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​​​​​​​SPRING 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS​


MUSIC IN THE PLAZA​​

Saturday, March 11, 7 - 9 pm - Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute)

Saturday, March 18, 7 - 9 pm - Cheers for Tears
Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd.​ 

Gather your blankets and chairs, pack a picnic and come out to the Town Center Plaza for free live music! Free popcorn provided by Coppell Parks and Rec!

Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 15, 10 am - 12 pm 

Wagon Wheel Park, 345 Freeport Pkwy.

"Hippity Hoppity"  up and come out to the annual Eggstravaganza event, full of activities including bounce houses, face painting, live music, photos with the Bunny, and more!  Egg hunts begin promptly at 10:30AM for kids up to age 6, and at 11:00AM for kids age 7 - 10 years. Candy and toy-filled eggs are in abundance at this event, so dust off those baskets and join us for a morning filled with fun and festivities! 

eco coppell EarthFest

Saturday, April 22, 10 am - 2 pm 

Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd.​ 

Earthfest is a celebration of Coppell's commitment to the environment - an entertaining and educational experience! Visit the many environmental education booths to learn how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle.  Don't forget to shop the plant sale, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music by Vocal Trash. This event will also feature secure document shredding on-site, bulk trash disposal, collection of household items for donation to Metrocrest Services,  a free outdoor yoga class​, photo booths, arts and crafts, and more! ​


concert on the lawn

Friday, May 5, 7 - 9 pm 

The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main Street

Celebrate Old Town Coppell's anniversary at this very special event!  Pack a picnic or check out an Old Town restaurant and enjoy a live concert featuring Time Machine! Bring the kids and let them splash in the Main Street Interactive Fountain or play on the playground! 


summer 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS​

Movie IN THE PLAZA 

Friday, June 2, 8 - 10 pm - Pete's Dragon

Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd. 

Gather your blankets and chairs, pack a picnic and come out to the Town Center Plaza for free showing of Pete's Dragon! Free popcorn provided by Coppell Parks and Recreation.

Celebrate coppell - party in the park

Saturday, July 1, 2 pm - 10 pm
Andrew Brown Park East, 260 E. Parkway Blvd.

Coppell's annual Independence Day celebration returns to Andrew Brown Park bigger and better than ever! Check out our event page​ for more information.



CELEBRATE COPPELL - parade down parkway

Tuesday, July 4, 9 am

PARADE ROUTE – SAMUEL TO PARKWAY BLVD., WEST ON PARWAY TO TOWN CENTER

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic parade! Put on your red, white and blue and head over to the parade route early ​​for the best spot!​​​ ​Residents looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday should participate in the p​arade!  Sports teams and organizations, HOAs, or groups of friends and family can enter a patriotic float, decorate a vehicle or bicycles, or simply walk in the parade. Parade applications are currently available here. 

Back to school ice cream social

Saturday, August 19, 6 - 8 pm

The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main Street

Celebrate the start of the new school year with ice cream in Old Town Coppell ! Icy treats will be available for purchase from some of DFWs most popular ice cream trucks!


Fall 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

music in the plaza

Saturday,​September 9, 7 - 9 pm - Me & My Monkey

Saturday,​September 16, 7 - 9 pm - Band TBA

Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd. 

Gather your blankets and chairs, pack a picnic and come out to the Town Center Plaza for free live music! Free popcorn provided by Coppell Parks and Rec!

food truck frenzy
Saturday, September 30, 5 - 9 pm

The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main Street

This popular event is moving to the Fall! Come out to The Square at Old Town Coppell to enjoy food truck fare from local favorites and Old Town restaurants! Bring a blanket or chairs for a picnic on the lawn. More info on the trucks that will be in attendance at this event as the event date nears.


mardi gras in the fall

Saturday, October 7, 5 - 9 pm

The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main Street​

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Fall with live music, festivities, and food! Wear your purple, gold and green and collect beads as we put a new twist on the Mardi Gras celebration!  The kiddos can enjoy arts and crafts, dancing, and face painting!

KALEIDOSCOPE: A CELEBRATION OF CULTURES
Saturday, October 21, 5 - 9 pm

Andrew Brown Park East, 260 E. Parkway Blvd.

We're celebrating the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, food and more. ​To get involved or learn more, check out the Kaleidoscope page​.



Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 2, 6:30 - 9pm

PARADE ROUTE – SAMUEL TO PARKWAY BLVD., WEST ON PARWAY TO TOWN CENTER

​Don't miss Coppell's annual kick-off to the holidays! Line the parade route for a holiday parade where every float is lit with twinkling holiday lights and then head to Town Center afterwards for the tree lighting! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy holiday treats and more!




Sponsorships​​
Each year, Coppell's special events attract thousands of attendees. Show your support of the community and showcase your products or service. We can work with you ​to find the right opportunities for your organization​​. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: ​​Erin Spicer​, Special Events Supervisor.


SPECIAL EVENT AND BLOCK PARTY FORMS
If you are interested in holding special event or block party, find all the information you need here.

Special Event Packet
Special Event Application (Please fill out this form and submit to parks@coppelltx.gov​​)
Block Party Application and Consent Form
  • Please allow 5 BUSINESS DAYS to process your application.
  • Please submit your application 60 days prior to the actual event date. This amount of time is required before your event date can be confirmed.
  • Depending on the details of your event, you may be asked to attend a meeting to elaborate on your application.
  • You may be required to submit specific insurance for your event.
  • Please note that there is an application fee of $250.  Other permit fees may apply.
  • All events hosted in a City of Coppell park must observe the "lightning detection system" if one is present in the park you have reserved.

​USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

​ ​The following permits may be necessary for your event:
​Food Permit​972-462-5164
​Sign Permit​972-304-3506
​Electrical/Generator Permit​972-304-3506
​Tent Permit ​972-304-3506
​Proof of insurance clarification​972-304-3648
​Pavilion Rental ​972-462-5100
​Animal Permit ​972-304-3515

DEFINITION OF A SPECIAL EVENT

Article 6-5, Section 6-5-1: Definition of "special event" - a temporary event or gathering using either private or public property, which involves one or more of the following activities, except when the activity is for construction or house moving purposes only;
  • Closing a public street;
  • Blocking or restriction of public property, limiting the use of parks by the general public, and streets;
  • Offer of merchandise, food, or beverages on public property or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
  • Erection of a tent on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
  • Installation of a stage, band shell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
  • Placement of portable toilets on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
  • Placement of temporary "no parking" signs in a public right-of-way

View Entire Special Event Ordinance ​

Inclement Weather​​​​

Incase of inclement weather on the day of any event, please​ check the City Website, Facebook​, and Twitter Pages.