Special Events

NEW – GVPR Program Reminder Text/E-Mail Alerts:

If you would like to receive program reminders via text, push notification, or e-mail PLEASE CLICK HERE and follow the instructions provided to sign up!  We will send a reminder on days of registration deadlines as well as a reminder on the day of free events.  We hope you like this NEW feature we have added!

Halloween Candy Scramble

Mark your calendars for this FUN pre-Halloween event at Armstrong Park.  Bring your flashlights & hunt for hidden candy.  We will also have a Candy Walk, Worm Bobbing, & more. Refreshments will be provided! BIG THANK YOU to Valley Community Church for sponsoring this event!

*The last day to register is Monday, October 16!

Ages: 3 to 12 Years
When: Saturday, October 21 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Armstrong Park
Fee: $9.00 Per Child
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Trail Or Treat

Join us for a very special Trail or Treating event!  City of Grain Valley staff and local merchants will be stationed around the City’s newest Butterfly Trail to pass out candy and other treats!  Come in costume and flashlights are optional!  This will be a treat you surely won’t want to miss!


When:
Friday, October 27
Where: Butterfly Trail (RD Mize Road & Long Dr)
Fee: FREE For The Whole Family
Registration: No Pre-Registration Required – Just Show Up & Have Fun
Form: Information Flyer

Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival

Spread the joy and please join us for this fantastic, free community event that offers something for everyone in the family!  While at the festival you will enjoy Christmas Caroling, a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, free refreshments at the Holiday Village, meet a few favorite holiday characters, and more!  We hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, November 30 / 6:00pm
Where: Armstrong Park
Fee: FREE for the whole family!
Registration: No pre-registration required – just show up & have fun!
Form: Information Flyer Coming Soon

Holiday Craft & Product Show

When: Saturday, December 2 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: FREE to the public!
Vendor Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Forms: Information Flyer

Candy Cane Hunt

Santa’s elves have been busy hiding hundreds of candy canes in Armstrong Park!  Make sure to dress warm for this fantastic outdoor event!  Special prizes will be awarded for finding the “special” candy canes!  We will also have candy cane crafts and of course hot chocolate!

*The last day to register will be Tuesday, November 28!

Ages: 1 to 8 Years
When:
Saturday, December 2 / 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: The hunt will be held in Armstrong Park, but please check-in at the Grain Valley Community Center first!
Fee: $7.00 Per Child
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Santa Claus Calls

Here is your child’s opportunity to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas.  All parents have to do is complete the online registration form and wait for your call.

Ages: K – 2nd Grade
When:
 December 5 & 7 / Evening Calls Made
Fee: FREE
Registration: (Begins November 1) Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Forms: Information Flyer

Father/Daughter Valentine Dance

Little girls and their daddies or grandpas will enjoy an evening full of fun.  Dancing, refreshments and prizes will make this date one to remember.  Each couple will also receive a special keepsake picture.  Pre-purchase your tickets; there are a limited number available.

*The last day to register will be Wednesday, January 31!

Ages: Daughters K – 12th Grades
When:
Saturday, February 3 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $18.00 Per Couple  /  $7.00 For Each Additional Daughter
Registration: (Begins January 1) Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Forms: Information Flyer Coming Soon

Special Event Additional Information

Be sure to check out these other GREAT special events offered by GVPR! Dates, Times & Info will be announced soon.

Fall/Winter: Movie In The Park, Halloween Candy Scramble, Trail Or Treat, Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival, Holiday Craft & Product Show, Santa Claus Calls, Candy Cane Hunt, Father/Daughter Valentine Dance, Mother/Son Movie Night

Spring/Summer: Spring Indoor Craft Show, Storybook Trail, Underwater Egg Hunt, Movie In The Park, “Feed The Need” Softball Tournament, Dog Paddle Day