Dunedin Parks & Recreation organizes numerous events throughout the year. Below is a list of upcoming department events for the current season. View Full Calendar for other events held throughout the city.


Midnite Madness (9-14 yrs)
Friday, August 24, 2018
7 pm - 12 midnight
Early Bird: $15 by August 2
Day of Event: $20 (if space available)
MLK, Jr. Recreation Center / Stirling Skate Park
(727) 738-2920

Skate and play ‘til midnight and test your skills on extreme inflatables, mobile gaming and laser tag. The fun also includes mini skate jams, music, give-aways and a snack food buffet. Hosted by the Youth Advisory Committee. Download flyer


Starlight Concerts 2018
Every Friday in September
7 - 9:00 pm
Free to attend
Highlander Park
(727) 812-4530

Grab your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of live music under the stars. Free to attend. Concessions available. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Sponsored by DEX Imaging, Roman & Roman and The Bernd Group. Download poster

Sept 7: Brother Brownlow  (Classic Rock, Alternative)
Sept 14: Red Sunday  (Modern/Alternative Rock)
Sept 21: Voices of Jazz  (Jazz)
Sept 28: The Chad Montana Band  (Country)


Float in Movie: Hook
Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:00 pm
$5/person. 2yrs & under free
Highlander Pool
(727) 298-3266

Enjoy a movie poolside with your favorite float. Games and trivia prior to movie. Movie begins at dark. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Download poster


Films in the Park 2018
Every Friday in October
Movie begins at dark
Free to attend, concessions available
John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park
(727) 812-4530

Grab your blanket and picnic basket and head downtown for a relaxing evening watching a movie under the night sky. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Download poster

Oct 5: Captain Underpants (2017)
Oct 12: Field of Dreams (1988)
Oct 19: Coco (2017) 
Oct 26: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)


Residents “Meet & Learn”
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6-8:00 pm
Free to attend
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

This informational presentation is for new and existing residents to stop by and see what Dunedin Parks & Recreation has to offer. Learn about programs, events and services for the whole family. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation.


Fitness “Marathon”
Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:30 am - 1 pm
Free to attend
John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park
(727) 812-4530

Come for a day of fitness and fun and have an opportunity to try a variety of Group Exercise Classes offered at Dunedin Community Center. For every class you participate in, receive a raffle ticket for prizes and give-aways. The more classes you try, the more chances to win! Chair massages and healthy food vendors available. Bring water and an exercise mat if you have one. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation.

Dunedin Showcase Theater Performance: “Wedding Secrets”

Thur - Sat, October 11-13, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm
$10 / ticket
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

 A couple secretly marries in Las Vegas after only knowing each other for a few weeks. Instead of breaking the good news to their families, they plan an engagement party to help everyone get to know each other and soon find out that the bride and groom’s families have secrets of their own. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation and Dunedin Showcase Theater.


Dunedin Concert Band: “Concert Band Spectacular”
Sunday, October 21, 2018
3:00 pm
Free admission, $10 suggested donation
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

An incredible collection of music composed especially for concert band, from powerful grand stories to lighthearted and jolly ditties, with the occasional soft and gentle lullaby in between. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation and Dunedin Concert Band.


Downtown Trick or Treat
Friday, October 26, 2018
5-8:00 pm
Free to participate
Downtown Dunedin, along Main St. and Broadway Ave.
(727) 298-3201

Roads will be closed for children to safely trick or treat along Main St. and Broadway Ave. Participating merchants will display a pumpkin in their window. Visit the Dunedin History Museum for their Halloween exhibit and costume parade to line up at 5:45 pm and parade to Pioneer Park for awards at 6:30 pm. Cap the night off with a family-friendly Film in the Park. Presented by City of Dunedin, Dunedin History Museum and Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association.


Halloween Happenings
Saturday, October 27, 2018
5:30-9:30 pm
$5 Parking
$5 Haunted Hayride
$10 Wristband  (includes bounce houses, games, crafts, Boo in the Zoo and Little Goblins Hayride)
Highlander Park
(727) 812-4530

Don’t miss this spooktacular, annual event including a Haunted Hayride, carnival games, crafts, bounce houses, costume contests for all ages, DJ music jams, as well as Boo in the Zoo and Little Goblins Hayride for little ones. Volunteers needed. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s.


Community Garage Sale
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8 am - 12 pm
Free at attend, vendor space available
Hale Activity Center
(727) 298-3299

Shop for hidden treasures or rent a space to sell your excess stuff and earn some extra cash for the holidays. We’ll advertise for you. Vendors must register in person to reserve and pick your spot.  Free to attend. $12 / vendor (includes 10’x10’ space). Free for charitable / non-profit organizations. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 am
Early Bird: $6 by Nov. 28
After Nov. 28: $10 (if space available)
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

Bring your wish list and join Santa for breakfast, crafts and entertainment.  Printed photo with Santa available for purchase (cash only). Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation.


Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 1, 2018
6-9:00 pm
Free to attend, concessions available
Dunedin Marina / Edgewater Park
(727) 738-2920

Ring in the holidays during this traditional waterfront celebration as decorated boats parade through the Marina. Boats arrive at approximately 7pm in Marina. Enjoy holiday music and S’mores while waiting for Santa to arrive by boat and lead the countdown in the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation, Dunedin Boat Club and Marker 1 Marina. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s and The Bernd Group.
Boat Parade Entry Form available soon.


Dunedin Community Chorus: “A Heart-felt Holiday”
Sunday, December 2, 2018
3:00 pm
Free admission, $5 suggested donation
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

Enjoy music for Hanukkah and familiar holiday classics intertwined with new compositions guaranteed to put you into a festive mood. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation and Dunedin Community Chorus.


Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 8, 2018
4-9:00 pm
Downtown Dunedin
Free to attend, donations accepted at activities to benefit the Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund

Watch Santa arrive during the Holiday street parade then stay downtown for carriage rides, train rides, snow slide, kids crafts, old fashioned games, live music, entertainment and snow flurries! Volunteers needed, call (727) 812-4530. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Sponsored by DEX Imaging, Achieva Credit Union, Jimmy John’s and Dunedin Youth Guild.

Event Site: Downtown along Main St and Broadway Ave
Parade: begins 4pm on Douglas Ave from Beltrees to Monroe
Parade Applications will be available September 1st.


The International Chorale: "The Magic of Christmas"
Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:00 pm
$5 at the door (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Hale Activity Center
(727) 298-3299

Join us for a feet tapping and heart soaring concert as we share our love of music including secular, gospel, solos, duets, Americana, international songs and comedy. Directed by Judy Eassell; Accompanied by JoAnn Metropoulous. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation and The International Chorale.

Santa’s Calling (ages 7 & under)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30-8:30 pm
Free to participate
(727) 298-3299

This is the North Pole calling with a direct line and personal call to your child from Santa or Mrs. Claus. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation. Forms available November 21st at the Community Center and Dunedin Library. Form must be received by December 11.

Drive-in Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Friday, December 14, 2018
Park opens at 5pm; movie begins at dark
$10 / car (must pre-register; tickets are limited)
Highlander Park
(727) 812-4530

Enjoy an evening of music, trivia and a movie under the night sky. Tune in to your car radio to listen to the movie. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 30. Tickets must be purchased in person at Dunedin Community Center. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation.

Dunedin Concert Band: “Be Different, Go Traditional”
Sunday, December 16, 2018
3:00 pm
Free admission, $10 suggested donation
Dunedin Community Center
(727) 812-4530

Continue the holiday preparations by celebrating with live music at our annual Christmas Extravaganza with new and familiar holiday tunes that will surely delight you and your family. Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation and Dunedin Concert Band.

More events coming soon, stay tuned...


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