stay active and reach your personal set goal. 

Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities

Become associated with community events that attract people from across Alamance County each year! There are partnership opportunities ranging from athletics to fitness & health programs to large special events. Check out the many opportunities to highlight your business through logos on promotional materials, with booth displays at events, banners at the ball fields providing onsite advertising, and through social media (based on level of sponsorship).

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Brandy McCandless, Marketing Supervisor.

If you are interested in participating as a food vendor at an upcoming Graham Recreation & Parks event, please complete this Food Vendor Interest Form. We will review this list of possible food vendors for upcoming events and programs.

All food vendors must have their Certificate of Insurance (COI), at a minimum of $1 million, on file with the city, listing the City of Graham as the additional insured. Vendors must be able to run on a low sound/quiet generator, at most events no electricity is provided. Lighting may also be required for evening/night events. Vendor Contract, COI, and food vendor fees will be required in advance by a deadline to guarantee space at the event. The fee varies based on the event.
The food vendor is responsible for contacting Alamance County Environmental Health to complete the Temporary Food Vendor Application process at least 15 days prior to the event (i.e. food trucks, stands, units, tents, push carts). A Food Service Permit may be required based on your application and the food being served. It is the responsibility of the food vendor to meet all Alamance County Environmental Health requirements for the events.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor (i.e. face painting, etc.) in an upcoming event, please complete the Vendor Interest Form.

All vendors must have their Certificate of Insurance (COI), at a minimum of $1 million, on file with the city, listing City of Graham as the additional insured. Must be able to run on generator, at certain events no electricity provided.

Vendor Interest Form

Is your band interested in performing at an upcoming Thursdays at Seven Concert or Musical Chairs Concert in Graham (2-hour performance: 7:00pm – 9:00pm)? If so, please complete the Band Interest Form and our team will reach out if there is an upcoming opportunity for your band to perform. 

Mobile Stage (without stage cover)
Size: 12’ x 24’, with an additional 4’ x 8’ piece for the drummer
Sound & Lights
Sound and lights are not provided by the City of Graham Recreation & Parks Department (or Alamance Arts)
Available stage electricity includes:
o (1) 220 Volts – 50 AMP
o (2) 110 Volts – 20 AMP
All cords should be covered
A Completed Contract, Indemnification Agreement, W-9, and promotional photos will be required. Payment will be delivered upon completion of the performance.
Interested in performing? Please complete the Band Interest Form
Questions? Please call Brandy McCandless, Marketing Supervisor, at (336) 513-5510.